Tag Archives: 2015

Beyond Bank reward the Tigers for all the good we do

Beyond Bank support a number of community organisations across Australia who do good in our community.  Their ‘Your Vote’ program is just one way you can help Beyond Bank provide a little bit more support to groups that you are passionate about.

The ACT results are in for ‘Your Vote’ December 2015:

Ginninderra would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote and recognise the contribution that the Tigers play in the local community.

The $1000 will be used to replace Ginninderra's High Jump mats which are used by athletes every weekend. The mats were donated to the Tigers following the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane. They have seen many thousands of kids do their best and the Tigers are very grateful that we can now renew and invest for future generations of Ginninderra Athletes.

With the assistance of sponsors the Tigers have invested $120k into local facilities that benefit the whole community over the last 5 years. The Tigers hope to continue to this level of invest in the local community and build better community as a result.

Want to further support your community group?
Help Beyond Bank support your favourite community group by opening a Community Reward Account and nominating them as the recipient. Every year Beyond Bank donate a percentage of the annual average balances to the nominated charity – so the more you save the more they can give back.

Elijah Arranz fundraising update

For the past month the Tigers have been fundraising for Elijah Arranz since he was in a terrible skydiving accident that has left him in a coma. Everyone who knows Elijah recognise if anyone can fight their way back from such a serious fall it is this young, energetic and dedicated man.

Elijah has been a member of our club for many years and we all dearly miss seeing him doing what he loves most which is to run.

Of course we are all forever grateful to the instructor Tony Rokov an "incredible hero" who saved Elijah's life. Tony's heroics and quick thinking in the final seconds of the skydive is the reason we are able to support Elijah in his brave recovery from the terrible injuries that he did suffer.

Elijah's plight has touched many people in Ginninderra's Community as well at his school and other places that play such a big part of his life including Basketball and Martial Arts.

The generosity and best wishes that the Tigers have received on behalf of the Arranz family has been incredible. In the past 24 days we have managed to raise over $27,420 through the support of 272 people.

Incredibly the GoFundMe page was shared 1500 times on Facebook and 49,439 people engaged with the campaign on Facebook.

During last month's UC Life Gift each athlete wore Elijah's registration number in recognition of their team mate, who would have competed in the event. Ginninderra collected donations for Elijah's family during the Beyond Bank Ginninderra Carnival, celebrating the club's 40th anniversary.

Mount Rogers Primary School held a fun run  for Elijah where students ran laps to help raise funds in early December.

Elijah's team mates at the Ginninderra Rats Basketball team have arranged a Ballin' for Eli event on Saturday the 19th of December. It is a 24 hour basketball event at the Belconnen Basketball Stadium. It is intended as a family oriented event with games going for the full 24 hours. Feature events include a dunk contest, a three point shootout and a basketball skills event. This follows the show of support across the last round of Basketball in November where players wore coloured socks in support for Elijah.

dinner and auction fundraiser is to be held on  6th of February 2016. Some great items have been donated and all the proceeds will go towards helping Elijah in his recovery.

For more stories and articles about Elijah Arranz check our website.

Tigers Relay good at Championships

Last Sunday a dedicated bunch of Tigers took to the road and traveled to Woden to compete in the Subway LAACT 2015 Relay Championships.

In a topsy turvy day of competition Ginninderra improved on last season's efforts by  going one better in the overall team pointscore and going within a whisker of finishing in first place.

The silver medal to Ginninderra caps off a great start to 2015-16 season where the Tigers won the Multi Event Championships in November and came within 4.5 points of doing something similar at the relay championships.

There were strong performances from many teams with Ginninderra breaking State Records in:

  • U13B - 4x100m and Medley Relay;
  • U12B - 4x100m and Medley Relay;
  • U8G - Long Jump and Shot Put;

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Photos from the event have been posted to the Tigers’ Facebook Album. Full results from the Athletics ACT Relay Championships are also available.

