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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.

Go get em Tigers – ALAC 2018 team announcement

Congratulations to the Ginninderra Athletics and UC Ginninderra Athletics Club athletes who have been selected in the ACT Team for the 2018 Australian Little Athletics Championships.

ALAC will be held at Runaway Bay, Gold Coast from 28th to 29th April 2018. Congratulations to every ACT athlete and good luck for the competition.

  • Hayden Todd
  • Harry Anderson
  • Lekani Mpaso
  • Csenge Keszei
  • Sidney Shaw
  • Tara Sweeting
  • Jeremy Maranan
  • Mikayla Fitzpatrick

Jeremy and Jacob join Australia’s best at National U15 Camp

In October each year, Jetstar Little Athletics Australia (LAA) holds an annual National U15 camp over four days at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra. The camp is a great opportunity for athletes to be coached by some of Australia’s best coaches, and to receive expert training and education in a range of areas, both practical and theoretical.

Today LAA announced the 98 athletes who were selected to attend the Camp from the 1st - 4th October 2017. Among the four athletes from the ACT were Ginninderra's own Jeremy Maranan and Jacob Davill.

Jeremy was the 2016 ACT team captain at the Australian Little Athletics Championships where he won a silver medal in the 100m and his team mate Jacob also medaled with a bronze in the 800m. The boys are joined by their ACT compatriots Tarcia Collins (Gungahlin) and Charlotte Kalozi (Goulburn) at the Camp.

Jetstar LAA selects the highest performing athletes in each event nationally. Offers for attendance are based on performances at each State’s Track and Field Championships. Selection is by invitation only and is at the discretion of the Jetstar LAA National Camp Organising group.


The athletes will receive coaching from some of Australia's best coaches and receive expert training and education in a range of areas including strength and conditioning, recovery, nutrition just to name a few.

Click here to view the full list

Tigers represent the ACT at Sydney Nationals

An amazing number of Ginninderra's best Little Athletes have been selected for the ACT to compete at the School Sport Australia 10 to 12 years National Championships in Sydney this weekend.

The team includes the following athletes:

  1. Chloe Smith
  2. Andrew Camp-Liddiard
  3. Ryan Cuzner
  4. Samuel Baird
  5. Hayden Todd
  6. Owen Hromow
  7. James Lemon
  8. Jacinta Henderson
  9. Andrew Macfarlane
  10. Josh Phongkam
  11. Kayla Hetaraka
  12. Matthew Ikoro
  13. Amalie Leslie
  14. Nathaniel Halpin
  15. Chris Mecham

Ginninderra is very proud and excited for all the Boys and Girls who have been selected to represent the ACT. This year's cohort join the 18 athletes who represented the ACT at last year's championships. Selection is based on performances at the 2016 ACT Primary School Championships. We wish everyone the very best and good luck.

If there are other athletes who made the team and we haven't heard about please contact us so we can give them the recognition that they deserve.

Tigers tame Australian Little Athletics Championships in Adelaide

In the most perfect way to end 2015-16, Ginninderra's athletes including Jeremy Maranan, Jacob Davill, Meg Freeman, Chelsea Tobin, Nick Donaldson, Charlotte Rauraa and UC Tiger Teliya Hetaraka (CLAC) have all performed sensationally at Australian Little Athletics Championships today.

The ACT had a stellar day with 4 medals, two of which were claimed by the mighty Ginninderra Tigers. The gutsy efforts of the team saw many final appearances and some magnificent Personal Bests. The ACT team claimed the 2016 Small State and Alan Tricot Trophy ahead of arch rivals Tasmania. Congratulations to everyone on the team for some brilliant individual efforts.

ACT Male Captain Jeremy competed in the 100m (12.09s), 200m (25.87s), Long Jump (5.05m) and 4x100m Relay.  Jeremy had a brilliant day claiming a silver medal in the 100m Final as well as finishing 7th in the 200m Final and 7th in the Relay.

Co-captain Chelsea competed in the 100m (12.89s), 200m (27.85s) and 4x100m Relay. Chelsea made yet another National Final finishing 6th in the Final of the 100m, she came 2nd in the Consolation Final of the 200m and 5th in the Relay.

Birthday Boy Jacob competed in the 800m (2:13.82) and the 1500m (4:34.27 PB). Jacob got his birthday wishes with a bronze medal in the Final of the 800m and also ran really well to finish 5th in the 1500m Final.

Nick competed in the 400m (1:00.48 PB), 800m (2:35.57) and 4x100m Relay. Nick made the 400m Final finishing 8th fastest in the country and also joined team mate Jeremy in coming 7th in the Relay.

Meg competed in the 400m (1:01.59 PB) and 800m (2:26.59) Meg made the final of the 400m where she was also placed 8th best in Australia and 10th in the Final of the 800m.

Charlotte competed in the Javelin (28.90m) and the Shot Put (8.73m). She finished 11th and 12th overall respectively in both events rounding off an excellent brace of performances.

Miss T who competed in the Shot Put (8.49m) and Discus (31.93m) also represented the ACT with pride finishing 13th in Shot and 9th in the Discus. Another fantastic result from our senior Tigers.

The 2015-16 Season may now be over, however Winter is Coming to the Capital very soon, you can get involved with Winter High Noon meets with UC Ginninderra Athletics Club.


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