National gymnasts converge in Caloundra

Gymnastics from across Australia will converge on the Sunshine Coast next week when the region plays host to a number of gymnastics events, including the MAG National Clubs Championship, the MAG & WAG Queensland State Club Championships and the WAG State Challenge from September 21-25.
The State and National events will see over 900 of the country’s most talented gymnasts representing 42 local and interstate clubs as they battle it out for the highly coveted gold medals at the Caloundra Indoor Stadium.
The four-day event is sponsored by Gymnastics Queensland, Sunshine Coast Council and Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd and will showcase the best-of-the-best from each club and state aged between 6–25 years.
Kym Dowdell, Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive Officer said the organisation was delighted to host such high calibre events on the Sunshine Coast, including the MAG National Clubs which has attracted 14 interstate clubs.
“The Olympic Games always elevates the profile of gymnastics so we anticipate a high level of spectators at the event and they won’t be disappointed,” said Ms Dowdell.
“The events will see gymnasts compete on apparatus such as the vault, rings, parallel bars, horizontal bar, pommel horse, uneven bars and balance beam as well as completing floor routines to demonstrate a series of tumbles and other strength and flexibility displays.”
For further details on this event, please visit www.gymqld.org.au.
 
 

EVENT 2012 Gymnastics Queensland State Clubs Championships,
State Challenge and Sunshine Team Challenge
WHEN Friday, 21 September to Tuesday, 25 September 2012
WHERE Caloundra Indoor Stadium, North Street, Golden Beach, Caloundra
TIME Friday, 21:              2.30pm – 9pm
Saturday, 22:          7.30am – 9.30pm
Sunday, 23:            7.30am – 9pm
Monday, 24:            7.30am – 9pm
Tuesday, 25:           8.00am – 5.45pm
PARTICIPATING CLUBS 27 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Clubs
25 Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Clubs
PARTICIPANTS 640 Women’s Artistic Gymnasts
275 Men’s Artistic Gymnasts
COMPETITORS FROM: Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, ACT, Victoria, Northern Territory and New Zealand
COST Tickets available at the door
Adults:  $10 per session or $15 per day
Student and Concessions: $5 per session or $10 per day
Event Pass: $25 per adult / $15.00 per concession
Family Pass: $20.00 per session
Program: $4.50
INFORMATION: Website www.gymqld.org.au
Phone: 07 3036 5607
For further event information on the ground at events, please contact Gymnastic Queensland’s  Ben Williams – 0408 739 952
PARTICIPATING CLUBS ACT
–       Canberra City Gymnastics, Belconnen, 02 6253 2614
–       Southern Canberra Gymnastics Club, Wanniassa, 02 6296 3331
NEW SOUTH WALES
–       Gymnastics NSW, 02 8116 4111
–       Rooty Hill Gymsports Academy, Rooty Hill, 02 9625 8856
–       Wollongong Gymnastics Club, North Wollongong, 02 4228 1369
NORTHERN TERRITORY
–       Gymnastics Metro, Marrara, 0404 866 230
QUEENSLAND
–       Aladdin Gymnastics, Albany Creek, 07 3264 3163
–       Albany Creek Gymnastics Club Inc., Albany Creek, 07 3325 2300
–       Allstar Gymnastics Academy, Toowoomba, 07 4632 4363
–       Barron Valley Gymnastics Club Inc., Stratford, 07 4055 1711
–       Brisbane Boys College, Toowong, 0407 321 073
–       Brisbane Grammar School Gymnastics Club, Spring Hill, 07 3834 5336
–       Dalby PCYC, Dalby, 07 4662 4677
–       Delta Gymnastics Brisbane, Clayfield, 07 3262 0055
–       Delta Gymnastics Gold Coast, Clayfield, 07 3262 0066
–       Gladstone Gymnastic Club Inc., Gladstone, 07 4972 0300
–       Glennie Gymnastics, Newtown, 074688 8823
–       Gold Coast Gymnastics Club Inc, Burleigh Heads, 07 5572 3619
–       Gymnastics Moranbah Inc, Moranbah, 07 4941 8588
–       Gymnastics Townsville, Aitkenvale , 07 4725 5099
–       Lawnton Academy of Artistic Gymnastics, Lawnton, 07 3205 6181
–       Mackay Gymnastics Inc, Mackay North, 07 4953 1425
–       Maroochy Beach Gymnastics Association Inc., Maroochydore, 07 5443 6853
–       Mitchelton Youth Club Inc., Brookside Centre, 07 3355 7900
–       Moreton Bay College Gymnastics, Wynnum, 07 3390 8555
–       Sandgate PCYC, Sandgate, 3269 5358
–       Splitz Gym, Mount Ommaney, 07 3279 4977
–       Spring Hill Gymnastics, Cannon Hill, 07 3839 8435
–       Sunshine Coast Gymnastics Academy Inc., Nambour, 07 5442 2600
–       Super Performance Centre Pty Ltd, Ashmore, 07 5532 8429
–       The Southport School Gymnastics Club, Southport, 07 5531 9826
–       Western Districts Youth Club Inc., Ashgrove, 07 3369 8843
–       Wide Bay Gymnastics Club Inc., Hervey Bay, 07 4125 3011
–       Y-West Gymnastic Club, Jamboree Heights, 07 3376 4266
VICTORIA
–       Balance Gymnastics, Research, 03 9437 0777
–       Chamford Gymnastics Club, Murrumbeena, 03 9563 8881
–       Cheltenham Youth Club, Braeside, 03 9590 9300
–       Eastern Gymnastics Club, Box Hill, 03 9890 2588
–       Niddrie Gymnastics, Niddrie, 03 9379 1288
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
–       Gymnastics Western Australia, 08 9228 9399
–       Northern Districts Gymnastics Club, Balcatta, 08 9240 6861
 
NEW ZEALAND
–       Christchurch Gymnastics, Christchurch, 0011 64 3 388 6616