Territory Tigers represent State with Pride

The 2017 Australian Little Athletics Championships (ALAC) was held in Sydney on 22nd-23rd April. The ACT team was captained this year by Ginninderra's very own Bec Guest.

Rebecca was joined on team ACT with her Tiger mates Alice Fraser, Austin Tetteh, James Lemon and Harry Francis.

Some fantastic and memorable performances by everyone. Just to make the National Championships is a feat in itself and to be counted in the top 16 in their chosen events is marvellous.

Highlights from the two day competition include Austin's 5th placing in the 200m Final and his three Personal Bests (200m, 400m and Long Jump). Austin was also a member of the State 4x100m team.

Rebecca ran a sizzling final leg in her 4x100m Relay Final to finish 6th and only just getting pipped for 5th by 0.04s. Bec's 400m was a gutsy run and almost broke her PB.

Alice made massive improvements in Sydney with big throws in both the Discus and the Shot Put.

Harry came away with two new PBs in both of his Hurdles events and was only 0.1s outside the Club Record in the 200mH.

James made the top eight in his 1500m Walk and ran a PB in his 800m Final clocking 2:20.68.

Winter Fun Runs have started

The University of Canberra Ginninderra Athletics Club have commenced the 2017 Winter Cross Country Series on Lake Ginninderra each fortnight.

Every Cross Country event isn't measured by the amount of Personal Bests someone gets, it is also gauged by how it can be just as much fun for everyone doing it.

The Tigers' Fun Run course starts and finishes at the idyllic Waterfall on Lake Ginninderra. The route loops itself in a figure eight around John Knight Memorial Park and the UC Bushland near Ressies with good views of the Roos of UC.

There are many undulating sections with grass, bike path, the odd muddy dirt trail and some small water jumps to enjoy along the 1.5km, 2km, 3km, 4km and 5km distance of your choosing. For the older runners doing 3 to 5km the course repeats itself to double up the challenges in the second half of each route.

Winter Cross Country is as close as you can get to Playing at running.

The course with its different elements allows imagination and creativity to take place, and there is no particular rules and no significant physical exertion for fun and self-amusement necessary.

The next Cross Country fun run is on the 29th April 2017 starting at 8:45am at Lake Ginninderra and the first Run_ACT Winter Junior Series is on the 7th May 2017 at Stromlo Forest Park. For more information visit the University of Canberra Ginninderra Athletics Club for all the details.

2017 Winter Cross Country Program

2017 Presentation Day Recipients

With the Ovals closed, the Tigers took to the University of Canberra for the annual Presentation Day.

It was great morning, recognising our brilliant volunteers, generous sponsors and marvellous members - our athletes.

There were award presentations for every age group with medals presented to everyone who participated as well as special Age Champion medals and Trophies to the Most Improved.

This year also featured the awarding of the inaugural House Day Championship. The Sumatrans took home the Club House Trophy from close rivals Siberians and the Bengals.

The Perpetual Trophies Recipients are as follows.

Jennie Dean Trophies
These two trophies are awarded to senior athletes who have excelled over the years at Ginninderra Little Athletics and ACTLAA Competitions. One is awarded to a female athlete and the other to a male athlete as decided by the Committee.

  • Tori Hopkins
    Tristan Vergano

Colman Trophies
These are awarded to the boy and girl athlete who most epitomise the meaning of Little Athletics, ie Family, Fun and Fitness. The awards are decided by the Committee on the basis of nominations from age marshals or members.

  • Felicity Gray
  • Elijah Lehikoinen

Ron Henderson Memorial Shield
This award is for the athlete showing most effort at training, as decided by the Head Coach.

  • Austin Tetteh

Goldsmith Trophy
This award goes to the athlete providing most help and support to the club regardless of ability. The award is decided by the Committee on the basis of nominations by age marshals or members.

  • Mitch Foster

Rohan Robinson Hurdler’s Trophy
This trophy donated by Australian Champion 400m hurdler Rohan Robinson, is awarded to the athlete who achieves the best hurdles performance relative to the age group record.

  • Ella van Heuval

President’s Shield
This shield was introduced by Geoff Bartley (President 2010-11). It is awarded to a non-Committee member of the GLAC community to recognise assistance provided to the Club throughout the season.

  • Tim Porter

Brendon Reading Walker's Trophy
The inaugural Brendon Reading Walker's Trophy was presented to Mitch Baker. The trophy is awarded to the athlete who achieves the best walks performance relative to the age group record.

2017 Record Breakers

At the Annual Presentation Day, Ginninderra Athletics presents athletes with a special Record Breaker Coin for anyone who breaks the current verified record.

