Gymnasts from YMCA Victoria Point, Premier Gymnastics Academy in Queensland championships

YMCA Victoria Point has 14 gymnasts among almost 1000 from around the state taking part in the Gymnastics Queensland Junior State Championships this weekend.

GYMNASTS: YMCA Victoria Point gymnasts pictured after an event earlier this year.

GYMNASTS: YMCA Victoria Point gymnasts pictured after an event earlier this year.

The event is one of the most significant on the gymnastics calendar, with competitors having to qualify at a regional level to compete.

Gymnasts compete individually in events running until Monday at the Sleeman Sports Complex at Chandler.

The Regional Teams Challenge takes place on Tuesday.

YMCA Victoria Point gymnasts to compete in level 4 sessions are Sophie Jackson, Ava Pocock, Tash Wooding, Lily Donald, Ashlee Merder, Charli Winmill and Chloe Stretton.

In level 5 Shayella Heath, Ava Taylor and Sophie Rowland will take part, while Keeley Wilson, Charlie Banks, Jessica Ewan and Kai Hoare will compete in level 6.

Gymnasts from Premier Gymnastics Academy at Manly West and Robertson Gymnastics Academy at Tingalpa will also take part.

Gymnastics Queensland chief executive officer Kym Dowdell said competitors from 57 clubs would take to the floor, vault, bars, rings and beam during the five-day event.

“This event is the culmination of months of hard work, training and commitment from these young gymnasts, who have all performed at a high level in their regional area,” Ms Dowdell said.

“I’m confident the routines will be very impressive from both the male and female gymnasts.

“It is a great opportunity for gymnasts to learn from their peers across the state, with competitors travelling from as far north as Cairns and Townsville right down to the southern Gold Coast.

“I wish all competitors the best of luck with their final preparations and encourage people to come and see for themselves the amazing abilities these gymnasts possess.”

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