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...
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...
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...
Australian Rope Skipping National Championships
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Canberra’s own Jazzy Jumpers are a small Skipping Club co-hosting this years National Championship with Skipping Australia at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) on Saturday 9, Sunday 10 and Monday 11 June. There will be over 300+ skippers and officials from around Australia coming to Canberra for three days of furious action with Jazzy Jumpers accounting for 44 of...
Wings for Life World Run – Canberra App Run
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On Sunday night I along with 74 other runners took part in the Wings for Life World Run at the Criterium Circuit, Stromlo Forest Park where participants started the run at precisely the same time, whether it was dawn in North America, the middle of the day in Europe, or at 9pm here in Canberra which made for an exciting...
Gungahlin United Football Club and Canberra Metro Partnering on Light Rail Safety
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Gungahlin United Football Club (GUFC) is delighted to announce a partnership with Canberra Metro and its Light Rail Safety Awareness Program. As Stage 1 of Canberra’s Light Rail project progresses, overhead wire is being installed and on-track testing of Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) will soon commence. This is an exciting stage of the project, and it is very important to...
My parkrun century and not out
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I recently achieved a major milestone at parkrun, which was running my 100th event. This milestone is celebrated and acknowledged at parkrun when a parkrunner has achieved a 100 parkruns in total at any parkrun globally. I will also get to redeem a free 100 parkrun shirt soon to go with my 50 milestone shirt! If you haven't heard of...
Gungahlin United Women celebrating 10 years at the Club
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Bethany Windsor and Tarana Anand aren’t your stereotypical ‘club stalwarts’ at Gungahlin United Football Club At just 18 and 24 years of age respectively, Bethany and Tarana could easily be at the start of their footballing journey. But, as of this year, the pair have been pulling on the Gungahlin United strip for 10 straight seasons. And, judging by their...
Gungahlin Jets seeking Junior Canteen Manager
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The Gungahlin Jets are seeking an enthusiastic volunteer to run the Junior Canteen at Amaroo during the 2018 footy season. The role of the Junior Canteen Manager is to run the canteen efficiently and profitably whilst providing high quality & healthy food options to customers. The Junior Canteen is predominantly run at Amaroo Oval over 14 weeks (plus finals if...
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