WAG Senior and Junior Camp - January 20-26
The WAG National Senior and Junior Camps wrapped up over the weekend with Australia's best talent undergoing physical testing and performance verification at the first National Camp of the year.
The Senior Camp kicked off on Monday under the guidance of the WAG Leadership team with fourteen (14) Seniors attending: including Tokyo bound Georgia Godwin and team-mate Emma Nedov who is aiming for Olympic qualification and is also leading the World Cup rankings on Balance Beam. There were some new skill upgrades amongst the team with both Georgia Godwin and Breanna Scott showing new dismounts on uneven bars during the apparatus verification. The camp concluded on Friday with the final physical abilities' verification and baseline fitness testing.
The Juniors flew into Canberra and learned first-hand how to manage travel delays and challenges with Canberra airport closed due to fires. Despite the challenging start to the 4-day camp, there were some brilliant upgrades with the crop of Juniors; double twisting and full twisting yurchenkos, double layouts and full ins on floor, some back handspring layout step, layout step out in series on beam and full out dismounts on bars. The Juniors also participated in the fitness assessment and physical abilities testing on the last day, with the top 6 athletes being: Lucy Stewart, Chloe Hogan, Miella Brown, Alice Zhu, Tammy Vo and Chloe Saliaris. The coaches worked alongside the athletes to discuss the key objectives for the year, annual calendar and 'coachability' required to achieve high performance results.
The next Senior Camp is February 8-14 and will be the key selection event for the Melbourne, Baku and Doha World Cups along with Gymnix International. The next Junior Camp is February 27th to March 1st, a key preparation camp for the new juniors selected to represent Australia at Gymnix in Montreal.