Early this month (8th November) was the last of the Veterans competitions for 2013, Knox only had a small representation at the event with one of our Adult Gymnasts Kim W heading across to Adelaide for the event.
Having missed out on Australian Masters Games only a month early (due to an ankle injury).
Kim put on a fantastic performance competing in all five apparatus (Floor, Vault, Beam, Bars & Mini-Tramp) to take out 1st place All-Around in the 20-29 age division.
Enormous congratulations to the 15 athletes, 1 coach, 2 judges & 1 Chaperone from Knox that attended the 2013 National Aerobics Gymnastics Championships in Brisbane back in September (18th).
It was an incredible event with the highest standard the sport has seen in a long time!
Here are just some of the top results from the event;
Kirra B (Lvl 6 Int.) - National Champion
Maddy D (Lvl 7 Senior) - 2nd Place
Chanse M (Lvl 3 Junior) - 3rd Place
Natalie C (Lvl 6 Int.) - 3rd Place
Robyn K (Age Group 2) - 3rd Place
Aerodance Team (Intermediate) - 3rd Place
On the 19th & 20th of October, Coach Gary's Level 2 Boys complete at the BTYC Invite.
Anakin V - 1st on Pommel, 7th on High Bar and an Overall Score of 47.95
Flynn S - 5th on Pommel and an Overall Score of 47.75
Jesse M - 8th on Rings and an Overall Score of 50.2
Luke S - 8th on Vault and an Overall Score of 45.35
Sam W - 4th on Pommel, 7th on Vault & P.Bars and an Overall Score of 49.85
Our National 4 and 5 girls competed on the weekend in the Vic State Championships at the Geelong Arena. As this is the last competition for the year, so the girls gave it their all.
Abbie J - Silver on Floor
Chloe T - 9th on Bars
Ruby-Rose E - 10th on Beam
Jaslyn S - Silver on Bars
Tayla H - Gold on Vault
Also Alisha, Elise, Emily and Maddy came along as the Knox Cheer squad to support the girls.
Our Sports Aerobics girls had a Goolish time at training tonight!
Getting into the spirit of Halloween, several of the girls dressed for the occasion!
We now start into the 10 weeks of Term 4, which will be a pretty hectic term!
All our recreational gymnastics will be now preparing for their levels testing later this term at the Recreational Club Awards Day. While our competitive gymnasts will be in full swing with several competitions this term all coming to a finally with our in-club competition, the Club Championships on the last day of term.
Enrolments for 2014 will be here before we know it followed close behind by the chaos and excitement of Christmas!
Also a reminder to parents and gymnasts: As a safety concern parents must come into the gym to drop-off and collect Gymnasts. And please watch you speed and your mirrors when driving through the carpark, there are kids everywhere, especially at peak times!
The competitions continue with our Adult Gymnasts heading down to Geelong to compete in the 14th Australian Masters Games.
Competition kicked off on Sunday (6th) with 62 sports happening over the 9 days of competition. And despite the many injuries that were being carried by many competitors. We all pushed through to have a fantastic day.
The competition brought in gymnasts from across the country and many age groups with competitors all the way up to 60-69 category!
Rebecca T (30 - 39) - 1st All-Around, and 1st on Vault & Mini-Tramp,
Kate M (20 - 29) - 3rd on Beam, fantastic effort for her first National competition!,
Tabitha R (40 - 49) - 6 Gold Medals with a clean on all apparatus plus the All-around!,
Andrew D (30- 39) - 3rd All-Around & 1st on Rings.
The Kids aren't the only one's competing at the moment. The retiree's are also getting into it!
We had five gymnasts compete at the Wesley Masters on 21st September with some fantastic results and alot of fun had all round!
The Competition is run a little different to your standard competition, because you can choose to compete on either mens or womens apparatus plus mini-tramp giving you a total of 9 apparatus!
Rebecca T - 1st - WAG Novice (18 - 29),
Kate M - 4th - WAG Novice (18 - 29),
Kim W - 2nd - WAG Veterans (18 - 29),
Tabitha R - 3rd - WAG Veterans (30+),
Andrew D - 2nd - MAG Veterans.
It has been a busy time for competitions. On September 14th our girls competed at the 2013 Spring Aerochallenge L1 - 10, held at Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School. Our girls performed very well, with several notable mentions;
Rebecca D - 1st - International AG2,
Maddy D - 1st - L7 Senior,
Bree M - 3rd- L7 Senior,
Chloe T - 3rd - L6 Senior,
Kirra B - 2nd - L6 Intermediate,
Jessica C & Chanse M (Pair) - 3rd - L3 Junior,
Dakoda M - 2nd - L3 Sub-Junior.
After having just competed at Eclipse many of our girls were back competing again at BTYC only a week later (7th & 8th Sept)!
Our National 5A girls had a bit of a fight on their hands but managed to put in some reasonable scores with Jaslyn S picking up a 1st on Bars, Tayla H (Nat. 5A) taking home a 1st on Beam and 2nd on Bars.
This helped the Knox Team (Emily, Jaslyn and Tayla) to a 5th All-around.
