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Army November 21, 2013
THE Australian Services Rugby Union
(ASRU) men's team returned trium-
phant from its tour of Tonga, retain-
ing the Frewen 'Uta'atu Perpetual
Military Rugby Union Shield against
the Tongan Defence Services side.
ASRU played two Tests against the
Tongans, which resulted in one win
apiece, however, ASRU retained the
trophy as the previous holder. ASRU
unveiled 15 new faces in its 33-man
squad, with many making their debuts
in game one on November 6. ASRU
coach WO Doc Doherty said he was
over the moon with how the debu-
tantes stepped up. "Our main aim of
the tour was to get these guys playing
an international standard of rugby and
they certainly did that," he said.
ARMY'S volleyballers stood tall at
the Australian Defence Volleyball
Association annual national tourna-
ment in Townsville from October 25 to
November 3. First LCpl Nicole Genrich
and Pte Matt Rule beat all competitors
to be declared the women's and men's
beach champions. Then Army beat
Navy and Air Force to win the national
interservice mixed indoors champion-
ship. A visiting team from the Royal Air
Force contested the state-based com-
bined services indoor competition and
beat ACT 3-1 in the men's final. North
Queensland beat a combined NSW/
ACT/SA 3-0 in the women's com-
bined service competition. Cpl Nicola
Emsley was named most valuable
player for the women's tournament.
For more information on Defence
Volleyball see www.adva.net.au
THE Army's Red Men will farewell
their much-loved coach Maj Lindsay
Holmes after the ADF cricket carni-
val being played in Canberra from
November 19-27. After taking over the
role in 2007, Maj Holmes will leave
behind a team that has been the domi-
nant force in Defence cricket, winning
every Defence competition except for
2010, which ended in a narrow loss
to Air Force. "I achieved much more
that I originally set out to do as Army's
coach," Maj Holmes said.
THE Army Whitewater Association is
calling for participants who want to
take part in Exercise Tasmanian Rivers
14, a whitewater kayaking activity in
Tasmania from January 11-19. The
activity is aimed at novice and inter-
mediate paddlers and is open to Army,
Navy, Air Force and APS members.
Expressions of interest can be sent to
For more information visit intranet.
6 Avn repeats dose at Kapooka
Second year: The happy rugby league players of 6 Avn after their
Pool A win.
Photo by Sharp Shot Images, Wagga Wagga
Sgt Dave Morley
MEMBERS of the 6 Avn Regt rugby
league team triumphed at the Kapooka
sports for the second year in a row.
The regiment won A Pool, beating
a Riverina Army Rugby Club team
(RARC1) 24-6 in the final.
B Pool was won by 8/9RAR
personnel, who beat Bandiana's Vehicle
Technology Wing 34-12 in the other final.
Rugby league was one of three sports
played at the Kapooka K series from
November 8-10. Air Force competitors
won the crossfit and golf sections.
Cpl Isaac Harris, captain of the 6 Avn
team, said it had been a good day, despite
a few injuries.
"We started off slow but built up our
momentum during the day," he said.
Bdr Jarred Bassett, a 1RTB recruit
instructor, was awarded the player of the
The K Series sports have been held at
Kapooka for 20 years.
K Series organiser Capt Ian Marston
said the involvement of Air Force and
Army teams in all competitions was
fantastic. Ten teams participated in the
Unbeaten run: The Army women on their way to victory at Cromer Park, Manly. Insets, clockwise from left, player of the championships Pte Monica
Kavanagh; Pte Gabrielle Dickinson is congratulated on her team's 5-0 defeat against the New Zealand Defence Force; LCpl Sigrid Manty; and Pte
Photos by ABs Tom Gibson, Jake Badior and Chantell Bianchi
With a tournament tally of 35-0, women have much to celebrate in ADF titles
ARMY'S female soccer team
is the toast of the ADF Football
Association (ADFF) after emphati-
cally winning this year's title.
It is the 20th year of women's
soccer in Defence, something the
ADFF wanted to celebrate. And
celebrate the Army women did, with
a 35-0 scoreline from the tournament
-- beating Navy 3-0, Air Force 10-0,
Defence APS 17-0 and the New
Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) 5-0.
Army had another reason to
celebrate too, with the men's over-
35s team also winning the title.
The carnival was played at Manly
in Sydney from November 1-7.
Striker Pte Monica Kavanagh, of
5CSSB, was one of the stars of the
She was awarded the ADFF
player of the championships award
and was also selected in the national
team to play New Zealand.
"The match against Navy was our
toughest match because the outcome
determined which team took home
the trophy," she said.
Army Football Association
executive officer Capt Steven
McNaughton said the Army women
were dominant and played extremely
"Such is the talent of the Army
women's team is that no fewer than
10 girls (out of 17) were selected
to represent the ADFF in the Test
match against the NZDF which we
won convincingly 6-0," he said.
Pte Brigid McNamara, from
Lavarack Health Centre, who
received the Army coaches' player
of the championships award and Lt
Wendy De Boer, of 8 Close Health
Coy, Darwin, received the Army
player of the year award.
The Army over-35s won the title
on goal differential after beating
Defence APS 10-0, the NZDF 5-0,
and Air Force 4-1.
A 1-1 draw with Navy resulted in
the soldiers winning the title, thanks
largely to their thrashing of APS and
victory against Air Force in the last
Sgt Neil Dickie, of 1 Avn
Regt, was voted ADFF player of
the tournament. Other Army stars
included WO1 Dave Bobbett, of
Army HQ, who won the coaches
player of the championships award
and WO1 Adrian Wilson, of the
School of Infantry, who won the
Army player of the championships
WO1 Wilson not only kept a
clean sheet as goalie but he went on
to score goals at will when released
to play up front.
Six players were selected to
represent ADFF in the Test match
which was won 6-1 by the home
The Army men's open team lost
to both eventual winner Air Force
and to Navy but they beat NZDF and
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