Report from the FIG Symposium on Disability Gymnastics
Australia was represented at the FIG Symposium on Disability Gymnastics by Jillian Arthur, Gymnastics for All Technical Commission member and Inclusion Officer at Gymnastics South Australia.
The symposium was organised by British Gymnastics in conjunction with the FIG GfA committee.
National Gymsport Technical Commission News
The National Gymsport Technical Commissions have been hard at work over the past month with the AER Commission releasing their latest update and the ACR Commission releasing an update as well as a new set of Technical Regulations.
Gymnastics pits - Preventive Sanitation and Maintenance
The issue of the sanitation and maintenance of gymnastics pits was discussed at length at an Apparatus Commission meeting of the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) held in July 2014.
The interest for the gymnasts to use pits to prepare and train is a well-established fact. They can be found in an increasing number of specialized halls. There are various types of pits made of different materials and constructions which were developed over the years to increase their safety and avoid traumas.
Save the Date - Australia's biggest Rhythmic Gymnastics camp is coming!
The next Rhythmic Gymnastics camp will be held in South Australia on December 5th - 8th.
The camp will be held at the Marion Recreation & Leisure Centre, Adelaide and all Level 7+ athletes and officials are encouraged to attend.
The benefits are enormous. Enjoy attention from Australia’s top judges & coaches. Connect with other Rhythmic athletes from around Australia.
Further details including how to register will be available soon. This year’s camp is proudly brought to you by your Rhythmic Gymnastics National Commission.
Queensland set to pump with national aerobic gymnastics event
Australia's best aerobic gymnastics athletes are about to get physical as they compete in the 2014 Australian Aerobics Championships and vie for selection to the national squad next week.
Athletes from six to 26 years of age will compete for the title of Australian Champion from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 September at Queensland’s Sleeman Sports Complex.
Competitors will include the host state’s own Amy Behan who earlier this year took out the state championship title, setting her in good stead to compete for the national crown.
Behan will be joined by 140 other Queensland competitors and more than 800 competitors from across the country throughout the competition.
Other competitors to watch include joint 2013 Australian Champions Zoe Tisdale from WA, who also recently competed at the International Aerobic Championship in Las Vegas with great results, and Victoria’s Annabel Muttdon who recently competed at the Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships.
The women’s 2014 NSW State Champion Chelsea Harris is also a strong competitor, and in the men’s competition, 2013 Australian Champion Kenji Fujihara from Victoria is also likely to be a stand-out.
The event will be held in conjunction with the Australian AEROSkools Championships, an event showcasing Australia's best and brightest aerobic gymnasts from 41 participating primary and secondary schools across the country.
International level athletes will compete on Saturday 20 September from 4.30pm – 7.30pm, with the Australian Aerobic Gymnastics National Squad also announced Saturday evening.
Aerobic gymnastics presents dynamic moves, strength, flexibility, coordination and musicality in a routine lasting up to one-and-a-half minutes. Athletes are marked on their ability to perform continuously complex and high intensity movement.
Aerobic gymnastics competition hosts five different categories including individual men and women’s, mixed pairs, trios and groups of six gymnasts. In addition, there are two competitive divisions which are performed by a team known as AeroDance and Aerobic Step.
View the full schedule of events at www.gymnastics.org.au.
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