On Saturday night a number of Ginninderra Athletics big names received awards from Athletics ACT for outstanding performances across 2017-18.
The Tigers are ecstatic to see one of our hardest working coaches receive the Athletics ACT 2017-2018 Daryl Cross Coach of the Year, Hamish MacDonald. An outstanding recognition for the six time Paralympic seated shot putter who these days oversees the development of two of the club's elite para throwers in Cameron Crombie and Kathryn Ross.
Cameron who has had the best of seasons was recognised twice for Athletics ACT 2017-2018 Male Senior Athlete of the Season and the Athletics ACT 2017-2018 Mick Dowling Para Athlete of the Year. Cameron who recently won a gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast will have to make more room alongside his World Championship Gold and World Record for this season.
2017/2018 saw 28 ACT members represent Australia at international levels, received a medal from an international competition and/or ACT, National or World Record with these athletes all receiving a coveted Laurel Wreath for the 2018/2019 season. Among the recipients were Australian 400m Hurdles bronze medalist Matt Walters, Australian representative Mitch Baker who claimed a bronze medal in the U20 Men 10km Walk at World Race Walking Teams Championships earlier this month, UC Students Vanessa Low (two time Paralympian) and World Paralympic Gold medalist Scott Reardon, and Cameron Crombie.
Congratulations to everyone recognised by the Territory Association at the Gala Dinner and Awards Night.
Ginninderra's Ryan Cuzner has followed some of the club's best talent by competing in his first Trans Tasman challenge.
The Trans Tasman is for athletes in the U11 and U12 age groups, from both NSW and Auckland. Every second year, a team from NSW (boys and girls in both the U11 and U12 age groups), travel to Auckland for the Trans Tasman Tour. On alternate years, a team from Auckland travels to Sydney.
Ryan has joined fellow Tigers Esther Coates, Teliya Hetaraka, Charlotte Rauraa and Rebecca Guest in the prestigious event.
In January 2017 the Trans Tasman Challenge took place in Sydney. Ryan competed in the 800m (2:34.96) and 1500m (5:20,79). Ryan's 800m performance earned him his first international athletics medal with a bronze.
Ryan trains under Ginninderra's distance Coach Brian Daly. Congratulations to both for a marvellous pair of performances.
Hot in the foot steps of last year's efforts by Esther Coates, Ginninderra Athletes Rebecca Guest and Charlotte Rauraa are flying the flag for Australia at this month's Trans Tasman Challenge in Sydney.
The Trans Tasman is for athletes in the U11 and U12 age groups, from both NSW and Auckland. Every second year, a team from NSW, travel to Auckland for the Trans Tasman Tour. On alternate years, a team from Auckland travels to Sydney.
In 2015 the Trans Tasman Challenge will take place at Campbelltown Athletics Track on Sunday, 18 January 2015.
The Trans Tasman Tour usually takes place over 10 days, during which children get the opportunity to meet with people of another country and learn about their customs, as well as take part in several athletic competitions, culminating in the Trans Tasman Challenge.
Rebecca (800m and 1500m) and Charlotte (Shot Put and Discus) are hoping to do their very best in their first international experience. The Tigers wish every athlete competing in the Challenge all the best and congratulations for making the team!
Congratulations to Tiger Athletes Chichi Enyi, Lauren Robards and Joshua Beale who have been selected to represent the ACT at the 48th International Children’s Games, to be held from December 6th to December 11th, 2014 in Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia.
It is the 48th time this event has been run since 1968 and the first time it is to be held in the southern hemisphere. There will be 1100 athletes competing, representing 79 cities from around 30 countries. There will be around 350 track and field athletes competing.
As determined by the ICG athletics teams are limited to 12 individual athletes only. A maximum number of 6 girls and 6 boys were selected to represent the ACT in the Games.
Chichi was selected to compete in the 100m, Long Jump and the 4x100m Relay, her Ginninderra team mate Lauren is also in the relay as well as the 800m. Joshua will compete in the 100m and the Relay as well.
The Tigers wish the ACT Team all the best as they compete in the ICG this December.