Summer News

Tim Cahill weaving his magic against Argentina during Athens 2004.

The Australian men's under 23s have secured a valuable point in their opening Stage 2 Olympic qualifying match with a scoreless draw against Iran in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium overnight. There were few chances for either team in the match played in cold conditions with snow falling in the Iranian capital the day prior to the match.

Bruce Djite in action during the 2008 Beijing Olympics qualifying match between Australia and Chinese Taipei in Adelaide, 7 Jan 2007.

The Australian under 23 men's football team have won a playoff for third while Jamaica's Olympic team beat their Chinese counterparts 5-4 on penalties to lift the Lunar New Year Cup.Australia also needed penalties to overcome Hong Kong in the match for third place. They led the hosts 2-0 through

Elder retires on top

5 February 2007
Tory Elder is carried from the pitch by his team-mates after announcing his retirement in Brisbane.

The Kookaburras have come from behind to tie 3-3 with the Netherlands in the fourth and final game of the four-test series

Stephen Lambert rushes the Dutch striker during the third match of the four test series in Brisbane.

An outstanding solo effort from Stephen Lambert has given the Kookaburras a series win after they drew with the Netherlands 1-1 in Brisbane

Luke Doerner scores the first of his two goals against the Netherlands in Australia's 5-4 victory in 2nd game of 4-test Series, Jan 2007.

In a game full of many highlights, three pieces of brilliance stood out in the second match of the Kookaburras vs Netherlands four-test series that saw Australia get over the line 5-4.

Hockeyroos open with a win

14 January 2007
Athens Olympian Peta Gallagher.

The Hockeyroos have opened their Champions Trophy campaign with a 3-0 win over Japan in Quilmes, Argentina this morning. The result is a good one for coach Frank Murray and his young, inexperienced side with three goals against a tight Japanese defence

Queenslander Carla Ryan, produced a champion ride on a champion's bike to claim the women's road time trial crown at the Australian Open Road Championships in Bunninyong, near Ballarat, Victoria.

Ky Hurst competing in the 400m heats at the Commonwealth Games trials, 30 Jan 2006.

Ky Hurst has swum his way onto the Telstra Dolphins Australian open water swim team for next year’s FINA World Championships

Alica Molik with her singles bronze medal from Athens 2004.

Robert Smeets and Alicia Molik have earned wildcards into the Australian Open main draw after winning the wildcard playoffs at Melbourne Park.

Pat Johnson winning the 100 yards at the Zatopek Classic in Melbourne, 14 Dec 2006.

The 2006 staging of Melbourne’s time honoured Telstra Zatopek Classic coincided with a welcome change in the weather for the rest of the community, but one that brought mixed fortunes for the athletes taking part. Whilst the distance runners generally revelled in the wet and cooler conditions, the sprinters, jumpers and throwers were less enthusiastic.