Lending a hand has never been so easy

With thanks to the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club, a donation of 3 Discus and 2 Shot Put Trolleys has been made to our Little Athletics Centre. The trolleys are very mobile and located at either end of Charnwood Athletics Field, making set-up a breeze.

The Discus Trolley (blue and red) holds 36 items (108 Discus in total). That is enough for all three Discus Cages at Charnwood. The Shot Put Trolley (grey) holds 25 items (50 Shot Puts in total).

Set-up now only involves moving each respective Trolley and the Tape Measure Trolley from the Shed to the right location on the track and unloading the necessary equipment for that event. This means lending a hand on a Saturday morning has never been so easy.

Check out our Volunteering at Ginninderra Athletics website for other ways you can Get Involved at the Tigers.

Discus Crew

Shot Put Crew

 

Paid Canteen Manager position now available

Ginninderra Athletics has an exciting opportunity for the running and management of the club canteen. This requires urgent attention and the club are seeking expressions of interest from motivated individuals, partnerships or groups who can continue to service our large membership base during the summer season on weekends.

The club is open to negotiations regarding certain aspects of the agreement however it will be viewed as a business relationship and it is expected that the running of the canteen will reflect this.

The club is continuing to grow and further establish itself as one of the premier athletics clubs in the region. It’s an exciting time to be part of our club!

Our 2017-18 Season consists of 19 Meets held at Belconnen's Charnwood Athletics Field, all events are held on a Saturday morning. Our season starts at the beginning of October 2017 and runs until the end of March 2018.

The Canteen Manager will be required to:

  • Maintain canteen stock on a weekly basis or as required;
  • Manage a roster of volunteers for each competition session (this will include basic training of volunteers);
  • Create a food and drink menu that suits summer sports crowd
  • Order and manage canteen stock
  • Liaise with Club President and Treasurer to minimise wastage.
  • Canteen open from 8:30am till 11:30am during all Saturday meets with a possibility of one additional Friday evening during the season.
  • Food Safety Certification (Ginninderra Athletics will pay for your accreditation if needed)
  • Delegate jobs to volunteer workers on the day (Ginninderra Athletics will have a roster for volunteers to help in the canteen)
  • Safe and appropriate practices are followed in relation to hygiene, health laws and regulations

The Canteen Manager will be paid for an 4hr working day/week (capture purchasing and set-up) and will be negotiated with the suitable applicant.

If you are interested in applying, please send in your expression of interest addressing the above criteria to the President president@ginninderra.com

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

Territory Tigers represent State with Pride

The 2017 Australian Little Athletics Championships (ALAC) was held in Sydney on 22nd-23rd April. The ACT team was captained this year by Ginninderra's very own Bec Guest.

Rebecca was joined on team ACT with her Tiger mates Alice Fraser, Austin Tetteh, James Lemon and Harry Francis.

Some fantastic and memorable performances by everyone. Just to make the National Championships is a feat in itself and to be counted in the top 16 in their chosen events is marvellous.

Highlights from the two day competition include Austin's 5th placing in the 200m Final and his three Personal Bests (200m, 400m and Long Jump). Austin was also a member of the State 4x100m team.

Rebecca ran a sizzling final leg in her 4x100m Relay Final to finish 6th and only just getting pipped for 5th by 0.04s. Bec's 400m was a gutsy run and almost broke her PB.

Alice made massive improvements in Sydney with big throws in both the Discus and the Shot Put.

Harry came away with two new PBs in both of his Hurdles events and was only 0.1s outside the Club Record in the 200mH.

James made the top eight in his 1500m Walk and ran a PB in his 800m Final clocking 2:20.68.

Winter Fun Runs have started

The University of Canberra Ginninderra Athletics Club have commenced the 2017 Winter Cross Country Series on Lake Ginninderra each fortnight.

Every Cross Country event isn't measured by the amount of Personal Bests someone gets, it is also gauged by how it can be just as much fun for everyone doing it.

The Tigers' Fun Run course starts and finishes at the idyllic Waterfall on Lake Ginninderra. The route loops itself in a figure eight around John Knight Memorial Park and the UC Bushland near Ressies with good views of the Roos of UC.

There are many undulating sections with grass, bike path, the odd muddy dirt trail and some small water jumps to enjoy along the 1.5km, 2km, 3km, 4km and 5km distance of your choosing. For the older runners doing 3 to 5km the course repeats itself to double up the challenges in the second half of each route.

Winter Cross Country is as close as you can get to Playing at running.

The course with its different elements allows imagination and creativity to take place, and there is no particular rules and no significant physical exertion for fun and self-amusement necessary.

The next Cross Country fun run is on the 29th April 2017 starting at 8:45am at Lake Ginninderra and the first Run_ACT Winter Junior Series is on the 7th May 2017 at Stromlo Forest Park. For more information visit the University of Canberra Ginninderra Athletics Club for all the details.

2017 Winter Cross Country Program

95 pages

Family Fun and Fitness