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My Lap Around the Track – Week 10

Hey guys I know it has been a while since I have posted and I apologise for that. I am sure you can understand that over the Christmas period it gets a bit hectic with family festivities. But not to worry I will be going back to the weekly post as of this week. Also under 10-12’s training will be starting up next week for those interested.

Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, people standing, child and outdoorSince my last post a lot has happened at Ginninderra. Nationals has been held and we had a number of athlete compete so give a shout out to; Eden, Jeremy, Becca, and Annika. I want to just say how proud of yourselves you should be regardless of performance. It’s a huge effort just to get there and I couldn’t think of another bunch of kids that worked for it and deserved it more. If you still feel you could have done better, don’t lose faith in yourself or us because it’s all a work in progress and together we will get you to where you want to be. We also held our twilight meet for the parents and volunteers. It was a great night with lots of fun and games. It was great to see all of our parents and volunteers getting involved in the games. Without these people our club wouldn’t be possible and especially the weekend athletics meets. It was also great to see all of the athletes helping out and assuming the volunteer role for the day.Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, people standing, child, outdoor and nature

Since being back I have hosted a few gym sessions for the athletes and I was amazed about what some of the athletes were saying. Some of them still worked out or did something towards their running over the Christmas break. It’s great to see such dedication especially when the ACT junior and senior Championships approaching this month. The athletes that are planning on competing have approached me in one way or the other asking me if there is anything they could work on. Which impresses me because at their age I enjoyed my sport and I always had a drive to get better but I didn’t understand the work it really takes to  get there and I certainly wasn’t willing to put it in. It’s also extremely flattering to have my athletes seek me out for advice and guidance. Especially because just a few months ago I was worried they weren’t going to take me seriously because they have been running for a lot longer than I have. I look forward to the New Year with these guys and coaching them through their competitions and new PB’s

Henderson appointed to Commonwealth Games team

Congratulations to former Ginninderra Little Athletics Club President and High Jump Coach Phil Henderson who has been named as a 2018 Commonwealth Games International and National Technical Official.

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.