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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

Ginninderra’s finest off to Victoria for Nationals

On conclusion of the School Sport ACT 12 years and under championships, 16 of Ginninderra's best Little Athletes have qualified for the national championships in November, including reigning National Champion Emma Vermeulen in the Long Jump.

School Sport Victoria will host the Australian Primary Schools Championships at Lakeside Stadium from 23 - 27 November 2018.

Athletes in the 10 - 12 years age groups will compete against the best in the country. There are 61 athletes in the ACT squad and only 3 para athletes selected, all three from Ginninderra Athletics.

Congratulations and we wish every athlete the very best at Nationals, especially those who have qualified for the first time.

  1. Layla Raadts - 100m, 200m
  2. Claudia Todd - 800m
  3. Sasha Rauraa - Shot Put
  4. Charlotte Fowler - 100m, 200m
  5. Emma Vermeulen - 100m, 200m, Long Jump
  6. Ella van den Heuvel - Combined Event
  7. Erin Lockton - 100m, 200m, High Jump
  8. Chloe Smith - 100, 200m
  9. Lilly Paull - High Jump
  10. Joe Whithear - 800m, 1500m
  11. Lucas Davill - 800m, 1500m
  12. Samuel Baird - 100m
  13. Ryan Cuzner - 800m, 1500m
  14. Andrew Camp-Liddiard - 1500m
  15. Felicity Gray - 100m, 200m, Long Jump
  16. Eireann Wood - 100m, Shot Put
  17. Jonathan Barbour - 100m, 200m, 800m, Long Jump

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

 

Special General Meeting – Constitution and Merger with Ginninderra Little Aths

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 next two weeks, consultation with the Clubs' membership will be undertaken.  Below are links to both the old and new (joint), recommended 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

Please provide any feedback in e-mail to president@ginninderra.com by 12 noon the 30th June 2018.

Ginninderra’s Tiny Tigers – Week 2

Week 2 of the winter program coincided with the Canberra cold snap, a top of 9 degrees with wind and rain – conditions more suited to a game of rugby rather than athletics! However parents and kids were not deterred, with a strong turn-out for Tiny Tots on both the Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning.

The theme for this week was Mother’s Day, with Mums (and Dads, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles) encouraged to get involved with their kids, and a choccie surprise at the end a good reward! This week I had the pleasure of working one-on-one with Cameron, one of our older Tiny Tots living with autism. Cameron is a vibrant young boy, with endless amounts of energy, constantly challenging me to keep up with him – if only I could match his energy levels!

The Tiny Tots program attracts kids of wide ranging abilities by providing an inclusive and fun environment for them to thrive and reach their full potential. There’s something for everyone – with activities modified to suit the abilities of all kids involved and one-on-one support available.

The theme for week 3 is jungle day, so come dressed up as your favourite jungle animal, bring along a friend, and get ready for some jungle fun!

Megan Mayoh

Winter is coming

 

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