Sporting Schools Connecting Kids to Clubs 




Lena Eagle is literally jumping for joy after participating in the LaunchPad Gymnastics Sporting Schools program which is part of the Australian Government’s $160 million initiative to get more children playing more sport. Lena became a member of the ‘Gymtastics Kids’ club after participating in a program delivered by Gymtastics Kids coach, Sheryl Faulkner. 

As Sheryl explained, “Gymtastic Kids ran a Sporting Schools Launchpad program at Wilton Public School during Term 4, 2016. It was a huge success and the children enjoyed gymnastics so much that we had six new enrolments in our club. What a great win-win situation; the club gains a new member and the child becomes involved in a sport fostering the importance of an active healthy lifestyle.”

Lena was lucky enough to win an iPad simply by entering her details on the www.schoolsgymnastics.org.au  website and downloading her free ‘Come n Try’ gymnastics voucher.

Sheryl recently presented the iPad to a very excited Lena during school assembly at Wilton Public School.   

According to Lena’s mum Rachael, “Lena’s first introduction to gymnastics was at her school and since then she decided that she wanted to do it every week.  Since enrolling her into gymnastics at Picton, I have found that she looks forward to every Monday, her coordination has improved and she seems to have a lot more energy.  I think she is hooked!”

The LaunchPad program has gone from strength to strength with over 170,000 children having now been exposed to the sport of gymnastics through the Sporting Schools Program.  Gymnastics clubs across Australia are continuing to grow in membership as a result of delivering Sporting Schools gymnastics programs at their local schools.