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Army November 10, 2011
By LCpl Mark Doran
SOCCER, Australian rules, water
polo and rugby union were fiercely
contested at the 5RAR sports week
from October 3-6 at Robertson
Support Coy were the champions of
the week as the whole battalion com-
peted in the highly anticipated contact-
sports event with a day allocated to
each of the sports.
As a member of Spt Coy, Cpl
Matthew Solis played in soccer,
Australian rules and rugby matches
and said the sports week was fantastic
for the morale of the companies and
gave everyone a chance to get out on
the field and have a good hit-out.
“Spt Coy had a great showing in the
soccer, AFL and rugby – we had some
excellent players, which allowed us to
Cpl Matthew Solis, Spt Coy.
LCpl Brenden Bettess, Spt Coy.
Champion Australian rules:
Pte Thomas Deveson B Coy.
Champion water polo:
Pte Mitchell Fletcher Spt Coy.
Champion rugby union:
Capt Richard Trembath, BHQ.
win those three sports and we placed
second to B Coy in the water polo,”
Cpl Solis said.
“I have been with the battalion for
more than six years and because of the
training and operational commitments
this was the first sports week I have
done, which has been great for the bat-
talion’s esprit de corps.
“Our biggest challenge for the week
was with B Coy, although our players
had the Braveheart-style face-paint to
psyche out their teams.”
A/Adjt 5RAR Lt Timothy Butcher
said there was some peculiar sporting
attire worn by a few soldiers in the
“The sports week was thoroughly
enjoyed by all with some spectacular
fixtures being played,” Lt Butcher said.
“There were some memorable wins
and many a laugh shared at the Gary
Holmes Club afterwards.
“Unfortunately, these events also
served as the final send off for our
catering platoon which has support-
ed 5RAR for some time, as it is now
pooled as a 1 Bde asset.”
Try to pass me: Pte Howard Awesa, 1 Armd Regt, spreads his wings in an effort to stop his opponent.
Photo by Pte Oliver Frischknecht
By LCpl Mark Doran
IT ONLY took nine years, but
1RAR finally regained the 3 Bde
Australian rules premiership cup
when they defeated 4 Regt in the
grand final at Lavarack Barracks on
1RAR struggled for the first two
quarters of the game in a strong wind
before taking the lead to win the cup
15.16 (88) to 6.5 (41) in the four-
LCpl Brendan Mundy, 1RAR,
said the first two quarters were neck-
and-neck but match fitness and ball
skills proved to be the winning com-
“It wasn’t until we came out of
our huddle after a spray from the
coach that the team started really
firing on all cylinders into the third
quarter,” LCpl Mundy said.
“We focused on our speed and
strength throughout the game and our
endurance was the main factor in our
“The 1RAR backline was stead-
fast and sublime as it had been all
season and they made 4 Regt work
hard for every point.
“Our best players were Pte Codie
Smith, Pte Darcy Robinson, and Pte
The 2RAR team comprehensively
defeated 3CER by 61 points for third
in the competition with a score of
16.7 (103) to 6.6 (42). The best on
ground was awarded to Cpl James
1RAR breaks AFL
voodoo to win
Flying high: Australian rules footballers from 1RAR and 4 Regt fight it
out in the grand final.
Photo by Chap Geoff Traill
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