Local Gymnasts Compete at Elite Level

Dee Why RSL have been steady supporters of local organisation Manly Warringah Gymnastics Club (MWGC) for more than a decade.

Based in Cromer, the MWGC has served our local community for over 30 years and now boasts over 2000 children and young adult members attending activities every week.

MWGC CEO Ian Hardy says that the Club’s objective is very simple; “To give every member the opportunity to reach the highest level that they are each capable of achieving….to one child the goal maybe to do a cartwheel,  to another it maybe to become an Olympic champion.”

MWGC is one of the largest sporting clubs on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and one of the best and most awarded gymnastics clubs in NSW. Recently they have broken all records by having 33 athletes named in the State team to compete at the Australian Gymnastics Championships in Melbourne.

From the 290 athletes selected to represent NSW, to have 33 athletes come from Manly Warringah Gymnastics is an enormous achievement.

Dee Why RSL has funded an international standard competition sprung floor, which enables athletes to train at competition standard and for them to host national level sanctioned competitions.

“I want the Board to know how grateful we are for their help. Without the RSL we would not have the equipment to support this level of performance. Right now I’m over the moon for the club and kids, it’s a reward for the years of hard work done by so many people. This is a direct result of the RSL’s help with the new equipment,” said Ian.

Eleven artistic gymnasts competed in the women’s Junior International Division – Beam. Of these, 7 attendee’s were from MWGC with Chloe Trisic coming 7th overall. 16 Men’s Artistic Gymnasts attended, with Johnathan Harry winning a National Silver Medal for High Bar.

“We would all like to thank Dee Why RSL for the opportunity to purchase our new Jansen Fritsen Sprung floor,” said Martin Shields, MWGC GM and Head of Coaching. Having this world-class piece of apparatus gives our elite level gymnasts the chance to train on the same floor that they would normally compete on at major events such as State and National and International Championships. The difference in the quality of our  gymnasts’ competition floor routines is amazing.”

To find out more about MWGC go to: www.mwgymclub.com