2021 Victorian Championship Events
While we hoped that 2021 would shape up to be a great competition year and we planned for some fantastic events, this did not prove to be the case for our incredible, resilient Victorian gymnasts.
Victorian gymnasts have been unable to access training in their gyms during lockdown 6 for 4 weeks and with the lockdown now being extended until 23 September it now means there will be a minimum of 7 weeks out of the gym.
Unfortunately as this would provide, at a best case scenario, only 3 to 5 weeks in the gym prior to the October events, Gymnastics Victoria has made the very hard decision to cancel these events. The team at Gymnastics Victoria are disappointed that they are not able to deliver the wonderful, high quality events they have delivered in the past and acknowledge that this is not the situation we wanted to be in.
The safety of gymnasts is always our highest priority and following on from previous advice from Gymnastics Australia, Australian Institute of Sport and Victoria’s Team Physios regarding return to sport timelines, the October events would simply not allow for enough time to return to safe competition standards.
Clubs are able to access this GV webinar, Supporting athletes through the ups and downs of lockdown which covers topics on the safe return to training. Access Passcode: 10=$xAKe
The Events and Clubs Services Team will be working on the first draft of the 2022 calendar in order to begin the event application process shortly.
In the meantime, stay strong, stay positive and we will see you again at competitions as soon as possible.