Summer News

Australian coach Fabian Barlow celebrates with Amanda Doman after she hits a home run against Chinese Taipei, at the 2006 World titles in Beijing.

Australia leads China after the completion of the first three game series of the China Australia Challenge which took place over the weekend in Brisbane.Blacktown Olympic Park will play host to some of the world’s best softballers on Friday and Saturday night as Australia tries to keep a hold of the series after winning

Courtney Atkinson of Australia in action during the 2005 Mooloolaba ITU World Cup Triathlon on May 1, 2005 in Mooloolaba, Australia.

Australian Courtney Atkinson is on track to pick up another triathlon World Cup after winning gold in the Ishigaki triathlon in Japan.Australians now lead the competition's point standings in both the men's and women's events after Atkinson's compatriot Emma Snowsill claimed silver in the women's event.

Ginn and Free blitz pair

15 April 2007
Drew Ginn and Duncan Free on Day 1 of the 2006 World Rowing Championships, Eton England.

World rowing champions Duncan Free and Drew Ginn remained on track to defend their title after they won the final of the men's pair at the Australian selection trials.Queenslander Free and Victorian Ginn held off the challenge from five-time Olympian James Tomkins (Vic) and Sam Conrad (Qld) to win by half a boat.

Important Chinese test

13 April 2007
Australian coach Fabian Barlow celebrates with Amanda Doman after she hits a home run against Chinese Taipei, at the 2006 World titles in Beijing.

The Australian Women’s Softball Team, Aussie Spirit, will get a good indication of how their Beijing medal prospects are tracking when they play the first of the two-part series against China in Brisbane on Friday nght.Natalie Ward, Australia’s most capped female player, will lead the World number 3 ranked Australian side as they take on the number 4 ranked China

The Australian men's eight at the rowing world champs in Eton England 2006.

Final selection trials for the Australian Rowing team to compete at this year’s World Championships in Munich begin on Friday 13 April at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith.Australia’s top rowers will have their last chance to impress selectors ahead of the naming of the Australian squad on April 23.

Hockeyroos playing China at the 2005 World Cup in Perth.

After the completion of the AHL the 2007 National Senior Squad, National Development Squad and team for the four-test series between the Hockeyroos and New Zealand

Head Coach is Happy

5 April 2007
Emma Snowsill celebrates winning the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in March 2006.

Triathlon head coach, Bill Davoren, is on a mission to win gold in Beijing next year and he was all smiles after Brad Kahlefeldt and Emma Snowsill triumphed ...

Drew Ginn and Duncan Free celebrate winning the pairs world title at Eton, England.

With the 2007 Australian Rowing Championships now over attention turns to the selection trials which are being held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith 13 - 22 April.With over 150 athletes invited to compete in the trials for selection into the Senior A and U23 squads, competition will be fierce.

Dethroned world champion Grant Hackett says today's Duel in the Pool will be the first step in his mission to reclaim his position at the top of world swimming for the 2008 Olympics. Australia will go in as major underdogs against the Michael Phelps-led United States in the match-race meet in Sydney.

Anna Meares celebrates breaking the world record in the 500m time trial at the Sydney Track Cycling World Cup, 18 Nov 2006.

Sydney's Kate Bates, 24, won gold in the 25km women's points race and Queenslander Anna Meares, 23, collected bronze in the women's keirin to move Australia to second on the medal table at the end of the 2007 Track Cycling World Championships in Palma de Majorca, Spain.