Season returns for 2017

Welcome back to all our families and athletes for the second half of the 2016-17 season. Our first Meet of 2017 is Saturday 14th January getting underway from 08:30am for Under 6s to Under 8s, 09:30am for Under 9s and 10:00am for Under 10s to Open Aged Athletes.

The Tiny Tots program has concluded for the season. All Tiny Tigers however are invited to register as a Tiger Cub for the remainder of the season.

The Tigers are also now offering half price memberships for the remainder of the season. There are still discounts for family registrations.

The forecast for this Saturday is a medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning with a sunny afternoon.

With Summer in full swing the Committee wishes to remind athletes about our Hot Weather, Wet Weather and Sun & Weather Protection Policies.

We look forward to seeing everyone return from their Holidays.

Ho ho Ginninderra Carnival 2016

The 2016 Ginninderra Athletics Carnival was held at Charnwood Athletics Field on Saturday 17 December 2016.

No better way to end 2016 our 40th Anniversary than with Family and Friends having fun at Charnwood Athletics Field.
Santa made a stop over and all our little athletes from the Tiny Tots and up had the chance to say hello and enjoy a cool treat from the Bug Guy himself.
The Tigers were very happy to welcome athletes from Calwell, Goulburn, Cooma, Woden and Lanyon as they visited us for the Ginninderra Carnival. No one left disappointed with plenty of ribbons to share around.
The UC Tigers also had a lot to smile about with Steve H and Paul showing they are pretty handy with the Shot Put - look out Goochie says Neil.
The Committee wishes everyone a joyous holiday period and we look forward to seeing those in town over the summer break for our return meet on the 14th January 2017.

Ginninderra Carnival Program

The 2016 Ginninderra Athletics Carnival will be held on Saturday 17th of December from 08:30am for Tiny Tots, Under 6s, Under 7s and Under 8s.

The Under 9s through to the Open Age Groups will all start at 09:30am.

There will be Ribbons for every athlete in each event they participate in. With Place Ribbons being awarded to First, Second and Third in each Heat.

Santa will make an appearance between 09:30am and 10:00am handing out some presents.

There will also be an Invitational UC Life 100m and 1000m Handicapped Gift Races for members of UC Ginninderra Athletics Club. Winners will also receive Ribbons this year.

The Ginninderra Carnival is open to any athlete in the ACT and for those athletes visiting Charnwood from other clubs we just ask that you pre-register so we can give you a warm welcome. The Ginninderra Carnival will be the only interclub Little Athletics event hosted on the Northside of Canberra this season.


2016 inaugural Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Innovation winner

Ginninderra Athletics has been recognised as the 2016 inaugural Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Innovation at the CBR Sport Awards ceremony held at the National Arboretum. Among the nominees were the Touch Football ACT and Tennis ACT associations and the CBR Brave Ice Hockey team. Photos from the awards ceremony are available on Facebook.

The CBR Sport Awards are Canberra’s premier sporting awards. The Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of Canberra’s top athletes and teams, while also recognising those behind-the-scenes special contributors that make our local sporting community so great. The reinvigorated format for the CBR Sport Awards includes nine award categories, with the annual ACT Sport Hall of Fame induction embraced within these new Awards. The Awards recognise not only excellence at an individual and team level, but innovative and inclusive practices within our community clubs, as well as outstanding event management.

The Tigers formed in 1976 and we are celebrating our 40th year with the reintroduction of the cradle to grave approach to community sport. The traditions of the club remain and are respected and previous Tigers are returning with their children or as coaches for this very reason. The club demonstrates outstanding commitment to innovation by improving accessibility to sport across the life span, supporting inclusiveness, promoting athletics and increasing physical activity opportunities.

The Tigers are at the forefront of innovation. We are regarded in the ACT and across Australia as being leaders in athletics clubs through our commitment to improving the conduct and administration of club sports. The ACT Government recognised the contribution that the Tigers make and in 2014 awarded them the Centenary Club of the Month. In April 2016, the club was awarded the Little Athletics ACT Centre of the Year.

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