Brestyan heads up first WAG Camp at the AIS



The first camp for Australia's Senior and Junior Women's Artistic (WAG) athletes under the command of former US super-coach, Mihai Brestyan, is currently underway at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. 

“It is great to get started,"  Brestyan told Gymnastics Australia.  "I have been looking forward to this camp.  This is my first opportunity to properly work with and get to know Australia’s top gymnasts and coaches. I have been pleased with the improvements throughout the week”. 

With two training sessions per day over the five-day camp, the 22 invited athletes have been pushed hard, encouraged to work with high levels of intensity and energy and to show their skills in verifications. Athletes have completed full routine verifications on all apparatus, as well as complete physical abilities tests. Striving for high standards and maintaining a consistently high work ethic have been some key focus points for the athletes. 

“The Australian Championships is only one month away," Brestyan added.  "This is the most important event on the Australian calendar and it is vital that the athletes are prepared and at their best to perform at the Championships.”   

A WAG Senior and junior National Squad will be selected following the 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships. 

Please see the list of athletes below who have been selected to partake in the current camp.
 

 

Senior     Junior     
Rianna Mizzen  QLD  QLD High Performance Centre  Romi Brown  VIC  Waverley Gymnastics Centre 
Emily Little  WA  National Centre of Excellence - Perth  Sophie Prince  WA  National Centre of Excellence - Perth 
Georgia-Rose Brown     VIC  National Centre of Excellence - Melbourne     Miriana Perkins  VIC  National Centre of Excellence - Melbourne 
Emma Nedov  NSW    Sydney Gymnastics Centre  Elena Chipizubov     NSW    Sydney Gymnastics Centre
Georgia Godwin  QLD  Delta Brisbane  Isla Ross  QLD  QLD High Performance Centre 
Yasmin Collier  WA  National Centre of Excellence - Perth  Kate Sayer  QLD QLD High Performance Centre 
Alexandra Eade  VIC  National Centre of Excellence - Melbourne  Gerogia Fagg  NSW  Sydney West GymSports 
Larrissa Miller  VIC  Waverley Gymnastics Centre  Zoe McNamara  NSW  Sydney West GymSports 
Emily Whitehead  VIC  Waverley Gymnastics Centre  Meisie Bakhach  VIC  National Centre of Excellence - Melbourne 
Talia Folino  VIC  Waverley Gymnastics Centre  Grace Barry  WA  National Centre of Excellence - Perth 
Cassidy Ercole  NSW  Sydney West GymSports  Jamie Clarke  QLD  QLD High Performance Centre 
Erin Modaro  VIC  National Centre of Excellence - Melbourne       
Jade Vella-Wright  VIC  Waverley Gymnastics Centre