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On the right track

This season Ginninderra Athletics is only one of a handful of Little Athletics Centres in Australia to be trialing the national On Track Program before it officially starts across Australia in 2019/20.

On Track is the new skills and fitness program that’s non-stoo fun!!

The program is a new way of athletics training with an emphasis on skills development, participation and lots of fun activities.

Ginninderra’s Junior Coaches have all been trained in On Track over Winter and are raring to greet our Tiger Cubs (U6-U7) this summer.

So join today and enjoy the training program that’s all in, all fun, all the time!

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Belconnen Primary Schools Team Challenge announced

Ginninderra Athletics in-conjunction with the 25 Primary Schools in Belconnen and Yass have announced the first School Athletics Team Challenge.

The Team Challenge, inspired by Nitro Athletics, is a 5-a-side team format that sees schools go head-to-head in a separate Boys and Girls Challenge showcasing a mix of power, endurance, technique and teamwork events across sprint, distance and field events.

The Challenge also features some of the biggest names of the sport including Ginninderra's very own World Champion Cameron Crombie along with players from the Capitals, Brumbies and all your favourite National sporting teams. Individual student winners from each event will be invited to take part in a Showcase Event of Community Hero versus our Sporting Heroes. It will be a Nitro handicap style final worthy of watching.

Spectators and their families can watch the event for free as well as participate in the many sporting challenges being run around the field. A community sports gala for the whole family.

Local schools are now nominating their Year 5/6 teams including the likes of St Thomas Aquinas, Evatt Primary, Miles Franklin, Florey, Weetangera and Kingsford Smith Jnr School just to name a few.

Invitations have already gone out to your school and its not too late to nominate a school team.

Coaches from Ginninderra Athletics are running free coaching clinics in local schools coinciding with the Team Challenge.

With the 12 and Under Belconnen Regional Carnival in August, the Over 13 High School North Carnival and the School Sport ACT Athletics Championships in September, Ginninderra Athletics is happy to assist interested students to improve their knowledge and provide valuable experience in the lead-up to these important events.

With the School Athletics Team Challenge set for the 15th of September, Ginninderra has named the months of August and September - Athstember and giving focus on the sport and the development of students in the Belconnen Community.

So come along to the Ginninderra Athletics Field on Lhotsky Street in September and experience the first ever Primary School Team Challenge - an athletics event like no other.

For the over 13s the Athletics ACT Nitro Schools Challenge is being held at the Phillip Athletics Track on the 26th October. Contact Ginninderra Athletics if you would like an extra boost in this nationwide competition that will see the best teams go onto the National Final. The Club is happy to send Coaches to your school or invite teams to the AIS to provide training after school.

It’s just like Ginninderra, only bigger…

A huge thanks to the 60 members who attended the Special General Meeting today on the merger of Ginninderra Little Athletics Centre (GLAC) and the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club (UCGAC). The fantastic roll-up shows the dedication, commitment and enthusiasm that members have continued to show towards the Tigers since 1976.

An overwhelming unanimous decision was made to merge Little Athletics with UCGAC to form the combined Ginninderra Athletics Club Inc. The decision affects the 650 members of the joint club.

Members endorsed all four of the below motions:

  1. Do you wish to have an amalgamation with UCGAC and GLAC?
  2. Do you want the assets and liabilities of GLAC transferred to Ginninderra Athletics Club (GAC)?
  3. Do you wish to adopt the new GAC constitution?
  4. All life members of GLAC to be recognised as life members of GAC;

The merger is the first of its kind in the ACT with Ginninderra Athletics again leading from the front. It materialises a long held view within the Tigers of One Sport, One Athlete, One Club with pathways to an engaged athlete across their athletics career and a sustainable club to support them. Ginninderra Athletics Club is now on par with the leading athletics clubs in Australia and with one of the largest and broadest memberships.

From a 30,000 foot view not much will change on the ground at Ginninderra Athletics this coming season. However the ringing endorsement of the merger does however create new opportunities for the joint Club and brings new and exciting pathways for all its members. Over the coming weeks more information will be made available as the Club starts its new season planning in haste this month.

The SGM also elected a new Committee to govern Ginninderra Athletics which comprises former members from both the GLAC and UCGAC Executive. The Club is fortunate to welcome current Para World Champion Cameron Crombie along with new members Phil Ebbott and Martin Ross to the Committee. There is now representation from all sides of the Club including Tiny Tots, Tiger Cubs, Juniors, Seniors, Masters, and Para on the Committee. The richest assortment of talent and background that the Committee has had in years.

