Awards and Presentations

Little Athletics Awards:

The Little Athletics Club Awards are presented to little athletes at presentation day. Every child who is registered at our Club, and who does not receive a ‘special’ trophy will receive a participation medal at the end of the season.

Club Champion Awards (Under 6 to Under 17)
The Club Champions and place getters in each age group (Under 6 to Under 17) are worked out by awarding points for performances in each event competed in during the season at a standard Ginninderra Athletics meet at Charnwood oval.

Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to the top 3 athletes in each age group, ie those with the highest overall point scores. Points are awarded based on performance levels achieved on a weekly basis as per the below table.

Event Result Number of points
1st place 11
2nd place 10
3rd place 9
4th place 8
5th place 7
6th place 6
7th place 5
8th place 4
9th place 3
10th place 2
All subsequent places 1

Improvement awards (Under 6 to Under 17)
These awards are made to the individual in each age group who has improved his/her performance most frequently and who has participated in the most events at a standard Ginninderra Athletics meet at Charnwood oval. It is assessed by awarding 1 point for each event and 4 points for each improvement.

Those children who place in the first 3 places in the Centre Championships are excluded from these awards. However, this does not apply to age groups where there are only a very small number (3 or fewer) of registered participants.

Improvement trophies (Under 6 to Under 17)
These are awarded to the boy and girl in tiger cubs (6-8), juniors (9-11) and senior (12-15) categories who achieve the greatest number of individual performance improvements (personal bests). These awards are decided on improvements only at a standard Ginninderra Athletics meet at Charnwood oval. The Club Champion place getters are also eligible for these awards.

Jennie Dean trophies (Under 12 to Under 17)
These two trophies are awarded to senior athletes who have excelled over the years at Ginninderra Athletics and Association Competitions. One is awarded to a female athlete and the other to a male athlete as decided by the Committee.

Colman trophies (Under 6 to Under 17)
These are awarded to the boy and girl athlete who most epitomise the meaning of the Club, ie Family, Fun and Fitness. The awards are decided by the Committee on the basis of nominations from age marshals or members.

Ron Henderson Memorial Shield (Under 9 to Under 17)
This award is for the athlete showing most effort at training, as decided by the Head Coach.

Goldsmith Trophy (Under 9 to Under 17)
This award goes to the athlete providing most help and support to the club regardless of ability. The award is decided by the Committee on the basis of nominations by age marshals or members.

Rohan Robinson Hurdler’s Trophy (Under 8 to Under 17)
This trophy donated by Australian Champion 400m hurdler Rohan Robinson, is awarded to the Little athlete (u8 to u17’s) who achieves the best hurdles performance relative to the start of season age group record at a standard Ginninderra Athletics meet at Charnwood oval.

Brendon Reading Walker’s Trophy (Under 8 to Under 17)
This trophy donated by Australian Champion Race Walker Brendon Reading, is awarded to the Little athlete (u8 to u17’s) who achieves the best walks performance relative to the start of season age group record at a standard Ginninderra Athletics meet at Charnwood oval..

Seniors Awards:

Awards for athletes that only compete at “Seniors” (non Little Athletics) are still being determined.

Whole Club Awards:

President’s Shield
This shield was introduced by Geoff Bartley (President 2010-11). It is awarded to a non-Committee member of the GAC community to recognise assistance provided to the Club throughout the season.

Coach of the Year
This is awarded to a  member of the GAC community who has coached our athletes. Coaches will be identified based on their commitment, dedication and the achievement of those that they have mentored.

Junior Coach of the Year

This is awarded to a Junior coach who assisted the club during the season. This award is chosen by the junior coach coordinator.

Other Awards

  • Record Breaker certificates;
  • Outstanding service / project / initiative prize (dependent on the activity as to what is awarded);
  • Athlete Participation/Service badges (the “50” events badge);
  • Good Sport vouchers;
  • PB Team Challenge (Icy Pole) – Age Group winner;
  • Treat an Age Manager – weekly sausage sandwich and a bottle of water on presentation of Age Group laminated voucher;
  • Rebel and other gift vouchers – service recognition like AACT officials or other efforts as deemed by the Committee’s Executive;