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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-stop 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!

On Track

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Digitally connected

Ginninderra Athletics with the wonderful support of the Telstra Kids Fund (Telstra Foundation) means this season the club is truly digitally connected.

The grant provides funding for Australia’s fastest network, the NBN, to join forces with some of Australia’s fastest athletes as Ginninderra Athletics looks to the future and further innovate the sport and club operations.

Every member of the club can now access for free Ginninderra Wi-Fi, our homeground NBN hotspot to share, capture and like their favourite moments across the season.

The Club will also be connecting the Timing Gates to the NBN to provide Live Results via the Results HQ web app.

There will also be a trial of capturing live field results on smart phones and tablets.

The Primary Schools Team Challenge will also be live streamed around the country in another first for Canberra’s most innovative athletic club. Ginninderra’s Media and Marketing Officer from UC, Dylan Bryan says capturing the Nitro experience for the thousands of athletics fans in the community can only be provided with the support of companies like Telstra.

Event Manager Lindsay Mitton says the Primary Schools Team Challenge has attracted a lot of interest from right across Canberra and Yass with team nominations going strongly. A line up of sporting personalities from the UC Capitals, Brumbies, Raiders, Canberra United, the CBR Brave and more for the local hero show case event will be a huge highlight for the September 15th event. Canberra’s favourite sporting teams will also be providing chances to meet players and have opportunities to take part in fun activities in this free Community Sporting event.

New season Online Registrations open on the 15th of August with Club Registrar Jodie Collins saying interest in the new Team event is already driving new registrations. Ginninderra Athletics is the only ACT Athletics club where members as young as 3 or as old as 70 can take part in Community Athletics on a Red or Grass Track over summer. The UC Athletics Academy is also proving popular with interest in Ginninderra’s new development pathway where athletes from 10 years and up can get the best support, advice and coaching available.

Belconnen Primary Schools Team Challenge announced

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5 August 2018 High Noon

High Noon on Sunday featured some swirling winds especially in the 100m. Spencer Cox (12.15)was the best of the Tigers finishing 4th overall and the best of the masters Athletes. Brodie Goecke-Beard (13.87) ran very well against the senior boys finishing 6th in his heat. Eden (14.92) got the win on his father Neil Thomas (14.94) in the 4th heat of the day, finishing 5th and 6th respectively.

Spencer (24.30) backed up in the 200m and finished a place higher coming third overall. Ginninderra team mate Caleb Joliffe (26.01) ran superbly beating his seed time in winning heat 2. His time was good enough for heat 1. Eden (31.60) yet again took line honours in the race of the Thomas’ edging Neil (31.92) by 0.3s.

Neil Thomas’ return to athletics after 5 months off due to a broken leg looks like he will return stronger and better by the time summer series has finished.

Stephen Fraser showed he’s no slouch in the Men’s Hammer Throw taking out first place with a mighty heave of 41.22m. His throw is a new club record for U18 Men and is only 2m behind the U20 Record.

Brodie demonstrated his multi talents in taking out the Triple Jump with the longest leap of 9.46m. He is really following in the footsteps of his fellow Tigers including Mitchall Anderson, Jeremy Maranan, Austin Tetteh and National Medalist Chioma Enyi. Brodie (pictured) trains with Faye Todd (Level 4), one of Ginninderra's and the ACT's most highly accredited Coaches. Faye trains her squad on Monday and Wednesday nights at the AIS from 4:30pm.

 

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.

22nd July 2018 High Noon

The Athletics ACT High Noon meet on 22nd July 2018 had some very impressive early season results from members of Ginninderra Athletics.

In the 100m Jeremy Maranan finished second behind the ACT Open Men' champion in 12.18s. Jeremy's team mate Harry Francis (13.04s) won the second heat. Ginninderra's newest dual registered member with Gungahlin Little Athletics Centre Chloe Penfold (15.52s) finished 4th in the Women's race. Brodie Goecke-Beard (13.70s) came second to Harry in their heat.

The 200m again featured Harry Francis (25.68 PB), Brodie Goecke-Beard (29.03), Chloe Penfold (32.20) and their Ginninderra Team mate Jacob Todd (28.03). Harry was fifth fastest overall which is a huge personal best for him. His training with Faye Todd over Winter is really paying off.

Jacob Todd (1:00.64) backed up in the 400m and his brother Hayden Todd (1:01.79) gave the Tigers a second and fourth finish respectively overall.

Hayden Todd (2:13.79) and Jacob Todd (2:11.11) finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 800m.

Brodie Goecke-Beard (4.27m) finished 3rd in the Long Jump. Brodie (1.40m) also backed up in the High Jump finishing third overall.

Stephen Fraser (14.39m) threw the furthest in the Men's Shot Put for the win. Stephen (41.84m) and Chloe Penfold (16.91m) both finished in first respectively, Men and Women, in the Discus.

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