Gymnasts head for world stage
ONE bunch of dedicated Emerald gymnasts will soon be on show before a world audience when they compete at the 2011 World Gymnaestrada in Switzerland later this month.
The Emerald Gymnastics and Trampoline Display Team has spent the past 12 months rehearsing, scrutinising and rehearsing three routines in preparation for the biggest meets of their young careers.
The girls will also attend a pre-competition Australian team training camp in Europe and take part in the Gymnaestrada’s opening ceremony at the 30,000 seat capacity Pontaise Olympic Stadium.
Their place on the world stage comes after the team was honoured with the Best Presentation award at the Festival of Gymnastics in Sydney last November and officially sanctioned by the selection committee.
Emerald team head coach Reanna Olive said she was extremely proud of the local gymnasts’ efforts with their international representation “a great accomplishment for all the dedication and determination shown”.
The team’s travels will not be entirely focused on competition either, with many from the Emerald outfit also taking time out to attend educational forums while overseas to enhance their coaching credentials back on home soil.