The UC Ginninderra Athletics Club has been acknowledged for their contribution to sport in the ACT by winning two accolades at the inaugural CBR Sports Awards.
The Tigers were the recipients of the Minister for Sport and Recreation’s Award for Innovation while club president, Steven Dodt was honoured with the Outstanding Service to Sport award.
Athletics has often faced a significant loss of participants as young athletes’ transition from the junior stage of Little Athletics to a more senior level of the sport.
“One Sport the Future Course – An Independent Review of Athletics in Australia 2015” recommended that clubs focus on this issue by increasing their responsiveness to junior transition and community expectations.
The UC Ginninderra Athletics Club have been praised for their innovation in this matter by demonstrating their amazing commitment to improving accessibility to sport across the life span, supporting inclusiveness, promoting athletics and increasing physical activity opportunities.
The Tigers’ work has made them highly regarded across both the ACT and Australia as being leaders in athletics clubs through their commitment to improving the conduct and administration of club sports.
The Outstanding Service to Sport award is given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to their sport or the broader ACT sport industry.
Steven Dodt’s contribution to athletics made him a worthy recipient of this award through his personal commitment, endless hard work and tireless effort in a voluntary capacity.
Steven’s dedication to the sport has seen him make a positive difference in the sporting lives of many West Belconnen families.
His innovative ideas, hard work and leadership has improved athletics within the ACT by an incredible amount.
The results from the CBR Sports Awards has certainly left the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club celebrating their 40th year in style by also receiving a $3000 cash prize to further support their community activities.