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Ginninderra Athletics raises the bar for Community Sport

On the weekend, Ginninderra Athletics played host to the Community Sports Gala Day with the cooperation of the Belconnen Community Service, UC Capitals, Brumbies, Brave, ACT Netball and the University of Canberra Athletics Academy.

The day was a huge success with 23 teams representing schools from all over Canberra and Yass participating in the Primary Schools Team Challenge.

The Gala's patron was Cameron Crombie, Ginninderra's very own F38 Para Shot Put World Champion and World Record Holder. Cameron was instrumental in helping to raise much needed funds for schools.

Over $4500 was raised and it was distributed in the form of sporting equipment vouchers from Hart Sport to the first three place getters in the Boys and Girls Primary Schools Team Challenge. All monies raised went into the running of the Gala Day including providing free community activities.

Ginninderra Athletics would like to thank the generosity of the event day sponsors Audi Centre Canberra, Kidspace Occupational Therapy, LGR Productions, Capital Clinic Physiotherapy, The Smart Centre Massage and Rehabilitation, and Hart Sport.

Our next Community Event is the RU Ok? Grass Games on the 8th of December 2018. We look forward to hosting everyone again soon.

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Community Sports Gala Day – 15 September 2018

Today was an absolute blast. The Primary Schools Team Challenge was just one of a number of highlights of the day. We hope all the school teams, parents and volunteers enjoyed their morning as much as we did.

Thank you to UC Capitals, the Brumbies, the Brave, ACT Netball, Athletics ACT, Little Athletics ACT too for their support.

The morning got underway with a welcome by the Deputy Chief Minister of the ACT Yvette Berry. It was wonderful to see so many people getting behind the Community Sports Gala Day. Minister Berry's support is so very appreciated for everything that she and the ACT Government do for grassroots sport.

The day of course would not have been a success that it was without the support of our sponsors including event day sponsors Audi Centre Canberra, Kidspace Occupational Therapy, LGR Productions, Capital Clinic Physiotherapy, The Smart Centre Massage and Rehabilitation, and Hart Sport. We also would like to thank the support of Coles Belconnen, Kmart and Bunnings. Carol Jennings was also very generous and we would like to thank you for all that you did.

Our local National Sporting teams were not the only stars out today. There wasn't one but a plethora of World Athletics Champions on show including Jayden Sawyer, Vanessa Low, Scott Reardon, Sue Powell and our own Cameron Crombie. Cam's own All Stars team featured World Championship representatives Lauren Wells and Brittany McGowan, and World Uni rep Angus Gould, Commonwealth Games rep Vivian Williams and middle distance emerging talent Reece Langdon. The showcase 100m handicap race featured Ginninderra Athletics Premium Sponsor Jake Battenally from Ray White Belconnen up against Lauren Wells and Vivian Williams.

Carly Wilson from the UC Capitals was the MC for the day and did an outstanding job alongside Cameron Crombie who was coordinating activities on the ground. They were supported by a large cohort of volunteers from Ginninderra Athletics who hosted the sports day.

Thanks also to the volunteers from the University of Canberra's Education, Sports Science and Health faculties. Lindsay Mitton was one of the dedicated Event Managers and Organisers along with Fiona Jarvis, Debra Evans and Paul Fowler.

The day also featured a presentation from the Fire Brigade, stalls from Every Chance to Play, Cancer Council, Belconnen Community Services, Heart Foundation and the UC Athletics Academy.

There were many moments of great sportsmanship and athletics brilliance, with every team demonstrating how to have fun and support one another.

The overall results in the Primary Schools Team Challenge had Miles Franklin finish first in the Boys, followed by Weetangera (second) and Radford Junior College (third). In the Girls Miles Franklin again took the Gold closely followed by Radford (second) and Yass Public (third). Macgregor had 6 teams in the competition and that is worthy of a special mention itself.

Congratulations to every team and team member. You were all outstanding. Hope to see you all again really soon. For photos check out Facebook.

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2 September 2018 High Noon

High Noon on Sunday included many of the events not offered at the School Sport ACT Championships as a selection trial for the upcoming Australian All Schools Championships.

