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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.

Lending a hand has never been so easy

With thanks to the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club, a donation of 3 Discus and 2 Shot Put Trolleys has been made to our Little Athletics Centre. The trolleys are very mobile and located at either end of Charnwood Athletics Field, making set-up a breeze.

The Discus Trolley (blue and red) holds 36 items (108 Discus in total). That is enough for all three Discus Cages at Charnwood. The Shot Put Trolley (grey) holds 25 items (50 Shot Puts in total).

Set-up now only involves moving each respective Trolley and the Tape Measure Trolley from the Shed to the right location on the track and unloading the necessary equipment for that event. This means lending a hand on a Saturday morning has never been so easy.

Check out our Volunteering at Ginninderra Athletics website for other ways you can Get Involved at the Tigers.

Discus Crew

Shot Put Crew