In the lead up to the Special General Meeting to discuss the merger of GLAC with UC Ginninderra Athletics Club, a series of posts will be posted discussing some of the key background thinking behind the proposal.
Registration with Ginninderra Athletics
There are two Associations governing the sport of Athletics in the ACT. They are Little Athletics ACT (LAACT) and Athletics ACT (AACT). The majority of our members are registered with LAACT and our older members are registered with AACT.
The merger of the two clubs will make registration easier to understand. The joint club will participate as a single entity and eligible members (from 12 to 17 years) can also opt-in to doing red track athletics with the Tigers too at no additional cost to their Little Athletics registration - AACT call it Dual Registration.
Each Association requires individual members to complete the registration process for themselves, i.e. members of the Committee cannot do it for you. Registration is fast, easy and online:
One Club - all athletes
Joining Ginninderra Athletics removes the barriers to the sport. The merged Club views all members equally and treats them accordingly. Therefore the entitlements, support, rules and governance covers every member regardless of which Association that individual athlete chooses to join above.
The benefits of Dual Registration with Ginninderra Athletics
As a Little Athlete in the Under 12s to Under 17s there are some great benefits by dual registering with Ginninderra Athletics at Athletics ACT:
- Membership of Ginninderra's Relay teams at State Champs;
- Free dual registration;
- Financial assistance for travel / competition;
- Mentoring by elite UCGAC athletes at AACT red track events;
- Paid Junior and Senior Coaching roles;
- Job opportunities;
- Eligible for Club Captain;
- Uniform rebates;
- Double the choice of running, throwing and jumping events on a Saturday morning;
- Club training sessions in your favourite events;
- Pathway to squad training;
- Access to equipment and facilities for their own training;
- Eligible for Club Records away from Charnwood Oval; and
- Social Media promotion.
Support and development opportunities such as those above are provided to members of Ginninderra Athletics for the intention of growing the Club’s participation and athlete transition to red track or social athletics as an Open Age athlete.
Not a Ginninderra Little Athlete?
Ginninderra Athletics welcomes any Little Athlete in the ACT eligible for dual registration who are interested in the benefits above. Joining Ginninderra Athletics as well as your local Little Athletics Centre doesn't require you to leave your local oval to be eligible for the benefits above.
The merger of Ginninderra Athletics will help members especially those in the Under 12s and up to keep engaged, enjoy new events, receive mentoring and leadership opportunities.