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Grassroots competition in North Canberra this summer

With the AIS Athletics Track being closed, the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club is offering all athletes aged 12-years to Masters the chance to participate in the only grassroots competition in North Canberra for senior athletes this year. The Tigers are based in Belconnen on Ginninderra Drive.

There is free Club training sessions available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at Charnwood Athletics Field from IAAF and Athletics Australia accredited Coaches in all event disciplines. Entry to the Track is paid by the Club through the generosity of our sponsors.

Members of the ACT Secondary Schools Track and Field team are most welcome to Come & Try with us.

Little Athletes (Under 12 to Under 17) can join the UC Tigers for free and wear their Little As uniform when competing. Older athletes have the biggest choice of registrations from grassroots social memberships to a full membership with AACT. The Club uniform is the best value in town at $25.

All registered members can choose to participate in the red track Meets being held in Woden near the Canberra Hospital while the AIS is closed too.

2017-18 Registration is now open

The 2017-18 Season starts on the 7th October 2017 and our new  Intraclub season commences on Saturday 14th October.

Athletics ACT have opened the Online Registration system and UC Ginninderra Athletics Club is accepting new and returning members.

Athletics ACT have created a new Registration option this season: the Gold membership. Athletes taking out Gold membership do not entry fees to any Athletics ACT (AACT) competition, including all Championship events, but only if they enter using the On-Line entry system.

The normal Basic Registration Options for Dual Registered Little Athletes  and Under 14 to Open Athletes have not changed. This registration option provides Athletics Australia insurance coverage to the athlete for the period 1 October to 30 September each year (or part thereof). Athletes taking out basic membership still pay the standard entry fee for entry to all Athletics ACT competitions, including Championship events.

Little Athletes (Under 12 to Under 17) can join UC Ginninderra Athletics Club for free as a dual registered athlete.

UC Ginninderra Athletics is once again proud to offer our $65 Social Membership to all interested athletes. This is ideal for anyone looking to train and/or participate in our Intraclub meets at Charnwood Athletics Field over summer. This registration option provides Athletics Australia insurance coverage to the athlete, however they must upgrade to a basic or gold membership if they wish to compete at Athletics Australia or AACT competitions.

For our Masters Athletes the training sessions start on Monday 16th October from 5:30pm with Thursday Throwers starting on 19th October also 5:30pm. Our membership options for 25 years and over are:

  • Grassroots membership: Train and Participate at Charnwood Athletics Field;
  • Basic Athletics ACT membership: Includes Grassroots membership plus compete at AACT events;
  • AACT Masters membership: Includes Basic AACT membership plus compete with Australian Masters Athletics events

For more information please contact us.

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.


13 May Time Trial a real hit

The first 2017 UC Ginninderra Athletics Club’s Winter Time Trial training session was a real hit. Many athletes got their first taste of a fast paced training session at the AIS under the guidance of Head Coach Steve Dodt.

Many of those who took part in the hour long session managed new Personal Bests, including some very fast performances by Rebecca Guest and Austin Tetteh in the 300m, Jeremy Maranan and Jessica Hynes in the 150m, as well as Martin Ting and Helen Pretorius in the 60m.

Everyone is looking good for the next Winter Cross Country run at UC on the 27th May and the Winter Time and Distance Trial on the 10th of June.

There is also a Winter High Noon Meet on the 21st of May at the AIS featuring the ACT 10,000m Championships.

2017 UC Sport Winter Time Trials

Weekend long Cross Country on Lake G

This weekend, UC Ginninderra Athletics Club’s next Cross Country event gets underway on Saturday the 13th May from 8:45am and is finished by 9:15am on the shores of Lake Ginninderra near the Waterfall at John Knight Memorial Park.

There are distances for everyone, Mums, Dads, Kids and running buddies alike, from 1.5km to 5km. Online registration is encouraged but on the day is also ok.

UC Cross Country Course, 1.5 to 5km Course

Also on Saturday is UC’s monthly Time and Distance Trial training session at the AIS from 10:00am. This is available for any Ginninderra Athlete from 11 years and up, looking to get involved in some winter season Track and Field action and coaching. The focus this weekend will be sprints and middle distance. Entry is via a free training ticket provided by the Club at the AIS Track Gate to all members who wear uniform.

On Sunday the 14th of May from 3pm, also on Lake Ginninderra near Macdermott Place is the second of the Run_ACT Winter Series Cross Country for Junior Athletes from 5-12 years.

This is a club team event and the Tigers (big and small) are encouraged to me along (it is free to members) to represent the Club with Pride and help us earn some crucial team points for participating.

This is the only Belconnen leg of the RUN_ACT Winter series so get along after Mother’s Day festivities for a run.

Run_ACT Cross Country Course, Lake Ginninderra

2017 Winter Cross Country Program

2017 UC Sport Winter Time Trials