JUNIOR VICTORIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS TO TAKEOVER GEELONG ARENA
This year’s Junior Victorian Gymnastics Championships and Trans Bass Challenge will be taking over Geelong Arena this weekend.
The weekend of competition will kick off on Friday evening with the Trans Bass Challenge in which WAG gymnasts in Levels 6 and 7 will be competing.
Victorian athletes will compete against gymnasts from Tasmania, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory to be crowned the winners of the Tran Bass Challenge.
Victoria currently holds the Trans Bass title while the ACT will be competing for the first time.
On Saturday and Sunday over a thousand Victorian gymnasts will compete in MAG Levels 1-4 and WAG Levels 4-6.
On Sunday afternoon Commonwealth Games dual Bronze Medallist and Gymnastics Victoria Child Safe Champion Emily Whitehead will be attending the event to present awards and sign autographs.
Emily is looking forward to attending the Junior Victorian Gymnastics Championships and meeting young gymnasts.
"I'm really excited to attend the Junior Victorian Gymnastics Championships in Geelong this weekend to see the next generation of Gymnastics talent in action," Emily said.
Gymnastics Victoria CEO Jamie Parsons is also excited about the event.
“The Junior Victorian Championships is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the talent of our junior Victorian gymnasts and Gymnastics Victoria is thrilled for Geelong Arena to be hosting the event once again,” Jamie said.
The weekend festivities will begin on Friday evening with competition starting at 5.30pm for the Trans Bass Challenge.
Competition will continue with the Junior Victorian Championships commencing at 7.30am on both Saturday and Sunday.
The Junior Victorian Championships will then continue next weekend with WAG Level 3 gymnasts competing at Eastern Gymnastics Club in Box Hill South on Saturday 9 November and Sunday 10 November.