Expressions of Interest now open for the Athletes' Commission



Gymnastics Australia is calling for Expressions of Interest for its Athletes’ Commission. 

High Performance (HP) athletes, present and past, can make a valuable contribution to their sport to ensure the governing entities can determine direction and make decisions within an athlete-centred environment.
The Gymnastics Australia Athletes’ Commission is an athlete-led group, representative of current or former athletes and their respective gymsport. 

The Commission’s purpose is to facilitate and promote open communication with and gain feedback from current HP athletes, across all competitive HP gymsports to ensure that the Gymnastics Australia Board, and senior management can benefit from the perspective and expertise of athletes in its deliberations and decision-making.

Expressions of Interest close, 5pm on Monday 8 November (AEDT). To apply click here

Selection process 
Interested nominees should
1. Read the relevant information relevant to the role:
A. Gymnastics Australia Athletes’ Commission Terms of Reference
B. Change the Routine Report
C. Gymnastics Australia’s Member Protection Policy
D. Gymnastics Australia’s Child Safe Policy
2. Complete the nomination form 
3. Email the completed nomination form to [email protected] by 5pm on Monday 8 November (AEDT)

Please note applications for the position of Athletes’ Commission Chair must be received by Hannah Catchpole [email protected] by 5pm on Monday 25 October (AEDT).

The ideal candidate will have:
i. Demonstrated passion to contribute to gymnastics in Australia by contributing experience and knowledge gained as an elite competitor
ii. An understanding of the role of the Athletes’ Commission and the time and commitment to fulfil its responsibilities
iii. Demonstrated high standards of sportsmanship and behaviour when representing Australia
iv. A HP gymnast, who has not been retired from the sport for more than three Olympic quad cycles prior to appointment
v. A willingness to represent the broader gymnastics community, not just their own gymsport
vi. A willingness and capacity to devote the time required to broadly consult and liaise with the athlete community 

To apply click here