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High Noon Meet No 6 - 10 August 2014

posted Jul 22, 2014, 5:53 PM by AACT Results   [ updated ]

The next High Noon meet is on 10 August 2014 at the AIS track.  The program starts with Hammer and Pole Vault at 11:45am.

When undertaking On-Line entry for the meet, please take care to select the correct Club/Team.  Recently, a number of on-line entries have reflected the Club/Team as Bega when the athlete actually belongs to another Club/Team.

1. Online Entries

This season AACT is introducing the option of online entry prior to each meet.  Online entry will offer a discount of $3.00 (ie it will cost $6.00 only) but is only available to athletes who are registered with Athletics ACT, ACT Little Athletics, ACT Veterans Club or another State through to (or beyond) 30 September 2014. On-line entries will close at 9pm on the Thursday before the competition (7 August 2014). (2013/14 registered Little Athletes are registered until 30th September 2014). 

Click here to make an On-Line entry

CHECK IN - Athletes who have used the On-Line entry system must check-in for their events at least 30 minutes prior to the events scheduled start time.  Check In sheets will be available in the Commonwealth Room.  Athletes who have undertaken On-Line entry may add additional events on the day at no extra cost.  However, such entries must be done at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the event.


2. On the Day Registration 

Registered Athletes: $9.00 for entry on the day.  

Unregistered Athletes: $12.00 ($9.00 Entry Fee & $3.00 One Day Rego)

An unregistered athlete is someone who is not currently registered with AACT, another State/Territory body affiliated with Athletics Australia, ACTLAA or ACTVAC and they will be required to take out a one-day registration for insurance coverage).

CHECK IN - On-day entry will close 30 minutes prior to the event being entered. Entry forms will be available from the AACT web page or in the Commonwealth Room on the day. The 30 minute Check In/Entry timeframe is strictly enforced



President’s Report – June/July 2014

posted Jul 14, 2014, 11:09 PM by AACT Admin   [ updated Jul 22, 2014, 11:21 PM ]

A warm welcome is extended to all Athletes, Coaches, Officials, Volunteers and Administrators in Canberra and the surrounding NSW regional areas…


Focus – Commonwealth Games – I’m sure many of you have become ‘night owls’ in the past month or so watching high profile sporting events such as Wimbledon, the Tour de France and the World Cup on TV in other time zones around the world!!  Well it doesn’t stop there because next Wednesday (23 July) will see the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and in the 10 days following we will all be focused on the performances of our six local athletes – Melissa Breen (100m & 4x100m Relay), Lauren Wells (400m Hurdles & 4x400m Relay), Kelsey-Lee Roberts (Javelin), Jessica Penney (Long Jump), Emily Brichacek (5000m), Richard Nicholson (1500m Wheelchair) and Martin Dent (Marathon).


1. Leadership

(i) Board Meeting – the first meeting of the recently elected Board of Management was held on 2 July and I was particularly pleased to welcome four new members in Emma Zalcman, Richard Nicholson, Tony Reilly (LAACT Chairman) and Brett Kingston (President ACTVAC) to their first meeting – and welcome back Andrea Mackay, Chris Butler and Phil Alchin for another year.  The election of Tony and Brett is particularly significant in developing much closer ties across the three levels of our sport, Little Athletics, Seniors and Masters.

 

(ii) Transition Workshop – a historic event took place on 14 June when nearly 50 members from AACT and LAACT, including Club/Centre Presidents and both Boards, attended a facilitated workshop to discuss ways to improve the pathway for athletes transitioning from Little Athletics to Seniors.  I am pleased to report that a joint ‘Transition Task Force’ comprising Emma Zalcman and Kirsten Verberg (AACT), and Ingrid Takken and Brian Duval (LAACT), will work closely with both Boards in developing an action plan to implement two or three of the agreed priority activities.

 

2. Participation

NCG and SCT Schools Cross Country – a reminder that two clubs, NCG and SCT, conduct weekly schools cross country events during the winter months.  NCG conduct their events on a Saturday morning at Lake Ginninderra and more information can be obtained by contacting the President, Dianne Calvert, at dcalvert@grapevine.net.au.  SCT hold their events on Sunday afternoons at Fadden Pines and details can be obtained from the President, Ryan Young, at ryan.e.young@gmail.com.

 

3. Development

Development/Participation Officer (DPO) – our Development/Participation Office, Alex van der Meer Simo, is currently focused on the following priorities:

  • transition arrangements from little athletics to senior athletics to increase participation/retention numbers;
  • increasing participation in Athletics in secondary schools by conducting Personal Development sessions for Teachers and the revival of the ACT Schools Knock Out;
  • increasing participation in Athletics at the ANU and UC and in other sports, especially the footy codes;
  • Coach development; and
  • establishment of an ACT Talent Target Program (ACTTTP) to encourage and develop our best young athletes.

If you would like more information on any of these items please contact Alex at

development@actlaa.org.au.

