Gymnastics Australia Youth Advisory Panel appointed
Gymnastics Australia is delighted to announce the members of its inaugural Youth Advisory Panel:
- Brianna Sinclair
- Chessney Baillie
- Jasmine Toronis
- Lachlan Forato
- Olivia Feaver
- Ruby Conti
- Tyla Humphrey
- Tristan Styles
The establishment of the Youth Advisory Panel was one of the recommendations of the Change the Routine Report as a mechanism to ensure that the young people in our sport are acknowledged, engaged and empowered.
With 97.95% of the national membership of Gymnastics Australia being under the age of 18, it is essential that this cohort is represented and respected at the decision making table. Gymnastics Australia CEO, Kitty Chiller AM said the establishment of the Panel will support the organisation embed a culture that encourages open, two-way communication with participants of all ages and at all levels of the sport.
“We were thrilled with the number of applications we received through this process. Those appointed will play an important role in the ongoing development of gymnastics in Australia through a forum of intergenerational leadership, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact these young people will make in years to come as future leaders of the sport,” said Chiller.
Chaired by former High Performance athlete and member of the Gymnastics Australia Integrity Committee, Alexandra Eade, the Panel will be a key point of reference and advice on the issues and opportunities that affect the great majority of our membership.
“I’m really excited about the new members who are joining the Youth Advisory Panel. I feel this is such a great opportunity for the youth in our sport to come together and make some real changes, because the youth are the future of gymnastics!”
“I feel this group will provide a platform for the younger generations voices to be heard and for members to share experiences and feedback so we can have a positive impact on the athlete experience within Gymnastics Australia,” concluded Eade.
Congratulations to the members of the newly established Panel that will meet for the first time early in 2022.