15th World Gymnaestrada
The World Gymnaestrada is an incredible and unique international event opportunity for Gymnastics for All teams from across the world. The event is organised under the auspices of the International Gymnastic Federation (FIG) and is held every 4 years. The event attracts around 20,000 participants from over 50 countries of all ages and abilities.
The World Gymnaestrada is a non-competitive display event for teams of 10 or more participants. A range of performance opportunities is provided to teams as well as the chance to mix with gymnastic enthusiasts from around the world.
The event program is usually held over seven days and includes:
- Opening Ceremony
- Group Performances
- Large Group Performances
- National Afternoon and Evening Presentations
- FIG Gala
- City Performances
- Closing Ceremony
Australia has been represented at the 1987, 1991, 1995,1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011 events and is already looking forward to participating in the 15th World Gymnaestrada to be held in Helsinki, Finland, 12 - 18 July 2015.www.wg-2015.com/. The FIG You Tube channel gives you access to watch numerous performances from the 2011 World Gymnaestrada. The third official Information Bulletin from the Helsinki Local Organising Committee is available to download - it contains information on the events and provisional schedule as well as sightseeing ideas in and around Helsinki.
The Australian World Gymnaestrada Team is open to members of affiliated clubs who participate as a club team of more than 10 people; individuals or small groups who can join together into a composite team, as well as parents and friends who attend as supporters.
The first information bulletin for Australian performance teams planning to participate in the 2015 World Gymnaestrada is now available. The bulletin includes information on the 2015 World Gymnaestrada venues, performance opportunities and program as well as details on gaining sanction to attend. The second information bulletin contains information on completing the Provisional Registration.
3rd Australian Gym 4 Life Challenge - 11th to 13th July 2014, Byron Bay, NSW
The 3rd instalment of the Australian Gym 4 Life Challenge was held in the beautiful beachside town of Byron Bay on the north coast of NSW in July 2014. The next Gym 4 Life Challenge will be held in 2016.
The Participation Guidelines are available for download for future reference.
The event includes a display contest for teams of three or more gymnasts in any style of gymnastics and dance. Other participation opportunities include an opening ceremony, social event, workshops and outdoor performances. All teams in the challenge receive a ranking of gold, silver or bronze and one team will be named the Australian Gym 4 Life Champion Team. Participating teams will gain sanction to attend the World Gymnaestrada 2015 or World Gym for Life Challenge 2017.
Congratulations to all participants, including the 2014 Gym 4 Life Champion Team: Gosford Gymnastics
3rd FIG World Gym For Life Challenge - 2017, Vestfold, Norway
Regulations for the FIG event can be downloaded here. Teams wishing to attend must gain sanction from Gymnastics Australia in the two years prior to the event.
Results for the 2nd World Gym for Life Challenge can be found at www.gymforlife.co.za
TeamGym is an exciting Gymnastics for All competition event for teams of gymnasts, aged 11 years and over, providing an opportunity for performances on 3 different apparatus. For further information, TeamGym competitions and championships are held regularly in the UK and Europe and are developing in the USA. TeamGym competitions exhibit gymnastic skills in three different disciplines. In common for the performance is effective teamwork, good technique in the element and spectacular acrobatic elements.
Teams perform on the following apparatus:
- Vaulting / Mini-Tramp
The unique element of the TeamGym event is that teams can comprise of up to twelve members however, it is necessary for only a minimum of six to perform at any one time, as long as the number of performers is even (ie 6, 8, 10 or 12). In addition, members can also be interchanged or increased/decreased during performance apparatus passes (ie: 1st tumbling run 10 members may perform, 2nd tumbling run 8 members may perform or the 10 may be made up of different members).
This unique ruling allows teams to capitalise on the strengths of members while also providing the opportunity for all to be involved, even if they cannot perform on one of the required apparatus or a skill that may be incorporated within an apparatus pass.
Gymnastics New South Wales have developed a new Team Gym program which is suitable for all ages and abilites. Workshops for coaches and teams are held throughout the year with the final competition held during the GNSW Festival of Gymnastics
in November each year.
2014 State Display Events
Display teams are encouraged to perform in display events in other States around Australia. Please contact individual State Associations for further details on how to enter their event.
International Gymnastics for All Events
Australian teams are invited to participate in international Gymnastics for All events around the globe. The responsibility for all entries and costs are to be borne by the participating teams. Australian teams wishing to attend should inform Gymnastics Australia before travelling.
2015 USA Gymnastics for All Nationals, Walt Disney World Resort, Florida
This annual event includes a range of Gymnastics for All participation opportunities: Team Gym; Gymfest; Gymnastics for All Challenge; Team Acro and Tumbling.