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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Smarrelli

2022 Gymnastics Victoria Season Launch Wrap Up

On Sunday 27 February, Gymnastics Victoria held our first Season Launch event.

The Season Launch brought key stakeholders in the gymnastics community together to network and celebrate the year ahead.

We saw some fantastic gymnastics displays with Prahran Rhythmic Gymnastics’ Miyabi performing a ribbon routine followed by Zac and Josh from the Victorian Men’s High Performance Program showcasing their skills on the pommel horse and rings. Rounding out the afternoon’s gymnastics displays was a performance from Team Adrenalin’s acrobatic trio of Katelyn, Laura and Elly.

Gymnastics Victoria Board Chair Judy Young welcomed everyone to the event and introduced Board Members Alistair Edgar, Julia Harper, Molina Asthana, Trevor Cook and Tim Robertson who were in attendance.

We were then joined by Danielle Green MP who reflected on the Together More Active Program which is providing support for our Special Olympics Project. Danielle also spoke about the Get Active Kids Voucher Program and the future of gymnastics in Victoria.

It was great to have Olympians Emily Whitehead and Tyson Bull with us answering questions about their experiences at the Tokyo Olympics and the future with both their sights set on this year’s Commonwealth Games.

To close out the event, our CEO Robin O’Neill spoke of Gymnastics Victoria’s vision and strategy for this year and beyond.

“Our job is to ensure that everybody who first steps in front of one of our member clubs has an unbelievably positive and fun experience and learns to move but then has the opportunity to progress and feel supported in doing so career-wise and realise the potential of their emerging talent," Robin said.

Robin highlighted the exciting plan to redevelop the State Gymnastics Centre in a way that will benefit the entire community.

"To expand our events, education and delivery of our administration services and high performance training environment. Not just for gymnastics but for a range of different sports we think we can play a critical role now and into the future for the state of Victoria," Robin said.

Thank you to everyone who attended the event, we can’t wait to share an exciting year of gymnastics with you and the rest of our community.

Originally published for Gymnastics Victoria

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