Geelong Arena To Become The Home of Gymnastics In Victoria
Gymnastics Victoria are pleased to announce Geelong as the Home of Gymnastics for the next three years with all major Victorian Gymnastics events to be held at the Geelong Arena from 2020 to 2023. The partnership is proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong.
The events to be held in Geelong includes Gymnastics Victoria’s three major State Championship and National Qualification events; the Senior Victorian Championships, the Junior Victorian Championships and a Gymnastics Showcase event.
Gymnastics Victoria has an existing relationship with Geelong Arena after staging multiple events at the venue over the last decade and Gymnastics Victoria CEO Jamie Parsons is thrilled to formalise an agreement to remain in Geelong for the next 3 years.
“Our Victorian Gymnastics community love coming to Geelong for Gymnastics competitions and Geelong Arena has always been a fantastic venue for our major events,” said Jamie.
Chair of Geelong Major Events Committee Councillor Peter Murrihy echoed Jamie’s excitement about the agreement to keep Gymnastics in Geelong in the future.
“Greater Geelong is excited to welcome back gymnasts from Victoria and across Australia for competitions at Geelong Arena over the next three years.
The City is proud to support this strong partnership between Gymnastics Victoria and Geelong Arena, which will cement our region as the ‘Home of Gymnastics,’” said Cr Peter.
Athletes in Men’s Artistic Gymnastics, Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, Acrobatic Gymnastics and Trampoline Gymnastics will participate in the Senior Victorian Gymnastics Championships which is a pathway event for National representation.
Athletes aged between 7-15 years old will take part in the Junior Victorian Gymnastics Championships, one of the largest events on the Gymnastics Victoria calendar which attracted over 1000 gymnasts in 2019.
Recreational gymnasts will be able to showcase their skills at the Victorian Gymnastics Showcase Event. These gymnasts participate in the TeamGym Victorian Championships, a GymStar showcase competition and the display gymnastics spectacular FusionFX. The Showcase Event will also welcome gymnasts from the competitive Rhythmic and Acrobatic Gymnastics disciplines.
Geelong Arena’s Venue Manager Mark Giles also expressed his delight about the new deal.
“Geelong Arena is thrilled about partnering with Gymnastics Victoria to host a diverse range of gymnastics events which will help to grow a healthy community in Geelong,” Mark said.
CEO of Geelong YMCA Shona Eland is pleased about the venue agreement and the benefits to the broader Geelong economy.
“It is fabulous to see all three events of the Victorian Gymnastics Championship Series will be based here in Geelong for the next few years. It’s great for not only our club but also economically for the Geelong community with the benefits that will be seen across tourism, accommodation and restaurants,” said Shona.
The next event that Gymnastics Victoria will hold at Geelong Arena is the Senior Victorian Gymnastics Championships which will take place on 17-19 April 2020.