 

4. Competitions

(i) ACT Cross Country Championships – this Saturday – the combined AACT/ACTVAC championships will be held at Stromlo Forest Park this Saturday, 19 July.  Details about the event, including the timetable and online registration arrangements, are available on the AACT website at http://www.athleticsact.org.au/aact-news/actcrosscountrychampionships-2014

If you are not competing, your involvement as a volunteer official would be appreciated.  If you can help out for any period between 9:00 and 12:30, please contact Gerard Ryan at

gerard.ryan@merici.act.edu.au

AACT athletes competing on Saturday have the opportunity to be selected for the 2014 Australian Championships being held in Albany (WA) on Saturday 23 August.  The 2014 Australian Road Race Walking Championships are also being held in Albany, on Sunday 24 August.

 

(ii) Winter ‘High Noon’ Track & Field meets – our popular winter meets are continuing with four (4) further meets scheduled on 20 July, 10 and 31 August, and 21 September.  The program for this Sunday’s meet is available on the AACT website at

http://www.athleticsact.org.au/aact-news/highnoonno5-20thjuly2014

 

(iii) Canberra Track Classic and World Cross Country Trials – Feb 2015 – the local athletics community received great news from Athletics Australia last week with the announcement that Canberra has been allocated a national ‘Track Classic’ event on 7 February next year, the first major grand prix event in the capital since 2006 in the lead-up to the Melbourne Commonwealth Games.  In what will be a massive weekend AACT has been asked to host the World Cross Country Selection Trials at Stromlo on the following morning (8 Feb).

 

5. Promotion and Partnerships

New Woden Synthetic Athletics Track – although the laying of the new track at Woden has been delayed until November (due to the cold weather) discussions are well underway with Capital Football and ACT Sport & Recreation regarding the management of bookings for the new facility.  While the two sports, Athletics and Football (Soccer), will generally have a summer and winter focus respectively there will be some seasonal overlap and I’m confident that the current cordial communications with Heather Reid, CEO Capital Football, will continue as both communities look forward to sharing this exciting new facility.

 

 

In conclusion let me extend an invitation to all AACT members to provide feedback and comments on any of the material in this report, or any other matter affecting our sport.

 

 

Neil Boden

President

Athletics ACT

15 July 2014

Team Athletics 2014

posted Jul 10, 2014, 10:00 PM by AACT Admin

Last High Noon we had our first round of Team Athletics.

The competitors braved the Canberra conditions and posted some fantastic results.

Attached is the Ladder and results per IAAF table.



AACT High Noon Meet No 6 - 10 August 2014

posted Jul 10, 2014, 9:39 PM by AACT Results   [ updated Jul 19, 2014, 5:21 PM ]

The sixth High Noon meet will be held on 10th August 2014 at the AIS Athletics Field.  The first events are the Pole Vault and Hammer and these commences at 11:45am.

New Entry Procedure

1. Online Entries

This season AACT is introducing the option of online entry prior to each meet.  Online entry will offer a discount of $3.00 (ie it will cost $6.00 only) but is only available to athletes who are registered with Athletics ACT, ACT Little Athletics, ACT Veterans Club or another State through to (or beyond) 30 September 2014. On-line entries will close at 9pm on the Thursday before the competition (12 June 2014). (2013/14 registered Little Athletes are registered until 30th September 2014). 

Click here to make an On-Line entry

CHECK IN - Athletes who have used the On-Line entry system must check-in for their events at least 30 minutes prior to the events scheduled start time.  Check In sheets will be available in the Commonwealth Room.  Athletes who have undertaken On-Line entry may add additional events on the day at no extra cost.  However, such entries must be done at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the event.


2. On the Day Registration 

Registered Athletes: $9.00 for entry on the day.  

Unregistered Athletes: $12.00 ($9.00 Entry Fee & $3.00 One Day Rego)

An unregistered athlete is someone who is not currently registered with AACT, another State/Territory body affiliated with Athletics Australia, ACTLAA or ACTVAC and they will be required to take out a one-day registration for insurance coverage).

CHECK IN - On-day entry will close 30 minutes prior to the event being entered. Entry forms will be available from the AACT web page or in the Commonwealth Room on the day. The 30 minute Check In/Entry timeframe is strictly enforced


Information Sheet for new athletes to Athletics ACT meets at the AIS

Please find attached an information sheet for athletes new to Athletics ACT meets at the AIS.

AACT High Noon No.5 - 20th July 2014

posted Jul 10, 2014, 9:39 PM by AACT Admin   [ updated Jul 19, 2014, 10:17 PM by AACT Results ]

The fifth High Noon meet will be held on 20th July 2014 at the AIS Athletics Field.  The first event is the Pole Vault and this commences at 11:45am.

Results now available

New Entry Procedure

1. Online Entries

This season AACT is introducing the option of online entry prior to each meet.  Online entry will offer a discount of $3.00 (ie it will cost $6.00 only) but is only available to athletes who are registered with Athletics ACT, ACT Little Athletics, ACT Veterans Club or another State through to (or beyond) 30 September 2014. On-line entries will close at 9pm on the Thursday before the competition (12 June 2014). (2013/14 registered Little Athletes are registered until 30th September 2014). 

