17th December 2007
CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
The GA Directors, Management and Staff sincerely thank you for your
continued support and valuable contribution to Gymnastics either
as a member or valued partner in 2007.
Australia is committed to the ongoing development of our sport which
continued to enjoy increased membership across all areas this year.
Planning for the future and setting strong foundations for the delivery
of projects and programs across Australia were our main focus in
look forward to working with you in 2008.
Australia wishes you a Merry Christmas and every success in the
NATIONAL OFFICE CLOSURE
The Gymnastics Australia National Office will close at 12noon on
Friday 21st December 2007 and reopen for business at 9.00am on Monday
7th January 2008.
GYMNAST MOVES FROM 2 TO 3 DIMENSIONAL
It is with great pleasure that I announce that International Gymnast
magazine will be the first to distribute a digital version of its
magazine. Yes, for the next several months, at no charge, you can
read the latest complete issue of IG magazine online! Our December
issue is available right now. The October issue, which was our acclaimed
coverage of the Stuttgart World Championships, also can be viewed
as an archived issue. We will offer the January/February (one of
our two annual double month issues) online at no charge too.
take this opportunity to sample the quality of the magazine that
has brought the entire gymnastics community the best and most accurate
coverage of the beautiful sport of gymnastics for the past 51 years.
No gymnastics entity has a richer history, or more complete library,
covering gymnastics, as does IG! We have been the leader in our
industry, and we plan to remain the leader.
you can see, International Gymnast will now be available in 3 ways-our
printed magazine, our digital magazine and our IG Online. Three
ways to keep you better informed about gymnastics globally.
IG in its new digital format!
Holidays from our entire IG family!
to view our December issue.
here to view our October issue.
ARTISTIC - MAG NATIONAL CLUBS
Congratulations to all clubs and athletes who took part in the MAG
National Clubs last week. Thanks to ACT Gymnastics and the MAG ACT
SMC for their efforts in organising and running the event. Please
click here to view the results.
ARTISTIC - PACIFIC ALLIANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS JUNIOR SELECTION TRIAL
The selection trial was held on the 9th December 2007 at the AIS
Arena in Canberra in conjunction with the MAG National Clubs. Congratulations
to the following athletes who were selected to represent Australia
at the 2008 Pacific Alliance Championships in San Jose California
in March 2008:-
Jack Rickards (NSWIS)
Luke Wadsworth (VIC HPC)
Sean O'Hara - Reserve (SASI)
selection trial for the senior gymnasts will be held on the 12th
February 2008 at the AIS gym.
ARTISTIC - INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR TEAM CUP SELECTION TRIAL
The selection trial was held at the AIS Arena on the 9th December
2007. Congratulations to the following athletes and officials who
were selected to represent Australia at the International Junior
Team Cup to be held in Berlin on the 1st March 2008:-
Dominic Bedggood (QAS)
Alex Hunt (NSWIS)
Mitchell Morgan (NSWIS)
Robert Hong - Coach (NSWIS)
Trent Lawrie - Judge
AIS/GA OLYMPIC SQUAD
Congratulations to the following gymnasts who were selected into
the AIS/GA Olympic Squad for the period December 2007 - May 2008:-
Sam Simpson (QAS)
Thomas Pichler (QAS)
Aaron Thanas (VIC HPC)
Prashanth Sellathurai (NSWIS)
Philippe Rizzo (AIS)
Josh Jefferis (AIS)
Mathew Curtis (QAS)
Luke Wiwatowski - Visiting Athlete (CASTLE HLL/NSWIS)
Luke Wadsworth - Visiting Athlete (VIC HPC)
ARTISTIC - BEIJING OLYMPIC SNUB
The world's best gymnasts are missing out on Olympic selection,
says Australia's only Beijing competitor Sam Simpson.
Queenslander, 23, has come out in support of unselected teammate
Philippe Rizzo who has fallen victim to Olympic qualification rules
that have caused international outrage.
here to read the full story.
ARTISTIC - GYMNASTS TURN TO ROWING FOR OLYMPIC PREPARATION
their first training camp to kick start their Olympic preparation,
the womens' AIS/GA Olympic Squad looked for guidance from another
Olympic sport - Rowing.
part of their physical preparation program as well as a team building
exercise, the National Coach Peggy Liddick organised a rowing session
for the girls during their training camp at the AIS this month.
rowing coach and ACT Rowing Association Development Officer, James
Macartney was impressed with how quickly the athletes learnt how
to use the oars, take to the water in their rowing shells and participate
as a crew in short races with each other.
rowing experience was appreciated by the girls who enjoyed getting
out of the gym and trying their hand at another sport.
this another example of Gymnastics being the "foundation of
ARTISTIC - LAUREN MITCHELL FEATURED IN INTERNATIONAL GYMNAST MAGAZINE
Congratulations to Lauren Mitchell who has been featured
in the International Gymnast magazine. To read the article titled
"Mitchell Eager for More Progress in 2008" please click
here and search under More News.
