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Welcome to the Gippsland Athletics Club Website

Gippsland Athletics club was founded in 1955. Our aim is to promote, encourage and improve athletic competition in the Gippsland Region. We offer a relaxed and friendly environment for individuals and families and encourage participation from all ages and abilities. Athletes compete in age groups from U14 up to Masters. Regular track and field competition is held from October to March on Tuesday evenings starting at 6.00pm at the Joe Carmody Athletics Track in Newborough.

 

Country Champs 2021

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The Victorian Country Championships were this year held at llanberris reserve in Ballarat on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Australia Day weekend.

These championships are a main feature in the athletics calendar and were very well attended from all around the state.

This year Gippsland Athletics were represented by Jude Fernando, Justin Fernando, Caryl Ginders, Fiona Saltmarsh and Simon Van Baalen.

This was great to have this number of athletes from such a small club. There were some brlliant perfomances, with these 5 athletes returning with 17 medals between them.

Fiona Saltmarsh was our only female representative, taking the gold medal in her Hammer event with a solid throw of 20.84m.

Jude Fernando was a standout in the mens 40+ with 4 gold medals (200m, 400m hurdles, Long Jump and Triple Jump), 1 silver (400m) and a 4th place in the toughly contested 100m. With at least 4 of these performances being PB's.

Simon Van Baalen also had a good weekend in mens 40+, with two Gold, two Silver, two Bronze medals and two 4th placings.

Justin Fernando was not too far behind dad with two gold medals (90m and 200m Hurdles) and two 4th places (Triple and Long jump). Justin still has another year in U/14 so who knows what next year may bring for him.

Caryl Ginders threw his way to a silver and two bronze medals in the tough field of mens 60+ Shotput, Hammer and Discus.

Some of our regular Traralgon Harriers also attended the event with Heather Farley, Ian Twite, Miles and Ron Verschuur putting in some solid performances.

Heather winning 3 gold medals while Twitey won 4 gold and 1 silver in the mens 60+ division.

Congratulations to all of athletes who made the effort to travel to what was a well run and organised event.

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2021 18:59
 

Competition Begins

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Competition begins for 2020-21 season

Tuesday 13th of October saw a return to competition for the Gippsland Athletics Club.

Due to the hard work of the committee and the management at Latrobe Leisure Centre to meet the COVID requirements the club was able to start the season.

The numbers were not large and the weather was not great, but we managed to successfully run 5 events, 200m, Discus, 1500m, Hammer Throw and the 100m.

Hopefully soon the restrictions are eased and the rest of the season can go ahead without the very demanding COVID requirements.

We are lucky to be one of the few places in the state to have started back.

The club is using a QR code to help meet our requirements for COVID tracing.

If you are coming along and want to fill it out before you arrive, here is a link to the QR code.

See you next Tuesday!

Last Updated on Friday, 23 October 2020 08:08
 

2020 Pentathlon

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Our 2020 Vern Curnow Pentathlon was held on Tuesday the 8th of December.

Even without long jump this year a great time was had by all of those in attendance.

The Events were 200m, Javelin, 1500m (men)/800m (women), Discus, 100m.

While club records were not up for grabs the Perpetual Trophies were, and the winners were -

PENTATHLON PLACINGS

U/18 WOMEN

1st Emily Hart                854

2nd Tamsin Bur              781

OPEN WOMEN

1st Sarah Lewis 1738

 

U/14 MEN

1st Justin Fernando 139

U/18 MEN

1st Aaron Saltmarsh-Milne 1361

OPEN MEN

1st Brendan Caffrey 522

MASTERS MEN

1st Jude Fernando 1387

2nd Ian Twite 637

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 07 February 2021 19:56
 

2020-21 track season

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2020-21 TRACK SEASON - Due to start Tuesday 13th October

Our summer track season runs most Tuesdays (6pm) from early October to late February.

Due to the current Covid restrictions the season will open a week later than expected, starting the program at Round 2.

We will all have to be patient while we work out exactly what this season will look like.

The clubs COVID PLAN for return to competition is attached here, Covid Plan, please review it when you have a chance.

The plan outlines the required Social distancing, masks when not competing, equipment cleaning are a few other things that will be required of the athletes.

Also QR scanning will be required by the leisure centre for you to gain access to the facility.

Download pdf copy of 2019/20 fixture

Please 'like' our Facebook page to see latest news and updates.

We welcome our 2020/21 committee, in particular Justine Muir as our President. More details at our Information page

 

Joining and fees

The AV portal is 'live' for the 2020/21 season (April 1 - March 31).

Fees for the 2020/21 season have been reduced by Athletics Victoria and are now finalised - please see our "Join" page for cost details and links to completing your registration.

 

 


Last Updated on Monday, 12 October 2020 12:36
 
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