Tiger compression gear pre-order now

This season Ginninderra Athletics will have a new Uniform Item, Tiger Compression Tights in full length and half length options.

An initial order with our supplier has been placed and Athletes are encouraged to pre-order now. The Tights will be available to pick-up at the end of September 2017.

If the number of subsequent pre-orders requires a second batch from the supplier this will arrive by mid October (in time for the start of the season). Tights will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

7-8 60-62 67-71 126-132
10-12 65-67 74-77 141-149
XS 67-70 81-84
SM 72-76 86-90
MD 80-85 94-98
LG 89-94 102-107

Pre-order Now


Full Length – Long Style
Half length – Short style

Sidney on her way to the Australian Road Walking Championships

Congratulations to Sydney Shaw who has been selected to represent Athletics ACT at the Australian Road Walking Championships at the Innovation Campus, University of North Wollongong on Sunday 27 August 2017. Sidney will be competing for the ACT in the Girls Under 14 – 3 kilometre Race Walk event.

The 2017 Australian Winter Race Walking Championships ensure a bumper weekend of athletics in Wollongong (NSW), with the 2017 Australian Cross Country Championships to be held the day before.

This will be Sidney’s second national championships where she hopes to improve on her time and performance at last year’s event. Sidney is in fantastic form as she has recently bettered her own Club Record in the 3000m Walk and set the U14 5000m Walk Record.

Sidney was also recognised today as a recipient of the Local Sporting Champions program which is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships.

Thirteen Tigers all set for Wollongong XC Nationals


Mitch jumps past Triple Record

On the 1st of July Mitchall Anderson broke Jordan Reis’ long standing Triple Jump Record in the U16 Men. The record set in 2001/02 was 11.63m and Mitch’s best performance at the Winter High Noon Meet was 12.30m. Jordan who was a very talented Hurdler still holds three ACT Records.

Mitch hasn’t been the only athlete breaking new ground over Winter with Jordan Gusman breaking his own Open Men 1500m Club Record (3:43.05) with a best of 3:37.97 at the Huelva Meet in Spain on 14th June. Jordan’s time is also an unofficial ACT Record breaking Pat Carroll’s All Comers record (3:39.03) and Corey Tucker’s ACT Resident record (3:38.42). The time has Jordan knocking on the world’s top 100 1500m Runners and places him as the 5th fastest Aussie this year.

Coincidentally Pat Carroll who represented Australia in the Marathon only slightly has a better mark than Club Record Holder Rod Higgins in the Marathon set in 1993 of 2:17:00. Rod also has Club Records in the Half Marathon of 1:04:22.0 and the 15km of 44:33.0 respectively.

Inaugural Sport and Exercise Science Internship Program

The UC Ginninderra Athletics Club will offer a Sport and Exercise Science Internship Program from September 2017 to March 2018.

The UC Ginninderra Athletics Club Internship Program provides an opportunity for individuals who express an interest in exploring career opportunities in the field of strength and conditioning, sports coaching, physiotherapy, sports medicine or sports marketing to gain insight and on-the-job learning in a variety of areas within Athletics (track and field).

The UC Ginninderra Athletics Club are leaders in innovation, development and inclusiveness. In 2016 the club won the inaugural Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Innovation. The Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of Canberra’s top athletes and teams, while also recognising those behind-the-scenes special contributors that make our local sporting community so great.

In addition the Club President, Steven Dodt won the inaugural Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Outstanding Service to Sport. Steven is not only the visionary and motivator of the club he is also a highly accredited Level 3 IAAF Sprints, Hurdles and Relays Athletics Coach and is a Course Facilitator with Athletics Australia. Steven will be leading and mentoring students participating in this internship.

The Club provides leadership, vision, development and opportunities for participation for athletes, from the grass roots level to the masters level.

Interning with UCGAC will provide you with a first class family-athlete experience, serve as a source of pride for the UC and community, and cultivate UC graduates who excel as leaders.

You will observe and even help assist in the training of athletes at the youth (from 3 years), primary, high school, university and masters levels.

On completion of your internship UC Ginninderra Athletics Club will gladly provide references and referrals for positive experiences

Interning at UC Ginninderra Athletics Club will provide interns with opportunities to establish yourself as a contributor to the field of sports science through blog writing, which is syndicated across multiple social media channels.

Applications must be submitted to Sandy Daley, 12C3a.

For further information regarding applications:

Sandy Daley
Convenor Sports Internships

Rory O’Sullivan starts new Marketing and Public Relations Director role

Rory O’Sullivan is the new Marketing and Public Relations Director role on the Board of Little Athletics ACT.  Rory is studying a Communications degree at the University of Canberra.

Recently Rory set a new 10km PB at the 2017 Gold Coast Marathon breaking the 40 minute barrier.

Rory joins David Lemon from Ginninderra Athletics on the LAACT Board. Corrine Allard is also a member of a number of LAACT Committees including the ALAC Selection Panel.

Fellow endurance athlete Alex van der Meer Simo has recently been appointed as a Director on the Board of Athletics ACT.

Alex appointed to Board of Directors


Daly and O’Sullivan GCM17 Wrap up