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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.

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

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