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Army April 10, 2014
THE ACT Regional Golf Championship will be held
at the Gold Creek Golf Club on April 17.
Players need to have an Australian Golf Union handi-
cap and belong to the ADF Golf Association (ADFGA),
to be eligible to play.
Entry fee is $30, which covers a shirt, the round of
golf, lunch and prizes. Winners receive automatic entry
to the ADF National Championship in December each
year (entry fee last year was $300).
For more information contact Maj Frank Brindle or WO1 Peter Coles.
ACT golf titles near
ADF netballers are ready to take on competition from
around the world at the Australian Men’s and Mixed
Netball Association Championships in Brisbane from
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the cham-
pionship, with the ADF up against the best from NSW,
Victoria, Queensland, Asia, the South Pacific Islands and
Australian Defence Netball Association president
WgCdr Nick Osborne said participation gave Defence
players the opportunity to display their skills in an elite
“Most of the other teams have been together for sev-
eral months and have had a lot of practice – our Defence
teams have only had a chance to get together in the last
couple of weeks.
Members were competitively selected to join the
ADF representative teams at the combined services
national netball carnival held in Canberra last August.
The ADNA teams will attend a training camp at
Enoggera Barracks from April 14-19.
Aussie titles await
Five to form
Cpl Aaron Curran
FIVE Army rugby league players will don the ADF
guernsey after gaining selection in the Combined
Australian Services Rugby League (CASRL) team.
Sgts Danny Tavita and Jason Brand, Cpl Travis
Nicholson, Tpr Jack Blaine and Pte Mahn Darley will
represent the ADF along with eight Air Force and four
Army has a solid representation in the starting 17 of
the CASRL team to take on the PNGDF in Papua New
Guinea in October.
The team was selected after the Interservice Rugby
League Championships at Ipswich, won for the first time
by Air Force on March 15.
CASRL president AirCdre Bob Rodgers said the
ADF team was as strong as ever.
“Last year we won the Armed Forces World Cup and
the team that will be competing in 2015 will be as good
if not better than the one we had last year,” he said.
For a long time, the three-way ISRL competition has
been dominated by Army but AirCdre Rodgers sees that
“Once upon a time a lot of the strength of the com-
bined side came out of Army.
“In the last few years Navy was starting to become
more dominant and now Air Force is asserting itself.
“To me, that results in a truly representative
Recognition for refs
In touch: Sgt Katie
Donnelly takes the ball
forward for the ADF senior
mixed side at the National
Touch League. Inset, ADF
touch football referee WO1
Photo by Flt-Lt Brendan Rothery
ADF whistle-blowers win accolades at National Touch League
Natural selection: Cpl Travis
Nicholson is one of five Army
players named in the ADF side.
Photo by LAC Brenton Kwaterski
BEING a touch football referee can be difficult at the
best of times, but the perseverance of a team of ADF
whistle-blowers won accolades at the National Touch
League at Coffs Harbour from March 12-15.
The ADF Touch Association (ADFTA) took a con-
tingent of eight referees and three referee coaches to
the National Touch League, the premier event for Touch
Football Australia, featuring teams from the ADF,
Victoria, NSW, Queensland, NT, South Australia, Japan
and Papua New Guinea.
The ADF Touch Association Warriors fielded five
teams in the tournament – the men’s 30s, men’s 40s, sen-
ior mixed, men’s 45s and mixed open.
Although none of the Defence referees made the five-
man squad to represent Australia at the Trans-Tasman
Test series in April at Mudgee, WO1 Ken Golden was
appointed as an Australian referee coach for the series,
giving him his second Australian representative selection
in this role since 2005.
WO1 Golden said it was always great for referees to
receive some accolades, although most liked to just get on
with the game.
“ADFTA can be very proud of their referee team and
now with three new level-six referees, the standard of
touch refereeing at the ADFTA National Championships
will step up another level,” he said.
The ADFTA referees performed extremely well at this
year’s National Touch League, with representation coming
from Army, Air Force and the Defence public service.
Army was represented by WO1 Greg Taylor, who was
appointed to the men’s 50s grand final and is ranked 27 in
Pte Tony Calabria was commended for outstand-
ing leadership during the tournament while also being
appointed to the semi-final of the men’s open division.
Fellow Army referee Pte Adrian James succumbed to
The Defence Warriors had mixed results across its
divisions, with the men’s 40s team the best performed,
losing only one game in the round robin section before
bowing out in the semi-final to finish third overall.
The ADF mixed open team won three of its eight
matches and managed a last-minute 8-7 victory in its final
game against the Sydney Scorpions to secure 9th place
The mixed opens also played a friendly game against
Japan and won.
The men’s 30s won three games, while the men’s 45s
managed one win against quality opposition.
The senior mixed team finished the tournament with
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