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Come & Try Grass Track Athletics 13 October 2018

This Saturday 13 October 2018, come out to our Oval off Lhostky Street from 8:30am and try Little Athletics.

All Age Groups will kick off the season at 8:30am for this Saturday only. From the 20th October our usual start times will apply for our regular Grass Track Meets.

Coaches and experienced athletes will be available to assist everyone with their events.

As it is a Come & Try Day, we will not be measuring or keeping results. Every athlete will be given three attempts at each field event only.

Tiger Cubs (Under 6 to Under 7s) will get an opportunity to try the new On Track program being piloted by Ginninderra Athletics.

Aroara the Club Mascot will also make an appearance.

Registration for the season is only $140 and can be only be completed online.

For more information visit our Grass Track Athletics FAQs for details on how a Saturday morning runs at Ginninderra Athletics.

Come & Try - Grass Track Athletics Program - 13 October 2018

6 October 2018 – Red Track Athletics

The first Athletics ACT (AACT) Red Track Meet for Summer Series 2018/19 was held on Saturday 6th October 2018 at the AIS.

Some fantastic results from the following athletes who represented Ginninderra Athletics at the annual AACT Come & Try Day. Many of the below athletes have never participated in a Red Track Athletics Meet before.

There were fantastic records broken as well with Augustine Nketia breaking the U16B 200m Record with 22.88s and his older brother Edward Nketia breaking the U20M 200m Record with 21.85s. Austin Tetteh also broke the U16B 200m record with 23.19s which has stood since 2001 - an amazing 17 years and broken twice in the same race. Caleb Jolifee 1.55m broke the M40 High Jump record.

A number of the UC Athletics Academy's Silver, Gold and Platinum Masters squad members also competed including Charlotte Fowler, Rosalie Carter, Rose Cajetan, Caleb Jolifee, Luke Allard, Connor Pratt, Toula Andronicos, Vivian Williams, Nick Donaldson and Mikayala Fitzpatrick.

Congratulations to everyone who represented the Club and a special thanks to Jim Maranan and Phil Henderson for volunteering as Officials. Ginninderra Athletics recognises the contribution and efforts of its technical officials at the end of each season. Officials will be recognised for their service at 8 or more days of athletics meets in the summer and winter each year. You do not require any special qualifications to take on a volunteering role at a Reds Track Athletics meet however there is training and support available to anyone who wishes to learn more about events.

A big thank you also to Neil and Eden Thomas for running the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club tent and for taking photos.

60m

  • Charlotte Fowler 9.17s
  • Owen Toyne 9.48s
  • Rosalie Carter 8.98s
  • Rose Cajetan 8.82s
  • Caleb Joliffe 8.04s
  • Luke Allard 8.15s
  • Hugh Cramer 10.04s

100m

  • Charlotte Fowler 15.07s
  • Jacinta Henderson 15.79s
  • Tyler Smith 15.00s
  • Owen Toyne 15.74s
  • Augustine Nketia 11.61s
  • Austin Tetteh 11.71s
  • Connor Pratt 14.40s
  • Rosalie Carter 14.34s
  • Hugh Cramer 15.74s
  • Jeremy Maranan 11.70s
  • Rose Cajetan 14.10s
  • Matt Walters 11.27s
  • Toula Andronicos 14.17s
  • Vivian Williams 11.56s
  • Luke Allard 12.72s
  • Caleb Joliffe 12.98s

200m

  • Augustine Nketia 22.88s
  • Austin Tetteh 23.19s
  • Nick Donaldson 23.98s
  • Edward Nketia 21.85s
  • Matt Walters 22.64s
  • Vivian Williams 22.44s

400m

  • Charlotte Fowler 1:14.51

800m

  • James Lemon 2:15.03

3000m

  • Jacob Davill 9:37.68

1500m Steeple Chase

  • Hugh Cramer 7:34.35

1500m Walk

  • Owen Toyne 8:57.89

2x100m 

  • Ginninderra Athletics Club 'A' team 32.25s

Long Jump

  • Rosalie Carter 4.51m
  • Jeremy Maranan 5.48m
  • Jacinta Henderson 3.62m
  • Hayden Todd 4.37m
  • Tyler Smith 4.18m
  • Owen Toyne 3.49m
  • Jacob Todd 4.24m

High Jump

  • Mikayla Fitzpatrick 1.37m
  • Jacinta Henderson 1.25m
  • Tyler Smith 1.35m
  • Hugh Cramer 1.20m
  • James Lemon 1.45m
  • Caleb Joliffe 1.55m

Summer Series continues across the rest of summer from October to March 2019. The dates of the next meets follow. Event registration is on the AACT website and Little Athletes of Ginninderra Athletics can join AACT for free as a dual registered member.

October

  • 6/10/18 - Come & Try Day, Summer Series 1 (AIS)
  • 13/10/18 - Summer Series 2 (Woden)
  • 20/10/18 - Summer Series 3 (Woden)
  • 26/10/18 - ACT Nitro Schools Challenge

November

  • 3/11/18 - Summer Series 4 (AIS)
  • 17/11/18 - CBR Twilight (Woden)
  • 24/11/18 - ACT Nitro Clubs Challenge (Woden)

Registration Day – 6 October 2018

Have you wanted to ask questions about Little Athletics? What events  and how long does it all take? What is Red Track Athletics and can parents join in? When is training and who are the coaches? What does inclusion look like?

Even if you don't have any questions and just want to pick up your Registration Pack (Coles Badge, Age Patch, Registration Number) and Uniform then this Saturday at Westfield Belconnen outside National Sponsor Coles you will find Ginninderra Athletics.

This is our first registration day of the year. Our Committee and a team of Athletes will be on hand to answer all of your questions.

Find us in the Fresh Food Court outside Coles Belconnen from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

Our next Registration Day where you can pick up your Registration Pack (Coles Badge, Age Patch, Registration Number) is Saturday 13th October 2018 at Charnwood District Playing Fields from 8:30am and is part of our own Come & Try Day.

Registration

 

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

 

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.

Registration

 

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