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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 next two weeks, consultation with the Clubs' membership will be undertaken.  Below are links to both the old and new (joint), recommended 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

Please provide any feedback in e-mail to president@ginninderra.com by 12 noon the 30th June 2018.

2018 Athletics ACT Annual Awards

On Saturday night a number of Ginninderra Athletics big names received awards from Athletics ACT for outstanding performances across 2017-18.

The Tigers are ecstatic to see one of our hardest working coaches receive the Athletics ACT 2017-2018 Daryl Cross Coach of the Year, Hamish MacDonald. An outstanding recognition for the six time Paralympic seated shot putter who these days oversees the development of two of the club's elite para throwers in Cameron Crombie and Kathryn Ross.

Cameron who has had the best of seasons was recognised twice for Athletics ACT 2017-2018 Male Senior Athlete of the Season and the Athletics ACT 2017-2018 Mick Dowling Para Athlete of the Year. Cameron who recently won a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast will have to make more room alongside his World Championship Gold and World Record for this season.

2017/2018 saw 28 ACT members represent Australia at international levels, received a medal from an international competition and/or ACT, National or World Record with these athletes all receiving a coveted Laurel Wreath for the 2018/2019 season. Among the recipients were Australian 400m Hurdles bronze medalist Matt Walters, Australian representative Mitch Baker who claimed a bronze medal in the U20 Men 10km Walk at World Race Walking Teams Championships earlier this month, UC Students Vanessa Low (two time Paralympian) and World Paralympic Gold medalist Scott Reardon, and Cameron Crombie.

Congratulations to everyone recognised by the Territory Association at the Gala Dinner and Awards Night.

Ginninderra Cross Country

This Winter prepare for cross country with your running and walking club Ginninderra Athletics. Go off track at The Pinnacle, run hills at Mount Rogers or take it easy around the Charnwood Sporting fields. There are distances, courses and surfaces for everybody, regardless of experience, fitness or age.

Ginninderra Athletics first Winter Cross Country run/walk is this Wednesday 2nd May starting from our Home Ground at Charnwood Oval on Lhotsky Street starting at 4:45pm (arrive early to warm up). Take the 1km , 2km or 5km challenge for yourself and bring a friend. There is no cost to participate but you must be a registered member of Ginninderra Athletics first for insurance purposes.

If competitive running is more your liking, join the Tigers and compete at the Run_ACT Junior Cross Country Series which started last Saturday at Lake Burley Griffin. The next race is at Lake Ginninderra. Competing for Ginninderra gives the Tigers the chance to claim the LAACT Cross Country trophy. Run_ACT accepts registered athletes from under 6 and up.

Winter Cross Country – Wednesdays 4:45pm to 5:30pm

  • 2nd May (Charnwood)
  • 9th May (Mt Rogers)
  • 16th May (The Pinnacle)
  • 23rd May (Charnwood)
  • 30th May (Mt Rogers)
  • 6th June (The Pinnacle)
  • 13th June (Charnwood)
  • 20th June (Mt Rogers)
  • 27th June (The Pinnacle)
  • 25th July (Charnwood)
  • 1st August (Mt Rogers)
  • 8th August (The Pinnacle)
  • 15th August (Charnwood)
  • 22nd August (Mt Rogers)

Run_ACT Senior Series – Over 12 – Saturdays

  • 21st July
  • 4th August
  • 9th September

Run_ACT Junior Series – Under 12 – Sundays

  • 29th April – Menindee Drive, Lake Burley Griffin
  • 13th May – Lake Ginninderra
  • 27th May – Fadden Pines
  • 3rd June – Lake Ginninderra
  • 23rd June – Stromlo – Age Handicap
  • 30th June – ACT LA XC Champs – Stromlo

For more information visit our Winter Wonderland program and registration page.

Winter is coming

 

Winter Athletics wonderland

Ginninderra Athletics will be offering a new, exciting training and fitness activities for children and parents of all ages starting in May to celebrate the Winter of Athletics. Come and enjoy in the warm and welcoming community atmosphere at the Ginninderra track. There are new friendships to be made, different activities to try and coaches to help develop your skills, fitness, balance and strength. There are opportunities for both individual and team pursuits. It is a place where boys and girls from as young as 3 to as mature as 99 to enjoy, have fun, connect, grow, learn, laugh and develop.

Activities will be hosted on Wednesday afternoons (Tiny Tots and Cross Country) and Saturday mornings (ALL ages athletics – Tiny Tots, Tiger Cubs, Winter Track and Field).

