SGAC Athletes bring home the gold from the Sunny Gold Coast!
May was a busy and memorable month for all the members of the SGAC family from our very youngest to the most experienced - SGAC had 81 of our athletes participating for NSW in the various disciplines at the Australian National Championships competition which were held at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre from Thursday May 12th 2022 until Tuesday May 17th. 18 of the SGAC squad members competing at the championships are also West HQ employees.
All of the team at West HQ and SGAC were both delighted and proud to see years of commitment and hard work by SGAC trampoline coach Belinda Cox, and athlete Dominic Clarke, rewarded with their induction to the Gymnastics Australia Hall of Fame in recognition of their Outstanding Contribution to the Sport. Belinda herself started coaching at the age of just 14 (and has mentored so many young athletes it has to be counted in thousands) to reach their full potential, notably working with Dom Clarke when he qualified for, and participated in, the Tokyo Olympic Games representing Australia – and delivering an outstanding performance in one of the world’s most pressured sports environments.
Over the course of the event our teams picked up almost 70 medals which is a huge credit to all the athletes, their parents who support them so much, and of course the coaches who work with them every week.
The SGAC Acrobatics Team won:
- 15 Gold Medals
- 4 Silver Medals
- 12 Bronze Medals
- Our Trampoline Team won:
- 9 Gold Medals
- 13 Silver Medals
- 11 Bronze Medals
- Our Mens Artistic Gymnast won:
- 1 Gold Medal and 2 Silver Medals
Well done to everyone who took part and please keep up the hard work.
Pictured are Emily and Xyza who picked up an impressive four medals each.