Albany Creek Gymnastics Club Shines at the Australian Gymnastics Championships

With the recently held Australian Gymnastics Championships, seven talented local gymnasts from the Albany Creek Gymnastics Club did Queensland proud with their remarkable performances.

This 2023, the Australian Gymnastics Championship returned to the Gold Coast as competitions were held from 10th-25th May. Representatives from the Albany Creek Gymnastics Club include Oska Middleton and Nathan Levey in the Level 10 Queensland Team, Nicholas Koops as a Level 10 Individual, Carter Blair as a Level 9 Individual, Harrison Boyd and Dylan Willis in the Level 8 Queensland Team, and James Wraight in the Level 7 Queensland Team. 

The Head Coach acknowledged the heightened stress levels as the gymnasts pushed themselves to their limits, eagerly anticipating the opportunity to showcase their skills. Winning a medal at the Nationals has always been their ultimate goal, and ACGCI gymnasts have a track record of earning multiple individual apparatus and team medals at this esteemed championship.

This year, however, ACGCI focused on ensuring that the gymnasts were well-prepared both physically and mentally for the competition. The perseverance and hard work paid off handsomely as ACGCI gymnasts achieved remarkable results.

James secured a gold medal with his Level 7 team, whilst Harry and Dylan’s team claimed gold in Level 8. Dylan’s exceptional performance earned him an individual silver on the rings and a bronze on the pommel horse. Oska and Nathan shone brightly, contributing to their Level 10 team’s silver medal success.

Established in 1975 as the Albany Creek Youth Club, ACGCI has evolved into a thriving gymnastics club, operating out of a purpose-built facility within the South Pine Sports Complex since 2005.

Run by a dedicated management committee and subcommittee consisting of volunteer parents, ACGCI continues to foster a love for gymnastics and provide a platform for young athletes to pursue their dreams.

Published 4-June-2023