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LAACT Relay Championship registration

The LAACT Relay Championship is being held on Saturday 16th December at the Woden Synthetic Athletics Track near the Canberra Hospital.

The Association requires Athletes to pre-register to avoid having to spend 30 minutes writing names on the Field event result sheets.

Ginninderra Athletics is asking every member to consider representing the club at the first Association Carnival of the season. This is our chance to come together as a Club and participate as one. There is no limit on the number of athletes or teams a Club can enter.

Please complete the club's pre-registration form. We'd love to see a sea of Yellow at Woden this December.

 

2017 Presentation Day Recipients

With the Ovals closed, the Tigers took to the University of Canberra for the annual Presentation Day.

It was great morning, recognising our brilliant volunteers, generous sponsors and marvellous members - our athletes.

There were award presentations for every age group with medals presented to everyone who participated as well as special Age Champion medals and Trophies to the Most Improved.

This year also featured the awarding of the inaugural House Day Championship. The Sumatrans took home the Club House Trophy from close rivals Siberians and the Bengals.

The Perpetual Trophies Recipients are as follows.

Jennie Dean Trophies
These two trophies are awarded to senior athletes who have excelled over the years at Ginninderra Little Athletics and ACTLAA Competitions. One is awarded to a female athlete and the other to a male athlete as decided by the Committee.

  • Tori Hopkins
    Tristan Vergano

Colman Trophies
These are awarded to the boy and girl athlete who most epitomise the meaning of Little Athletics, ie Family, Fun and Fitness. The awards are decided by the Committee on the basis of nominations from age marshals or members.

  • Felicity Gray
  • Elijah Lehikoinen

Ron Henderson Memorial Shield
This award is for the athlete showing most effort at training, as decided by the Head Coach.

  • Austin Tetteh

Goldsmith Trophy
This award goes to the athlete providing most help and support to the club regardless of ability. The award is decided by the Committee on the basis of nominations by age marshals or members.

  • Mitch Foster

Rohan Robinson Hurdler’s Trophy
This trophy donated by Australian Champion 400m hurdler Rohan Robinson, is awarded to the athlete who achieves the best hurdles performance relative to the age group record.

  • Ella van Heuval

President’s Shield
This shield was introduced by Geoff Bartley (President 2010-11). It is awarded to a non-Committee member of the GLAC community to recognise assistance provided to the Club throughout the season.

  • Tim Porter

Brendon Reading Walker's Trophy
The inaugural Brendon Reading Walker's Trophy was presented to Mitch Baker. The trophy is awarded to the athlete who achieves the best walks performance relative to the age group record.

Presentation Day 2017

This season's presentation day will be held at the University of Canberra off Ginninderra Drive on Saturday 25th March. The Annual General Meeting will kick-start proceedings from 08:30am.

There will be award presentations for every age group with medals presented to everyone who participated as well as special age champion medals.

UC Ginninderra's senior athletes will be there to present Trophies to  athletes and volunteers who have amazed us all over the season.

This year also features the awarding of the inaugural House Day Championship. There will be a special prize for each representative  of the winning House who attends Presentation Day, who will win, the Sumatrans, Siberians or the Bengals?

The Gecko Gang will be there to entertain everyone with face painting and a jumping castle. There will be giveaways including drinks and food to our members.

The action will be located on Oval 5B at the University of Canberra with free parking available in the Medical Centre Carpark which is adjacent to the field.

Please remember to wear your Ginninderra Uniform for the end of season photos please.

Keep checking the website, Twitter and Facebook in the event of a change in venue at UC if the wet weather persists on Saturday morning.

University of Canberra

In the event that Rain or the Oval is closed on Saturday morning, Presentation Day will be held inside at the UC Refectory (Building 1) from the same time.

UC Refectory - alternative location should the weather or the oval be wet

LAACT 2017 Championships Parent Roster

Parent Roster

Ginninderra has put together a roster for our volunteers who have athletes participating this weekend at the 2017 LAACT State Championships in Woden.

For more information please contact Helen Hopkins (0412 594 743) and check out our website with descriptions for each role.

