Summer athletic competition this January

In January 2015 there is plenty of athletics action in Belconnen. If you are around town and not enjoying some time away from home, come out and help the Ginninderra Tigers usher in 2015 in style!

Every registered Little Athlete in the ACT is welcome to participate at Charnwood Oval for free. There is no necessity to pre-register simply present yourself to the relevant Age Marshal on arrival. Ginninderra starts at 09:30am for U9 to U17 athletes.

For older athletes (U13 to Open) you can also compete alongside Veterans ACT and Athletics ACT registered athletes at the AIS Athletics Track. 

  • 9th: Vets and AACT (Friday)
  • 10th: Week 2
  • 14th: Vets and AACT (Wednesday)
  • 17th: Week 3
  • 24th: Week 1 + the Australia Day Gift Race
  • 30th: AACT (Friday)
  • 31st: Week 2

MyTraining with the Tigers resumes on Tuesday the 13th of January from 4:30pm at Charnwood Oval. Note due to the Asian Cup and the  2015 Wheelchair Summer Down Under track meet there is limited availability for training at the AIS.

The Tigers are also now accepting new registrations for the remainder of the season at half price. That’s three months of athletics and training for only $60. Enjoy 5 athletic events every Saturday this summer!

Club Records fall

There’s been some impressive performances from many of Belconnen’s athletes in the lead up to Christmas. Some of these Ginninderra Tigers have broken a record or two in the process.

While none of the following performances are any better than the others a few special mentions… the following athletes have broken some very long standing club records including Chelsea Tobin (28 years for the 100m), Lucy Ferry (12 years for the 100mH and the Long Jump) and Nathalie Cerritelli (12 years for the Triple Jump).

A few of the following Tigers have had a very outstanding season in 2014-15: these athletes have broken the same record more than once… Matt Walters (3 times for the 100mH), David Power (twice for the Discus) and Lucy (twice for the 400m). Whereas David (3 records), Lucy (5 records) and Nathalie (6 records) have claimed their fair share of records in more than one event.

Ginninderra’s Under 17 Girls must have springs in their legs as three Tigers have broken the previous 10-year High Jump record.

Long standing member Yanke Samura Liddiard claimed her first club record in the Shot Put (Under 16 Girls) which was just reward for this ACT Champion.

New Club Records  


  • Matt Walters – 100mH – 14.10


  • David Power – Javelin – 36.58m, Discus – 26.97m, 100m – 11.53


  • Chelsea Tobin – 100m – 13.36
  • Charlotte Rauraa – Discus – 26.72m


  • Yanke Samura Liddiard – Shot Put – 8.42m


  • Lucy Ferry – HJ – 1.45m, 100mH – 17.83, LJ – 4.35m, 400m – 1:03.26, 800m – 2:53.62
  • Adrienne Nunn – HJ 
  • Nathalie Cerritelli – LJ, HJ, 100mH, 400m, TJ – 9.34m, 100m – 12.92

With half a season remaining there is plenty of opportunities to break more records, claim medals at the State Championships or to qualify for Nationals as a member of your local Belconnen Athletics Club.

Belconnen athletes keep getting better

With the first part of the session now over, here is a quick recap of some of the action with the Ginninderra Tigers at Charnwood Oval in Belconnen.

From the beginning of October until the end of 2014 the Tigers have amassed an amazing 3556 personal bests. 

Each age group has performed fantastically with many teams having already collected 200 or more PBs. 

Individually most Tigers have recorded multiple PBs which is a wonderful achievement at any time. The following Ginninderra Athletes have achieved 9 or more Personal Bests already this season. 

