Early Bird Registration opens soon

Thanks to the generosity of Little Athletics ACT, all athletes who register and pay for their registration BEFORE  31st August 2016 will be entered into a draw to have the total cost of their registration reimbursed.

Five (5) athletes will be chosen at random to receive their full fees reimbursed.

Online registrations will go live on 5th August to coincide with the Olympic Games.

For more information on the upcoming season please visit our website regularly and Like us on Facebook.

Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme

The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme (AAOES) is a joint initiative of Athletics Australia and Jetstar Little Athletics Australia, providing a seamless and transparent education pathway for Australian Athletics Officials.

The scheme is endorsed by the Australian Sports Commission and follows best industry practice, with online learning coupled with face-to-face delivery. The aim of the Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme is to ensure an effective and efficient education framework is provided to guarantee Australian Athletics Officials remain world leaders in event delivery at all levels of athletic competition.

The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme emphasises the power of knowledge and competency. Our aim is for it to be widely accessible and it will encourage a greater number of people to be provided with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge to officiate athletics competitions.

The athletics specific levels of this scheme delivered within Australia are:

The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme is complemented by two additional invitation-only courses delivered at at Oceania Athletics Association or International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) level. These courses are designed to allow Australian Athletics Officials with the opportunity to advance their education past that of existing national officiating levels.

The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme currently consists of the following:

Grading Level Notes
Level 0 Introduction to Officiating An Australian Sports Commission course for all sports in Australia
Level 1 Club/Centre/School Official Basic Grading.
This is aimed at Officials wishing to officiate at a local/ club/centre/school level
Level 2 State Official This level is aimed at Officials wanting to:
- be appointed as a Chief or Referee at State Level
- be appointed as a Chief at National Level
Level 3 National Official This level is aimed at Officials wanting to be qualified to be appointed as:
- a Chief at National Level
- a Referree at National Level
- a position within Competition Management at a National level
Level 4 IAAF Technical Officials Education Certification Scheme - TOECS Level 2 (Diploma) 
- conducted by the Oceania Regional Development Centre
Eligible to be appointed as an Area Technical Official (ATO) - Oceania Athletics Association
Level 5 IAAF Technical Officials Education Certification Scheme - TOECS Level 3 (Diploma) 
- conducted by the IAAF
Eligible to be appointed as an International Technical Official (ITO) - worldwide/global

Getting started is easy!

Firstly, complete the 'Level 0 - Introduction to Officiating' module. You can then move on to 'Level 1 - Club/Centre/School Official' and beyond.

Once you have completed 'Level 1', we encourage you to make contact with LAACT or AACT. They can assist in providing opportunities for you to utilise the knowledge you have learned through officiating.

July School Holiday Clinic

On Saturday the 9th of July 2016 the Tigers are holding a school holiday skills clinic at the AIS Athletics Track with the assistance of qualified and accredited Coaches from UC Ginninderra Athletics Club.

Anyone aged 10 to 15 years are welcome to attend. You don't need to be a member of Ginninderra Little Athletics Club.

The cost is $10/athlete which covers entry fees and use of the equipment.

Coaching in the following events will be available:

  • Throws: Shot Put, Discus, Javelin
  • Jumps: Long Jump and Triple Jump
  • Sprints and Hurdles
  • Race Walking

Athletes will learn warm-up drills, event specific skills and valuable one-on-one support/feedback.


Inclusive Participation Funding for Athletes with a Disability

On Friday it was announced that Ginninderra was one of 13 organisations that will receive funding to support inclusive sport and active recreation opportunities in Canberra.

ACT Minister for Sport and Recreation, Yvette Berry, announced $80,000 in funding through the 2016 Inclusive Participation Funding Program (IPFP). The Tigers were lucky to receive funding for our Enhanced athletic access for athletes with disabilities and older athletes program.

The primary objective of the IPFP is to increase participation opportunities in sport and recreation for the identified target populations.

This upcoming Little Athletics season beginning in September Ginninderra will provide mixed running races so Hearing Impaired athletes can compete seamlessly with able-bodied runners using electronic timing equipment that when fired would set off the LED light boxes for deaf athletes as well as fire a cap simultaneously.

Ginninderra will also invest in throwing equipment for Para Athletes including seated throwing stands, throwing balls and associated storage racks.

The equipment purchased will be available to athletes and coaches for training and competition alike. Allowing athletes to get a feel for real world conditions at their local community athletics club.

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