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GINNINDERRA ATHLETICS Come & Try DAY – 19 OCT

This Saturday 19 October 2019, come out to our Oval off Lhostky Street from 8:30am and try Little Athletics.

All Age Groups will commence at 8:30am for this Saturday only. From the 26th October our usual start times will apply for our regular Grass Track Meets.

Coaches and experienced athletes will be available to assist everyone with their events.

As it is a Come & Try Day, we will not be measuring or keeping results. Every athlete will be given three attempts at each field event only.

Registration for the season is only $140 and can only be completed online.

Come and Try Day
Start 8:30
Event 1 Event 2 Event 3 Event 4
U3-5 Tiny Tots
U6G 100m 70m Vortex Discus
U6B 70m Vortex 100m Shot
U7G 100m Long Shot 70m
U7B Discus 100m 70m Long
U8G 700m Long 70m Turbo
U8B 700m High (S) Turbo 70m
U9G Long 100m 800m Shot
U9B Shot 100m 800m High (S)
U10G 400m Shot 100m Long
U10B 400m Long 100m Discus
U11G Long 100m 400m Discus
U11B Discus 100m 400m Triple
U12G Discus 800m Triple 100m
U12B High 800m Javelin 100m
U13G Long 200m Discus 800m
U13B Shot 200m Long 800m
U14G Javelin 800m Long 200m
U14B Javelin 800m High 200m
U15G+ Triple 200m 800m Shot
U15B+ Shot 200m 800m High
+ Includes Open Athletes within Ginninderra Athletics Club

For more information visit our Grass Track Athletics FAQs for details on how a Saturday morning runs at Ginninderra Athletics.

2018-19 Athletics ACT Championships

The 2018-19 Athletics ACT Championships was held at the AIS over the weekend, 8th to 10th February 2019. This event is one of the ‘premier’ athletics events in Australia with a huge number of local and interstate athletes looking for qualifying performances for the National Championships in March.

Among the 728 participating athletes were the following talented athletes representing Ginninderra Athletics Club. There was many Personal Bests (PBs) and plenty of podium finishes too.

A number of our competitors were first-time entrants to an AACT event which is marvellous news for the sport that Ginninderra is able to help promote and encourage athletes transitioning to Red Track Athletics.

Eight Club Records were lowered including Stephen Fraser’s new U20 Discus Record (43.74) that broke the previous effort set by Greg Mace in season 93-94. Sidney Shaw broke the 3000m Walk record (17:11.70) in the U16s joining an elite list of athletes in our senior walkers. Hayden Todd continued his season of record breaking this time in the 2000m Steeplechase (7:03.52). Augustine Nketia (Junior) broke the U18 400m Record (51.21) which follows his U16 record in the same event last December and Mitchall Anderson’s 5.99m in the Long Jump. In the Masters, Mark Rossiter (11.68) and Ken Telfer (12.17) both ran super fast to beat their respective age records on Saturday as did Cameron Crombie (11.81) in the Mens 30-34 Shot Put.

A big call-out goes to Mitchall Anderson  our Albury-based member who traveled to the championships for the third time this season and came away with four gold medals, his biggest and best haul from a State Championship.

Our big contingent of para-athletes (AWD – Athletes with a Disability) at these championships did outstanding. Amalie Leslie won 6 gold medals, while her more experienced team-mates Eden Thomas (3 medals) and Cameron Crombie (dual gold as an able-bodied thrower) also enjoyed the weekend’s activities.

Jaydon Page (T47) also had an outstanding championship where he competed as a para-athlete as well in the able-bodied competition. Jaydon finished with a silver medal in the able-bodied U16 100m Final and set a new PB time of 12.06s.

A number of our athletes earned auto-selection to Nationals by placing in the top two ACT athletes at the Champs. A number of others also earned national qualifying performances to compete in Sydney  as well. Athletics ACT will name their Nationals team soon.

Among our auto-qualifiers was Vivian Williams in the blue-ribbon Open Men 100m (3rd) and 200m (2nd) events. Vivian has qualified in both events and will compete in his first Australian National Championships. Vivian ran a new PB in the 100m (10.58s) on his way to his first-ever ACT Championship Medal.

Our youngest members, two eleven-year olds competing in the U14 Girls competition did amazingly with Emma Vermeulen (gold) and Charlotte Fowler (two silver) enjoying their first foray into AACT Championship. Owen Toyne who’s not far off the girls age, came away with his own dual medals from the three day event.

