Gymnasts leap to it at SA Country Championships

Fifty-one of our most talented gymnasts head to Adelaide this weekend to compete in the South Australian Country Championships at the State Gymnastics Centre.

“Gymnasts ranging in age from five to 15 have been working extremely hard over the last 12 weeks to learn new skills and perfect their routines ready for the weekend,” Head coach Zoe Tonkin told the Truth.

The gymnasts will compete on all four Olympic disciplines – the Vault, Bars, Beam and Floor – in front of friends, family and, most importantly, the judges over the weekend.

With level one to level five gymnasts, the Broken Hill Gymnastics and Kindergym Club know they need to put their best feet forward.

Coach Tonkin told us the club had been very successful in previous years, and the aim for each age group is to be crowned Country Champion.

“The gymnasts have worked so hard with many learning new skills and routines. I am hopeful that they all just do their best and have a great time.

“For 20 of the gymnasts this is their first competition, so it is extremely daunting for them getting up on a balance beam that is only 10cms wide and then doing a range of skills with over 300 people watching. That will be an amazing achievement in itself,” said Coach Tonkin.

The Broken Hill Gymnastics and Kindergym Club is fully run by volunteers and has over 150 members. If you would like to have a chance to compete at next year’s Country Championships, you can contact the club via Facebook at or head to their website at

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