Gymnastics Queensland launch KommunityTV and White Cloud Foundation partnership at Junior State Championships 

Almost 1,000 junior gymnasts travelled from across the state to compete in the Women’s and Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Junior State Championships, held at the Sleeman Sports Complex, over the last five days.

The levels 3-6 gymnasts competed on four or six apparatus each, vying for the chance to be named State Champion in their respective divisions. The athletes also competed in the Regional Team Challenge where they battled for the top three positions in each level, and most importantly, to win their Region the title of Regional Champion.

Adding to the excitement, Gymnastics Queensland partnered with News Corp and KommunityTV to live-stream all five days of competition, allowing friends and family to watch from home.

Gymnastics Queensland Chief Executive Officer Chris Rushton said, “We are so thrilled to have News Corp and KommunityTV as our official media and streaming partner for this event.”

“It’s wonderful to be able to showcase the talent of our junior gymnasts and help promote the sport to people within the broader community.”

On Sunday the 18th of September, the event was host to a special a guest appearance from Georgia Godwin, who has recently returned from the Birmingham Commonwealth Games bringing home two Gold and three Silver medals. Over 500 people had the opportunity to meet Georgia in person. Ms Godwin generously spent three hours talking to fans, signing autographs, and taking photos.

“Georgia is such an inspiration and a truly wonderful role model to our young gymnasts,” said Mr Rushton. “We are so grateful that she took the time to come and meet the athletes, many of whom aspire to be like her one day”.

To top off an already action-packed event, Gymnastics Queensland officially launched their partnership with White Cloud Foundation during the final session on Tuesday the 20th of September. White Cloud’s Tele-Mental Health Service is a multi-disciplinary telehealth service which provides easy, early access to professional treatment for Queenslanders living with or at risk of developing depression and/or anxiety, and will be available to all Gymnastics Queensland members and their families.

White Cloud Foundation Founder, Professor Adam Scott, attended the event and spoke about the partnership, explaining to parents and athletes how the Tele-Mental Health Service could benefit them. Gymnastics Queensland would also like to thank our Strategic Event Partner Brisbane City Council, via Brisbane Economic Development Agency, for their support in helping us run such a successful event. Brisbane City Council will also be a Strategic Event Partner for the Senior State Championships, which will take place in April 2023.