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2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Due to the ease of restrictions, we are now able to hold the Ginninderra Little Athletics AGM.

When: 18th July 2020
Time: 4:00PM
Where: Charnwood Oval (near the canteen)

We strongly encourage everyone to attend especially those who are interested in joining the Committee.

To be able to have a successful club, we need to have all roles filled.

The below roles are vacant:
– President
– Secretary
– Communications & marketing
– Website
– Carnivals
– Sponsorship and grants
– Merchandise
– Volunteers
– Equipment and facilities
– Inclusion
– Results
– Records

We look forward to seeing you there.

Kind Regards
Ginninderra Committee

committee roles 2020/2021

Ginninderra Athletics Club has been well served by its committee members and would greatly welcome new members to the committee to ensure the ongoing success of the club.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the AGM has been postponed until it is safe to do so, however, we are still preparing for our upcoming season and are actively seeking interested people to support the committee in many key roles.

These include:
– Communications & marketing
– Website
– Coaching
– Carnivals
– Sponsorship and grants
– Volunteers
– Equipment and facilities
– Inclusion
– Results
– Records

Once the AGM is able to occur the following Executive roles will also be open:
– President
– Secretary.

If you are over the age of 18 and interested in being part of assisting with one of the largest and most successful athletics clubs in the ACT, it would be great to hear from you. Please email president@ginninderra.com or private message us for more information or if you are interested.

Kind Regards

Ginninderra Committee

Ginninderra Virtual Presentation Week Finale

Ginninderra Virtual Presentation Week Finale

Surprise!

Wow what a day to end our Virtual Presentation Week with the delivery of the awards to our wonderful members (Canberra based).

Corinne and Neil loaded up the car and were on the road at 9am and we were back home by 5pm (see the map) had covered 170kms and completed our biggest game of knock and run ever visiting 78 homes.

Congratulations to all our recipients we hope it gave you a little joy as it has been a tough season.

Best wishes
Ginninderra Committee

Virtual Presentation Week

AGM UPDATE

Due to the COVID-19 Virus restrictions, the Ginninderra Athletics Committee resolved to postpone our Annual General Meeting, which was to be held on 28 March 20, to a date to be determined.

The committee will be in touch with the parents of children who have won awards to arrange a suitable time for collection or drop off of the trophies.

In these unprecedented times, please stay safe, minimise personal contact, practice effective hygiene and be mindful of others.

Virtual Presentation Week

Due to our presentation day being cancelled we have decided that we will post the award recipients over the next few days to celebrate their achievements. We will post two of our perpetual trophy winners each day and then on Thursday we will post all of our Age Champion and most improved winners.

So keep checking back here over the next few days to help us celebrate our virtual presentation week!

Rohan Robinson Hurdler’s Trophy

This trophy was donated by Australian Champion 400m hurdler Rohan Robinson, it is awarded to the Little athlete (u8 to u17’s) who achieves the best hurdles performance relative to the start of season age group record at a standard Ginninderra Athletics meet at Charnwood oval.

The 19/20 winner of the Rohan Robinson Trophy is Chelsea Kelly from the u11 girls.

Congratulations Chelsea.

Junior Coach of the Year

This is awarded to a Junior coach who assisted the club during the season. This award is chosen by the Junior Coach coordinator.

This season the award goes to Andy Camp Liddiard.

This is Andy’s second year as a Junior Coach, and in his time with the programme he has shown himself to be one of the most engaged, caring and willing JCs the club has.

Andy nails his role each and every week with an obvious care for every tot that comes through. It is his dedication, attitude and willingness to be involved that has made him Junior Coach of the Year for the 2019-20 season.

Brendon Reading Walker’s Trophy

This trophy was donated by Australian Champion Race Walker Brendon Reading, it is awarded to the Little athlete (u8 to u17’s) who achieves the best walks performance relative to the start of season age group record at a standard Ginninderra Athletics meet at Charnwood oval.

