Madison Elphick Australian Gymnastics Champion
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In May Amaroo School student, Madison Elphick competed at the 2019 Australian Championships at Melbourne Arena staged by Gymnastics Australia. At this competition all six competitive Gymsports will be on show; the Olympic disciplines of Women’s and Men’s Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics, as well as Acrobatic Gymnastics, and for the first time Aerobic Gymnastics will also be joining our...
Gungahlin Jets Auskick returns for 2019
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Auskick Rookie is for kids aged 5-7 (although the Gungahlin Jets may accept kids who aren't quite 5, and those who have just turned 8 and not yet ready for the next level, Auskick Pro). Auskick Rookie aims at teaching the basic skills of AFL mainly: kicking, marking, and hand-balling. Skills are taught through fun, interactive drills and games, and...
Sophie to represent ACT at 2019 Australian Youth Water Polo Championships
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In a week, 13-year-old goalkeeper, Sophie Zatschler will head to Brisbane to represent the ACT for the second time at the 2019 Australian Youth Water Polo Championships. However, the road to representation hasn’t been an easy one for Sophie. A year ago, she narrowly missed out on selection in the 14 & Under team for the NSW State Championships, but...
Megan is achieving her international cheerleading goal
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Gungahlin College 2017 graduate, Megan is achieving her sporting goal by competing in cheerleading at the international level. Megan trained at Sirens Cheerleaders for five years before trying out for and being accepted for an international level 5 team at East Coast Allstars in Sydney which are a prestigious American style cheerleading gym. Sirens Cheerleaders is Canberra’s largest and most...
Gungahlin parkrun smashes own attendance record on New Years Day
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New Years day saw a record number of participants take part in a special parkrun event at Gungahlin smashing the previous record set on New Years Day 2018. On New Years Day 2019 parkrun hosted events at Gungahlin at 7:30am and Tuggeranong at 9:30am allowing people the option to take part in both events, the only day of the year...
Gungahlin parkrun on Christmas Day
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On Christmas Day 263 parkrunners took part in a special Gungahlin parkrun event. This event was supported by 16 volunteers who gave up their Christmas morning to ensure this event could go ahead. Many people who attended delayed opening Christmas presents to take part in the free 5km event around Yerrabi Pond. There were many people dressed in Christmas costumes...
Canberra karate instructor takes home 1st place at National Titles of the Australian Martial Arts Championships on the Gold Coast
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Over the weekend of 8-9 December, the Australian Martial Arts Championships (AMAC) held its 2018 National Titles on the Gold Coast with competitors travelling from around the country and New Zealand to compete across a range of events. AMAC is Australia’s largest multi-style martial arts circuit with over 20 events held throughout Australia annually, including three events in the ACT...
So young girls sports participation is in decline – not here!!
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AASCF 2018 NATIONAL CHEER & DANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS JUST TOPS 12,000 COMPETITORS/1763 TEAMS Melbourne, Victoria:Federal & State Governments are all investing heavily in trying to arrest the decline in young female’s participation in sports but AUSTRALIAN ALL STAR CHEERLEADING FEDERATION (AASCF) Cheer & Dance Championships are bucking the trend with over 56,000 competitors in 2018 which represents a 20% growth in...
Gungahlin parkrun celebrates its 5th birthday!
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On Saturday Gungahlin parkrun celebrated its 5th birthday with 335 people taking part on this special occasion dressed in fancy dress to mark the special day. Gungahlin parkrun at Yerrabi pond is a free, weekly, 5km timed run. It is open to everyone, free, and is safe and easy to take part in. Over the last 5 years since Gungahlin...
Gungahlin Jets seeking new Women’s Coach
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The Gungahlin Jets Australian Football Club is seeking Expressions of Interest for the recently vacated First Grade Women’s Coaching Position. The Gungahlin Jets First Grade Women's team has been extremely successful in recent seasons, finishing as Premiers in 2016 and runners up in 2017. After a transition season, the club is looking to return the team to on field success...
Jazzy Jumpers Return With a Swag of International Medals
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Canberra’s own Jazzy JumpersRope Skipping Club, based in Amaroo, have victoriously returned from the World Jump Rope Championshipsheld in Orlando, Florida, USA last month. Eighteen Jazzy Jumper athletesalong with their families and supporters travelled to Orlandolast month to compete in a number of different events in the weeklong competition run by World Jump Rope Federation. The Jazzy Jumpers made their...
Gungahlin United goes PINK!
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Gungahlin United FC teams will be ‘in the pink’ in August, with more than 50 teams pulling on pink socks over coming weeks in the name of charity. Raising money and awareness for breast care nurses via the McGrath Foundation “Pull on your socks” initiative, GUFC families have ordered over 700 pairs of socks to wear over the next two...
Gungahlin United Football Club paves the way for girls in football
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This week over 30 young girls from Gungahlin United’s Under 7-9 Community teams trained with the Women’s Premier League 1st Grade team. GUFC 1st Grade coach, Diego Iglesias, supported by a number of the 1st Grade players, volunteered their time to lead the girls through a series of drills and finished the session with small sided games.Much fun was had...
Gungahlin United Football Club in the FFA Final!
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It shapes as one of the most important games in the history of the Gungahlin United Football Club. Not only is this Saturday’s Federation Cup final a chance for Gungahlin United to snare another piece of silverware, it could also be a stepping stone to the big stage. The winner of Saturday’s match will take home more than a trophy...
Gungahlin United Football Club Volunteer – Happy to help
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When we first tried catching up with Gungahlin United Football Club volunteer Cath Ferguson, she was literally neck-deep in jerseys and shorts. As the club’s uniform coordinator, Cath was charged with one of the most challenging roles a volunteer could be handed—clothing around 2000 Gungahlin United players, from Under 5s to seniors. With that task nearly complete, Cath is breathing...
parkrun receives recognition award at 2018 Volunteering Awards
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During the week Canberra region parkrun Event Ambassadors, Denise and Gary Clarke attended the 2018 Volunteering Awards, Canberra Region receiving a recognition award for outstanding voluntary service in the Canberra Region. This award was presented on behalf of all the volunteers that make parkrun events across Canberra a success each week. parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the...
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