Change of Carnival Date

Ginninderra Athletics has changed the date of this season's Carnival from Saturday the 3rd of December to Saturday the 17th of December.

The date change will allow all members and our friends at other Athletics Clubs the opportunity to participate in our Ginninderra Carnival. All athletes will receive special ribbons for each event that they try.

The 17th will also be our next House Day and will have a Christmas Theme. Among the events on offer will be a 100m and a 1000m Gift Races. We encourage all members to come dressed with a touch of their house colours.

This Saturday the club will hold a regular Week 1 Program and all following weeks will be a week earlier than per the Season Calendar.

Tigers represent the ACT at Sydney Nationals

An amazing number of Ginninderra's best Little Athletes have been selected for the ACT to compete at the School Sport Australia 10 to 12 years National Championships in Sydney this weekend.

The team includes the following athletes:

  1. Chloe Smith
  2. Andrew Camp-Liddiard
  3. Ryan Cuzner
  4. Samuel Baird
  5. Hayden Todd
  6. Owen Hromow
  7. James Lemon
  8. Jacinta Henderson
  9. Andrew Macfarlane
  10. Josh Phongkam
  11. Kayla Hetaraka
  12. Matthew Ikoro
  13. Amalie Leslie
  14. Nathaniel Halpin
  15. Chris Mecham

Ginninderra is very proud and excited for all the Boys and Girls who have been selected to represent the ACT. This year's cohort join the 18 athletes who represented the ACT at last year's championships. Selection is based on performances at the 2016 ACT Primary School Championships. We wish everyone the very best and good luck.

If there are other athletes who made the team and we haven't heard about please contact us so we can give them the recognition that they deserve.

Tigers take second at LAACT Relay Carnival

The athletes of Ginninderra Litle Athletics Centre have taken finished second overall in the first of the LAACT Team Point Score Competitions of the 2016-17 Season.

Traveling to Woden Park for the State Relay Carnival, Tigers in the Under 6s to the Under 17s participated in a family friendly fun day of team based activities.

The Tigers improved on our performance from last season by earning more points in each category especially with the Girls teams doing considerably better than in 2015-16.

A number of state records were broken and the U7G, U9G, U10G, U11G, U14G, U7B, U9B, U10B, U11B, U12B, U13B, U14B and U17B - all achieved first place ribbons in their field or track events.

Photos from the Relay Carnival are available on our Facebook Page.

  • Click here to download a copy of the Total Centre Points Summary - 22nd November 2016
  • Click here to download a copy of the Boys Track Points Summary - 22nd November 2016
  • Click here to download a copy of the Boys Field Points Summary - 22nd November 2016
  • Click here to download a copy of the Girls Track Points Summary - 22nd November 2016
  • Click here to download a copy of the Girls Field Points Summary - 22nd November 2016

The next LAACT Carnival will be held in early 2017 again at Woden Park.

CBR Sport Awards

The ACT Government launched a brand new sporting awards program to honour Canberra's elite athletes, local teams, as well as recognise those many individuals and organisations that keep the show on the road!

The exciting news is that Ginninderra Athletics has been shortlisted for the Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Innovation. The Tigers are up against the likes Touch Football ACT, Tennis ACT and the CBR Brave.

Ginninderra's President Steve Dodt has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Service to Sport category. Other successful nominees include Kevin Watts (Archery), Sal Giovinazzo (Football) and Carolyn Paris (Tennis).

Little Athletics ACT have been nominated for the Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Inclusion which also features finalists from Capital Football, Touch Football Australia and the Woden Valley Gymnastics Club.

The awards ceremony is being held on Friday 9 December at the National Arboretum, the CBR Sport Awards includes nine categories, with the annual ACT Sport Hall of Fame induction embraced within the new format.

 

Award categories include:

• Athlete of the Year – Men’s Sport
• Athlete of the Year – Women’s Sport
• Athlete of the Year – Para-Sport
• Team of the Year
• Outstanding Service to Sport
• People’s Sporting Champion
• Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Inclusion
• Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Innovation
• Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Event Excellence
• ACT Sport Hall of Fame Full Member
• ACT Sport Hall of Fame Associate Member

We encourage everyone in the Ginninderra and the Athletics Community in the ACT to join us on the night to celebrate the success of everyone that has been nominated!

Twilight Meet 11 November 2016

With the Jetstar LAACT State Relay Carnival being held on Saturday the 12 November, Ginninderra Athletics has elected to offer a Twilight Meet on the Friday night for all interested members.

The afternoon's activities will kick off at 5:30pm for all age groups. The revised Week 1 Program features a 4 event program with something for everybody.

Twilight Meet - Week 1 Program
Twilight Meet - Week 1 Program

The Open Age Group will start at 6:30pm and will allow older athletes in the U12s to Under 17s to participate in their events. More events for the Open program may be offered depending on demand.

There will be a Canteen and BBQ for hungry athletes seeking to replenish their energy after their nominated events.

It is also not too late to join the Tigers at Woden for the Relay Carnival on Saturday morning. Speak with Helen Hopkins if you wish to attend or if things change on the day on 0412 150 437.

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