The 19/20 winner of the Brendon Reading Trophy is Hannah Imhoff from the u8 girls.

Congratulations Hannah.

Ron Henderson Memorial Shield

This award is for the athlete showing most effort at training, as decided by the Club Coaches.

The 19/20 winner of the Ron Henderson Trophy is Xanthe Pick from the u13 girls.

Xanthe was nominated for this award by 2 out of our 3 club coaches. They picked Xanthe because she listens, applies what she’s heard, and tries to do her best at every training session. Xanthe represented the ACT at cross country in a very competitive age group for distance running this Winter past and at the LA Multis, won the 800m while not feeling terribly well. She has lowered her PB for that event several times this season.

Congratulations Xanthe.

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.

This season the award goes to Emily Henderson-Allard.

Emily is a hard-working individual who contributes with heart and soul to Ginninderra in a way beyond her age. Emily arrives early each week, helps set up including preparing baskets for age mangers, setting up the canteen and helping with grounds set up, pack up and doing any and all tasks she can to help.

Each week she volunteers her time assisting with Tiny Tots and shows admirable leadership, warmth, guidance and support to our most junior members of the club. Emily’s friendliness and kindness as well as her go to attitude helps provide a positive atmosphere and direction for others in the club.

Emily demonstrates the values of commitment, leadership (amazing in someone so young), inclusion, friendliness, support, passion and creativity.

Colman Trophy – Boy

This award is awarded to both a boy and girl athlete who most epitomise the meaning of the Club, i.e. Family, Fun and Fitness. This awards is decided by the Committee on the basis of nominations from age marshals or members.

This season the boys award goes Hayden Todd.

Hayden has an infectious joy of athletics. He can always be seen putting in 100% in everything he does, and yet he still takes time to talk to other athletes young and old. He cheers on every member of the club, and members of many other clubs. He enjoys healthy rivalries with other athletes, and encourages others to excel regardless of skill or chosen event.

Hayden is a prime example of the sort of athlete Ginninderra wants to have, and the ‘family, fun and fitness’ approach we take to athletics.

President’s Shield

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

This year’s recipient of the Presidents Shield is Jordan Green.

Jordan has made the Ginninderra Tigers his athletics family and embraced family, fun, fitness and volunteering, he has made a dedicated and sustained commitment to the club.

He was a regular on our setup crew early Saturday mornings, even though he lives southside and doesn’t have kids yet.

He supported the Junior coach coordinator, filling in when Luke was away and mentoring many of our up and coming coaches and junior leaders.

He maintained and continued his accreditation in coaching and officiating and volunteered at a number of our association fixtures.

Jordan also competed as an open Tiger athlete at Charnwood and during the Athletics ACT season. His support and encouragement for his fellow tigers was always on display, even when injured, this year his continued improvement in athletics saw him take home a number of medals at the State Championships.

Congratulations to a worthy Tiger.

Jennie Dean Trophy – Boy

This award is awarded to a male and female senior athlete who have excelled over the years at Ginninderra Athletics and Association Competitions.

This season the award boys award goes to James Lemon.

James has represented the ACT at cross country and/or on the track every year since 2014, when he missed being Australian Cross Country Champion for his age group by less than half a metre.

He puts in a 100% effort at training at distance work and has recently trained also for shorter races and hurdles on the track.

His dedication and perseverance, his distance coach predicts, will take him a long way in the world of competitive athletics.

Jennie Dean trophy – Girl

This award is awarded to a male and female senior athlete who have excelled over the years at Ginninderra Athletics and Association Competitions.

This season the award girls award goes to Charlotte Rauraa.

During her time at Ginninderra Charlotte has competed in LAACT and AACT and has achieved representation for all four throw disciplines, Discus, Shot Put , Javelin and Hammer. Charlotte is a multiple Club Record breaker and has been an athlete with a welcoming nature sharing her talent with so many others, demonstrating her passion for Throws. Charlotte has become one of our Clubs successful Female throwers with her consistent PBs and amazing achievements.

