Author: Brent Ford

How to Bleed Green on Sunday

As a rusted-on Raiders supporter who was born and bred in Canberra, I don’t care if you want to jump on the Raiders bandwagon now that your club has been knocked out, but we Raiders fans can be a little passionate, so here’s a few facts and tips to get you through Sunday’s BBQ. Quick Raiders Facts The Raiders have won three Premierships -1989, 1990 and 1994 (the last time they were in a Grand Final) The Raiders have two Captains – Jarrod Croker and Josh Hodgson There are four Englishmen who play for the Raiders – Josh Hodgson,...

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Paint the Town Green! Raiders Grand Final 25 Years In The Making

Boom, boom, clap! A guttural roar makes it way across a still night at GIO Stadium. Boom, boom, clap! This time my heart starts to beat a little bit faster in anticipation of what’s to come, a small pocket of South Sydney Supporters on the eastern side of the ground try to drown out the Viking Clap, to no avail. The fans seem to hit a fever pitch as the Viking Clap hits its peak. Jarrod (not Jason) Croker leads the side out onto the field for the Canberra Raiders first ever home Preliminary Final in Canberra, in front...

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The Forage is back better than ever

Canberra’s Tri-Annual Food Festival is back and like Jay Z it will have you saying ‘can I get an encore?’ as it moves into it’s new digs at Dairy Road in Fyshwick. The Forage is arguably one of Canberra’s best feel good stories. Since it was established in April 2014, the festival has provided an opportunity for Canberra’s food community to come together and showcase what it has to offer. Food trucks that nobody had heard of before, were suddenly in the forefront of the mind of Canberrans in a way that has never happened. Some will argue that...

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Lose kilos without losing your social life

Each year when the clock strikes midnight setting in a New Year, millions of people across the globe will begin their New Year’s Resolutions and most of these resolutions will involve diet, eating healthier, exercising more and losing weight. I’m a person that’s failed more times than I could count on one hand, but there was something different about this time. At the beginning of January, I signed up to a fitness challenge. Now seven weeks later, into the final week of the challenge and over 19 kilograms down, I’ve joined a group of just one in five people...

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Ultimate Guide to Joining The Capitals Bandwagon

What do you when Canberra’s most successful sporting team of all-time makes the Grand Final series of the WNBL for the first time in nearly a decade? You drop everything and you get out and support them. Forget the Big Bash, cricket season is over when the final test of the Australian Summer is finished, and if we’re being honest the domestic T20 season has dragged on longer than that time you waited for that girl to message you back on Tinder. If you are going to the game and you haven’t been this season that’s okay, Canberra embraces...

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