At a glance: Canberra united awards night


Canberra United awards night

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 30: Elise Thorsnes of Canberra United celebrates her goal with team mates during the round three W-League match between the Newcastle Jets and Canberra United at McDonald Jones Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

American import Kaleigh Kurtz took was named Canberra United’s 2019/20 Player of the Year at the club’s award night on Thursday 27 February. Leena Khamis was named Players’ Player while Simone Charley was awarded Supporters’ Player of the Year. Hayley Taylor-Young received the Rising Star award. Awards were also presented to United’s Y-League team, with Michael Piccolo named Player of the Year and Lachlan Griffiths Players’ Player. Jackson Tippett received the 2019/20 Volunteer of the Year award.

Sheepdog trial

The 77th National Sheepdog Trial Championships will be held on 11-15 March at the Hall Village Showground, Hall;

Bronze for Hart

ACT cyclist Nathan Hart was part of the team that claimed bronze in the team sprint at the 2020 UCI Track World Championships in Berlin, Germany.

Brave new role

The CBR Brave will enter the 2020 AIHL season with a new head coach after it was announced Australia’s Women’s Ice Hockey Coach Stuart Philps will take over the position.

Highlanders return

Canberra Region Rugby League has introduced a returning team to the George Tooke Shield competition, with the Gordon Highlanders set to play the 2020 season. The Highlanders previously played in the George Tooke Shield for five seasons, from 2008 to 2013. The Highlanders will be based in Goulburn, NSW.

Facility upgrade

Bungendore’s Mick Sherd Oval has received an upgrade thanks to a $350,000 investment from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund. The new facility boasts two change rooms, with six showers in total, four new toilets, two strapping rooms and an all-abilities bathroom.

Alliance for Sport Recovery

The Australian Olympic Committee, Paralympics Australia and Commonwealth Games Australia have joined forces with The Australian Sports Foundation to form the Alliance for Sport Recovery. The goal of the Alliance is to raise crucial funds to help get people back on the playing field in communities devastated by the country’s recent bushfires by assisting with practical and essential items such as equipment, uniforms and even memberships to sporting clubs for those families who have been financially impacted. Donations can be made online at

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