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Registration 2017-18 Season

Little Athletics ACT have introduced a new Online Registration System that will go live on the 14th of August 2017 for the new season. Ginninderra Athletics encourages all members to take advantage of the convenience of online registration, including payments.

Registration Day

The Club will hold two Registration Days on the 9th and 16th September from 9am to 12 noon. You can register in person, pay cash or card, collect your Uniform and Registration Packs. Ginninderra Rego days are:

  • 9th September - Charnwood Shops 9-12pm and
  • 16th September - Kippax Shops 9-12pm

Come and Try Day

A Come & Try Day will be held on 7th of October at Charnwood Athletics Field starting at 8:30am for Under 6 to Under 8 Athletes only.

Start of the season

First official Saturday Morning for 2017-18 will be Saturday 14th October with start times as advertised:

  • 8:30am to 9:30am: Tiny Tots, Under 6s (Tiger Cubs), Under 7s and Under 8s;
  • 09:30am to 10:30am: Under 9s and Under 10s;
  • 10:00am to 11:30am: Under 11s to Under 17s, Open Age Athletes including Masters.


Training will commence at Charnwood Athletics Field on the following days and times. Participation at training is by gold coin donation and pre-registration via the MyTraining web page is a must.

  • Monday 16th October from 5:00pm: On Track for Under 6 to Under 8s - Active participation in fundamental skills;
  • Monday 16th October from 5:30pm: Monday Masters for 25 years and up;
  • Tuesday 17th October: Junior Skills Development for Under 9 to Under 10s;
  • Tuesday 17th October: MyTraining sessions for Under 11s and up;
  • Thursday 19th October: MyTraining sessions for Under 11s and up;
  • Thursday 19th October: Thursday Throwers sessions for Under 13s to Masters;


Deaf athletes receive head start

The Para Little Athletes at Ginninderra today got a real head start with the receipt of the new Timing Solution for running races. The Club with the support of the ACT Government, received funding to improve inclusive sport and active recreation opportunities in Canberra.

The new starting device uses strobe lights for starting signals. This mimics what happens at the Deaf Games where athletes who have a hearing loss of at least 55 decibels in the better ear race without hearing aids.

The solution also includes a very loud speaker for able-bodied athletes. Races started by the device can include athletes of any ability improving inclusion at the Club.

Rock – Paper – High Jump & Scissors?

This season Athletes as young as Under 8 can now safely learn to do the High Jump thanks to  a decision by Little Athletics Australia. An update to the Standard Rules of Competition in May 2016 has resulted in a new Age Restriction for the High Jump.

The Scissor technique will be the only allowable technique performed in High Jump for the Under 8, Under 9 and Under 10 age groups at all levels of competition. Check out the video below for how to do the Scissors Jump.

The rules also stipulate that the height for scissor mats at all competition levels and in all Affiliated Associations will be between 150mm and 300mm with minimum dimensions of 5m x 3m.

Ginninderra Athletics has recently made some room in the Shed as we said goodbye to some of our favourite Fosbury Flop Mats. This was short-lived however as we have replaced the mats with two new  Scissor Mats for the coming season.

This purchase was only possible due to the incredible generosity of our sponsors including major contributions by Ray White Belconnen, Beyond Bank, Choice Home Loans, Absolute Insurance & Financial Services and Throne Plumbing.

On the 8th of October we will be holding a Come & Try Day for all Tiny Tots, Under 6s, Under 7s and Under 8s from 08:30am to 09:30am (subject to the weather). There will also be a Registration Desk running at the Oval from 09:00am to 11:00am for all ages.

Then on the 15th of October the Season will kick off for everyone with Week 1 Activities for all ages. The Under 9 Boys will be the first Age Group to make use and christen the new Scissor Mats.

The Tigers are still looking for Team Managers especially in the the Under 6 Boys and Girls, Under 7 Girls, Under 8 Boys and the Under 10 Girls and Boys respectively. It is a very rewarding experience and we provide a How to Guide as well as a Managers Meeting to help you settle into the role. Please nominate using the form on the website.

Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme

The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme (AAOES) is a joint initiative of Athletics Australia and Jetstar Little Athletics Australia, providing a seamless and transparent education pathway for Australian Athletics Officials.

The scheme is endorsed by the Australian Sports Commission and follows best industry practice, with online learning coupled with face-to-face delivery. The aim of the Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme is to ensure an effective and efficient education framework is provided to guarantee Australian Athletics Officials remain world leaders in event delivery at all levels of athletic competition.

The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme emphasises the power of knowledge and competency. Our aim is for it to be widely accessible and it will encourage a greater number of people to be provided with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge to officiate athletics competitions.

The athletics specific levels of this scheme delivered within Australia are:

The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme is complemented by two additional invitation-only courses delivered at at Oceania Athletics Association or International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) level. These courses are designed to allow Australian Athletics Officials with the opportunity to advance their education past that of existing national officiating levels.

The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme currently consists of the following:

Grading Level Notes
Level 0 Introduction to Officiating An Australian Sports Commission course for all sports in Australia
Level 1 Club/Centre/School Official Basic Grading.
This is aimed at Officials wishing to officiate at a local/ club/centre/school level
Level 2 State Official This level is aimed at Officials wanting to:
- be appointed as a Chief or Referee at State Level
- be appointed as a Chief at National Level
Level 3 National Official This level is aimed at Officials wanting to be qualified to be appointed as:
- a Chief at National Level
- a Referree at National Level
- a position within Competition Management at a National level
Level 4 IAAF Technical Officials Education Certification Scheme - TOECS Level 2 (Diploma) 
- conducted by the Oceania Regional Development Centre
Eligible to be appointed as an Area Technical Official (ATO) - Oceania Athletics Association
Level 5 IAAF Technical Officials Education Certification Scheme - TOECS Level 3 (Diploma) 
- conducted by the IAAF
Eligible to be appointed as an International Technical Official (ITO) - worldwide/global

Getting started is easy!

Firstly, complete the 'Level 0 - Introduction to Officiating' module. You can then move on to 'Level 1 - Club/Centre/School Official' and beyond.

Once you have completed 'Level 1', we encourage you to make contact with LAACT or AACT. They can assist in providing opportunities for you to utilise the knowledge you have learned through officiating.

July School Holiday Clinic

On Saturday the 9th of July 2016 the Tigers are holding a school holiday skills clinic at the AIS Athletics Track with the assistance of qualified and accredited Coaches from UC Ginninderra Athletics Club.

Anyone aged 10 to 15 years are welcome to attend. You don't need to be a member of Ginninderra Little Athletics Club.

The cost is $10/athlete which covers entry fees and use of the equipment.

Coaching in the following events will be available:

  • Throws: Shot Put, Discus, Javelin
  • Jumps: Long Jump and Triple Jump
  • Sprints and Hurdles
  • Race Walking

Athletes will learn warm-up drills, event specific skills and valuable one-on-one support/feedback.


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