With some outstanding results;
Maria N (State 4) took out 1st on Vault, Beam and Floor, 3rd on Bars for and Overall 1st place. Amazing result!
Jessie Gould got 2nd on Beam and Maddy T a 2nd on Floor. With the Knox Blue Team (Jessie G, Jessica C, Nicole B, Maddy T, Jayde J) taking out 3rd place All-around.
Renee Griffin (State 5) picked up a 1st on Beam, just missed the podium by 0.2 points end up with a 4th All-around.
Tayla H (Nat. 5A) also had a fantastic day picking-up; 1st on Floor, 2nd on Vault and Beam to finish 2nd All-around!
Emily H (Nat. 5A) also a good at taking 1st on Vault and 3rd All-around. This helped the Team (Emily, Jaslyn and Tayla) to 2nd Place All-around.
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Here a few of our State Level 5 girls (Renee, Ellie & Alana) with their medals at the recent Eastern WAG Invitational on the 10th & 11th of August.
We also have a copy of the results; Some of the highlights were Ellie T (State 5) taking home 1st on Floor, Renee G, had a respectable 4th on Floor and the all-around and Alana Z taking 4th on Beam.
Also our State 4B girls had some success on floor, with Maddy T picking up 2nd an Nicole B tied for 3rd.
Following their success earlier this year, two of our athletes have been chosen for Australian teams.
Charlotte Roe (15) travelled to Japan for the Suzuki World Cup in April, a very prestigious event on the international Aerobics calendar. Charlotte placed a very credible 7th in her category (15 - 17 year old Individual Women's category). This was her first time at this event, we look forward to a promising future.
Robyn Kalkhoven is currently in Las Vegas for the ANAC International Aerobic Championships, we wish her the very best.
We had 6 gymnasts return from Sydney that competed as part of the Victorian State Team, at the Australian National Championships (11th – 18th July).
Maddie Di Blasio performed very well for her first time on the state team, finishing with a credible 9th overall and was also part of the Level 8 team that placed 1st overall.
Danielle Rickard despite a worrying start with a neck injury during preparation which looked like it might sideline her, she pushed through to have a shaky first day, but a much better second day of competition. Her determination resulted with her being part of the Level 10 Team which placed 2nd overall.
Chenwei Wan (Jojo) once again joining the State Team coaching staff that accompanied the gymnasts.
Brayden James was part of the Level 8 team that placed 4th overall and he went on to place 2nd on P.Bars and 5th overall.
Bryce Haesler was part of the Level 9 team that place 2nd overall, he also achieved a 5th on Pommel and Rings and a 9th overall.
Griffin James was competing in the Level 10 Under 18 category, unfortunately he sustained an injury during day 1 of competition, placing him 10th overall amongst a very strong senior field.
And the highest achiever was Scott Brooks also Level 10 under 18, part of the Victorian Team placing 2nd overall. He also had a fantastic outcome with a 1st on Floor, Rings, H.bar, 2nd on Vault and a 4th on P.Bars and to top it off 1st in the All round Champion Level 10.
This now puts him in a position to be selected to represent Australia in some upcoming international events.
Congratulations to all our Gymnasts.
It's that time of year again. This is our One and only fundraising activity for the year!
Chocolates will be distributed to each family over the next week or two. All we ask is that you do the best you can.
The money raised from the chocolate drive goes towards the up-keep of the gym equipment, whether that's cleaning, repairs, replacement and even purchasing of new equipment.
The more money raised, the more equipment we can offer to your child!22-07-2013
A reminder to everyone, when you visit REBEL Sport Knox, if you mention the club name (Knox Gymnastics Club) at the point of sale, you will receive 5% off your total sales, which comes directly back to the club to help purchase new equipment.
Rebel Sport Knox Shop 3210, The Loft, Knox City Shopping Centre, Wantirna South. http://www.rebelsport.com.au/22-07-2013
As we are now in to Winter, and it gets dark earlier.
For the gymnasts safety, dropping off or picking up children in the carpark is NOT acceptable. Having children running through the carpark in the dark during peak times is not a safe environment.
For everyone's safety, please be careful when driving through the carpark and allow a few extra minutes to come into the gym.
Kind Regards, Club Management15-07-2013
Term 3 has started and we are now in full swing
You may have noticed that website has had a minor facelift.
In order to bring you Club news and updates as quickly as possible, we will be posting updates here as soon as they become available.
Hopefully this will allow us to better communicate with our members.
New features will include;
Below are some snapshots of our Senior gymnastics competing at the recent
2013 Victorian Championships Trial 2.
Congrats to Alysha, Brayden, Bryce, Dani, Dion, Elise, Griffin, Kirsty, Maddie, Mikalya and Scott for their efforts in representing Knox at their respective levels.
7th October - 14th December
7th - 10th November
Sunday, 17th November
Sunday, 1st December
Saturday, 14th December
We offer Gymnastics for all ages, everything from 18 months in our KinderGym programs where the kids develop motor skills and coordination, through to Recreational and Competitive classes, all the way up to Adult Classes, where they can come and try gymnastics for the first time or for ex-gymnasts wanting to get back into the swing of things. We also offer Aerobic Gymnastics.