Members of UC Ginninderra Athletics Club are gearing up for the 2018 Commonwealth Games as nominations close on 4th December 2017.
Strong performances have already been recorded including Chris Hamer who clocked 2:13:30 at the recent Amsterdam Marathon to claim an automatic qualifier.
Jordan Gusman’s 3:37.97 set in Spain in early June 2017 is 0.4s outside the automatic qualifier, however it is a B Qualifier.
Cameron Crombie’s World Record performance from London Para World Championships in July of 15.95m is nearly two metres over the automatic qualifier.
Jessica Penney’s new Club Record of 6.37m in the Long Jump is just 2cm off a B Qualifier.
Angus Gould’s Long Jump Club Record of 7.71m is only narrowly off his own B Qualifier of 7.82m.
The Tigers are very excited to see how many Australian athletes are selected for the Games which takes place from the 4 – 15 April 2018.
Henderson appointed to Commonwealth Games team
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.
Athletics ACT has selected 132 athletes in one of their strongest teams ahead of the 2017 Australian All Schools Championships. Among the selected athletes are 23 Ginninderra Athletes (past and present) including registered members of Ginninderra Little Athletics Centre.
Among the new faces is first time State Representatives at a senior level Kayla Hetaraka, Nathaniel Halpin, Annick Theron, Thomas Brewer (former GLAC) and Paul Genders-Dibden.
Congratulations to every athlete who made the team and all the best for Nationals which is only 6 weeks ahead.
- 14G Sydney Shaw 3,000m Walk
- 14G Kayla Hetaraka Discus Shotput
- 14B James Lemon 800m 1500m High Jump
- 14B Nathaniel Halpin AWD 100m 200m Long Jump Shotput Discus
- U16G Holly Abbey 100m 200m
- U16G Rebecca Guest 100m 200m 400m
- U16G Annick Theron 100m
- U16G Molly Sturgiss 200m 400m 200m Hurdles
- U16G Hannah Cadden 400m 800m 3,000m 2,000m Steeple
- U16G Layla Rowntree 800m 1500m 3000m 2000m Steeple
- U16G Claire Solomon 1500m
- U16G Charlotte Rauraa Discus Hammer
- U16B Austin Tetteh 100m 200m 400m
- U16B Jacob Davill 800m
- U16B Raage Noor 3000m
- U16B Jacob Todd 2000m Steeple
- U16B Jeremy Maranan 100m Hurdles 200m Hurdles Long Jump
- U16B Eden Thomas AWD 100m 200m 400m
- U18G Angela Riach 3000m 2000m Steeple
- U18B Thomas Brewer 100m 200m
- U18B Mitchell Baker 5000m Walk Shotput
- U18B Paul Genders-Dibden High Jump
- U18B Stephen Fraser Discus Shotput Hammer
2016 ACT All Schools Team Announced
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.
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.