Commonwealth Games Australia Announce Major Funding for Australian Athletes

Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) announced a $13 million funding package.

This funding investment is targeting able body and para-sport athletes with the main focus of going to Birmingham 2022 while ensuring that they receive the best possible preparation for the Games.

Gymnastics Australia (GA) is proud to announce that gymnastics has received $274,000 for 2019-2020. 

GA’s National Performance Director, Andrew Logan, welcomes CGA funding support for Men’s Artistic Gymnastics, Women’s Artistic Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics.

“The Commonwealth Games is a valued international multi-sport competition and CGA’s funding support is critical to continue to develop our sport and prepare our athletes to compete and perform at their best on the world stage,” Logan said. 

CGA’s funding support will target a campaign, to be known as Build for Birmingham 2022 (B4B2022) and also an innovative program to accelerate skill development.

The B4B2022 campaign will focus on the younger Australian athletes coming through the gymnastics circuit who are real contenders to compete and perform in 2022.
“We want to opitmise on the opportunity to expose our athletes at both National and International levels, to be able to provide holistic training and competition opportunities and prepare them for the demands (physical, technical and mental) that come with International competitions,” Logan said.

“The whole purpose of this is that we want our athletes to be competition ready and contenders for medals at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, the aim is to be the best.”

This funding announcement comes at fitting time with this Thursday 4 April marking one year since the 2018 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on the Gold Coast.

The Australian gymnastics team claimed a total of nine medals at the Games last year, with two Gold medals from Chris Remkes and Alex Eade, while Team Australia overall finished on top of the medal tally with a total of 198 medals. CGA's funding is welcomed because of all the Commonwealth Games sports and athletes that dedicated their time to the Games.

“It’s important to recognise the value of Commonwealth Games Australia and their effort into supporting the athletes,” Logan said. 

For the full media release from Commonwealth Games Australia, click here.