Success through business, community and rugby
WITH six senior grades contesting the 2012 season, the Queanbeyan Whites finished with three premierships and the club's remaining grades all made it through to the grand final qualifiers. This was the most successful year in the club's history in terms of overall results.
Advertisements have been placed for coaches all grades for season 2013 to build on the success of 2012 and put in place the off-season programs and activities for players and supporters.
Whites players represented Australia at many levels with Les Makin (Australian under-20s), Lewis Holland (Australian under-20s and Australian Sevens), Nic White (Wallabies squad).
The club also benefited from having Brumbies stars Robbie Coleman, Nic White, Tevita Kuridrani, Leon Power and Anthony Hegarty all making appearances throughout the Super 15 season.
The Queanbeyan Whites are very appreciative to all their sponsors for their continued support in 2012 and are looking forward to ongoing success in 2013.
An along with all the Queanbeyan rugby community, the Whites are looking to 2013 with much optimism and anticipation. Check out more information at www.whitesrugby.com.au
Gunning for glory with the SSAA
NOW that the London 2012 Olympic Games are over; enthusiasts of the shooting sports are inspired to improve their performance. As the weather warms and the blustering wind dies down, it will be possible to improve scores and enjoy happy days out in the open again.
With over 30 disciplines of different courses of fire at the range, there is something to interest every one of every age and ability. Sporting Shooters Association of Australia offer members well-appointed ranges with excellent facilities whether you are a junior, a beginner or an experienced shooter.
For more information visit http://www.ssaa.org.au/act/ssaa-act-inc.html
Get on court with the Queanbeyan Netball Association
There is so much more than the normal Saturday afternoon netball on offer from the Queanbeyan Netball Association.
The QNA not only runs the very successful winter netball competition, it also has representative programs, coaching programs and the opportunity to further your netball umpiring skills.
The Netball season from QNA's perspective is a full year program of events. Coming up very shortly are the representative trials.
Phase one trial applications are now open, the first trials are due to take place on the 13th of October (check the QNA website http://www.queanbeyan.netball.asn.au for updates). The QNA fields representative teams in the under-12s, under-13s, under-14s, under-15s and under-17s age divisions.
This commitment to a rep program is quite a big one but the rewards are even greater.
Senior players can also participate for the Queanbeyan in the ACT State League. Queanbeyan were last year's Division 2 winners and the plan is to put a team in the Division 1 competition this season.
The trials for this competition will take place toward the end of October with the season commencing in early 2013. The QNA Junior State league Division 5 side kicked off it's ACT season on Sunday.
The team is a combination of 15, 16 and 17-year-old girls, some of these girls have not played at the representative level before. The draw for these games is on the ACT Netball website.
If you're a fledgling coach or you are experienced in the game, the QNA can offer a great pathway to increase your coaching skills. There are several courses run throughout the year across the different ability levels.
There is even the opportunity to be involved in the representative teams to test the waters, so to speak. Umpiring is an area of great development at the QNA, the past year has seen a number of umpires become nationally accredited with some being asked to umpire in Sydney at the elite level.
Again you can umpire at the level that you are comfortable with and there is an excellent mentor program in place for junior umpires.
The QNA website has all the information that you need, jump on it and have look around. If you're a fledgling coach or you are experienced in the game, the QNA can offer a great pathway to increase your coaching skills.
Take to the field this season
QUEANBEYAN United Hockey Club is one of two Queanbeyan-based field hockey clubs, with teams participating in all facets of the local competition, including Minkey, girl's, boy's, women's and men's competitions.
Minkey is a modified form of hockey for girls and boys beginning hockey. Queanbeyan has an U/7 and an U/9 team. Age eligibility is calculated on January 1 each year. Our Minkey teams play at the Deakin Hockey Fields in Deakin on Saturday mornings from 10-11 am during the winter hockey season (May to September).
Most Junior girls and boys teams play on Saturday mornings on turf fields located in Canberra and depending on the number of teams in the competition some are played on Friday nights. Teams playing on grass may have some games scheduled at Blundell Park in Queanbeyan.
Women's games are played on Saturdays (Grass) and Sundays (Turf). The Queanbeyan United men's team (Friday-Midweek) play on Friday (mostly) or Wednesday evenings.
Queanbeyan United Hockey Club also has teams competing in the summer twilight (mixed men and women) and indoor (girl's and women's) hockey competitions.
