New Champions for the South West Region


The Go for 2&5 South West Region Championships was held on 18th June in Bunbury and saw over 70 athletes from WAG Levels 3 to 7 compete in their first event of the season. This was the first Region Championships to be held in Bunbury and was very well received by the South West and Great Southern Region clubs in attendance, Denmark Gymnastics Club, Horizon Gymnastics Club and WA PCYC.

Hosted at Bunbury PCYC, the venue was beautifully prepared and presented and allowed athletes to compete over two halls and ensured all spectators had the best seat in the house, no matter what apparatus they were watching.

The event started with a heartfelt Acknowledgement of Country from Bunbury PCYC centre Manage, Katie Penches, and was followed by three sessions of Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. Each session saw athletes supporting one another, coaches cheering and laughing, and a number of committed and excited volunteers who were willing to help across a number of volunteer roles. The crowd was kept warm with great food provided by the Bunbury PCYC volunteer canteen, the local coffee van, as well as many layers of blankets and Oodies.

Events like this are not possible without the support of our staff, sponsors, members, volunteers and clubs. We would like to acknowledge the continued support of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries who have provided significant funding to assist with events and opportunities across Regional WA.

We would like to thank Kelly and Sian Szolkowski and Francine Bayet from WA PCYC for not only providing a fantastic venue but for their incredible support of the event. The Bunbury PCYC team made the planning and delivery of the event incredibly simple and accommodating. We would also like to thank the team of Judges who joined us for the event: Melissa Read, Naomi Knight, Nikki Colev and Jessica Edward. The contributions of these individuals ensured an event could be provided in Regional WA and we are excited to see a number of South West members registering for the upcoming beginner judging course in preparation for next year’s events.