Noosa Gymnast to compete at Australian Championships

Noosa Gymnast to compete at Australian Championships

Noosa based gymnast Kyle McCartney will be the first Cooroy Gymnast to represent Queensland at the Australian Gymnastics Championship next week. Kyle will compete as part of the Queensland level 10 team on all 6 apparatus.

Kyle qualified at the recent Queensland Gymnastics Championship where he finished 2nd on Vault 3rd onRings, 3rd on Parallel Bars and 6th all around.

Since the state titles he has been working with his coach Rico Ramerez working at refining his skill and routines. Kyle is a year 12 student at Sunshine Coast Grammar and manages fit in school with training 5 days a week at the Cooroy Gymnastics Club.

Coach Rico said,”Kyle has been training hard and will do well. We may see Kyle and the Cooroy Club awarded it’s first Australian Championship Medal.”

The Australian Gymnastics Championships will be held at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena from May 26th until June 4th. The event will be live streamed so you can view all of the action.

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Refurbished Foam Pit

Refurbished Foam Pit

Over the school holidays the Cooroy Gymnastics Club has installed a new airflow system, safety padding and new pit trampoline.

The $35,000 project was co-funded by the Noosa Council in the latest round of funding and comes immediately after the installation of the new competition floor.  The new equipment installations over the last two months have exceeded $120,000 which see Cooroy as one of the best equipped gymnastics clubs.

The new airflow system underneath the foam pit has been a goal of the Committee for some time now.  The system allows for the decompaction of the foam as gymnasts use the pit and also has an environmental benefit of greatly increasing the life of the pit foam itself.

The pit also had new safety edges added with 200mm of foam which also evens out the edge of the floor.  The internal of the pit is also fitted with 120mm thick padding to also protect our gymnasts.

We would like to acknowledge the help of the Noosa Council for the Grant which allowed us to undertake this fantastic project.

Cooroy Gymnastics would also like to thank the fantastic members of the club for helping with the installation and refilling of the pit.


Cooroy Gymnastics Club undertakes major upgrade

Cooroy Gymnastics Club undertakes major upgrade

The Cooroy Gymnastics Club has been undergoing a process of upgrades and equipment renewals over the past 18 months, including, a completely new complex layout to maximise usability.

This week saw the apex of the apparatus replacements with a new international standard competition floor area.  The new floor area was funded under a grant from the Queensland Government’s, “get in the game” program. 

The Queensland Government provided $59,743 to Cooroy Gymnastics Club to upgrade existing flooring to support gymnastics at Cooroy to increase Queenslanders participation in sport and recreation activities.

The new competition standard floor area is larger and is fully sprung to facilitate the growth in our competitive program.  The high standard of equipment is enabling gymnasts to perform higher level skills.  The new Spieth competition floor is the same floor used at World Championships and the Olympic competition.

The floor installation has been timely as Cooroy has two competitors competing in the Queensland Senior State Championships in Brisbane from Friday April 7th until Monday April 10th.  Kyle McCartney, level 10 and Finlay Jones, level 7 will use the new floor to develop new and improved skills on floor including layout twisting elements.


2017 Gymnastics Sign On Day

2017 Gymnastics Sign On Day

Cooroy Gymnastics is having a sign on day for new members on Saturday 21st of January from 9am until 12 noon.

Coaches will be available to assess new gymnasts to the club to ensure you get into the right class.  You will be able to sign up for all of our classes, from Kinder Gym and Gym Fun Classes through to our competitive program.

Head on over to our facebook event page and let us know if you are coming at Cooroy Gymnastics sign on event.

If you would like more information please call the club on 5442 5800 or email us.


Noosa School Gymnastics Programmes

Noosa School Gymnastics Programmes

From Sunshine Coast Daily Tuesday Aug 23rd 2016

Movement Makes Minds

Prep teachers at Pomona State School have high mastery of literacy and numeracy as their "core business."

To this end, their Perceptual Motor Programme goes a long way to helping children achieve high results by developing effective and efficient gross and fine motor skills.

"Gross Motor" refers to whole body movements eg. walking, throwing, and catching, while "fine motor"  is about using hands and fingers.  Children with sound gross and fine motor skills are often better prepared for academic tasks.

Our prop day encourages play with rhythm and rhyme to enhance and refine balance and co-ordination. When a child had good fine motor control, holding a pencil correctly and learning to write is a snap.

So how does prep at Pomona help children develop good writing skills?

By providing  man and varied opportunities to manipulate materials.

PE teacher, Mr Ben Byrne also works with the preps to develop their gross motor skills.

This term, the prep students have been working on developing their "core" strength with the help of Craig and Jeff from the Cooroy Gymnastics Club. The aim of the programme is to learn fundamental movements and body awareness.

Mastery of effective fine and gross motor skills helps form the foundation for successful lifelong learning.

After all that is our goal.


Cooroy Gymnastics wins 6 at its Best WAG Regional Results

Cooroy Gymnastics wins 6 at its Best WAG Regional Results

Gymnasts from the Cooroy Gymnastics Club competed at the Sunshine Coast Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships at Maroochydore over the weekend. A strong field of over 150 gymnast from all of the Regional Clubs contested at the event.  Regional Championships is one of the last qualifying events for the upcoming Queensland Junior State Championship to be held in September.

The two days of competition were the best ever for the Cooroy Club with 6 Regional Champions emerging from the event including one Regional all around winner - Amie Kerz in the Level 5 under division.

Saturday was the Level 6 competition and Cooroy entered one competitor, Kaitlyn Hauser who achieved 1st Vault, 1st Beam, 2nd floor and 3rd all around.

Sunday had an early start with Levels 3, 4 & 5 competing throughout the day.

Cooroy entered eight competitors in Level 3, Lilliana Jones, Imogen Keals, Cheyne Barron, Sarah Janssen, Nia Townsend, Ashanti McLean, Piper Schillert and Bianca Houston.  A fantastic result from all competitors with Cooroy finishing 1, 2 & 3 on Bars.

The Level 3 team were awarded 3rd Club in the Region.

    Level 3 under:
  • Lillian Jones: 3rd Vault and 4th all around.
    Level 3 open:
  • Imogen Keals: 2nd Vault, 2nd Bars, 3rd Beam and 2nd all around.
  • Cheyne Barron: 3rd Bars, 6th Vault, 4th Beam and 5th all around.
  • Sarah Janssen: 6th Vault and 2nd Beam.
  • Nia Townsend: 1st Bars.

Cooroy entered four gymnasts into the Level 4 competition, Isobel Iriondo, Georgia Brown, Rhian Loader and Mia Schild. The Level 4 team were also awarded 3rd Club in the Region.

    Level 4 open:
  • Isabel Iriondo: 3rd Bars, 6th Floor and 6th all around.
  • Georgia Brown: 3rd Vault, 6th Floor and 8th all around
  • Rhian Loader: 6th Beam, 4th Floor and 9th all around

The last event for the day was the Level 5 competition with Cooroy entering just one competitor, Amie Kerz, who placed on all apparatus and finished with the all around Regional Title.

Level 5 Under: 3rd Vault, 1st Bars, 2nd Beam, 1st Floor & 1st all around.

The Gymnasts will now concentrate for the upcoming Queensland Junior State Championship which runs in September for Girls Level 4 - 6.  Cooroy will be entering 4 competitors 2 of whom will represent the Sunshine Coast Region in the Regional Challenge held at the end of the Championships.


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