Click here to make an On-Line entry

CHECK IN - Athletes who have used the On-Line entry system must check-in for their events at least 30 minutes prior to the events scheduled start time.  Check In sheets will be available in the Commonwealth Room.  Athletes who have undertaken On-Line entry may add additional events on the day at no extra cost.  However, such entries must be done at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the event.


2. On the Day Registration 

Registered Athletes: $9.00 for entry on the day.  

Unregistered Athletes: $12.00 ($9.00 Entry Fee & $3.00 One Day Rego)

An unregistered athlete is someone who is not currently registered with AACT, another State/Territory body affiliated with Athletics Australia, ACTLAA or ACTVAC and they will be required to take out a one-day registration for insurance coverage).

CHECK IN - On-day entry will close 30 minutes prior to the event being entered. Entry forms will be available from the AACT web page or in the Commonwealth Room on the day. The 30 minute Check In/Entry timeframe is strictly enforced


Information Sheet for new athletes to Athletics ACT meets at the AIS

Please find attached an information sheet for athletes new to Athletics ACT meets at the AIS.

ACT Cross Country Championships - 2014

posted Jul 10, 2014, 9:26 PM by AACT Admin   [ updated Jul 14, 2014, 4:12 AM by AACT Results ]

The 2014 ACT Cross Country Championships are fast approaching. They are being held on July 19 at Stromlo Forrest Park. This is combined event with Athletics ACT and ACT Veterans Athletics Club. Registered athletes (ACT and Interstate) as well as non registered athletes can compete in this event. Please note that non registered athletes are not eligible for medals and titles. The final program of events is available here

To enter the event, you must enter online. Online Entries close 6.00pm on Wednesday July 16 for Open and Junior athletes (Athletics ACT) Click Here to do an Athletics ACT online entry 

If you are unable to complete an online entry, please contact the office. 


Entry Fees

$8.00 for Registered Athletes (ACT and Interstate)
$12.00 for Non Registered Athletes (not eligible for medals or titles)

 
Late Entries
 
There will be no late entries or entry-on-day for this championship.


Selection for the Australian Cross Country Championships

ACT athletes who wish to be considered for selection in the ACT team for the Australian Cross Country Championships must be registered with Athletics ACT BEFORE the event.

Registration for the 2014/2015 season with Athletics ACT is now available. Click Here to renew or complete a new registration. Registrations are for a full year of competition 
(1 May 1 2014 to 30 April 2015)

ACT Athletes recognised in Pierre de Coubertin Awards

posted Jul 10, 2014, 8:59 PM by AACT Admin

Congratulations go to four (4) of our talented young ACT athletes in Lara Sinclair, Adrian Plummer, Lachlan Baynham and Anand Gupte who were among students from 30 Canberra secondary schools who received Pierre de Coubertin awards on Friday 20 June. These are prestigious awards and are presented based on the students’ active participation in school physical education programs and the preparation of a piece of work, literary or artistic, depicting their appreciation of and passion for the Olympic Games and its values. Matt Favier, the Director of the Australian Institute of Sport, presented the awards.

ACT Athletes depart for Commonwealth Games

posted Jul 1, 2014, 4:42 AM by AACT Media   [ updated Jul 1, 2014, 4:47 AM ]

As ACT's finest athletes undergo final preparations ahead on the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, we wish them well!

Our athletes in the media:

29 June 2014: Canberra sprinter Melissa Breen rounds out Commonwealth Games preparation with blistering time

27 June 2014: Australia's fastest-ever woman, Melissa Breen, will be the University of Canberra's first athlete in residence.


27 June 2014: Melissa Breen says 'time doesn't define me' as she aims for a Commonwealth Games medal
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/athletics/melissa-breen-says-time-doesnt-define-me-as-she-aims-for-a-commonwealth-games-medal-20140627-zsokt.html#ixzz36DRT10FG

11 June 2014: Commonwealth Games-bound runner Martin Dent out to set a cracking pace in Bay to Bay half marathon


18 April 2014: Commonwealth Games was destiny for Canberra athlete Emily Brichacek

11 April 2014: Canberra hurdler Lauren Wells out to bury Delhi demons

ACT Athletes recognised in Pierre de Coubertin Awards

posted Jun 26, 2014, 4:29 AM by AACT Media

Congratulations go to four of our talented young ACT athletes in Lara Sinclair, Adrian Plummer, Lachlan Baynham and Anand Gupte who were among students from thirty Canberra secondary schools who received Pierre de Coubertin awards on Friday 20 June. 

These are prestigious awards and are presented based on the students’ active participation in school physical education programs. Recipients also are identified by a piece of work, literary or artistic, depicting their appreciation of and passion for the Olympic Games and its values. 

Matt Favier, Director of the Australian Institute of Sport, presented the awards.

AACT Office Closure

posted Jun 23, 2014, 7:49 PM by AACT Admin

The Athletics ACT Office will be closed from 25th June - 2nd July.

We will still be contactable via email to assist with any queries or information.


Sorry for the inconvenience.


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