23 March 2017

2017 Regional Club Champion events

It is anticipated the Regional Club Champion Award for 2017 will be conducted in all regions throughout Qld.  The following events will comprise the Award in each Region.  At this stage some Regions don’t have 3 events scheduled within their region. Once additional events have been scheduled, they will be confirmed as being part of the Regional Club Champion Award.
 Macca Challenge  17th & 18th June
 FNQ Regionals  5th – 6th August
 Mackay Invitational  29th & 30th April
 Gymnastics Townville Junior Invitational  3rd & 4th June
 NQ Regionals  29th & 20th August
 Gymfinity Invitational  6th & 7th May
 Yeppoon Invitational  22nd & 23rd July
 CQ Regionals  5th & 6th August
 SCGA Invitational  6th & 7th May
 AGDA Invitational  15th & 16th July
 SSC Regionals  12th & 13th August
 DD Regionals  12th & 13th August
 Gold Coast Coomera Invitational  29th & 30th July
 GC Regionals  19th & 20th August
 Mitchelton Youth Club Invitational  6th & 7th May
 BN Regionals  5th & 6th August
 Premier Invitational  3rd & 4th June
 Splitz Invitational  22nd & 23rd July
 BS Regionals  12th & 13th August

For clubs to be eligible for the Regional Club Champion Award, they must:
- Nominate for the Award by completing the nomination form (click here) and returning to the WAG Gymsport Administrator, Rebecca Carter, by Monday 17th April 2017.- Have conducted a sanctioned event within the preceding 12 months of the 2017 Junior Regionals (for that particular region). o   If a club doesn’t have the capacity to conduct a sanctioned event, they must assist in conducting one of the identified events within their region listed above.  This will by way of providing a volunteer for each session of one of the nominated events to assist in one of the areas of Equipment, Scoring, or Floor managing
If you have any questions, particularly in relation to providing a volunteer for an event, please contact WAG Gymsport Manager, Trisha Hade, on 0418 874 744. 

Level 6 Border Challenge Selection process

Any gymnasts wishing to be eligible for selection into the WAG Level 6 Qld Border Challenge Team are required to be nominated by their clubs using the Nomination Form.
The Level 6 Border Challenge Team in 2017 will be selected through a video review process, whereby gymnasts wishing to be considered for selection will be videoed at one of the following events on 3rd & 4th June:
SEQ                     Premier Invitational
NQ                 Townsville Junior Challenge
CQ/FNQ           Club control test          
Clubs located in the CQ and FNQ regions wishing to have gymnasts considered for selection, will need to arrange a control test on the weekend of 3rd & 4th June.  They will need to have an independently qualified judge attend the Control Test to “oversee” the proceedings.  This judge will also judge the routine.  This score won’t be used for selection, but will be used as a guide only.  Clubs need to inform Trisha Hade who the independent judge attending their control test will be by Wednesday 24th May 2017.
Each club will be responsible for videoing their own gymnasts at the nominated event (including the SEQ & NQ events).  The videoed routines will need to be submitted to Rebecca Carter by Tuesday 6th June.  Further information on the protocols for the videoing will be made available later.
The videoed routines will then be judged by an independent panel of judges to determine the scores and select the team once all events have been conducted. 
It is requested that only those gymnasts who are fully committed to attending and competing at Border Challenge in Caloundra on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June are nominated for the video assessment.  There is no fee payable for this nomination.
Please return nomination forms to Rebecca Carter by Friday 19th May.  If coaches have any questions, please contact WAG Program Manager, Trisha Hade.

More international competition success for Rianna Mizzen

Congratulations to our Qld High Performance Gymnast Rianna Mizzen (member of Lawnton Academy of Artistic Gymnastics) on winning the Silver Medal on Uneven Bars at the Baku World Cup Challenge event in Baku, Azerbaijan last week.   Great work Rianna and congratulations to her coach, Peter Abbott.

Also, overnight Rianna qualified for the Uneven Bars final at the Doha World Cup and will compete for another medal on Saturday.  All the best Rianna for another successful finals.