Victoria Point YMCA hits major milestone

TOP GYM: YMCA Victoria Point gymnastics club reached 1000 members in 2018.
TOP GYM: YMCA Victoria Point gymnastics club reached 1000 members in 2018.

TWO Redlands gymnastics clubs were recognised at a gala dinner for reaching membership milestones in 2018.

YMCA Victoria Point and Redlands PCYC were celebrated at the Gymnastics Queensland annual awards dinner on Saturday, January 12 at the Pullman Brisbane.

More than 300 representatives from gymnastics clubs across Queensland attended the gala event where individuals and clubs were recognised for their contribution to the sport.

Among those recognised was the Victoria Point YMCA gymnastics club, which reached 1000 members in 2018.

YMCA Victoria Point assistant manager Gemma Gwilliams said the milestone reflected the year of growth the branch had had.

“It’s amazing that we’ve been able to teach the fundamental movement skills to so many children within the Redlands at our Victoria Point club,” Ms Gwilliams said.

Redlands PCYC also received a membership growth award.

Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive Officer Kym Dowdell said the awards dinner was a key event on the organisation’s calendar.

“Our annual awards dinner is an evening where we not only acknowledge clubs modelling best practice and innovation but where we celebrate our affiliated clubs, members and athletes for their commitment to and development of gymnastics throughout the previous year,” Ms Dowdell said.

“Our clubs and members worked incredibly hard in 2018 and it is due to their hard work we can proudly say we have just short of 55,000 athletes across the state, which is a new record for gymnastics in Queensland.”

Ms Dowdell added that a large part of the success of gymnastics in Queensland was due work of volunteers at all levels of the sport.

“Gymnastics Queensland congratulates all those finalists and award winners and we look forward to another strong year of gymnastics in 2019,” Ms Dowdell said.