Category Archives: Keeping up

Keep up to date with some of our past Athletes as they compete in Canberra, Australia and the World.

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.

Go get em Tigers – ALAC 2018 team announcement

Congratulations to the Ginninderra Athletics and UC Ginninderra Athletics Club athletes who have been selected in the ACT Team for the 2018 Australian Little Athletics Championships.

ALAC will be held at Runaway Bay, Gold Coast from 28th to 29th April 2018. Congratulations to every ACT athlete and good luck for the competition.

  • Hayden Todd
  • Harry Anderson
  • Lekani Mpaso
  • Csenge Keszei
  • Sidney Shaw
  • Tara Sweeting
  • Jeremy Maranan
  • Mikayla Fitzpatrick

Jeremy and Jacob join Australia’s best at National U15 Camp

In October each year, Jetstar Little Athletics Australia (LAA) holds an annual National U15 camp over four days at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra. The camp is a great opportunity for athletes to be coached by some of Australia’s best coaches, and to receive expert training and education in a range of areas, both practical and theoretical.

Today LAA announced the 98 athletes who were selected to attend the Camp from the 1st - 4th October 2017. Among the four athletes from the ACT were Ginninderra's own Jeremy Maranan and Jacob Davill.

Jeremy was the 2016 ACT team captain at the Australian Little Athletics Championships where he won a silver medal in the 100m and his team mate Jacob also medaled with a bronze in the 800m. The boys are joined by their ACT compatriots Tarcia Collins (Gungahlin) and Charlotte Kalozi (Goulburn) at the Camp.

Jetstar LAA selects the highest performing athletes in each event nationally. Offers for attendance are based on performances at each State’s Track and Field Championships. Selection is by invitation only and is at the discretion of the Jetstar LAA National Camp Organising group.

 

The athletes will receive coaching from some of Australia's best coaches and receive expert training and education in a range of areas including strength and conditioning, recovery, nutrition just to name a few.

Click here to view the full list

Ryan Cuzner’s Trans Tasman triumph

Ginninderra's Ryan Cuzner has followed some of the club's best talent by competing in his first Trans Tasman challenge.

The Trans Tasman is for athletes in the U11 and U12 age groups, from both NSW and Auckland. Every second year, a team from NSW (boys and girls in both the U11 and U12 age groups), travel to Auckland for the Trans Tasman Tour. On alternate years, a team from Auckland travels to Sydney.

Ryan has joined fellow Tigers Esther Coates, Teliya Hetaraka, Charlotte Rauraa and Rebecca Guest in the prestigious event.

In January 2017 the Trans Tasman Challenge took place in Sydney. Ryan competed in the 800m (2:34.96) and 1500m (5:20,79).  Ryan's 800m performance earned him his first international athletics medal with a bronze.

Ryan trains under Ginninderra's distance Coach Brian Daly. Congratulations to both for a marvellous pair of performances.

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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