parkrun receives recognition award at 2018 Volunteering Awards
Sport
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
Sport
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
Sport
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
Sport
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
Sport
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
Sport
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
Sport
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
Sport
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...
Gungahlin Jets Seeking Coaching Roles – Under 8 to Under 10
Sport
The Gungahlin Jets Juniors are pleased to announce we are now calling for expressions of interest for any persons wanting to be coach / assistant coach in age groups U8 through to U10 in 2018. It is expected (but not yet confirmed) that the Gungahlin Jets Juniors will nominate multiple teams in these ages & we are therefore looking for...
Gungahlin Jets announce major sponsorship with Gungahlin Club
Sport
Today the Gungahlin Jets Board of Directors announced the Jets has signed a new major sponsor in the Gungahlin Club. This sponsorship provides the club with a home for post game awards and major club functions throughout the year. The club will also provide a shared administrative office and home base for the Jets. The expansive Gungahlin Club facilities will...
Gungahlin Jets Chairman’s Welcome to 2018
Sport
The following is the Gungahlin Jets Chairman's Welcome to 2018 by Matt Porter. I wanted to reach out to the greater Jets community to let you know the things we have been up to since the end of last season. Some would say that most people enjoy the break in between seasons but I can say with pleasure that there...
Record numbers of parkrunners at Gungahlin
Sport
New Years day saw a record number of participants take part in a special parkrun event at Gungahlin. On New Years day parkrun hosted events at Tuggeranong at 7:30am and Gungahlin at 9:30am allowing people the option to take part in both events, the only day of the year this is an option. A total 519 participants took part in...
Jets set to take off with key coaching appointments
Sport
It is with immense pleasure that the Gungahlin Jets announce their Division 1 Coach – John Love. John joins the Jets after having a year off to study a double Masters. John has an extensive coaching and development history with AFL Canberra and the Belconnen Magpies. He was an Under 18 GWS Academy coach (ACT), Under 16 AFL Canberra Representative...
So young girls sports participation is in decline, not here!
Sport
Federal & State Governments are all investing heavily in trying to arrest the decline in young females participation in sports but AUSTRALIAN ALL STAR CHEERLEADING FEDERATION (AASCF) Cheer & Dance Championships are bucking the trend with over 55,000 competitors in 2017 which represents a 25% growth in participants. SIRENS CHEERLEADERS, located in Mitchell Canberra, is proud to be sending nearly...
Gungahlin Jets Juniors win the 2017 Good Sports Healthy Eating Club of the Year
Sport
The Good Sports Awards give us the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the passionate clubs and people who inspire healthy and strong sporting communities. Sport has the power to inspire and unite us. It brings people together and turns dreams into reality. This year’s Good Sports Award winners set an example that the whole country can be proud of and...
Gungahlin Jets 2018 Junior Committee – Call for Nominations
Sport
It is that time of the year where the Gungahlin Jets dissolve the 2017 Junior Committee and form the 2018 Junior Committee. The focus of the Junior Committee is to provide the kids of Gungahlin and surrounds a safe and enjoyable football experience where the players can continue to develop the skills required to succeed in our great sport. This...
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