For a full list of results from those members who represented the club  check out the performances below.

Under 14 Girls

  • 100m – Charlotte Fowler (2nd) – 14.65s
  • 200m – Charlotte Fowler (2nd) – 29.58s
  • Long Jump – Emma Vermeulen (1st) – 4.02m
  • Triple Jump – Charlotte Fowler (4th) – 8.17m
  • Shot Put – Charlotte Fowler (4th) – 6.72m

Under 14 Boys

  • 100m – Mefwewa Ajulo (2nd) – 13.35s
  • 200m – Mefwewa Ajulo (2nd) – 26.41s
  • 400m – Ryan Cuzner (1st) – 1:00.11
  • 800m – Ryan Cuzner (2nd) – 2:13.52
  • 1500m – Owen Toyne (3rd) – 5:39.14
  • 3000m Walk – Owen Toyne (1st) – 16:37.54

Under 16 Girls

  • 100m – Inemami Ajulo (2nd) – 13.28s
  • 100m – Sara Wallace (3rd) – 13.41s
  • 200m – Inemami Ajulo (2nd) – 27.06s
  • 200m – Sara Wallace (3rd) – 27.11s
  • 400m – Sara Wallace (4th) – 1:04.93
  • Long Jump – Sara Wallace (3rd) – 4.38m
  • Triple Jump – Sara Wallace (2nd) – 9.92m
  • 3000m Walk – Sidney Shaw (1st) – 17:11.70 (Record)
  • Discus – Hayley Hermann (4th) – 18.25m
  • Javelin – Hayley Hermann (1st) – 22.12m

Under 16 Boys

  • 100m – Jaydon Page (2nd) – 12.06s
  • 100m – Conor Pratt (6th) – 12.44s
  • 200m – Jaydon Page (1st T47) – 25.30s
  • 200m – Conor Pratt (6th) – 25.86s
  • 400m – Hayden Todd (1st) – 54.54s
  • 400m – Peter Vermeulen (5th) 1:08.66
  • 800m – Hayden Todd (1st) – 2:04.43
  • 800m – Abshirbile Noor (3rd) – 2:14.16
  • 800m – Peter Vermeulen (5th) – 2:23.60
  • 100m Hurdles – Brodie Goecke-Beard (2nd) 19.29s
  • 200m Hurdles – Harry Anderson (4th) 31.36s
  • 200m Hurdles – Brodie Goecke-Beard (5th) 32.04s
  • 2000m Steeplechase – Hayden Todd (1st) – 7:03.52 (Record)
  • 2000m Steeplechase – Peter Vermeulen (3rd) – 7:29.36
  • Long Jump – Harry Anderson (5th) 4.56m
  • Long Jump – Brodie Goecke-Beard (7th) 4.34m
  • Long Jump – Tyler Smith (9th) – 2.54m
  • High Jump – Tyler Smith (3rd) – 1.40m
  • Javelin – Harry Anderson (4th) – 28.25m

Under 18 Girls 

  • 100m – Rebecca Guest (3rd) – 13.04s
  • 200m – Rebecca Guest (4th) – 27.42s
  • 400m – Rebecca Guest (3rd) – 1:02.00

Under 18 Boys

  • 100m – Austin Tetteh (1st) – 11.14s
  • 100m – Nicholas Donaldson (4th) – 11.37s
  • 100m – Harrison Francis (9th) – 12.22s
  • 200m – Austin Tetteh (1st) – 22.65s
  • 200m – Nicholas Donaldson (2nd) – 23.47s
  • 200m – Harrison Francis (8th) – 25.30s
  • 400m – Augustine Nketia (1st) – 51.21s (Record)
  • 800m – Raage Noor (2nd) – 2:00.75
  • 800m – Jacob Davill (3rd) – 2:02.78
  • 800m – Jacob Todd (4th) – 2:03.39
  • 1500m – Raage Noor (2nd) – 4:12.76
  • 1500m – Jacob Davill (4th) – 4:18.45
  • 1500m – Jacob Todd (6th) – 4:30.07
  • 2000m Steeplechase – Jacob Todd (1st) – 6:52.67
  • Long Jump – Mitchall Anderson (1st) – 5.99m (Record)
  • Triple Jump – Mitchall Anderson (1st) – 12.65m
  • Shot Put – Mitchall Anderson (1st) – 13.12m
  • Discus – Mitchall Anderson (1st) – 40.48m

