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Army August 4, 2011
B SQN 12/16HRL kept its
unbeaten record intact, taking
out the open weight class ama-
teur tug of war competition in
the annual Aberdeen Highland
Games on July 2.
B Sqn enters the event each
year as part of its recruiting pro-
gram and, this year, was invited to
warm up in the professional cir-
cuit which, according to Cpl Tom
Biviano, prepared the team well
for the win.
"We arrived on a typical cold
Scottish morning," Cpl Biviano
"After competing in four pro-
circuit heats the score was zero
and the toll on the body evident.
"We entered the main event
exhausted but with a steady
resolve to score a win."
After a gruelling set of heats,
B Sqn won in a straight-set vic-
tory 2-0 against team Winnebago.
By AB Jo Dilorenzo and
Maj Lachlan Simond
INTERNATIONAL volleyball hit
Multinational Base Tarin Kot on
June 10 as 12 teams drawn from
the nations at the base including
Afghanistan, Australia and the
US, took part in an inter-camp
In the heat and dust of Uruzgan,
with temperatures hovering around
40 degrees, organisers, including
Capt Julie Williams, lost track of the
number of pallets of water and sports
"It was a great opportunity for
coalition forces, Afghan National
Security Forces, local nationals and
base contractors to interact socially
in a friendly, yet competitive envi-
ronment," Capt Williams said.
Perhaps it was the heat, or per-
The Australian Defence Volleyball
Association (ADVA) national tourna-
ment is being held from November
11-21 at RAAF Base Amberley,
Queensland. The tournament will
feature a beach compeatition, indoor
interservice competition and indoor
state/territory competition. Players
will be selected for the ADVA national
indoor and beach teams for the 2012
tour to New Zealand, to be conducted
in May at RNZAF Base Ohakea. ADVA
representatives are keen to hear from
members of any age and skill level who
would like to get involved in the sport.
For further information contact Capt
Nathan Cooper at nathan.cooper2@
haps it was the altitude, but in the
end, local teams dominated the rank-
ings -- with "Afghan Pamir", "Afghan
Brothers" and the Afghan National
Police taking out the top three spots.
The US Team from the 4/70
Armoured Regt, 'Team Thunderbolt'
finished fourth, with the Aussie team
'The Old, The Bold and The Ugly'
with the inclusion of US Col Jim
Creighton, finishing fifth. Other
Aussie teams included 'Can't Touch
Us' and 'Club Med' but none came
near the local teams.
"The Afghans have a real pas-
sion for volleyball and their success
shows how passionate and skilful
they are when it comes to sport,"
Capt Williams said.
Volleyball a hit
NATIONAL COMPETITION COMING SOON
"The win didn't come easily, as
Winnebago put in a valiant effort,
but the guys really put in and held
on," Cpl Biviano said.
"We first claimed victory in
2006 and have managed to hold
on to the title since."
Held each year on the first
Saturday in July, the Aberdeen
Highland Games have become
Aberdeen's most spectacular
event, drawing hundreds of peo-
ple to the township every year to
enjoy the festivities.
12/16HRL hold on for win
Winning team: From left, Cpl Shane Dawes, Capt Trevor Boyd,
Cpl John Evans, Cpl Tom Biviano, Tpr Christian Greenhalgh defend
their title at the Aberdeen Highland Games.
Photo by Roger Skinner
On a high: Capt Briana Sterling playing for 'Can't Touch Us' tries to get the upperhand against
Commander Combined Team-Urzugan Col Jim Creighton during the inter-camp volleyball competition
at Multinational Base Tarin Kot.
Photo by AB Jo Dilorenzo
By LCpl Mark Doran
THREE breakaway tries in the last
minutes of the game time allowed
3CSSB to retain the Pogue Cup in a
rugby match against 10FSB on June
14 at Hugh St Rugby Club.
Spectators of the two Townsville
battalions watched as 10FSB scored the
first try of the match early in the first
quarter, only for 3CSSB to capitalise
Both teams failed to capitalise on a
lot of opportunities during the second
quarter and no further tries were scored
in the first half.
3CSSB scored a breakaway try in the
third quarter, which left the score at 10-5
for the start of the final quarter.
Two tries in quick succession by
10FSB put the pressure on 3CSSB,
which bounced back with three tries in
the last 10 minutes to secure the game
with a final score of 30-15.
Cpl Kevin Moran, 3CSSB rugby
coach, said the match was an eye-opener
for both teams as they were trying to
adapt to playing union rather than league.
"There were some notable perfor-
mances from Lt Josh Eyre, Cfn Scott
Francis, who was one of the mainstays,
and team skipper Sgt Troy Perry.
"10FSB had a good team, but they
were predominantly league players, and
league is a start-stop game, whereas
in union, as long as the ball is alive,
the game is being played. This was an
advantage which worked in our favour.
"At the end of the day, it is nice to
get out there and have some inter-unit
competition as they are a bit rare at
the moment because of the high tempo
we have with operations and training
3CSSB retains Pogue
Fight for ball: Cfn Aaron Selkrig, 3CSSB, places the ball during a scrum in
the Pogue Cup.
Photo courtesy Northern Services Courier
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