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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.

 

Vale - Vern Curnow

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Vale – Heather Daldry

Vale Heather Daldry, I am so sad to be writing to let you know that sadly Heather passed away Wednesday night.

Gippsland Athletics will miss Heather dearly as athlete, coach, mentor, Life member and friend to all. Heather held positions on the Executive Committee for many years as President, Vice President, which she held until her passing, and registrar. Heather was a friend to many and our condolences go to her family who have lost a wife, mother, grandmother and more.

To quote from the family of what Heather said "I have no regrets, I have lived a wonderful life"

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 November 2021 05:13
 

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
 

2021-22 track season set to start

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2021-22 TRACK SEASON - Is due to start Tuesday 9th of November.

The first round of the 2021-22 Gippsland Athletics Summer track season was held on Tuesday 9th of November.

The results can be found in the results section of the website.

It was a small turn out, but we welcomed a few new faces, who i'm sure will add some excellent competition to the season.

The summer track season will continue most Tuesdays (6pm) from early October to late February.

The fixture for the coming season can be found in the link below.

Download pdf copy of 2021/22 fixture

All participants will need proof of Vaccination to gain entry to the track, via the Leisure Centre.

It's a requirement that QR codes are scanned at both the Leisure Centre entry and once inside the track.

First time athletes are welcome for a two week trial, while it's preffered that returning athletes are registered with Athletics Victoria.

 

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We welcome our 2021/22 committee, in particular Justine Muir as our President. More details at our Information page

Registration via QR code each night will be required by all in attendance.

Joining and fees

The AV portal is 'live' for the 2021/22 season (April 1 - March 31).

Fees for the 2021/22 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 Wednesday, 10 November 2021 07:54
 
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