In the 2016-17 Season a staggering 64 Records were broken by the current cohort of Tigers. Well done to everyone who beat a record this season.

First name Surname Shortname Performance Agegroup
Connor Turnbull 500m 1:55.00 U7 Boys
Connor Turnbull 60m Hurdles 12.83 U7 Boys
Zac Cuzner 500m 2:04.75 U7 Boys
Poppy Smith 500m 2:01.51 U7 Girls
Samsara Rauraa 300m 1:04.42 U7 Girls
Samsara Rauraa Vortex 20.40 U7 Girls
Samsara Rauraa Shot Put 8.76 U7 Girls
Samsara Rauraa Discus 19.24 U7 Girls
Ethan Penton High Jump Scissor 0.90 U8 Boys
Landon Baker High Jump Scissor 0.90 U8 Boys
Nicholas Baird 700m 2:57.45 U8 Boys
Riley Xirakis High Jump Scissor 0.90 U8 Boys
Rohan Imhoff 700m 3:16.17 U8 Boys
Rohan Imhoff High Jump Scissor 0.90 U8 Boys
Abby Richards High Jump Scissor 0.85 U8 Girls
Darcy Henwood High Jump Scissor 0.85 U8 Girls
Elisa Walker 700m 3:27.45 U8 Girls
Elissa Walker High Jump Scissor 0.80 U8 Girls
Ella Richardson High Jump Scissor 0.85 U8 Girls
Gwen Jagla High Jump Scissor 0.85 U8 Girls
Halle Nyamekye High Jump Scissor 0.80 U8 Girls
Tehya Aspland 700m 2:50.12 U8 Girls
Bryce Cover High Jump Scissor 1.12 U9 Boys
Ella van den Heuvel 800m 2:46.19 U9 Girls
Ella van den Heuvel 60m Hurdles 10.52 U9 Girls
Ella van den Heuvel Long Jump 4.09 U9 Girls
Ella van den Heuvel High Jump Scissor 1.18 U9 Girls
Jesse Weston Turbo Javelin 17.76 U9 Girls
Sasha Rauraa Turbo Javelin 18.94 U9 Girls
Owen Toyne 1100m Walk 6:04.81 U10 Boys
Yuri Hromow High Jump Scissor 1.10 U10 Boys
Jacinta Henderson High Jump Scissor 1.24 U10 Girls
Matthew Ikoro 200m 26.49 U11 Boys
Matthew Ikoro 100m 13.26 U11 Boys
Ryan Cuzner 800m 2:26.02 U11 Boys
Samuel Baird 60m Hurdles 10.38 U11 Boys
Chloe Smith 400m 1:07.48 U11 Girls
Chloe Smith 200m 28.20 U11 Girls
Hayden Todd 800m 2:20.82 U12 Boys
Noah Steinacker 60m Hurdles 9.96 U12 Boys
Austin Tetteh 200m Hurdles 29.43 U13 Boys
Jacob Davill 800m 2:10.95 U14 Boys
Jacob Davill 1500m 4:27.45 U14 Boys
Jeremy Maranan 200m Hurdles 26.41 U14 Boys
Jeremy Maranan Long Jump 5.81 U14 Boys
Jeremy Maranan Triple Jump 11.46 U14 Boys
Charlotte Rauraa Shot Put 11.08 U14 Girls
Hannah Cadden 800m 2:19.80 U14 Girls
Mitchell Foster 300m Hurdles 48.43 U15 Boys
Raage Noor 1500m 4:22.61 U15 Boys
Molly Sturgiss 300m Hurdles 55.64 U15 Girls
Jordan King 300m Hurdles 56.91 U16 Boys
Mitchell Baker 1500m Walk 6:13.73 U16 Boys
Mitchell Baker 300m Hurdles 56.87 U16 Boys
Stephen Fraser Shot Put 14.30 U16 Boys
Stephen Fraser Discus 46.81 U16 Boys
Zamir Bulbul Javelin 50.86 U16 Boys
Cameron Best Javelin 38.21 U17 Boys
Cameron Best Discus 33.85 U17 Boys
Jacob Taylor 300m Hurdles 55.02 U17 Boys
Angela Riach 300m Hurdles 56.30 U17 Girls
Victoria Hopkins Shot Put 9.43 U17 Girls
Victoria Hopkins Javelin 19.89 U17 Girls
Victoria Hopkins Discus 25.36 U17 Girls

2017 Age Champions

The Club Awards are presented to little athletes at presentation day. Athletes must have competed in at least 25% of the total number of events planned for the season to be eligible for the main awards. Every child who is registered at our Club, and who does not receive a ‘special’ trophy will receive a participation medal at the end of the season.

