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Cubs enjoy their time in athletics

Ginninderra Athletics provides a mix of skill growth, practice and age appropriate competition for our Under 6s and Under 7s.

Starting on Saturday the 20th of October for eight weeks only, Ginninderra will be piloting a National skills program called On Track for Tiger Cubs (Under 6s and Under 7s).

Our UC Interns and Junior Coaches will teach young athletes fundamental skills before they are asked to perform them in a competitive environment.

Each weekend the Tiger Cubs will compete in two events (combination of sprints, long jump, shot put, vortex) where they can track how much they improve over the entire season using ResultsHQ.

Along with the two events, On Track will reduce waiting around at events, provide more chances to practice the basics right, give everyone the opportunity to excel, all while being fun and easy for everyone to do.

The age groups even at event areas are conducted in smaller groups (no more than 8 kids) where at the end of each session athletes can earn skill and level certificates showing that they have obtained the level being taught that day.

When everyone returns after Christmas, Tiger Cubs can demonstrate their new found skills in a 5 event program, where they can focus on being their best. Junior Coaches will continue to support them each and every Saturday giving them the support not found at any other club. Ginninderra provides 1 Junior Coach for every 8 athletes. Learning and practice is always supported with us.

Come and Try on 13th October 2018 from 8:30am and join in with our Tiger Cub Coordinators Alex and Jordan who are looking forward to showing off the Tiger Cub program for this season.

Registration

Season Calendar

 

Come & Try Red Track Athletics – 6 October 2018

This weekend is the first event of the 2018/2019 AACT Track&Field Series and with that the annual ‘Come & Try Day’.

We would like to make this event a great experience for both new and existing members so firstly I would encourage you to visit our club tent for more information about Red Track meets and details on Ginninderra Athletics including registration.

When you arrive at the track look out for our experienced athletes in Club Uniform who will show you to the Commonwealth Room, provide you with a new athlete info sheet and take you around the venue to help you understand how Athletics ACT events are run. 

The Come & Try Day is free to register and can be done online now.

The first event will start at 3:45pm and you will report direct to the event site as each event is called.  It would be of assistance and will speed up the process if you can print the Come and Try Entry Form, fill it in and bring it with you on the day or register online.

Please be at the event site at least 20 minutes before the event so that your name can be recorded prior to the commencement of the event. The list of events for the day is available on the AACT website.

Red Track Athletics

Athletics ACT Registration

 

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 set to take off

Ginninderra Athletics has partnered with Belconnen Community Service, UC Sport, the Capitals, Brumbies, Canberra Raiders, ACT Academy of Sport and the Canberra Cavalry to deliver a Community Sports Gala at Charnwood Oval (off Lhostky Street) on the 15th September from 9am to 12 noon.

Spectators and their families can watch the event for free as well as participate in the many sporting challenges being run around the field. It is truly a Community Sports Gala for the whole family.

  • Meet Sporting Superstars;
  • Challenge yourself to an obstacle course or take on the Sprint Zone;
  • Get up close and personal with a real-life Firie and their Fire Truck;
  • Gather around for the Mascot Race;
  • Cheer on your local school in the Primary Schools Team Challenge;
  • Watch our community winners take on the best sporting personalities in Canberra in a Showcase event; or
  • simply grab a bite to eat and enjoy a free massage.

There are free activities for all ages from 3 years and up as well as lots of helpful advice on offer.

You can even check out the full range of the Gym Secrets Clothing line for the sporting girl in your family.

Meet Sporting Superstars

 

Sports Challenges

Showcase Event

Mascot Race

Community Activities

 

Primary School Athletics Team Challenge

 

On the right track

This season Ginninderra Athletics is only one of a handful of Little Athletics Centres in Australia to be trialing the national On Track Program before it officially starts across Australia in 2019/20.

On Track is the new skills and fitness program that’s non-stop fun!!

The program is a new way of athletics training with an emphasis on skills development, participation and lots of fun activities.

Ginninderra’s Junior Coaches have all been trained in On Track over Winter and are raring to greet our Tiger Cubs (U6-U7) this summer.

So join today and enjoy the training program that’s all in, all fun, all the time!

On Track

Registration

 

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