Through the enjoyment of our Winter program each and every individual will have the opportunity to feel a club that prides itself on belonging and inclusion, encourages and emphasises fun, family, development and fitness and supports each person to be the best they can be.

In addition we are offering a unique Winter specialised coaching pathway program for our new and continuing Junior Coaches.  Interested teens (from 13 years) and existing junior Coaches are encouraged to come along and develop their coaching and development skills.  Junior coaches will be trained and mentored  to support, encourage, coach, lead and help our Tiny Tot and Tiger Cub athletes.

Registration is now open
Ginninderra Athletics will only be offering online registration to the Winter Season. Athletes can sign-up/register using ResultsHQ starting from April 2018.

Returning Athlete registration

For Athletes who have a ResultsHQ Login and were a member in 2017/18 Summer Season, please sign up and register by using the Nomination process on ResultsHQ. Please read the Nomination Step by Step Guide for help.

New Athlete registration

If you do not have a ResultsHQ Login you should sign up and register using this method. Read the Online Registration - Step by Step Guide for assistance with the System.

Programs for 2018 Winter Season:

  1. Tiny Tigers (Tiny Tots) program for 3 to 4 year olds facilitated by Debra Evans;
  2. Tiger Cubs program for 5 to 8 year olds coordinated by Fiona Jarvis; and
  3. Winter Track & Field program for 9 years to Masters athletes coached by Steve Dodt;
  4. Cross Country for 6 years to Master athletes coached by Brian Daly;  and
  5. Junior Coach Mentoring program for 13 to 18 year olds mentored by Luke Allard.

Tiny Tots: A must for all enthusiastic three to four year olds at Ginninderra, the Tiny Tigers (Tiny Tots) are prefect for parents looking to share in some fitness and fun with their little ones.   Tiny Tots utilises children’s innate desire to play in a positive, fun learning environment.

Tiny Tots activities are based around athletics running, jumping and throwing events and are designed to help children develop fundamental movement skills (FMS). FMS act as precursors to more specialised, challenging and complex movement skills.

Mastering FMS assists children to be physically active, which helps with their general health and wellbeing, promotes social interactions and emotional attributes and thus assists in the development of speech, self-esteem, confidence and independence.

Each week Tiny Tots are engaged with colour, activities, learning, movement and fun. Parents are actively encouraged to join in and share the bond, connection and joy of participating actively with their children.   The laugher, happiness, development and frienships being made is always heartwarming, beautiful and special.

  • Wednesday 4:30 – 5:30 – Commencing 2nd May (10 week season)
  • Saturday 9am – 10am – Commencing 5th May (10 week season)
  • Cost:   $80/season

Tiger Cubs: Ginninderra will teach kids the skills of athletics before we ask them to perform these skills in a competitive environment. Tiger Cubs is a coaching program. It is based on a massive amount of research that has been done on how children learn sporting skills, what children want out of their early sporting experiences and the learning capacities of children at different ages.

All children from 5 to 8 years are invited to enjoy learning athletics skills in a fun, engaging, non competitive, family friendly way. Tiger Cubs is skill develop based and lead by a Tiger Cubs coordinator and qualified Junior Coaches.

Parents are encouraged to come along, be part of Tiger Cubs and enjoy the joy of participating with their children. All children will be successful, develop, learn, and be actively engaged at Tiger Clubs.   All athletic events are coached and the activities keep kids on the go the whole time.

  • Saturdays, starting 5th May 2018
  • Time: 9am – 10am
  • Cost:  $100/season

Winter Track and Field:  Over winter is when most Schools organise their Athletics Carnivals. Ginninderra is offering coaching and mentoring for any athlete aged 9 years to masters. All event areas will be offered in a fast paced weekly session that is just as much about fun as it will be improving fitness and delivered in an entertaining and non-competitive way. Measuring and timing will not be conducted. Parents are encouraged to actually give the session a go for themselves.

  • Saturdays, starting 5th May 2018
  • Time: 9am – 10am
  • Cost:  $100/season

Cross Country: The Cross Country season gives athletes an opportunity to run a distance race over different terrain and courses each week.

There will be three Cross Country courses that provide for variety and the opportunity for all ages to enjoy the challenge, fun and sensory excitement of mud, grass, hills and possibly even a creek.  Cross Country will be lead by our highly trained and experienced middle and long distance endurance running coach Brian Daly.

