Ginninderra Athletics welcomes you to the 2018-19 season. This is a truly unique year for the Club and Athletics. Ginninderra has become the first Athletics Club in the ACT to merge into a single organisational body consisting of members from Tiny Tots right through to Masters.
From the commencement of the 2018/19 summer season, athletes born between October and December will bypass one age group in the progression from the age group they were in in 2017/18 to be in the same age group as those athletes born between January and September in the same calendar year. Under the current system they would have been in the age group below those athletes born between January and September. All athletes will be competing with athletes born in the same calendar year. This aligns with many other sports and other athletic bodies. There will always be ‘younger’ and ‘older’ athletes within any given registration period. This change is being implemented across Australia and Ginninderra Athletics will work with affected members over the season to understand the change before it happens.
In 2018-19 we welcome the new UC Athletics Academy, a development pathway that operates to assist athletes to further their skills, improve techniques, motivations and knowledge in the sport of athletics. Athletics is a foundation sport and the Academy recognises that its athletics programs are positive, age appropriate and designed to develop a life-long love for sport and healthy lifestyles.
This season we also welcome new Team Managers, Junior Coaches and Captains to the Club. Please make them feel welcome.
We wish to welcome our new sponsors for the season, and welcome back those who have supported us in previous years. All of our supporters are listed in this booklet. Their generous support helps make Ginninderra a great club.
As always, running our weekly program requires assistance from many volunteers. With your help, this season will be an enjoyable and healthy time for both the athletes and parents.
Have a fantastic season everyone.
Ginninderra Athletics Committee