Enjoy athletics your way

If you discovered athletics at School this winter, come along and give it a try with the Tigers this summer starting on 10th October. Ginninderra will hold a free Come & Try Day at Charnwood Oval from 08:30am.

There are events for the youngest family members from 3 to 4 years (Tiny Tots), 5 to 6 years (Tiger Cubs), 7 to 11 years (Junior Tigers) and 12 years & up (Senior Tigers).

Each weekend a taste of the best events are on offer in each age group and athletes can pick and choose what they want to do with participation always encouraged.

Little Athletics is all about family fun and fitness. A morning with the Tigers is all that and more. Get an activity fix, cheer on your friends and sing along to the best music as it pumps you up for your next PB. Meet new friends, learn new skills and improve agility, join a training squad and make the experience your own.

Why wait? Sign up online or this weekend Ginninderra is holding its Registration Days on Friday (6-9pm) and Saturday (9-12pm) at Kippax Fair. Everyone is welcome at the Tigers!

Seriously more events

This Summer, athletics at Charnwood Oval will see the Under 15-17 Age Group co-sharing their weekly program with their older team mates in the Open Age Group and vice versa. This means more events to choose from each Saturday for everyone.

Any would-be Decathlete might like the idea of being offered ten events in a morning, but it is the less serious Tigers who are encouraged to choose between their favourite disciplines with greater choice than ever before.

There's now twice as many throws, jumps, sprints and distance events to bite into each and every weekend. Athletes can pick and choose what and when they want to participate. For those still wanting to test their endurance and all-round athleticism there's a 5 event program in their respective Age Group on offer.

No matter how you choose to do athletics, there's now more of what you love at a pace that suits you in a social and not so serious competition at the Ginninderra Tigers.

Open Age Group events are available for any athlete from U12 and up. So test your abilities or try something new like the 3000m. No matter what it is, Ginninderra has it on offer this summer.

If this isn't enough, join the Tiger Team and visit Interclub to participate in events like the Steeple Chase, Hammer, Pole Vault and more. So each week you can choose from a Green Grass Track or a Mondo Red Track. Some weeks you may want to do both!?!

For more information call/txt 0403 75 0619 and ask for Steve.

Week 1

  Event 1 Event 2 Event 3 Event 4 Event 5 Event 6
Start 9:15 Start 9:30am
U15G+ 1100mW* Shot 800m 200m 90mH Long
U15B+ 1100mW* Discus 800m 200m Triple 100mH
Open   100m 800m Javelin High 100mH

*       open to all age groups

Week 2

  Event 1 Event 2 Event 3 Event 4 Event 5 Event 6
Start 9:30am
U15G+   High 1500m Javelin 100m 200mH
U15B+   High 1500m Shot 100m 200mH
Open   Discus 400m Long 100m 3000m

*       open to all age groups

Week 3

  Event 1 Event 2 Event 3 Event 4 Event 5 Event 6
Start 9:15am Start 9:30am
U15G+ 1500mW* Triple 100m 400m 90mH Discus
U15B+ 1500mW* Javelin 100m 400m Long 100mH
Open   200m 1500m Shot Triple 3000mW

*       open to all age groups

Mariah leaps to new heights over Winter

One of Ginninderra's high flyers, Mariah Brody doesn't mind leaping her way around the gym floor over Winter.

Competing at the recent ACT State Championships in Gymnastics, Mariah was participating in the National Level 5 class and enjoyed a magnificent competition finishing second overall.

In the individual disciplines Mariah had fantastic performances in:

  • Vault (1st)
  • Floor (1st)
  • Beam (3rd)
  • Bars (4th)

The Tigers love to hear from members about their sporting habits away from Charnwood Oval. If you have some news please let us know as we love to share your experiences with our community.

Congratulations Mariah on an outstanding effort.

This season join Mariah at the Tigers and jump as far as you want too!

Coffs Harbour braces for a Tiger Influx

From the 16th to the 18th of October 2015, C-ex International Stadium in Coffs Harbour plays host to the Junior Australian Oztag Championships (U9 - U16).

The ACT Cougars feature many Ginninderra Tigers willing to show off some early season speed, skill and athleticism.

This is the 3rd edition of the tournament and its success is evident by the increasing numbers each year. In 2015 there is 170 teams playing in the tournament.

Congratulations to the following Ginninderra Athletes who will be competing for the ACT:

  • Kobe O'Neall
  • Joshua Beale
  • Alex Skinner
  • Thomas Alcorn
  • Noah Mills
  • Andrew McFarlane
  • Jack Mills
  • Callum Lowther
  • Sarah Walker
  • Charlia Hodgson
  • Billie Hodgson
  • Chloe Smith
  • Charlie Hiskins
  • Jess Abel
  • Hayley Abel
  • Maddison Perceval

Please do let us know if the Team line-ups have changed since the announcement on the Oztag website.

More Athletics for more athletes

The UC Ginninderra Tigers are pleased to announce a recent decision by the Boards of Little Athletics ACT and Athletics ACT.

Any registered Little Athlete in the U12s who will turn twelve by the 30th of September the following year (i.e. 2016) is now eligible to participate as a Dual Registered Athlete with the Tigers at Athletics ACT events.

This decision means more athletes can choose from a variety of events and programs available across both Associations. The Tigers are the only all ages club in the ACT and one registration gives athletes the freedom of choice of where and when and how they participate.

Ginninderra is best placed to assist athletes move between grass track and red track competitions. With new season registrations now open, the Tigers are encouraging all athletes from the Under 12s and up to register with us (once they have joined their local Little Aths Centre).

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