The 2018-19 Committee of Ginninderra Athletics is:

  • President: Steve Dodt
  • Vice President: Neil Thomas
  • Treasurer: Emma Fitzpatrick
  • Secretary: Fiona Jarvis (Member Protection Information Officer)
  • Registrar: Jodie Collins (Public Officer)
  • General: Cameron Crombie
  • General: David Lemon (LAACT Board Representative)
  • General: Sarah and Paul Fowler
  • General: Martin Ross
  • General: Phil Ebbott
  • General: Tim and Leanne Porter

The Committee thanks all outgoing Committee members from both sides, welcomes its newest members and is excited what the future holds for Ginninderra Athletics.

Calls for members to participate in non-committee Club Roles will begin soon. If you have an interest or something to offer please speak with the Club President.

Special General Meeting – Constitution and Merger

The Committees of the Ginninderra Little Athletics Centre and the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club have recently met to discuss the merger of the two clubs into a single Ginninderra Athletics.

Among the outcomes was a review of the Ginninderra Little Athletics Centre Inc Constitution – which has not been updated in over a decade.

Over the last two months since our AGM, consultation with the Clubs' membership has been undertaken.  Below are links to both the old and new (joint), proposed Constitution.  A summary paper of the key changes is also listed, along with the full 2018 version of the Constitution for reference.

Key dates to be aware of:

  • Consultation period:                      19 May 2018 – 30 June 2018
  • Special General Meeting:             10:00am Registration, 10:10am Start on Saturday, 7th July 2018

Feedback was welcomed via e-mail up to 12 noon on the 30th June 2018. The final document is below.

Eligibility to vote (GLAC)

  • One member, one vote;
  • No absentee or proxy voting allowed;
  • Parents may vote on behalf of a member;
  • Life Members can each vote;
  • Committee Members can each vote;
  • Families of Tiny Tots permitted to vote;
  • Coaches can each vote; and
  • Officials can each vote.

Merger: One Tigers – What it all means?

In the lead up to the Special General Meeting to discuss the merger of GLAC with UC Ginninderra Athletics Club, a series of posts will be posted discussing some of the key background thinking behind the proposal.

What it all means - One Sport, One Athlete, One Club?

The intent of the proposed merger is to be athlete centric and focused around One Sport, One Athlete, One Club with pathways to an engaged athlete across their athletics career and a sustainable club to support them.

The membership of Ginninderra Athletics is as diverse as the events available in the sport. The Club must adapt and cater for all its members.

Our members due to their age and interest may choose to do the sport with our Club either socially or competitively. That same individual over time may change their interests and the Club will cater for them at any stage in their life.

Tiny Tots - ACT Playgroups; Little A's - LAACT; Big A's - AACT; Masters - AMA

In recognition of the diversity of the Club the following Member Scenarios after the merger of UCGAC and GLAC to form Ginninderra Athletics have been identified:

Scenario 1 Jim (3) joins GAC wants to do little A's, does Tiny Tots
Scenario 2 John (7) joins GAC wants to do little A's, does On Track little A's
Scenario 3 Beth (10) joins GAC wants to do little A's, does little A’s
Scenario 4 Deb (13) joins GAC wants to do little A's but not big A's, does little A’s (no dual registration LAACT/AACT)
Scenario 5 Eden (16) joins GAC wants to do little A's and big A's, does little a’s and big a's (dual registration LAACT/AACT)
Scenario 6 Sally (16) joins GAC wants to do big A's, does big A's (no dual registration LAACT/AACT)
Scenario 7 Megan (21) joins GAC wants to do big A's, does big A’s
Scenario 8 Neil (39) joins GAC wants to do big A's and Masters, does big A’s and Masters (dual registration AACT/AMA)
Scenario 9 Sue (28) a mother of two joins GAC wants to do big A's socially and for exercise, does big A’s at Charnwood
Scenario 10 Kelly (14) is a member of Belconnen Little Athletics Centre (BLAC) wants to do big A’s, joins GAC (dual registration LAACT/AACT)
Scenario 11 Joe (14) a current GLAC member and active member of NCG last season re-registers with GAC and wants to continue big a's with NCG, dual registration LAACT/AACT under clause 9 (g) continues to re-register with GAC for little A's and with NCG for big A's
Scenario 12 Mick (14) a current GLAC member not active with AACT decides he wants to do big A's but doesn't believe the GAC pathway is a fit for him. He is free to dual register with his choice of AACT club or just join an AACT affiliated club.

 

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