Chiefs and Carnival Managers Meeting

A meeting for Chiefs and Carnival Managers to discuss the Rules of the Championships will be held on Wednesday 15th March at Woden Park Athletics Centre commencing at 7:30pm. If you could please confirm by 9am Tuesday 14th March if someone will be attending it would be greatly appreciated.

Last House Day with a bit of Nitro added for fun

The hugely popular House Days conclude this weekend, in fact Ginninderra's last meet of the season, on Saturday starting at the normal times.

This weekend the House Day has been extra spiced with the addition of a Nitro Athletics styled program to heat up the team-based competition between Ginninderra's Houses.

Everyone is encouraged to wear their House Colours this weekend to help get their team over the line in pursuit of the inaugural House Cup, a prize shared between members of each House.

The leaderboard in the run up to this Saturday is:

  1. Siberians
  2. Sumatrans
  3. Bengals

Houses compete for Points on House Days that are based on team and individual performances as well as spirit, sportsmanship, personal bests and attendance.

The Ladder shows how each House is progressing across the season with a bonus attendance score to be added after the LAACT State Championships next weekend.

Timetable

8:30        U6-U8 start

9:30        U9 start

10:00     All others start (hopefully finish by 11:30)

11:30     All stop for medley relays

 

Program

Age Group Event 1 Event 2 Event 3 Event 4 Final Event
U6 60m 300m Long Jump Shot 4 x Hurdle Relay
U7 60m 300m Long Jump Discus 4 x Hurdle Relay
U8 60m 300m Long Jump Vortex 4 x Hurdle Relay
U9 60m 300m High Jump (S) Discus 4 x Hurdle Relay
U10 60m 500m Long Jump Turbo Jav 4 x Hurdle Relay
U11 60m 500m High Jump Shot 4 x Mixed Medley Relay
U12 60m 500m Long Jump Javelin 4 x Mixed Medley Relay
U13 60m 500m High Jump Discus 4 x Mixed Medley Relay
U14-Open 60m 500m Long Jump Shot 4 x Mixed Medley Relay

 

Events

60m/300m/500m

All competitors compete.

Fastest boy and girl from each house added together to give final result

Points

1st                               100

2nd                             90

3rd                              80

Long Jump

Each competitor has 3 jumps as per normal competition.

Furthest jump from boy and girl in each house added together to give final result

Points

1st                               100

2nd                             90

3rd                              80

PB                              10

High Jump (S)/High Jump

Each competitor allowed 4 attempts only.

Highest jump from boy and girl in each house added together to give final result

Points

1st                               100

2nd                             90

3rd                              80

PB                              10

Shot/Discus/Vortex/Turbo Javelin/Javelin

Each competitor allowed three (3) throws. First two rounds are as per normal competition.

Final round includes two targets (one inner and one outer). Athletes receive bonus points for landing the shot/discus/javelin/vortex in the target.


 

Target Position

Age Group Event Inner Outer
U6 Shot 2m 4m
U7 Discus 4m 9m
U8 Turbo Jav 4m 9m
U9 Discus 6m 12m
U10 Turbo Jav 6m 14m
U11 Shot 5m 7m
U12 Javelin 6m 12m
U13 Discus 10m 20m
U14-17 Shot 5m 9m

 

Points

1st                               100

2nd                             90

3rd                              80

PB                              10

Hit Target             10

 

4 x 60m Hurdle Relay

Points

Competitors form house teams of 4. Hurdles set up on hurdle track with lanes facing in alternate direction. Teams race in two lanes. First and third competitors in each team race in lanes, 1, 3, 5 and 7. Second and forth competitors race in lanes 2, 4, 6 and 8 respectively. Baton is passed on by ‘hand tag’.

Points awarded to first of each house

1st                               100

2nd                             90

3rd                              80

 

4 x Mixed Medley Relay

Competitors form house teams of 4. Each team consists of 2 male and 2 female competitors. Teams will run medley relay consisting of 1 x 200m, 1 x 400m , 1 x 600m and 1 x 800m legs.

Points awarded to first of each house

Points

1st                               100

2nd                             90

3rd                              80

 

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