Colman Trophy – Girl

This award is awarded to both a boy and girl athlete who most epitomise the meaning of the Club, ie Family, Fun and Fitness. This awards is decided by the Committee on the basis of nominations from age marshals or members.

This season the girls award goes to Macie Wilson.

Macie loves life and fully epitomises little A’s vision of family, fun and fitness. Macie shows determination, commitment and a have a go attitude, always trying her best, giving her all and embracing every event and challenge that comes her way. Her determination to get the most out of little A’s sees her week after week supporting others and giving her all, taking on each and every event with gusto and heart. Macie shows us all that there is no disability, only ability. Ability to have fun, ability to give, ability to try, ability to smile, ability to preserve, ability to share joy, support family and friends and the ability to dream. Macie is a joy at athletics, always has a beaming smile, a positive demeaner and a kind heart. Macie has touched so many lives already, and will continue to be such a positive influence in our community.

Age Group Improvement

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 at a standard Ginninderra Athletics meet at Charnwood oval. 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 Age Championship awards 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.

The 19/20 Age group improvements awards go to;

Under 6 Girls: Yianna Felix

Under 6 Boys: Ari Urack & James Kiss

Under 7 Girls: Zoe Holloway

Under 7 Boys: Lewis Gunn

Under 8 Girls: Lexie Kelly

Under 8 Boys: Hudson Boye

Under 9 Girls: Isabelle Greep

Under 9 Boys: Samuel Molloy

Under 10 Girls: Sienna Amy Rose Walton

Under 10 Boys: Thomas McGowan

Under 11 Girls: Chloe Eaton

Under 11 Boys: Nicholas Baird

Under 12 Girls: Lily Pipe

Under 12 Boys: Thomas Smith

Under 13 Girls: Selam Gemechu

Under 13 Boys: Michael Casey

Under 14 Girls: Ella Baker

Under 14 Boys: Elijah Clay

Under 15 Girls: Ashlea Weston

Under 15 Boys: Brodie Goecke-Beard

Under 16 Girls: Bronte Harris

Under 16 Boys: Conor Pratt

Under 17 Girls: Charlotte Rauraa

Under 17 Boys: No eligible athletes

Congratulations to each and every one of you.

Improvement Trophies

These are awarded to the boy and girl in cubs (6-8), juniors (9-11) and senior (12-15) categories who achieve the greatest number of individual performance improvements (personal bests). These awards are decided on improvements only at a standard Ginninderra Athletics meet at Charnwood oval. The Age Champion place getters are also eligible for these awards.

The 19/20 improvements awards go to;

Most Improved Cubs Girl (u6 to u8): Indiana Walton

Most Improved Cubs Boy (u6 to u8): James Kiss

Most Improved Junior Girl (u9 to u11): Emily Henderson- Allard

Most Improved Junior Boy (u9 to u11): Tanae Booker

Most Improved Senior Girl (u12 to u17): Bella Murray-Clark

Most Improved Senior Boy (u12 to u17): Kodi Clarkson

Congratulations to all of you!

Age Champion Awards

The Age Champions and place getters in each age group are worked out by awarding points for performances in each events competed in during the season at standard Ginninderra Athletics meets. 1st, 2nd and 3rd are awarded to the top 3 athletes in each age group, i.e. those with the highest overall point scores. Points are awarded based on performance levels achieved on a weekly basis.

