University of Canberra Capitals, Basketball

The University of Canberra Capitals are our city’s most successful national sports team, making it back-to-back WNBL Championships in 2020 when they defeated the Southside Flyers in March. The season’s final game was played in front of a huge home crowd of 4,600 noisy fans, the Caps earning the win with a massive second half comeback led by league MVP Kia Nurse and Grand Final MVP Olivia Epoupa. The game was in the balance deep into the final term, Kia Nurse stepping up to nail her biggest three pointer of the season with only 20 seconds remaining to give Canberra a two-point lead that they would not give up.