You only get out what you put in

The UC Tigers are investing in our members and providing the latest training gear to help improve performances. Members of the Club now have access to use in Training or Competition:

  • Medicine Balls of various weights;
  • Javelin Nockenballs for training;
  • High Jump mats;
  • Full height Hurdles; and
  • Professional starting blocks.

UC Ginninderra Athletics Club believes its members are the future of the sport. Purchasing equipment with the assistance of an ACT Government’s 2016 Sport and Recreation Grant Program to assist in athlete transition is recognising that older athletes have weight or height requirements beyond that of Junior athletes.

Providing a full range of equipment assists every member with their progression from each age group year-to-year.

Registrations for 2016-17 are now open and the Tigers are keen to assist as many new and returning members as much as possible. There are great offers for Little Athletes looking to compete with Open Age athletes, Masters athletes looking for recreational sport and Social Members looking to just have fun.

Ginninderra’s investment in new equipment is on top of the existing purchase for Inclusive gear for Para Athletes in the club. The Club has invested $10,000 in facilities and equipment in its first year.

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Canberra’s Uni Students take on the Best in the West

This week a small band of Canberra’s Tertiary students are representing their Uni with Pride at the Australian University Games in Perth from the 25th to the 30th of September 2016.

ANU’s Steph Pollard is competing in the 100m, 200m, 100mH.

Meanwhile UC’s Lara Sinclair is in the Long Jump, 400mH and 400m, Josh Larnach the Long Jump, 100m and 200m, Cassandra Hopkins the 400m and 400mH.

Nicholas Eberl from ADFA is in the 5000m and 1500m, Jack Donovon (ADFA) is in the 1500m and 800m, and Osgar Murphy (ADFA) is in the 10000m.

The Tigers congratulate everyone for qualifying for AUGs and wish the team the very best.

Track Training Times

This Summer if you are keen to train at the AIS Athletics Track or Woden Park Athletics Track there are some great offers available.

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The UC Ginninderra Athletics Club provides subsidised training tickets to our members for the AIS which is the nearest synthetic running surface to UC and the ANU. Join our Athletes only Facebook Group for details on how to get your training tickets.

The Track is open for training:

  • Monday 3:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Tuesday 3:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 3:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Thursday 3:30pm  – 7:00pm
  • Friday 3:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am  – 1:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am – 1:00pm

Public training fees at the Athletics Track:

  • Adult casual visit $6.00
  • Child/concession $4.50
  • Adult (book of 12) $60.00
  • Seasonal Pass – Adult $138.00
  • Seasonal Pass – Concession $90.00

Concession prices available to holders of an eligible Seniors, Health, Companion or full time Student card.

Seasonal Passes cover either the period 1 October – 31 March, or 1 April – 30 September.

Woden Park

A 6-month ‘pilot program’ will commence on Monday 3 October 2016 with members of the Canberra community having access to 4 sessions per week at Woden Park as follows:

  • Monday 4:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Tuesday 4:30pm – 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:00am – 8:30am
  • Sundays 9:00am – 11:00am

The following rates will apply during the period 3 October 2016 to 29 March 2017:

  • Adult casual visit – $5.00
  • Concession casual visit – $3.00
  • Adult monthly Pass – $40.00
  • Monthly Pass Concession – $25.00
  • Adult three monthly Pass – $80.00
  • Three monthly Pass Concession – $50.00
  • Adult Seasonal Pass – $120.00
  • Seasonal Pass Concession – $80.00

(Note: ‘Concession’ Passes are available to holders of eligible Seniors, Health, or full time Student Cards).

Discounts

The Tigers are pleased to be working with UC Sport to assist Athletes with their training. There are many other Gym discounts and access to great facilities for our members. New Season Registration has opened and our Registrar is happy to assist our athletes in transferring to the Club or Renewing their membership.

 

UC’s Scott Reardon becomes Paralympic champion

University of Canberra student Scott Reardon has become Paralympic champion. Surging from the blocks, Scott crossed the line in 12.26 to secure his spot atop the podium from a fast finishing Richard Whitehead (GBR, second, 12.32) and Daniel Wagner (DEN, 12.32).

Scott is currently studying a Bachelor of Secondary Education and Bachelor of Science at the University of Canberra and hopes to become a design and technology teacher.

Reardon’s victory adds to the gold medal he won at the Doha 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships last year and improves on the silver medal he won in the same event at London 2012 four years ago.

Canberra based athlete Jayden Sawyer (ACT) and the training partner of Olympian Kelsey-Lee Roberts threw a best mark of 45.63m, placed 5th in the F38 javelin for athletes with cerebral palsy.

Canberra Shot Putter Kath Proudfoot F36 won a Bronze medal in her category too.

Scott’s training partner Evan O’Hanlon won silver in the T38 100m for athletes with cerebral palsy.

Rossiter and Riach star in High Noon showdown

The last of Athletics ACT’s Winter Series (High Noon) Meets was held today the 11th of September 2016. Fantastic weather greeted all the athletes and the UC Tigers were out in force again before the official start to the Summer Series on the 8th of October.

Twelve of Ginninderra’s best took on the competition and a number of fantastic results were achieved. There were 8 Personal Bests (PBs) including two each to Mark Rossiter and his young aspiring 200/400m team mate Yiorgos Sbirakos. They of course weren’t alone with Neil Thomas and Eden Thomas both finally cracking the 30s barrier in the 200m, Angela Riach also starred taking 6 seconds off her 3000m in a solo effort, and Jeremy Maranan also enjoyed a good run in the 200m.

Club President Steve Dodt and Treasurer Neil Thomas are enjoying a friendly rivalry in the Open Mens events with the boys trading positions across their four events today. The more events you enter at Athletics ACT events earns the Tigers more points in the overall Team Point-Score competition. It is great to see so many athletes trying their hand at 3 or 4 events this weekend.

The full results are available on the Athletics ACT website and photos have been posted to Facebook.