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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.


Eye of the Tiger

Belconnen’s best were recently pitted against the nation’s top athletes aged under 14, under 16 and under 18 in a race for a coveted national title, that is a three-day event culminating in a big year of school-based athletics.

The ACT’s largest era contingent took to Adelaide with high hopes for PBs and top ten finishes.

The Tigers were well represented in the overall with Ginninderra also recording its highest number of athletes in any given ACT team.

The Tigers performed admirably with many great performances full of character, determination and spirit. A short wrap up follows:

  • Matt Walters: 400m – 14th (pb), 100mH – 9th, 200mH – 8th (pb)
  • Lucy Ferry: 400m – 16th (pb), Swedish Relay 6th
  • Maja Dodt: 80mH – 10th
  • Mitch Baker: 3000mW – 4th (pb)
  • David Sim: 1500m – 14th (pb), 800m – 17th (pb) 
  • Dana Deklin: 100m – 12th, Swedish Relay – 5th
  • Tori Hopkins: Triple Jump – 16th pb, 200m – 20th (pb)
  • Nicholas Ashmore: Javelin – TBC
  • Alex Karaliku-Skinner: Shot Put – 16th
  • Bec Jarvis: 800m – 14th

A full wrap up of the results is available on the website:

Meanwhile on the East Coast Ginninderra’s three representatives at the International Children’s Games at Lake Macquarie had a great experience. Chichi Enyi competed in the Long Jump (4.97m – 8th) and the 100m (13.13 – 14th) qualifying for the Finals in both events.
The Tigers 400m young gun Josh Beale stepped down to the 100m and ran a new PB against his international competition to finish in 12.22 (27th).

Meanwhile Lauren Robards equalled her personal best in the 800m running a time of 2:34 (21st).

What is especially remarkable is that these young Tigers are almost 2 years younger than most of their competitors at the ICG which is a competition for athletes aged up to 15 years of age.

Had our athletes also been allowed to compete in Adelaide on the weekend at Australian All Schools Championships Chichi would have come 7th in the LJ and 9th in the 100m, Lauren 11th in the 800m, Josh 9th in the 100m and 6th in the 400m. #justsayin

Full results:


Belconnen athletics club takes out State Multi Event Championships

Last weekend (13 December 2014) the Tigers returned to the venue of last season’s triumph, Chapman Oval for the LAACT Multi Event Carnival.

In what was expected to be a repeat of 2013 with Ginninderra going head-to-head with south Canberra powerhouses Calwell (2013 Centre of the Season) and Woden (2014 Relay Champions), the Tiger troops rallied in its biggest numbers at an Association Carnival to date.

The Tigers increased their pointscore on last season and in doing so making it the second year in a row that Ginninderra have claimed the Multi Event Carnival. Unlike in 2013 the margin wasn’t as close with the Tigers increasing its winning margin to 35 points over second place Woden at their home ground.

The team pointscore competition is decided by the overall combined points by all athletes from a Club. Though there were a number of individual achievements, it was the Tiger Team that shone through on the day and this is evidenced by the following figures:

  • Gold: 4 (Andrew McFarlane, Matthew Ikoro, Chloe Smith, Imogen McDonald)
  • Silver: 4 (David Power, Ethan Robards, Hannah Cadden, Nathalie Cerritelli)
  • Bronze: 3 (Tristan Vergano, James Lemon, Molly Sturgiss)

Ginninderra managed to claim 19 top ten finishes, 28 top twenty and 20 top thirty positions. The Tigers U12 Girls claimed 4 in the top six and 8 in the top 20. While the U15 Boys finished with  3 in the top 10 and 6 in the top 20.

For full individual results:

  • Click here to download a copy of the preliminary Total Centre Point Summary- 15th December 2014 version 2
  • Click here to download a copy of the preliminary Boys Results- 15th December 2014
  • Click here to download a copy of the preliminary Girls Results- 15th December 2014 version 2