The 2017-18 Season starts on the 7th October 2017 and our new Intraclub season commences on Saturday 14th October.
Athletics ACT have opened the Online Registration system and UC Ginninderra Athletics Club is accepting new and returning members.
Athletics ACT have created a new Registration option this season: the Gold membership. Athletes taking out Gold membership do not entry fees to any Athletics ACT (AACT) competition, including all Championship events, but only if they enter using the On-Line entry system.
The normal Basic Registration Options for Dual Registered Little Athletes and Under 14 to Open Athletes have not changed. This registration option provides Athletics Australia insurance coverage to the athlete for the period 1 October to 30 September each year (or part thereof). Athletes taking out basic membership still pay the standard entry fee for entry to all Athletics ACT competitions, including Championship events.
Little Athletes (Under 12 to Under 17) can join UC Ginninderra Athletics Club for free as a dual registered athlete.
UC Ginninderra Athletics is once again proud to offer our $65 Social Membership to all interested athletes. This is ideal for anyone looking to train and/or participate in our Intraclub meets at Charnwood Athletics Field over summer. This registration option provides Athletics Australia insurance coverage to the athlete, however they must upgrade to a basic or gold membership if they wish to compete at Athletics Australia or AACT competitions.
For our Masters Athletes the training sessions start on Monday 16th October from 5:30pm with Thursday Throwers starting on 19th October also 5:30pm. Our membership options for 25 years and over are:
Grassroots membership: Train and Participate at Charnwood Athletics Field;
Basic Athletics ACT membership: Includes Grassroots membership plus compete at AACT events;
AACT Masters membership: Includes Basic AACT membership plus compete with Australian Masters Athletics events
With the AIS Athletics Track undergoing some repairs from September 25th to October 23rd. There will be no access during this period. Once the AIS facility reopens on the 24th, the infield, along with lanes 1 and 2, will continue to be closed to the public.
Charnwood Athletics Field in Belconnen will be open daily to the public with access to UC Ginninderra Athletics Club equipment on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Entry to Club Sessions is by gold coin donation and there is plenty of room for everybody whole the AIS infield gets a facelift.
The Woden Athletics Facility will be open for public training from 25th September through to end of March 2018. There is only limited public access:
Monday – 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday – 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Thursday – 4:00pm to 5:30pm
The cost of entry to Woden is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for concession which must be paid in cash.
Phil has been appointed as a Field Judge for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. A former elite High Jumper with a Personal Best of 2.22m, Phil is an excellent ambassador for the sport and for Ginninderra Athletics.
Congratulations to the other hardworking officials from the ACT and we wish to recognise and thank the many fine and hard-working officials who have missed an appointment. Thank you for your significant volunteer contribution to the sport that without, we could not conduct this sport.
UC Ginninderra Athlete Angela Riach has won her first National Championship medal in the U18W 4000m Cross Country Team Event. Angela’s team finished second to Victoria and beat the fast finishing NSW and QLD for third and fourth respectively. Angela’s time of 16:45 was also a PB.
What makes Angela’s performance even more satisfying is that she suffers from Cystic Fibrosis (CF) which is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. There are more than 1,700 known mutations of the disease. More than 30,000 people are living with cystic fibrosis in Australia (more than 70,000 worldwide). Breakthrough treatments have added years to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis. Today the median predicted survival age is close to 40. This is a dramatic improvement from the 1950s, when a child with CF rarely lived long enough to attend elementary school. Today even the healthiest CF Sufferer can spend 5-6 times a year in hospital receiving treatment. While there has been significant progress in treating this disease, there is still no cure and too many lives are cut far too short.
Angela is a truely inspirational CF Warrior who has represented the ACT now at Australian All Schools, Junior Track & Field Nationals and Cross Country Nationals in Steeplechase, the 3000m and now an Australian Silver Medalist.
James Lemon finished 12th in the 3000m U14M in a new Club Record time of 10:11;
Hayden Todd competing for the first time in the U14s also ran a new PB of 10:58;
Ginninderra Little Athlete Hannah Cadden finished 6th in the U16W 4000m;
Fellow “Little A” Layla Rowntree ran 15:43 in the same race;
Annika Wise clocked 16:06 in her final;
Jacob Davill stopped the clock in 13:23 in his U16M Final, 28th overall and 6th in his actual age and a new Club Record;
Jacob Todd was there beside Jacob running a brisk 14:07 for 4000m also bettering the previous club record;
Jordan King’s 6000m U18M final was a tough battle and his time of 23:12 is also a new Club Record;
Michael Daly’s Open Men’s 10000m effort of 33:13 (20th) was only just 7s faster than his Tiger team mate Joshua Johnson who finished in 33:20 (22nd); and
Mitchell Braithwaite finished 28th in the U23 8000m final in a new Club Record of 27:35.
Competing alongside their Cross Country team mates, the ACT Race Walkers were also in Wollongong for the 2017 Road Walk Championships. UC Tiger Sidney Shaw competing in her second consecutive National Championship was just outside her Club Record in the 3000m Road Walk where she stopped the clock in 17:56 and came 10th overall.
Sidney’s upcoming Race Walk team mate Andrew Camp-Liddiard competing in his first National Race Walk Championship came 7th overall in 12:21. Andrew has been a member of Ginninderra Athletics for over 6 seasons and has represented the Tigers and the ACT in Primary School Track and Field Championships as well. Andrew like Angela also won a silver medal at the Champs in the Team event.
A full wrap up of the Race Walk Championships follows:
Ginninderra Little Athlete Harry Baker came 9th in the U12M 2000m Walk in 13:28;
Harry’s brother Mitchell who is a GLAC Club Record Holder and multiple National Medalist collected his newest medal a bronze in the U18M 10,000m final finishing in 47:52;
Ella Baker, the third sibling competing at these Championships, finished 7th as well in 12:48 in the 2000m U12W final;
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.