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Four Ginninderra Athletes make Trans Tasman team

Little Athletics NSW have announced their team for the annual Trans Tasman series against New Zealand. This season four Ginninderra Athletes have made the team.

  • Joe Whithear
  • Claudia Todd
  • Ella van den Heuvel
  • Ema Vermeulen

This season's cohort are the only ACT-based athletes to make the NSW team. That is incredible given there are 36,000 registered Little Athletes in NSW. Congratulations to their individual coaches Brian Daly and Faye Todd respectively.

All four Ginninderra Athletes recently represented the ACT at the School Sport Australia 12 years and under National Track & Field Championships in Melbourne where they achieve some fantastic performances.

The team will compete in the Trans Tasman Challenge, to be held on Sunday, 13 January 2019 at the Campbelltown Athletics Stadium.

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.

Ginninderra Athletics has had a long history with this event and we are so excited to welcome 4 more talented athletes into our Trans Tasman alumni.

Ryan Cuzner’s Trans Tasman triumph

Bronzed Tigers represent Australia with pride

 

Ka mate Esther!

 

2018 Athletics ACT Annual Awards

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.

Commonwealth Games 2018 qualification

Members of UC Ginninderra Athletics Club are gearing up for the 2018 Commonwealth Games as nominations close on 4th December 2017.

Strong performances have already been recorded including Chris Hamer who clocked 2:13:30 at the recent Amsterdam Marathon to claim an automatic qualifier.

Jordan Gusman's 3:37.97 set in Spain in early June 2017 is 0.4s outside the automatic qualifier, however it is a B Qualifier.

Cameron Crombie's World Record performance from London Para World Championships in July of 15.95m is nearly two metres over the automatic qualifier.

Jessica Penney's new Club Record of 6.37m in the Long Jump is just 2cm off a B Qualifier.

Angus Gould's Long Jump Club Record of 7.71m is only narrowly off his own B Qualifier of 7.82m.

The Tigers are very excited to see how many Australian athletes are selected for the Games which takes place from the 4 - 15 April 2018.

Henderson appointed to Commonwealth Games team

 

Henderson appointed to Commonwealth Games team

Congratulations to former Ginninderra Little Athletics Club President and High Jump Coach Phil Henderson who has been named as a 2018 Commonwealth Games International and National Technical Official.

Phil has been appointed as a Field Judge for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. A former elite High Jumper with a Personal Best of 2.22m, Phil is an excellent ambassador for the sport and for Ginninderra Athletics.

Congratulations to the other hardworking officials from the ACT and we wish to recognise and thank the many fine and hard-working officials who have missed an appointment. Thank you for your significant volunteer contribution to the sport that without, we could not conduct this sport.

Jordan’s top four finish at the IAAF World Challenge

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club's Jordan Gusman finished fourth on Saturday morning in the 1500m Final at the IAAF World Challenge event in Madrid Spain. Jordan was only just pipped for the Bronze Medal by Federico Bruno of Argentina by two tenths of a second. The Kenyans took the top two places on the podium.

Jordan's time of 3:38.74 was just outside his PB of 3:37.97 that he set earlier in June also in Spain at the Huelva Meeting Iberoamericano de Atletismo.

Jordan has been representing Australia on his Summer European tour with athlete assistance provided by the UC Tigers. Jordan is the current Club Record Holder in the 1500m, Mile and the 5000m.

The IAAF World Challenge is an annual global circuit of fourteen one day athletics competitions organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Started in 2010 it replaced the IAAF Grand Prix and features athletes hoping to qualify for the World Championships and the IAAF Diamond League competition.

Next month Jordan will compete alongside Rachel Tallent and Bryce Anderson in the Australian World Universiade team in Taipei (CHN) on 19-30 August, 2017.

Gusman, Tallent and Anderson to represent Australia at Universiade

2017 Presidents Report

 

 

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