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Ready, Set, Nat – Week 1

Hello, my name is Natasja Vasta and I’m currently in my final year of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Canberra. As part of degree I required to participate in an internship within the sporting industry. This so, I gain practical skills within the industry and this will prepare me for graduation and for the work force. UC Ginninderra Athletics Club was happy to take me under their wing with this new life experience. Thank you, Steve and the team, for this amazing experience.

To start of my journey with GAC, I had an initial meeting with Steve where he summarised what GAC had to offer me, both personal and professionally. For my first session of the winter season, I assisted with the Cross Country with Brian Daly and Steve. This event was at Charnwood athletic field, we started the session with a small basic warm-up, before they started their run. There was a group of 18 participates which had a choose of distance they would like to run, 1.9km, 3.7km or 5.6km. Only the 2 boys dared to run the 5.6km, they ran it under 40 minutes. The overall afternoon was fun and an amazing experience for me.

For my second session of the winter season, I assisted Steve with the Winter Season Track and Field day starting bright and early on Saturday the 5thof May. As the team knew I was excited to work with young athletes, I was involved with 9 and older ago group with Steve. The group was jam-packed with energy and was ready to run around. This made me more excited and less nerves as the day went on. This morning session was very eye opening and I can’t wait for what next session has to offer.

I was very lucky to be involved with three different session this week, the last session was also with Steve at Stromlo Forest Park with the FAST group. For this session I didn’t really know what Steve wanted from me. However, I soon worked out what it was, this session was the hardest of the three. Steve wanted us to have an understanding of what we were teaching the athletes. Which meant we had to run the 500m loop with the athletes, the idea involving with this session was to build and improve the athlete’s endurance levels. There was one key tip that I took from this training, which was that technique is important and that the movement of your upper body and arm will aid your knees when you are exhausted. This session was by far the hardest, however it was also my favourite out of the three sessions.

Thank you again Steve and the team for this amazing week of learning. I’m looking forward for what next week hold for me. Thanks

Natasja Vasta

Winter is coming

Ginninderra Athletics is coming to Winter and we are offering a new, exciting training and fitness activities for athletes of all ages starting in May 2018 under the qualified supervision of our Interns from the University of Canberra as well as experienced Coaches and Senior Athletes.

Come and enjoy in the warm and welcoming community atmosphere at the Ginninderra track at Charnwood. There are new friendships to be made, different activities to try and coaches to help develop your skills, fitness, balance and strength. There are opportunities for both individual and team pursuits. It is a place where boys and girls from as young as 3 to Masters Athletes to enjoy, have fun, connect, grow, learn, laugh and develop.

Through the enjoyment of our Winter program each and every individual will have the opportunity to feel a club that prides itself on belonging and inclusion, encourages and emphasises fun, family, development and fitness and supports each person to be the best they can be.

Cost

Tiny Tots is $80 for both terms and Tiger Cubs to Under 24s is $100. Cross Country is free to all registered members.

Masters Athletes aged 25 years and older can participate for just $10 for the entire Winter Program thanks to the support of UC Life. Do as much or as little as you like. All activities will be age and skill appropriate with people of a similar level and fitness.

Registration is now open

Returning Athlete registration

For Athletes who have a ResultsHQ Login, please sign up and register by using the Nomination process on ResultsHQ. Please read the Nomination Step by Step Guide for help.

New Athlete registration

If you do not have a ResultsHQ Login you should sign up and register using this method. Read the Online Registration – Step by Step Guide for assistance with the System.

When and Where?

Activities will be hosted on Wednesday afternoons (Tiny Tots and Cross Country) and Saturday mornings (ALL ages athletics – Tiny Tots (3-5 years), Tiger Cubs (6-8 years), Winter Track and Field – 9 years to Masters).

Athletics ACT events including High Noon and Run_ACT will also be run concurrently on a Sunday – see dates below for more details.

Winter Season Track and Field – Charnwood Athletics Field – Saturdays 9:00am to 10:00am

  • 5th May
  • 12th May
  • 19th May
  • 26th May
  • 2nd June
  • 9th June
  • 16th June
  • 23rd June
  • 30th June
  • 28th July
  • 4th August
  • 11th August
  • 18th August
  • 25th August
  • 1st September

Winter Cross Country – Wednesdays 4:45pm to 5:30pm

  • 2nd May (Charnwood)
  • 9th May (Mt Rogers)
  • 16th May (The Pinnacle)
  • 23rd May (Charnwood)
  • 30th May (Mt Rogers)
  • 6th June (The Pinnacle)
  • 13th June (Charnwood)
  • 20th June (Mt Rogers)
  • 27th June (The Pinnacle)
  • 25th July (Charnwood)
  • 1st August (Mt Rogers)
  • 8th August (The Pinnacle)
  • 15th August (Charnwood)
  • 22nd August (Mt Rogers)

High Noon (AIS Athletics Track) – Twelves years and up – Sundays 12:00pm

  • 6th May
  • 20th May
  • 17th June
  • 7th July (TBC)
  • 22nd July
  • 5th August
  • 2nd September
  • 16th September

Run_ACT Senior Series – Over 12 – Saturdays

  • 21st July
  • 4th August
  • 9th September

Run_ACT Junior Series – Under 12 – Sundays

  • 29th April – Menindee Drive, Lake Burley Griffin
  • 13th May – Lake Ginninderra
  • 27th May – Fadden Pines
  • 3rd June – Lake Ginninderra
  • 23rd June – Stromlo – Age Handicap
  • 30th June – ACT LA XC Champs – Stromlo

 

 

 

Tigers announced in the 2017 Australian All Schools Championships team

Athletics ACT has selected 132 athletes in one of their strongest teams ahead of the 2017 Australian All Schools Championships. Among the selected athletes are 23 Ginninderra Athletes (past and present) including registered members of Ginninderra Little Athletics Centre.

Among the new faces is first time State Representatives at a senior level Kayla Hetaraka, Nathaniel Halpin, Annick Theron, Thomas Brewer (former GLAC) and Paul Genders-Dibden.

Congratulations to every athlete who made the team and all the best for Nationals which is only 6 weeks ahead.

  • 14G Sydney Shaw 3,000m Walk
  • 14G Kayla Hetaraka Discus Shotput
  • 14B James Lemon 800m 1500m High Jump
  • 14B Nathaniel Halpin AWD 100m 200m Long Jump Shotput Discus
  • U16G Holly Abbey 100m 200m
  • U16G Rebecca Guest 100m 200m 400m
  • U16G Annick Theron 100m
  • U16G Molly Sturgiss 200m 400m 200m Hurdles
  • U16G Hannah Cadden 400m 800m 3,000m 2,000m Steeple
  • U16G Layla Rowntree 800m 1500m 3000m 2000m Steeple
  • U16G Claire Solomon 1500m
  • U16G Charlotte Rauraa Discus Hammer
  • U16B Austin Tetteh 100m 200m 400m
  • U16B Jacob Davill 800m
  • U16B Raage Noor 3000m
  • U16B Jacob Todd 2000m Steeple
  • U16B Jeremy Maranan 100m Hurdles 200m Hurdles Long Jump
  • U16B Eden Thomas AWD 100m 200m 400m
  • U18G Angela Riach 3000m 2000m Steeple
  • U18B Thomas Brewer 100m 200m
  • U18B Mitchell Baker 5000m Walk Shotput
  • U18B Paul Genders-Dibden High Jump
  • U18B Stephen Fraser Discus Shotput Hammer

2016 ACT All Schools Team Announced

 

 

 

Plenty of room at Ginninderra this summer

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.

 

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
12C3a
sandy.daley@canberra.edu.au