Under 12 Athlete Male
• Douglas Toyne
• Thomas Alcorn
• Oliver Cahill
• Brady Van Zomeren
• Eden Thomas
• Darcy Gooday
• Jacob Davill
• Matthew King
• Scott Seach
• Yael Germain
• Yiorgos Sbirakos

Under 13 Athlete Male
• Jacob Todd
• Mitchell Foster
• Raage Noor
• Ethan Prider
• Tadgh Williams
• Thomas Girdler
• William Fitzpatrick

Under 14 Athlete Male
• Jordan King
• Mitchell Baker
• Elijah Arranz
• Sam Brenton

Under 15 Athlete Male
• Tristan Vergano
• Jacob Taylor
• Cameron Best
• Sam Wade
• David Sim

Under 16 Athlete Male
• Matt Walters
• Jack Gooday

Under 12 Athlete Female
• Bernadette Madsen
• Imogen McDonald
• Jacqueline Weinhardt
• Charlotte Rauraa
• Meg Freeman
• Esther Coates
• Chelsea Tobin
• Cara Martin
• Jessica Workman
• Eloise Wilson
• Hannah Cadden
• Phoebe Spurr
• Maddison Goppert

Under 13 Athlete Female
• Amy Richards
• Charlie Hiskins
• Natasha Suffolk
• Molly Sturgiss

Under 14 Athlete Female
• Maddison Walton

Under 15 Athlete Female
• Angela Riach
• Ursula McDonald
• Caitlyn Beasley
• Hayley Steel

Under 16 Athlete Female
• Rebecca Jarvis

Under 17 Athlete Female
• Adriene Nunn

The rest of the season is shaping up well to provide more opportunities for everyone to do their best.

Savvy wins Ray White Retro Bike

Champion Ginninderra Thrower Savvy Thompson has won the 6 speed vintage Ray White Cruiser BicycleThe Bike was available to anyone in Belconnen to enter the draw.

With the summer season of athletics now half way through, the Ginninderra Tigers have cut their registration fee. All new memberships are $60. Registration includes free access to Athletics Australia accredited coaches, all competition fees for LAACT events, equipment access and field hire for training, performance tracking via MyResults, Interstate Trips, Little Athletics ACT and Athletics ACT registration included.


AIS Athletics Track Summer School Holiday opening hours

The Australian Institute of Sport Athletics Track will have limited availability this January. The following are the opening times for public training these summer school holidays.

Other training venues are unaffected by the Asian Cup Football Games and they include Masson Street for throws or Charnwood Oval for all events.

For more information visit ACT Athletics.

Week 2

Date Opening Time Closing Time
Monday22December 2014 3:30pm 7:00pm INFIELD CLOSED
Tuesday23December 2014 3:30pm 7:00pm INFIELD CLOSED
Wednesday24 December 2014 3:30pm 4:30pm INFIELD CLOSED
Saturday27December 2014 8:00am 1:00pm INFIELD CLOSED
Sunday28December 2014 8:00am 1:00pm INFIELD CLOSED

Week 3

Date Opening Time Closing Time
Monday29 December 2014 3:30pm 4:30pm- INFIELD CLOSED
Tuesday30 December 2014 3:30pm 4:30pm- INFIELD CLOSED
Wednesday31 December 2014 CLOSED CLOSED– INFIELD CLOSED
Friday2 January 2015 3:30pm 4:30pm– INFIELD CLOSED
Saturday3 January 2015 8:00am 1:00pm- INFIELD CLOSED
Sunday4 January 2015 8:00am 1:00pm- INFIELD CLOSED

Week 4

Date Opening Time Closing Time
Tuesday6 January 2015 3:30pm 7:00pm –INFIELD CLOSED
Wednesday7 January 2015 3:30pm 7:00pm- INFIELD CLOSED
Friday9 January 2015 3:30pm 5:00pm
Saturday10 January 2015 CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday11 January 2015 CLOSED CLOSED

Week 5

Date Opening Time Closing Time
Monday 12 January 2015 3:30pm 7:00pm
Tuesday13 January 2015 CLOSED CLOSED
Wednesday14 January 2015 3:30pm 5:00pm
Thursday15 January 2015 CLOSED CLOSED
Friday16 January 2015 5:00pm 7:00pm
Saturday17 January 2015 CLOSED CLOSED
Sunday18 January 2015 CLOSED CLOSED

Week 6

Date Opening Time Closing Time
Monday19 January2014 3:30pm 5:00pm
Tuesday20 January 2014 CLOSED CLOSED
Wednesday21 January 2014 CLOSED CLOSED
Thursday22 January 2014 CLOSED CLOSED
Friday23 January 2014 CLOSED CLOSED
Saturday24 January 2014 8:00am 1:00pm
Sunday25 January 2014 8:00am 1:00pm