Community Sports Gala set to take off

Ginninderra Athletics has partnered with Belconnen Community Service, UC Sport, the Capitals, Brumbies, Canberra Raiders, ACT Academy of Sport and the Canberra Cavalry to deliver a Community Sports Gala at Charnwood Oval (off Lhostky Street) on the 15th September from 9am to 12 noon.

Spectators and their families can watch the event for free as well as participate in the many sporting challenges being run around the field. It is truly a Community Sports Gala for the whole family.

  • Meet Sporting Superstars;
  • Challenge yourself to an obstacle course or take on the Sprint Zone;
  • Get up close and personal with a real-life Firie and their Fire Truck;
  • Gather around for the Mascot Race;
  • Cheer on your local school in the Primary Schools Team Challenge;
  • Watch our community winners take on the best sporting personalities in Canberra in a Showcase event; or
  • simply grab a bite to eat and enjoy a free massage.

There are free activities for all ages from 3 years and up as well as lots of helpful advice on offer.

You can even check out the full range of the Gym Secrets Clothing line for the sporting girl in your family.

Meet Sporting Superstars


Sports Challenges

Showcase Event

Mascot Race

Community Activities


Primary School Athletics Team Challenge


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



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



Thanks to our local Newsagent

Ginninderra Athletics would like to extend our gratitude to the friendly team at the Charnwood Newsagency & Licensed Post Office website.  Across the season we call upon the Charnwood Newsagency for all its products and services.

They stock a huge range of stationery and have heaps of other products to choose from and purchase online.

Charnwood Newsagency is also a licensed NSW Lotteries agency and is located at Shop 4, Fadco Building, Charnwood Place, Charnwood ACT.

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.


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