Myth Buster – How long does Little Aths take?

Way back when Little Aths would run for 2-3 hours easily. This was before Ginninderra Athletics made use of electronic timing gates (there are no time keepers anymore) or the splitting of age group start times (so less waiting around).

The Tigers also makes the best use of our facilities and schedule Age Groups in a particular event order to maximize time. For example we have three discus cages, five shot put circles, four jumping pits, four high jump mats, two straight tracks, etc. We invest in our facilities regularly to make the program quicker and better for athletes.

This season we have introduced small sided teams (like basketball) where there are only 8-10 athletes in a team. This helps the team move more quickly around the oval.

Start Times vary:

  • Tiny Tots - Under 8s: 08:30am
  • Under 9s: 09:30am (warm-up 09:15am)
  • Under 10 - Open Age: 10:00am (warm up 09:45am)

Age groups typically do 5-6 events every weekend. These will take 15-20 minutes each. Finishing at around 09:40am for the youngest athletes, 11:00am for Under 9s and 11:30am for the older athletes.

It is not mandatory for athletes to do every event. Their team will get maximum points though if they do participate in every event though.

The innovative approach by the Tigers when it comes to the running the weekly program is supported by Team Managers who ensure that athletes follow the designated program. Deviation can cause havoc to other teams.

For more answers to Frequently Asked Questions check out the posts on our website.

Registrations for the new season have opened and there are opportunities to ask questions at our upcoming Registration Days.

Sydney Road Trip 2016

Ginninderra Athletics is again off to Sydney for our annual pre-season Road Trip. September is traditionally a quiet time off from active sport and the trip plays an important team bonding trip as well as a great weekend to visit the big smoke during school holidays.

The Club has organised the following competitions for our athletes.

The trip isn’t all about athletics and the trip to the Beach and the City for dinner is always a highlight. There’s also the chance to go shopping… for athletics gear!

Check out the photos from last year and read about the events that were on offer.

If you wish to attend the trip you must be registered with Ginninderra Little Athletics Club for the Little Aths Meets and Dual Registered (its free) with UC Ginninderra Athletics for the competition at SOPAC.

Please register your Expression of Interest to let us know if you intend going or if you'd like more information.

Take Pride in your House

This season Ginninderra Athletics is introducing a new Team based competition on a Saturday morning for all age groups.

Every member of the Tigers will be welcomed evenly into three new Club Houses.
Ginninderra's Club HousesGinninderra's Club Houses

Once a month Houses will come together and compete for Club House Points. Athletes will wear their House colours, sing their songs and cheer for their Housemates. House Days are a great way to make new friends, build stronger social circles, enjoy more frequent fun activities, develop leadership skills all while participating in a team culture at Athletics.

House Day focuses on Relay events (track and field) for all ages. The House that demonstrates the best Tiger spirit and achieves overall best performances will be named House of the Month with a reward being presented to the respective House Captains. Savvy Houses can earn extra points each week by encouraging their team mates, participating in House warm ups, and assisting with set-up and pack-up.

The House with the most accumulated points at the end of the season will receive a special House of the Year prize. All athletes in the House will receive an equal share in the prize!

With the season just over a month or so away, you can get more information about the Club or details on Early Bird Registration by contacting us.

Registration Days 2016

Our online Early Bird Registration has opened for Tiny Tots, the Under 6 Tiger Cubs, right through to the Open Age UC Tigers.

Registration Days (Rego Days) will be held on:

  • Saturday 10th September at Charnwood Shops (9am-12pm);
  • Saturday 17th September at Kippax Fair (9am-12pm); and
  • Saturday 8th October at Charnwood Athletics Field (9am-11am).

Ginninderra Athletics encourages the use of online registration. Please contact Our Registrar about Registration or anyone on the Committee for more details.

Brendon Reading Walker’s Trophy

The Tigers are very excited that Australian Olympic Race Walker and Club Record Holder Brendon Reading has kindly donated a new perpetual trophy to Ginninderra this season.

The Club is very excited to see our past Little Athletes who have gone onto bigger and better things still supporting the next generation of athletes at Ginninderra.

Brendon's trophy will be awarded to the athlete who achieves the best walks performance relative to the age group record.

The Reading Family is synonymous with Ginninderra with Brendon's parents Phil and Jenny both Life Members. For many athletes vying for this Trophy they will be competing against the Club Records held by Brendon and his brother Michael, our current Walks Coach. Even older brother Jeremy once held a Walks Record at the club in the U17s. Brendon's sister Katrina was also a well regarded athlete at the Tigers.

We are sure that Brendon's continued support of the Tigers will see more athletes follow in his footsteps to bigger and better things in the years to come.

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