Vaulting table improves skills of local gymnasts
THE Whitsunday PCYC’s gymnastics group are the beneficiaries of a funding boost from the Macrossan and Amiet Charitable Foundation.
The funds have been used to purchase a new $4800 vaulting table to allow local gymnasts to compete in vaulting events at regional competitions throughout North Queensland.
Vault is a gymnastics event in which a gymnast runs full speed to a spring board perched at the end of a runway, then springs off the apparatus in a graceful, yet powerful combination of flips and twists before landing up right on the mat.
Whitsunday PCYC branch manager Sergeant John Dickinson submitted an application on behalf of the PCYC to the Macrossan and Amiet Charitable Foundation in June last year.
“Through our gymnastics program we can get the girls to a specific level but with this new apparatus they can improve their skills to get to the next stage of regional competitions and be more competitive,” he said.
Macrossan and Amiet Solicitors director Andrew Telford was pleased the funds were being used to support the development of local youth.
“My kids have participated in taekwondo and other sporting activities at the PCYC and it’s great to see that we have many talented gymnasts in the community who will benefit from the new apparatus,” he said.
“We encourage not-for-profit organisations and registered charities in the local community to apply to the foundation.”
Gymnastics is held at the PCYC every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday with classes for junior development, intermediate and advanced.
For more information on the Macrossan and Amiet Charitable Foundation, visit www.macamiet.com.au/foundation/.
NEWEQUIPMENT: Macrossan and Amiet Solicitors director Andrew Telford and Sergeant John Dickinson were happy to see gymnastics squad members Skye Ovari, Josie Bates, Brooke Smith, (back) Shelly Askew and Tia Gibbs making use of the new $4800 vaulting table which was purchased with donated funds from the Macrossan and Amiet Foundation.