Under 20 Men

  • Shot Put – Stephen Fraser (1st) – 13.78m
  • Discus – Stephen Fraser (1st) – 43.74m (Record)
  • Hammer – Stephen Fraser (1st) – 39.43m

Open Men

  • 100m – Vivian Williams (3rd) – 10.58s
  • 100m – Mark Rossiter – 11.68s (Record)
  • 100m – Spencer Cox – 12.05s
  • 100m – Ken Telfer – 12.17s (Record)
  • 100m – Luke Allard – 12.31s
  • 100m – Neil Thomas – 14.05s
  • 200m – Vivian Williams (2nd) – 21.89s
  • 200m – Mark Rossiter – 24.30s
  • 200m – Ken Telfer – 26.16s
  • 200m – Luke Allard – 25.59s
  • 200m – Neil Thomas – 31.77s
  • 400m – Mark Rossiter – 55.32s
  • 400m – Luke Allard – 57.25s
  • Javelin – Luke Allard (3rd) – 28.24m
  • Javelin – Neil Thomas (4th) – 25.24m
  • Discus – Luke Allard (3rd) – 18.12m
  • Discus – Neil Thomas (4th) – 17.11m
  • Shot Put – Cameron Crombie (1st) – 11.81m (Record)
  • Shot Put – Luke Allard (4th) – 7.60m
  • Long Jump – Angus Gould (1st) – 7.66m 

Para-Athletes

  • 100m – Amalie Leslie (1st) – 16.66s
  • 100m – Eden Thomas (3rd) – 14.44s
  • 200m –  Eden Thomas (3rd) – 28.72s
  • 400m – Amalie Leslie (1st) – 1:25.76
  • 400m –  Eden Thomas (2nd) – 1:07.15
  • 1500m – Amalie Leslie (1st) – 7:09.33
  • Long Jump – Amalie Leslie (1st) – 3.41m
  • Triple Jump – Amalie Leslie (1st) – 7.81m
  • High Jump – Amalie Leslie (1st) – 1.15m
  • Discus – Amalie Leslie (1st) – 14.90m
  • Shot Put –  Eden Thomas (4th) – 6.39m
  • Shot Put – Cameron Crombie (1st – F38) – 13.85m

Disability Inclusion Grant to assist with sporting pursuits

With the support of the ACT Government under the 2018 Disability Inclusion Grants program Ginninderra Athletics Club will make our programs more inclusive for children of all abilities.

The impact of the Disability Inclusion Grants will be spread across community and impact on the inclusion of all people with disability including through employment, recreation, sporting pursuits and participation in community groups.

Families with additional needs are often excluded from mainstream sports and sporting clubs. This is often due to a lack of organisational capacity to support those with disabilities, and a resultant culture of exclusive (rather than inclusive) practice. The alternative, modified ‘disability-specific’ activities, often bear little resemblance to mainstream sports and rely on intensive and ongoing resourcing. Such programs often serve to further isolate people with disabilities from their communities and peers.

Ginninderra will provide a mainstream pathway for families with additional needs to engage in local athletics, and their community more broadly, in meaningful ways. This funding allows for the development and piloting of an appropriate model, which will then be available to other athletics clubs locally, to Little Athletics ACT and Little Athletics Australia.

Through the grant Ginninderra will build capacity within the athletics club to ensure the meaningful inclusion of children and families with additional-needs, in an existing community-based Athletics club, as opposed to a one-size-fits-all inherently separatist ‘disability program’.

To facilitate this inclusion, the project will include three key elements:

  1. A redesign of the existing clubs athletics programs;
  2. The development of equipment, resources and training materials to support the club to provide accessible and inclusive programs; and
  3. The appointment of an Inclusion-Support Officer to facilitate and support inclusive practice.

Ginninderra aims to improve appropriateness and inclusivity ensuring the programs are accessible for children of all abilities. This will also include the acquisition of appropriate resources to support any necessary modifications of service provision.

The development of a suite of resources (including physical resources and practical training for coaching staff) to promote inclusivity for children with additional-needs and their families:

  1. Delivering inclusive services (how to adapt, scaffold and modify activities and physical space);
  2. Understanding inclusion (information around disability and inclusion; practical tips and strategies to support children with additional needs); and
  3. Supporting others to be inclusive (how to build an inclusive culture; peer support and mentoring; parental engagement).

The appointment of an Inclusion-Support Officer will support the design and development of the above mentioned initiatives and lead a cultural change of inclusion within the athletics club. The Inclusion- Support Officer will work with families, children and coaches to facilitate and support inclusive practice, and to build partnerships between these stakeholders.