Champion awards
The Club champions and place getters in each age group are worked out by awarding points for performances in each event competed in during the season. Gold, silver and bronze trophies are awarded to the top 3 athletes in each age group, ie those with the highest overall point scores. Points are awarded based on performance levels achieved on a weekly basis.

2016-2017 Age Champions
Place Firstname Surname Agegroup
1 Erin Sams U6 Girls
2 Poppy Marando U6 Girls
3 Sophie Tait U6 Girls
1 Nicholas Porter U6 Boys
2 Xavier Felix U6 Boys
3 Druvis Medenis U6 Boys
1 Samsara Rauraa U7 Girls
2 Poppy Smith U7 Girls
3 Lilly Rae Cowley U7 Girls
1 Connor Turnbull U7 Boys
2 Zac Cuzner U7 Boys
3 James Smith U7 Boys
1 Tehya Aspland U8 Girls
2 Elisa Walker U8 Girls
3 Darcy Henwood U8 Girls
1 Rohan Imhoff U8 Boys
2 Landon Baker U8 Boys
3 Mikale Groszmann U8 Boys
1 Ella van den Heuvel U9 Girls
2 Sasha Rauraa U9 Girls
3 Charlotte Morgan U9 Girls
1 Lucas Davill U9 Boys
2 Bryce Cover U9 Boys
3 Kyle Donovan U9 Boys
1 Charlotte Fowler U10 Girls
2 Jacinta Henderson U10 Girls
3 Olivia Sharp U10 Girls
1 Mackenzie Francis U10 Boys
2 Yuri Hromow U10 Boys
3 Byron Cahill U10 Boys
1 Chloe Smith U11 Girls
2 Sarah Walker U11 Girls
3 Ella Baker U11 Girls
1 Ryan Cuzner U11 Boys
2 Matthew Ikoro U11 Boys
3 Tyler Smith U11 Boys
1 Mikayla Fitzpatrick U12 Girls
2 Amalie Leslie U12 Girls
3 Csenge Keszei U12 Girls
1 Lekani Mpaso U12 Boys
2 Noah Steinacker U12 Boys
3 Hayden Todd U12 Boys
1 Chloe Edwards U13 Girls
2 Rebecca Guest U13 Girls
3 Hannah Cuzner U13 Girls
1 Harrison Francis U13 Boys
2 Wyatt Smithwick U13 Boys
3 James Lemon U13 Boys
1 Charlotte Rauraa U14 Girls
2 Meg Freeman U14 Girls
3 Hannah Cadden U14 Girls
1 Jeremy Maranan U14 Boys
2 Nicholas Donaldson U14 Boys
3 Jacob Davill U14 Boys
1 Molly Sturgiss U15 Girls
2 Tatiana Richards U15 Girls
3 Rosalie Carter U15 Girls
1 Mitchell Foster U15 Boys
2 Raage Noor U15 Boys
3 Liam Fitzpatrick U15 Boys
1 Mitchell Baker U16 Boys
2 Jordan King U16 Boys
3 Nicholas Lehikoinen U16 Boys
1 Angela Riach U17 Girls
2 Victoria Hopkins U17 Girls
3 Ursula McDonald U17 Girls
1 Tristan Vergano U17 Boys
2 Jacob Taylor U17 Boys
3 Cameron Best U17 Boys

Improvement awards
These awards are made to the individual in each age group who has improved his/her performance most frequently and who has participated in the most events. It is assessed by awarding 1 point for each event and 4 points for each improvement.

Those children who place in the first 3 places in the Centre Championships are excluded from these awards. However, this does not apply to age groups where there are only a very small number (3 or fewer) of registered participants.

2016-2017 Personal Bests - Most Improved
Firstname Surname Age
Indhi Young U6 Girls
Lachlan Ranse U6 Boys
Emily Henderson- Allard U7 Girls
Bailey Dunn U7 Boys
Charlize Schiavello U8 Girls
Sam Morris U8 Boys
Zahra Nyamekye U9 Girls
Kodi Clarkson U9 Boys
Sophie Imhoff U10 Girls
Owen Toyne U10 Boys
Mya McGlynn U11 Girls
Andrew Camp Liddiard U11 Boys
Hayley Gooch U12 Girls
Owen Hromow U12 Boys
Anna Mels U13 Girls
Cody Sturgiss U13 Boys
Jacqueline Weinhardt U14 Girls
Douglas Toyne U14 Boys
Ciara Wallis U15 Girls
Faggy Tshaji U15 Boys
Samuel Brenton U16 Boys
Caitlin Beasley U17 Girls
Sam Wade U17 Boys
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