  • Click here to download a copy of the Total Centre Points Summary - 16th December 2015
  • Click here to download a copy of the Boys Track Points Summary - 16th December 2015
  • Click here to download a copy of the Boys Field Points Summary - 16th December 2015
  • Click here to download a copy of the Girls Track Points Summary - 16th December 2015
  • Click here to download a copy of the Girls Field Points Summary - 16th December 2015

2015 Relay Championships

The UC Tigers entered 13 teams in the 2015 Relay Championships held at Woden Athletics Field. Ginninderra's entries were in all four events including the Open Men's and Women's 4x100m and 4x400m Relays.

Ginninderra included dual registered athletes in each team and it was great to see so many athletes wearing tiger uniform. Such was the Tigers' presence at the Championships that one complete Heat of the 4x100m relay featured just teams from UC Ginninderra Athletics Club.

From the four events Ginninderra finished with One Gold, Two Silver and a Bronze. A fantastic all round result from the club in its first season since returned to the Association.

There was some controversy in the Men's 4x100m Relay with one Tiger team disqualified while a competitor's team in the next heat left their lane managed to go unnoticed in the home straight.

It was a great day and a wonderful initiative to include Open Events within the LAACT Relay Championships where the Tigers finished second overall. A big improvement on last season and a strong showing by only missing the top position by 4.5 points. This follows the Tigers incredible first placing at the LAACT Multi Event Carnival in November.

This year's results mimic UC's inaugural entry into an AACT Relay Championships in 1998 when the team finished first on on 222 points, from South Canberra Tuggeranong second on 193 points and Woden Harriers third on 43 points.

Photos from the event have been posted to the Tigers' Facebook Album. Full results from the Athletics ACT events follow.

 

Open Men 4 x 100m

Timed Final 1

Place

Team

Time

1st

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club (Lane 4)

48.1

2nd

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club (Lane 5)

54.0

3rd

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club (Lane 6)

58.6

DQ

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club (Lane 3)

Timed Final Heat 2

1st

Impulse Athletics

44.9

2nd

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club

45.6

3rd

Mike Sainsbury Training Squad

46.8

4th

Track 'n' Phil

48.4

5th

North Canberra Gungahlin Athletic Club

55.1

Final Results

Place

Team

Time

1st

Impulse Athletics (Timed Final 2)

44.9

2nd

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club (Timed Final 2)

45.6

3rd

Mike Sainsbury Training Squad (Timed Final 2)

46.8

4th

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club (Lane 4 Timed Final 1)

48.1

5th

Track 'n' Phil (Timed Final 2)

48.4

6th

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club (Lane 5 Timed Final 1)

54.0

7th

North Canberra Gungahlin Athletic Club (Timed Final 2)

55.1

8th

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club (Lane 6 Timed Final 1)

58.6

DQ

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club (Lane 3 Timed Final 1)

Open Women 4 x 100m

Final

Place

Team

Time

1st

Track 'n' Phil

49.7

2nd

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club

53.0

3rd

Mike Sainsbury Training Squad

53.2

4th

North Canberra Gungahlin Athletic Club

54.7

5th

Track 'n' Phil

55.2

6th

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club

58.2

Open Men 4 x 400m

Final

Place

Team

Time

1st

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club (Blue)

3:32.0

2nd

Impulse Athletics

3:34.6

3rd

Mike Sainsbury Training Squad

3:35.1

4th

Track 'n' Phil

3:52.8

5th

North Canberra Gungahlin Athletic Club

3:58.3

6th

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club (Pink)

4:18.5

7th

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club (Light Blue)

4:22.3

Open Women 4 x 400m

Final

Place

Team

Time

1st

Mike Sainsbury Training Squad

4:09.9

2nd

North Canberra Gungahlin Athletic Club

4:19.8

3rd

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club (Light Blue)

4:29.2

4th

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club (Pink)

4:43.0

5th

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club (Purple)

4:46.3

Freaky Friday Twilight Meet

This Friday night the Ginninderra Tigers will hold a twilight Christmas Meet from 5:30pm for all age groups (from Tiny Tots and up).

There will be a modified Week 1 Program offered with plenty of action for everyone who attends. Come along and meet Aroara and wish her a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

All the season details are available in the Calendar of Events or in the Season Handbook.

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