ARTISTIC - NEW SQUADS ANNOUNCED
Congratulations to all gymnasts who have been named as part of the
new WAG Squads fro 2008.
here to view the 2008 AIS/GA Olympic Squad
here to view the 2010 Junior Development Squad
ARTISTIC - NATIONAL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
The event finished last week with over 600 WAG athletes having competed.
Congratulations to the following Clubs:
Champion International Stream Club:
1st: Waverley Advanced (VIC)
2nd: Moreton Bay College (QLD)
3rd: Epping YMCA (NSW)
Champion National Stream Club:
1st: Delta (Qld)
2nd: Canberra City (ACT)
=3rd: Epping YMCA (NSW)
=3rd Northern Districts (WA)
=3rd PLC (NSW)
=3rd Northern Beaches (NSW)
For full results please click
GYMNASTICS - 2008 RG SELECTION POLICY
Part B of the 2008 RG Selection Policy relating to National Squad
qualification scores and Part C that includes the 2008 Pacific Alliance
Championships Selection Criteria can now be found on the GA
GYMNASTICS - 2008 PACIFIC ALLIANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS RG SELECTION TRIAL
The selection trial will be held on Sunday 24th February 2008 at
the Victorian High Performance Centre in Prahran. A total of 27
gymnasts (17 Juniors and 10 Seniors) have entered to compete in
the trial. The trial will be run with the assistance of the Victorian
GYMNASTICS - GG GRAPEVINE
The next edition of the GG Grapevine newsletter will be emailed
to GG coaches and clubs this week. The newsletter will also be available
on the GG information page of the GA website.
GYMNASTICS - AUSSIE GYMFEST RETURNS IN 2008
The Gymfest will include workshops, an outdoor performance, training
and the Gymsports Extravaganza - a gala display performance. Full
details of dates and venue will be available along with the Participation
Guidelines at the end of January. Start planning now!
GYMNASTICS - 2008 PASSPORTS
Clubs following the Kindergym Australia Guiding Principles will
receive their 2008 Kindergym Passports in early 2008, once club
affiliation information has been input into the National Database.
Get your club affiliation in early to ensure quick delivery of your
passports next year.
AEROBICS - 2008 NATIONAL STREAM RULES
2008 GA Sport Aerobics National Stream Rules are now available for
download on the GA website. Please click
here to view a copy.
AEROBICS - KIERAN GORMAN TAKES SILVER MEDAL IN FIG WORLD SERIES
EVENT IN MEXICO
Senior International Male National Champion - Kieran Gorman recently
travelled to Mexico to compete in the FIG World Series event. Kieran
had a fantastic final round of competition which enabled him to
bring home the Silver Medal.
AEROBICS - AEROSKOOLS 08 NOW AVAILABLE
Getting in ahead of time, GA is pleased to announce the launch of
the 2008 AEROSkools Kit. The 08 Release features four new routines.
These new routines are available as a seperate Release (08) that
can be purchased by those who already have previous releases or
are purchasing the AEROSkools Kit for the first time. It contains
the following routines:-
1 - Hot Stuff by Donna Summer (2004 revised for 2008 release)
Level 1 - I Believe by Carol Lynn Townes
Level 1 - Disco Inferno by Tina Turner
Level 2 - This Time by Young Divas
Level 3 - Let Me Entertain You by Robbie Williams
note that for Copyright reasons the routines recorded on video are
not performed to music. Voice over instructions are given in the
breakdown of the routines.
here to order your copy.
- JOB FAIRS
Every year, CCUSA bring up to 50 camp directors from the USA to
meet their Aussie staff. They will interview you, find out what
you can offer them and they get to make their own decisions there
and then! It's a wonderful way for you to "Sell" yourself.
Dunn, Australian gymnastic representative at the 1999, 2001 and
2003 World Championships and the 2002 Commonwealth Games did exactly
this. Last February, she decided she wanted to have the best summer
of her life and went to our Adelaide Job Fair. There, she visited
a number of camps and decided that she would take a position in
a traditional style camp called Kenmont and Kenwood Camps in Connecticut
about 2 hours east of New York City.
got to work with another 60 staff hired from all over the world
with CCUSA from countries like Denmark, England, New Zealand, Scotland,
South Africa and Poland, just to name a few. It was a wonderful
experience and she's made many more friends from all over the world.
Job fairs are being held in the following cities;
14 Mill St, Perth
Saturday, February 02, 2008
12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
ADELAIDE CAMP FAIR
Stamford Plaza Adelaide, 150 North Terrace, Adelaide
Monday, February 04, 2008
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
BRISBANE CAMP FAIR
Sofitel Brisbane (above Central Railway Station), 249 Turbot St,
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Four Season Hotel, 199 George St, The Rocks, Sydney
Saturday, February 09, 2008
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
MELBOURNE CAMP FAIR
Crown Towers, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
Sunday, February 10, 2008
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The CCUSA Job Fairs are also a great way to meet other staff going
to your camp. Once placement is confirmed, you can start your travel
plans nice and early, travel with others and plan additional tours
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