Ginninderra Athletics has a proven track record in the support and enhancement of inclusion within the local community. The Disability Inclusion Grant will help the club and athletics generally to become more accessible.

For more information about Ginninderra Athletics or to join read the following articles.

We’re back for 2018-19

 

Athletes with a Disability

Deaf athletes receive head start

Inclusion Program

Inclusive Participation Funding for Athletes with a Disability

 

Community Sports Gala Day – 15 September 2018

Today was an absolute blast. The Primary Schools Team Challenge was just one of a number of highlights of the day. We hope all the school teams, parents and volunteers enjoyed their morning as much as we did.

Thank you to UC Capitals, the Brumbies, the Brave, ACT Netball, Athletics ACT, Little Athletics ACT too for their support.

The morning got underway with a welcome by the Deputy Chief Minister of the ACT Yvette Berry. It was wonderful to see so many people getting behind the Community Sports Gala Day. Minister Berry’s support is so very appreciated for everything that she and the ACT Government do for grassroots sport.

The day of course would not have been a success that it was without the support of our sponsors including event day sponsors Audi Centre Canberra, Kidspace Occupational Therapy, LGR Productions, Capital Clinic Physiotherapy, The Smart Centre Massage and Rehabilitation, and Hart Sport. We also would like to thank the support of Coles Belconnen, Kmart and Bunnings. Carol Jennings was also very generous and we would like to thank you for all that you did.

Our local National Sporting teams were not the only stars out today. There wasn’t one but a plethora of World Athletics Champions on show including Jayden Sawyer, Vanessa Low, Scott Reardon, Sue Powell and our own Cameron Crombie. Cam’s own All Stars team featured World Championship representatives Lauren Wells and Brittany McGowan, and World Uni rep Angus Gould, Commonwealth Games rep Vivian Williams and middle distance emerging talent Reece Langdon. The showcase 100m handicap race featured Ginninderra Athletics Premium Sponsor Jake Battenally from Ray White Belconnen up against Lauren Wells and Vivian Williams.

Carly Wilson from the UC Capitals was the MC for the day and did an outstanding job alongside Cameron Crombie who was coordinating activities on the ground. They were supported by a large cohort of volunteers from Ginninderra Athletics who hosted the sports day.

Thanks also to the volunteers from the University of Canberra’s Education, Sports Science and Health faculties. Lindsay Mitton was one of the dedicated Event Managers and Organisers along with Fiona Jarvis, Debra Evans and Paul Fowler.

The day also featured a presentation from the Fire Brigade, stalls from Every Chance to Play, Cancer Council, Belconnen Community Services, Heart Foundation and the UC Athletics Academy.

There were many moments of great sportsmanship and athletics brilliance, with every team demonstrating how to have fun and support one another.

The overall results in the Primary Schools Team Challenge had Miles Franklin finish first in the Boys, followed by Weetangera (second) and Radford Junior College (third). In the Girls Miles Franklin again took the Gold closely followed by Radford (second) and Yass Public (third). Macgregor had 6 teams in the competition and that is worthy of a special mention itself.

Congratulations to every team and team member. You were all outstanding. Hope to see you all again really soon. For photos check out Facebook.

Registration

 

Special General Meeting – Constitution and Merger

The Committees of the Ginninderra Little Athletics Centre and the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club have recently met to discuss the merger of the two clubs into a single Ginninderra Athletics.

Among the outcomes was a review of the Ginninderra Little Athletics Centre Inc Constitution – which has not been updated in over a decade.

Over the last two months since our AGM, consultation with the Clubs’ membership has been undertaken.  Below are links to both the old and new (joint), proposed Constitution.  A summary paper of the key changes is also listed, along with the full 2018 version of the Constitution for reference.

Key dates to be aware of:

  • Consultation period:                      19 May 2018 – 30 June 2018
  • Special General Meeting:             10:00am Registration, 10:10am Start on Saturday, 7th July 2018

Feedback was welcomed via e-mail up to 12 noon on the 30th June 2018. The final document is below.

Eligibility to vote (GLAC)

  • One member, one vote;
  • No absentee or proxy voting allowed;
  • Parents may vote on behalf of a member;
  • Life Members can each vote;
  • Committee Members can each vote;
  • Families of Tiny Tots permitted to vote;
  • Coaches can each vote; and
  • Officials can each vote.
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