Geelong to continue as gymnastics ‘home’

NEW DEAL: YMCA Geelong Gymnastics Club's Milla Sherriff, 10, Sophie Vagg, 9, and Zara Taylor, 9, with Gymnastics Victoria CEO Jamie Parsons and Cr Peter Murrihy.

By Natalee Kerr

Geelong will continue as the “home” of gymnastics for the next three years following a new deal with the state’s peak gymnastics body.

All major state gymnastics championships between 2020 to 2023 are set to be held at the Geelong Arena, Gymnastics Victoria announced on Monday.

The three annual events include senior and junior Victorian championships along with a gymnastics showcase.

Gymnastics Victoria chief executive Jamie Parsons said he is “thrilled” for gymnastics to remain in Geelong after staging multiple events in the region during the last decade.

“Geelong Arena has always been a fantastic venue for our major events,” he said.

“Our Victorian gymnastics community love coming to Geelong for gymnastics competitions.”

Councillor Peter Murrihy said the partnership would further add to Geelong’s “diverse” calendar of sporting events.

“Greater Geelong is excited to welcome back gymnasts from Victoria and across Australia for competitions at Geelong Arena over the next three years,” Cr Murrihy said.

“The City is proud to support this strong partnership between Gymnastics Victoria and Geelong Arena.”

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