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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.

Registration
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.

 

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

Commitment to Little Athletes

The members of the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club today donated 3 Discus and 2 Shot Put Trolleys to the Ginninderra Little Athletics Club. The two clubs have now entered their third year of a joint affiliation that sees the members of both clubs benefit.

The Discus Trolley (blue and red) holds 36 items (108 Discus in total). Enough for all three Discus Cages at Charnwood Athletics field, the joint home ground for both clubs.

The Shot Put Trolley (grey) holds 25 items (50 Shots in total).

The trolleys are collectively worth $2065 and very mobile, easy to move across any surface and store securely. The donation will allow easier access to equipment by members of both clubs at the weekly Intraclub Competition. Ginninderra Little Athletics will also be able to retire a cumbersome equipment trailer that has been an OH&S issue for some time.

The partnership sees the UC Tigers grow its own membership year-on-year and by working with the local Little Athletics Centres in Belconnen the Club hopes to improve the facilities and standards for every athlete in its feeder area.

UCGAC’s members are available to coach, officiate and mentor Little Athletics Centres in all facets of the sport. The memorandum of understanding with Ginninderra Athletics continues to show the benefit of working together. For more information on how your members can benefit from working the club, contact the President.