22 September 2021

Gym Warriors Takes Off in Early Childhood Centres

Gymnastics WA’s Gym Warriors and UWA’s KIDDO program has made a phenomenal start in Early Childhood and Education Care centres! In the first three months of the program, 14 programs have been rolled out across seven centres in Perth. With a target of 10 programs for the year, Gym Warriors has made a blistering start in developing fundamental movement skills in early childhood participants!

Bloom Early Education, Yanchep was one of the first Early Childhood Centre’s to complete the program. Tina De Pedro, Centre Director was thrilled with the Gym Warriors pilot. “We have absolutely been loving it! The kids are loving it but the educators have been raving about it!”.

Gymnastics WA’s Industry Development Manager, Nikki Colev is delighted with the pilot program thus far. “The Early Childcare Centres are loving the Gym Warriors program. To see the development in the participants over the course of the program has been so fulfilling as a coach. The KIDDO online training has been terrific in learning new coaching techniques for fundamental movement and building lesson plans based on the latest research from UWA.

Our Gym Warriors lesson plans have been developed to deliver age-appropriate skills and make it easy for coaches to upskill and broaden their knowledge. It’s exciting to see how well-received the program has been thus far.”

Thanks to Healthway, UWA’s KIDDO 3-hour online training is free of charge (RRP $199.00) for our accredited coaching community and upon completion, coaches will receive two updating points and a KIDDO Certificate of Physical Literacy. Coaches will have the skills, knowledge and resources to start delivering Gym Warriors sessions in ECECs and provide a pathway to their local clubs. Places are limited to 150 spots for coaches to secure their free KIDDO training and develop their coaching skills.

Please contact Gymnastics WA on
[email protected] for further information or register your interest here!