Csenge Keszei who is a member of the Ginninderra Emerging Talent team at the upcoming Community Sports Gala day did really well in winning the 80m Hurdles (14.09s). Her Tiger team mate Brodie Goecke-Beard (15.79s) did equally as well in finishing second in the 90m Hurdles. Harry Francis (16.31s) took second too in the 100m Hurdles .

U13 Jacinta Henderson made her Red Track Athletics debut in the Long Jump clearing an impressive 3.72m in the Long Jump. Brodie (4.34m) backed up finishing second as did Harry (4.75m). Jeremy Maranan (5.66m) provided the longest jump of the day though in the Under 18 Mens.

Jacinta (1.35m) continued her debut in the High Jump to finish third overall.

Stephen Fraser (14.14m) easily threw the longest throw of the day in the Mens Shot Put which is a great sign for the National Finalist.

Ryan Cuzner (19.81m) is proving he is a very versatile and multi talented athlete by competing in the Javelin. Known for his 800m, Ryan (15.12s) showed in the 100m he has plenty to offer in the shorter distances too finishing third in his age.

Ginninderra's Masters Athletes Spencer Cox (12.24s) and Caleb Joliffe (13.22s) had to fight a headwind in their heat of the Mens 100m with Spencer finishing second behind Jeremy (11.96s). James Lemon (13.52s) another of the Club's potent middle distance athletes ran a PB in his 100m heat finishing 4th overall in his age.

Hayden Todd (58.19s), James (59.58s), Jacob Todd (1:02.86), Spencer (59.26s) and Caleb (59.60s) all represented the club with pride in the Mens 400m. With Spencer and Caleb both breaking the M40 Club Record and Caleb breaking a minute for the first time in the 400m.

Hayden (2:08.28) and Jacob (2:06.64) both ran exceptionally well in the 800m with Hayden running very close to the U13 Club Record.

Abshirbile Noor (9:49.87) and older brother Raage Noor (8:56.78) both ran huge personal bests in the Mens 3000m.

For full results of every athlete who participated check out the Athletics ACT website.

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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.

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Primary Schools Team Challenge announced

Ginninderra Athletics in-conjunction with the 25 Primary Schools in Canberra and Yass have announced the first School Athletics Team Challenge.

The Team Challenge, inspired by Nitro Athletics, is a 5-a-side team format that sees schools go head-to-head in a separate Boys and Girls Challenge showcasing a mix of power, endurance, technique and teamwork events across sprint, distance and field events.

The Challenge also features some of the biggest names of the sport including Ginninderra's very own World Champion Cameron Crombie along with players from the Capitals, Brumbies and all your favourite National sporting teams. Individual student winners from each event will be invited to take part in a Showcase Event of Community Hero versus our Sporting Heroes. It will be a Nitro handicap style final worthy of watching.

Spectators and their families can watch the event for free as well as participate in the many sporting challenges being run around the field. A community sports gala for the whole family.

Local schools are now nominating their Year 5/6 teams including the likes of St Thomas Aquinas, Evatt Primary, Miles Franklin, Florey, Weetangera and Kingsford Smith Jnr School just to name a few.

Invitations have already gone out to your school and its not too late to nominate a school team.

Coaches from Ginninderra Athletics are running free coaching clinics in local schools coinciding with the Team Challenge.

With the 12 and Under Belconnen Regional Carnival in August, the Over 13 High School North Carnival and the School Sport ACT Athletics Championships in September, Ginninderra Athletics is happy to assist interested students to improve their knowledge and provide valuable experience in the lead-up to these important events.

With the School Athletics Team Challenge set for the 15th of September, Ginninderra has named the months of August and September - Athstember and giving focus on the sport and the development of students in the Belconnen Community.

So come along to the Ginninderra Athletics Field on Lhotsky Street in September and experience the first ever Primary School Team Challenge - an athletics event like no other.

For the over 13s the Athletics ACT Nitro Schools Challenge is being held at the Phillip Athletics Track on the 26th October. Contact Ginninderra Athletics if you would like an extra boost in this nationwide competition that will see the best teams go onto the National Final. The Club is happy to send Coaches to your school or invite teams to the AIS to provide training after school.

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