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Navigating Athletics 101

This season navigating your way from the Straight Track to the Walks and back to the Discus Area will be far more easier thanks to the new Event Flags positioned clearly at each Location.

There is simply an Event Flag for nearly everything which is perfect for first time visitors to the Club or even for those who get a little lost along the way. Navigating across an Oval can be daunting for those unfamiliar with where everything is located.

Layout of Charnwood Athletics Field
Layout of Charnwood Athletics Field

Even for those Members who are returning in 2016-17 there has been changes over the off-season. The most obvious is the trial of the Canteen to the Southern Shed this season. The Club is essentially basing itself from that end (subject to your feedback).

Its not just finding your way to an Event that we have been working on, you'll find Cheat Sheets for Parents who volunteer at their child's track and field events. There is easy to understand short role descriptions focusing on the basics for things like starting, time keeping, place judgingrakingmeasuringspiking or spotting jumps and throws, we have developed some quick and easy guides some with videos on how to help.

Did you know that most Jumps and Throws take 15-20 minutes and only happen twice each Saturday. So while you are at the oval encouraging your child, offering to assist doing the above roles is an easy way to really get in on the action and make the day go smoother for everyone. The more Helpers we have means our focus remains on Family Fun and Fitness.

Also with the move to the Southern Shed, the Committee has re-organised the storage including the purchase of a Shipping Container to store training equipment including Hurdles. This will make Set-up and Pack-up a lot more easier for those rostered to help each weekend.

Hurdles Container
Hurdles Container

Brendon Reading Walker’s Trophy

The Tigers are very excited that Australian Olympic Race Walker and Club Record Holder Brendon Reading has kindly donated a new perpetual trophy to Ginninderra this season.

The Club is very excited to see our past Little Athletes who have gone onto bigger and better things still supporting the next generation of athletes at Ginninderra.

Brendon's trophy will be awarded to the athlete who achieves the best walks performance relative to the age group record.

The Reading Family is synonymous with Ginninderra with Brendon's parents Phil and Jenny both Life Members. For many athletes vying for this Trophy they will be competing against the Club Records held by Brendon and his brother Michael, our current Walks Coach. Even older brother Jeremy once held a Walks Record at the club in the U17s. Brendon's sister Katrina was also a well regarded athlete at the Tigers.

We are sure that Brendon's continued support of the Tigers will see more athletes follow in his footsteps to bigger and better things in the years to come.