This season age champions are;

Under 6 Girls; 3rd: Willow Boye, 2nd: Laylah lafaele, 1st: Violet Pipe

Under 6 Boys; 3rd: Damian Gorman, 2nd: Darcy Morrison, 1st: Alastair Molloy

Under 7 Girls; 3rd: Milla Firman, 2nd: Zoe Rushby, 1st: Teuila Teofilo

Under 7 Boys; 3rd: Arlo Booker, 2nd: Jack Lynch, 1st: Ryan Cattanach

Under 8 Girls; 3rd: Taylor Henning, 2nd: Shelby Cahill, 1st: Hannah Imhoff

Under 8 Boys; 3rd: Alastair Wise, 2nd: Oscar Primrose, 1st: James Pipe

Under 9 Girls; 3rd: Addison Hart, 2nd: Sophie Richardson, 1st: Blossom Gray

Under 9 Boys; 3rd: Xavier Fitzpatrick, 2nd: Bryson Hopman, 1st: Nicholas Porter

Under 10 Girls; 3rd: Brady Weston, 2nd: Emily Henderson- Allard, 1st: Daisy Pipe

Under 10 Boys; 3rd: Zack Allen, 2nd: Surendra Kam Yogeswaran, 1st: Tanae Booker

Under 11 Girls; 3rd: Lila Ava Melissa Walton, 2nd: Samsara Rauraa, 1st: Chelsea Kelly

Under 11 Boys; 3rd: James Smith, 2nd: Zac Cuzner, 1st: Rohan Imhoff

Under 12 Girls; 3rd: Charlotte Morgan, 2nd: Erin Lockton, 1st: Eyerus Gemechu

Under 12 Boys; 3rd: Kodi Clarkson, 2nd: Samuel CULL, 1st: Kyle Donovan

Under 13 Girls; 3rd: Bella Murray-Clark, 2nd: Charlotte Fowler, 1st: Sophie Imhoff

Under 13 Boys; 3rd: Elijah Wilson, 2nd: Ryan Knight, 1st: Byron Cahill

Under 14 Girls; 3rd: Isabella Morgan, 2nd: Lauren Wisely, 1st: Sarah Walker

Under 14 Boys; 3rd: Elijah Harrison, 2nd: Harrison Baker, 1st: Andrew Camp Liddiard

Under 15 Girls; 3rd: Amalie Leslie, 2nd: Molly Wells, 1st: Sophie Hillier

Under 15 Boys; 3rd: Matthew Ikoro, 2nd: Tyler Smith, 1st: Nicholas Garnsey

Under 16 Girls; 3rd: Chloe Lawton, 2nd: Hannah Cuzner, 1st: Sidney Shaw

Under 16 Boys; 3rd: Tim Nguyen, 2nd: Dan Nguyen, 1st: Nathaniel Halpin

Under 17 Girls; 2nd: Rebecca Guest, 1st: Charlotte Rauraa

Under 17 Boys; No eligible athletes

Congratulations to all of you!

Important update about Presentation Day & AGM

Important update about Presentation Day & AGM

A special committee meeting was held yesterday evening to discuss the current COVID-19 situation and the effect on the remainder of the season.

Firstly, the current situation is unprecedented and evolving on a daily basis.

As a result, we will continue to monitor the situation and the proposed plans could potentially change.

The two remaining events are the AGM and Presentation Day both scheduled for Saturday 28 March.

The club has a legal requirement to conduct the AGM within certain timeframes and needs to go ahead on 28 March to meet those obligations.

The AGM will be conducted at 9am at Charnwood Oval. As part of the AGM we need to fill vacant committee member roles.

The available roles are;

  • President
  • Secretary and
  • General committee

Nominations for these roles can either be done in advance by emailing president@ginninderra.com or in person at the AGM.

If you would like further information about any of these roles, please email comms.team@ginninderra.onmicrosoft.com

In regard to the Presentation Day, in the interests of recent advice, it will not be conducted this year.

The announcement of major award winners including age group awards will be published on Thursday 26 March.

Collection of those awards will be done at the AGM on the 28th or by alternate arrangements.

Please note that participation medals won’t be available for collection on the 28th, please do not come to collect as they will not be there.

An alternative collection opportunity will be communicated once this situation passes.

If you have any questions, please contact comms.team@ginninderra.onmicrosoft.com

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult season, we look forward to seeing you all for the 20/21 season of athletics starting in October 2020.

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