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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.

Subway Goodsport Award

This Season, Ginninderra Athletics has partnered with Subway Charnwood to provide one Goodsport Award for the most deserving Boy and Girl in each Age Group every week.

The Goodsport Award will be presented to the Athlete who goes out and beyond in the support, encouragement, determination and exemplification of the ideals of Family Fun and Fitness at Ginninderra Athletics.

Tigers who receive this award will have shown the best of behaviours, showing the best of the Club, that week in their age group.

Subway Charnwood will provide in exchange for the award certificate a Subway Six Inch Sub of the athlete's choice.

Athletes names will appear in the Goodsport Hall of Fame displayed at the Canteen and one lucky Athlete's personal story will be posted on Facebook to accompany their award.

Join Ginninderra Athletics this season and enjoy the Subway Inclusion Program each week with the Tigers.

2016 inaugural Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Innovation winner

Ginninderra Athletics has been recognised as the 2016 inaugural Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Innovation at the CBR Sport Awards ceremony held at the National Arboretum. Among the nominees were the Touch Football ACT and Tennis ACT associations and the CBR Brave Ice Hockey team. Photos from the awards ceremony are available on Facebook.

The CBR Sport Awards are Canberra’s premier sporting awards. The Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of Canberra’s top athletes and teams, while also recognising those behind-the-scenes special contributors that make our local sporting community so great. The reinvigorated format for the CBR Sport Awards includes nine award categories, with the annual ACT Sport Hall of Fame induction embraced within these new Awards. The Awards recognise not only excellence at an individual and team level, but innovative and inclusive practices within our community clubs, as well as outstanding event management.

The Tigers formed in 1976 and we are celebrating our 40th year with the reintroduction of the cradle to grave approach to community sport. The traditions of the club remain and are respected and previous Tigers are returning with their children or as coaches for this very reason. The club demonstrates outstanding commitment to innovation by improving accessibility to sport across the life span, supporting inclusiveness, promoting athletics and increasing physical activity opportunities.

The Tigers are at the forefront of innovation. We are regarded in the ACT and across Australia as being leaders in athletics clubs through our commitment to improving the conduct and administration of club sports. The ACT Government recognised the contribution that the Tigers make and in 2014 awarded them the Centenary Club of the Month. In April 2016, the club was awarded the Little Athletics ACT Centre of the Year.

CBR Sport Awards

The ACT Government launched a brand new sporting awards program to honour Canberra's elite athletes, local teams, as well as recognise those many individuals and organisations that keep the show on the road!

The exciting news is that Ginninderra Athletics has been shortlisted for the Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Innovation. The Tigers are up against the likes Touch Football ACT, Tennis ACT and the CBR Brave.

Ginninderra's President Steve Dodt has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Service to Sport category. Other successful nominees include Kevin Watts (Archery), Sal Giovinazzo (Football) and Carolyn Paris (Tennis).

Little Athletics ACT have been nominated for the Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Inclusion which also features finalists from Capital Football, Touch Football Australia and the Woden Valley Gymnastics Club.

The awards ceremony is being held on Friday 9 December at the National Arboretum, the CBR Sport Awards includes nine categories, with the annual ACT Sport Hall of Fame induction embraced within the new format.


Award categories include:

• Athlete of the Year – Men’s Sport
• Athlete of the Year – Women’s Sport
• Athlete of the Year – Para-Sport
• Team of the Year
• Outstanding Service to Sport
• People’s Sporting Champion
• Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Inclusion
• Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Innovation
• Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Event Excellence
• ACT Sport Hall of Fame Full Member
• ACT Sport Hall of Fame Associate Member

We encourage everyone in the Ginninderra and the Athletics Community in the ACT to join us on the night to celebrate the success of everyone that has been nominated!

President receives Community for Children Award

The purpose of Children’s Week, held nationally, is to raise awareness of the needs, interests, rights and achievements of children and young people and to assist them to realise their individual potential. The presentation of Awards allows ACT Children’s Week to give public recognition to individuals or groups for outstanding contributions to the welfare and interests of children and young people, either in a voluntary or paid capacity.

This year the Children's Week Committee recognised Ginninderra Club President, Steven Dodt, as an individual who ‘makes a difference’. Steven was recognised in the Community for Children Award Category for individuals, groups, volunteers, media, organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to children/young people in the community.

After the presentation Steven remarked that "individual recognition is heart warming, however there are many volunteers and contributors who donate their time and energy in our community who go unnoticed. Ginninderra Athletics is run by its Parent Volunteers and the initiatives we have introduced over the seasons were never possible without the support of everyday heroes. I am truly overwhelmed to be considered for such an honour and represent the Tigers both on and off the track".

Steven was presented with his Awards at the 2016 ACT Children’s Week Launch Ceremony held at the National Museum of Australia on Wednesday 26 October – Universal Children’s Day in Australia by the Governor-General of Australia Sir Peter Cosgrove.

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