Jade Vella-Wright


Jade has proved herself to be a very talented gymnast since arriving on the scene at the 2013 Australian National Championships. She bursted into the scene as an IDP 8 placing 3rd overall with an amazing 2nd on bars and 3rd on vault. This was the begininng of Jade. She made a return to the National Championships every year with more outstanding performances with her best being 2nd all-round Junior champion at the 2016 National Championships. From this event Jade Vella-Wright was named on the Australian National Junior Squad for 2016/2017.  

Vella-Wright was first introduced to international competition in November 2016 where she competed at the Elite Gym Massilia in Marseillie, France as a Junior. She then went on to compete at the 2016 Olympic Hopes Cup in the Czech Republic placing 8th overall as well as 2nd on bars.
 Jade was welcomed into senior competition at the beginning of 2017 where she again showed another impressive display of her talent. Jade competed at the 2017 L'International Senior International Cup Competition placing13th in the all-round finals, 6th on bars, as well as 4th in the team competition. 

Jade currently trains at Waverly Gymnastics Centre with fellow team mates Emily Whitehead, Larrissa Miller and Talia Folino and is hoping to have the opportunity to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games in 2018.


Birthplace: China
Occupation: Student
Nickname: Jado
Sporting motto: Nothing worth having comes easy.
Most admired sportsperson: Nastia Liukin
Favourite sports team: Melbourne Demons
Favourite music: Pop
Favourite movie: High School Musical 2


Age began gymnastics and reason for starting: 4 years. My brother did gymnastics
First Club: MLC Gymnastics Club
First Coach: Tim Lees
Current Club: Waverly Gymnastics Centre
Current Coach: John and Nadiya
Best apparatus: Floor
Favourite skill: Sharp 1/2 on bars
Most difficult skill to learn: Toe full


Best National Performance: 2016 Australian Championships
Best International Performance: 2016 Olympic Hopes Cup
Best Gymnastic Moment: Representing Australia for the first time


Year Jun/Snr Team AA VT UB BB FX
2016 Junior 1st 2nd =9th 3rd  1st 1st
2015 Junior 1st 5th  6th  5th 7th  5th
2014 IDP 10  1st 3rd 4th 3rd 6th 4th
2013 IDP 8 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 9th  7th


Year Event Team AA VT UB BB FX
2017 L'International Gymnix Senior International Cup Competition, CAN 4th 13th 16th 6th 15th 10th
2016 Elite Gym Massilia, FRA 13th  48th 55th  48th  60th  55th 
2016  Olympic Hopes Cup, CZE  -  8th  -  2nd  -  8th


Commonwealth Games: N/A
World Championships: N/A
Olympic Games: N/A