PCYC Redcliffe celebrates champion gymnasts!

PCYC Redcliffe celebrate their champion gymnasts, who recently excelled at the Australian Gymnastics Championships held from 20 May to 4 June in Melbourne.

PCYC Redcliffe Gym Sports Coordinator Lyn Gilroy, said the qualifying teens trained hard to prepare for the challenge and was proud to see a number return with national titles.

“The PCYC Redcliffe team’s performance at the National Championships was outstanding,” Ms Gilroy said.

“We are very proud of every single member of our team who have worked hard to juggle training, school, work and family commitments to compete in Melbourne.”

Joel Mcfarlane, Edward Clark-Enslow and Maxine Parr competed at a national level for trampoline, double mini trampoline and synchronised trampoline. Both boys were named as national champions in synchronised trampoline.

Charmonie Benson-Inglis bounced at a national level in division 6 for trampoline, double mini trampoline and synchronised trampoline as well as youth international tumbling and came out with as double mini trampoline national champion.

Montana Sutherland competed at a national level for double mini trampolining. Bryce Edwards tackled international level in the youth under 15s division for trampoline and double mini trampoline as well as the international junior under 17s synchronised trampoline.

“The team’s success with our new national champions, medallists, finalists and Australian National Squad member show that PCYC Redcliffe is the place to train,” she said.

Harrison Lee competed in the same categories at an international level in the junior under 17s division and was listed as a member of the Australian National Trampoline Squad for junior men’s double mini trampoline.

Harrison’s achievements at the championships have also earned him a nomination in this year’s Quest Newspaper’s ‘Local Sports Stars’ competition.

Harrison said he loved “everything” about the sport including the feeling of achieving a new skill, competing, training with and making new friends, and will head to his first national training camp in Newcastle next month.

“My mum wanted me to learn properly and do it in a safe environment,” said Harrison.

“My ultimate sporting goals are to compete at the world junior championships, the junior Olympics, World Championships and Olympic Games,” he said.

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