Young gymnasts swing into town for regionals

APPARATUS in Gladstone Gymnastics Club will be getting a huge workout this weekend, with 206 junior gymnasts keen and ready to be the best in central Queensland.

Competing for junior regional gymnastics honours, many of the gymnasts will also be looking to book their place in the Queensland championships.

"Attendance at regionals is mandatory for people wanting to go for state championships," Gladstone coach Anna Turetschek said.

With 24 locals (14 girls and 10 boys) already qualified for the Queensland level, the club hopes more will achieve a score to make the next level an option.

Gymnasts from level two through to level six will compete in the boys' category, with levels three to six open for girls.

It gives Gladstone a good chance to add to the number of gymnasts heading on to bigger events.

The normal gym will not hold the influx of talent, so the club will branch out into more of the venue to accommodate the regionals.

"The last time we had it here was two years ago," Turetschek said.

"Everything will be open again, the full complex."

The event begins at 9am on Saturday and Sunday, with girls on Saturday and boys completing events on Sunday.



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