National Event Opportunities
Australian Gym4Life Challenge
If you love to perform with your friends and want to see what others from around Austalia can do, the Australian Gym4Life Challenge is the festival event for you.
Based on the FIG's World Gym for Life Challenge, the Austalian Gym4Life is a display contest for teams. All contest performances are evaluated according to the criteria: entertainment; innovation and variety; skill safety and technique; overall presentation. So it's just as important to engage the audience as it is to show quality skills. After the contest, teams are ranked according to their score and awarded gold, silver or bronze. Teams perform again in the Gym4Life Gala for the opportunity to be named: Australian Gym4Life Champion Team.
The Gymnastics for All Technical Regulations contain more detail on the rules and regulations of the event. The Australian Gym4Life Challenge is held every two years, with the next scheduled for 2016; it is an all-inclusive event kicking off with an opening ceremony followed by outdoor performances, the contest, workshops, gala and a dance party.
See the results from 2010, 2012 and 2014. The World Gym for Life Challenge is held every four years, with the next scheduled for 2017 in Vestfold, Norway.
TeamGym combines parts of tumbling, mini tramp and dance to create an exciting team competition event. You get to flip, roll, jump and dance with your friends. TeamGym is huge in Europe, with strong teams of teenagers and young adults pitting their skills and teamwork against other teams. The Australian TeamGym program has been developed for teams of gymnasts, with performances on 3 different apparatus.
Teams perform on the following apparatus:
- Vaulting / Mini trampoline (trampette)
Teams can have a minimum of six and maximum of twelve members but depending on individual strengths, not everyone needs to perform on every apparatus. In addition, members can also be interchanged or increased/decreased during performance apparatus passes (ie: 1st tumbling run 10 members may perform, 2nd tumbling run 8 members may perform or the 10 may be made up of different members).
Gymnastics New South Wales have developed a TeamGym program which is suitable for all ages and abilites and has now been adopted by Gymnastics Australia for use in all States. The Australian TeamGym Manual is avaialble to download. Workshops for coaches and teams wil be held throughout the year with state competitions to be held around the country. 2016 will see the re-introduction of a national TeamGym Championships, to be part of the National Clubs Carnival.
State Display Events
Display teams are encouraged to perform in display events in other States around Australia. Please contact individual State Associations for further details on how to enter their event.