  • Wednesdays, starting 2nd May (at Charnwood Oval)
  • Time: 4:45 – 5:45pm
  • Locations:  Rotations every three weeks from Charnwood Oval, Mt Rogers Hill and  The Pinnacle Lookout (register to get the full details).
  • Cost:  Gold Coin donation each week

Junior Coach Mentor Program: Are you interested in becoming a volunteer Junior Coach at Ginninderra this Winter season? Becoming a Junior Coach is a fun and rewarding way for individuals from 13 years of age to get involved with coaching athletics and make a difference in the lives of families, and children in the Ginninderra Athletics community.

You will be provided with support, guidance and training and learn important life skills that will help with your development and future school and employment options.  Junior Coaching is also a great way to further develop your own athletics, communication, and organisational skills, give back, feel a sense of accomplishment, make a difference to our Tiny Tot and Tiger Cub athletes, make friends and learn from an incredible and experienced senior coach and athlete.

Being part of the program is free and done on a volunteer basis. Junior Coaches must register to participate in the Winter Program.

  • Junior Coach Training and development:  Saturdays 8:30 – 9:00am
  • Delivery Sessions:  Wednesday 4:15pm  – 5:45pm
  • Delivery Sessions:  Saturday 9:00 – 10:00am
  • Cost: FREE

Dates/Where?

All activities based at Charnwood Athletics Field off Lhotsky Street, except Cross Country which varies. The shorter winter season will be held during the school term with a break over the School Holiday period.

  • Term 2 – Saturday 5 May to Saturday 30 June 2018 (9 weeks)
  • Term 3 – Saturday 28 July to Saturday 8 September 2018 (7 weeks)

Winter Season Track and Field – Charnwood Athletics Field – Saturdays 9:00am to 10:00am

  • 5th May
  • 12th May
  • 19th May
  • 26th May
  • 2nd June
  • 9th June
  • 16th June
  • 23rd June
  • 30th June
  • 28th July
  • 4th August
  • 11th August
  • 18th August
  • 25th August
  • 1st September

Winter Cross Country – Wednesdays 4:45pm to 5:30pm

  • 2nd May (Charnwood)
  • 9th May (Mt Rogers)
  • 16th May (The Pinnacle)
  • 23rd May (Charnwood)
  • 30th May (Mt Rogers)
  • 6th June (The Pinnacle)
  • 13th June (Charnwood)
  • 20th June (Mt Rogers)
  • 27th June (The Pinnacle)
  • 25th July (Charnwood)
  • 1st August (Mt Rogers)
  • 8th August (The Pinnacle)
  • 15th August (Charnwood)
  • 22nd August (Mt Rogers)

High Noon (AIS Athletics Track) – Twelves years and up – Sundays 12:00pm

  • 6th May
  • 20th May
  • 17th June
  • 7th July (TBC)
  • 22nd July
  • 5th August
  • 2nd September
  • 16th September

Run_ACT Senior Series – Over 12 – Saturdays

  • 21st July
  • 4th August
  • 9th September

Run_ACT Junior Series – Under 12 – Sundays

  • 29th April – Menindee Drive, Lake Burley Griffin
  • 13th May – Lake Ginninderra
  • 27th May – Fadden Pines
  • 3rd June – Lake Ginninderra
  • 23rd June – Stromlo – Age Handicap
  • 30th June – ACT LA XC Champs – Stromlo

 

 

Thank you 2017/18 Committee

Another wonderful season has concluded at Ginninderra Athletics. One of the best years in living memory for its inclusiveness and the all round fantastic culture within the Club.

Behind the scenes a small team of dedicated individuals on the Club's Committee have been tirelessly working to support every athlete in the club be their best.

A big thank you to everyone on the Committee for their time, enthusiasm, goodwill and good humour.

2017/18 Committee

President Steve Dodt
Vice President(s) Neil Thomas
Corinne Allard
Secretary Jodie Collins
Treasurer Emma Fitzpatrick
Registrar Bec Swiridziuk
Junior Coaches Coordinator Mortisha Rauraa
Coaching Coordinator Steve Dodt
Health and Safety Officer Jodie Collins
LAACT Representative David Lemon
Member Protection MPIO Fiona Jarvis
Records Officer Mortisha Rauraa
Sponsorship Tim and Leanne Porter
Roster Coordinator(s) Corinne Allard
Competition Coordinator(s) Emma Fitzpatrick
Equipment Officer
Field Set-up  Coordinator
Marko Lehikoinen
Paul and Sarah Fowler
Weekly Results Coordinator Neil Thomas
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