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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.

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

Rossiter amongst the World’s Best

The World Masters Games is the world’s largest multi-sport event. Held every four years, it is the pinnacle sporting event for masters competitors worldwide. In supporting the Olympic Games ethos of ‘sport for all’,  the goal of the World Masters Games is to encourage participation in sport throughout life. Competition and camaraderie are equally celebrated.

UC Tiger Mark Rossiter competed for Australia in the 200m, 400m, 4x400m Relay and the 4x100m Relay.

Mark made the final in both of his individual events where he finished 4th in the 400m and 6th in the 200m.

Competing alongside Adam Farlow, Jay Stone and Jonathan Stefaniak the 4x100m team took over 5 seconds off the Australian Masters 30-34years 4x100m record, on their way to a dominant victory and a Gold Medal.

Telfer claims World Indoor Bronze

UC Ginninderra Athlete Ken Telfer (M45) competed in the recent World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships in Daegu, South Korea.

Ken representing not only the UC Tigers but also Australia, competed in the 4x200m, 60m and the 200m individual events at the championships. Ken also recently Australia at the World Outdoor Championships in Perth.

Ken stepped it down an age group to compete in Australian (M40) 4x200m Relay team. The team won their heat comfortably from Hong Kong, Korea, Ireland and Germany. However they finished with a Bronze medal overall just behind Great Britain and Japan.

In the 60m Heats, Ken ran a very impressive 7.86s to finish second and automatically qualify for the Semi-Final. In the semifinal Ken was only just off his best running 7.99s to finish 6th. A great accomplishment.

Over the one lap 200m event, Ken again impressed in his heat to finish 2nd in 25.66s. In the semifinal Ken again finished 5th in a faster 25.64s, making him top ten in the world!

Australia finished the Championships on top of the Medal Ladder with 124 medals, in front of Great Britain, United States and Spain.

The Daegu Indoor Stadium seats 5000 spectators who came to watch the best Masters in the World compete for their countries. The layout of the stadium is a 200m circumference track with six lanes and 60m straight track with eight lanes.