- Mentoring Program
QUHC will be continuing with the mentoring program for anyone interested in becoming an umpire or improving his or her skills as an umpire. For further information or if you are interested in participating in the mentoring program, please contact Tracey Blundell on 0419 428 013 or 6297 6796.
- Hockey Program for Schools
The program is aimed at promoting the game of hockey following on from the successful performance of Australia 's Hockeyroos in the recent Women's Champions Trophy tournament held in Canberra. If your school is interested in participating in or you require more information about this program, please send us an email.
- Hookin2Hockey Program
- Hookin2Hockey Program
The Hookin2Hockey program allows beginners to learn basic skills and how to play hockey while having a bit of fun. Expressions of interest are normally sought from both boys and girls in two age groups: 6 to 12 years (primary school); and 13 to 16 years (high school).
- Hockey Program for Schools
- Hookin2Hockey Program
The program is run on one afternoon a week from mid February to the begining of March. The cost to participants include a hockey stick, shin pads and a ball.
For further information or bookings please contact: Ian Gratton - 6205 0361 (BH) or 6231 2562 (AH) or Tracey Blundell - 6207 3992 (BH) or 6297 6796 (AH) or check out the Queanbeyan United Hockey Club website, http://quhc.com.au/
Shooting for success with the Qbn Yowies
IT was a busy year for Queanbeyan Basketball in 2012.
We have had a lot of success in our Junior and Senior Representative Teams and all our other junior basketball has been fun season and we are continually growing with new teams coming in.
In 2012 Queanbeyan Roadrunners have 11 junior and 4 senior representative teams playing in the ACT State League. There are two seasons per year, with several teams playing in grandfinals in either season with mixed success.
We have a large number of kids playing in the 3/4 and 5/6 and High school comps during the week and on Friday nights we run TOTBALL program for young kids from 4-7 year olds teaching them the fundamentals and lots of games, then this is followed by the junior competition with a huge number of teams compete in.
Our local Junior competitions continue to increase in numbers thanks to our hard working volunteers led by Rosie Buchaniec and Carole Duvall with help from Sean Davis.
Our senior social competitions has seen a growth in the men's teams but we do need more women's teams. On the November 10, 2012 we are holding our 35 year reunion day, this will involve players, coaches and volunteers from back when we were first established along with current players.
There will be games throughout the day on the Saturday with our juniors playing some games and the veterans playing a fun tag game and to finish the day will be a couple of exhibition games with our senior men and women playing against some high quality opponents.
After the fun filled day we will have a dinner disco to celebrate the last 35 years of basketball and hear some great stories as well.
Our future growth and success is only hampered by the restriction on our facilities. We have outgrown what we have and are in desperate need for additional courts.
We are getting to the point of having to knock back some teams which is extremely unfortunate. Have had to restructure the junior competition to cater for the increased number.
If you would like any information on how to get involved or your kids involved please contact Jan Browne at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Skaters on a roll in local derby league
CANBERRA Roller Derby League was established in 2008 and has grown to over a hundred members and four local teams: the Black 'n' Blue Belles, the Brindabelters, the Surly Griffins and the Red Bellied Black Hearts.
Along with home teams the league is also proud to boast a large squad of Vice City Rollers who are selected to competitively represent the league interstate.
Roller derby is a contact sport played on quad roller skates. Games called bouts are divided into two thirty-minute halves made up of two minute periods called 'jams'.
Each team fields five players to skate around a counter-clockwise track. The teams are made up of four blockers and one jammer.
The jammer must pass members of the opposing team to score points. The blockers' job is to stop the opposition jammer scoring points and ensure their own jammer makes it through the pack.
Since the first home season in 2009, CRDL has developed a reputation for fast, furious, family friendly fun bouts that regularly attract audiences of over a thousand fans.
Last year the Red Bellied Black Hearts won the grand final in a nail-biting fight to the death with the Black n' Blue Belles. This year the Grand Final will hit the AIS Arena in November, but there are still two more games in the 2012 home season!
For CRDL derby fans the Grand Final double header will be an opportunity to see all the local teams strut their stuff.
If you are new to roller derby in Canberra it is the perfect opportunity to be introduced to this exciting fast paced sport and the way the skaters of Canberra Roller Derby League like to play it - fast, furious, fun and competitive.
Keep an eye on CRDL's website for information on ticket sales. www.canberrarollerderbyleague.com
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