As you will no doubt be aware, the NSW Government today announced a week-long extension to the Greater Sydney Lockdown. As a result, the Youth Club will remain closed, with Term 3 classes now scheduled to resume on Monday the 19th of July.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page and website for further updates!

Following today’s announcement by the NSW Premier, several changes to class structure and procedure will come into effect from 4pm this afternoon.

Miranda RSL Youth Club will once again limit capacity in accordance with the 4 square metre rule and will be limiting group sizes within classes. In order to further reduce the risk of transmission, we will also be reintroducing our ‘Drop, Train, Leave’ policy and will no longer provide a dedicated viewing area for parents and siblings.

We will be continuing to perform temperature checks on arrival, enforce social distancing during classes and sanitise equipment regularly. Furthermore, coaches will once again be required to wear a mask. There is no requirement for athletes however they are welcome to wear a mask if they wish.

Please pay close attention to the list of case locations on the NSW Health website and stay up-to-date with the latest restrictions and advice. As always, athletes must not attend training under the following circumstances:

  • if they are unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms (including fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath).
  • if an immediate family member is unwell or has COVID-19 symptoms.
  • if they have recently attended a COVID-19 Hotspot as listed on the NSW Health Website.
  • or if they have been advised by health authorities to self isolate or have returned from overseas within 14 days.

For more information visit health.nsw.gov.au. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns regarding the new restrictions.

Welcome back to Miranda RSL Youth Club for 2021.

This year we are excited to welcome three new Trampoline and Tumbling coaches to our team, Rhiannon Bainat, Jaime Mader and Liam Merchant. The Youth Club has also purchased a new set of skipping ropes, a new wedge and a new set of boxes for our Trampoline and Tumbling program to replace ageing equipment.

We can also confirm that this years ANZAC Day Dawn Service at the Miranda Cenotaph has once again been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We encourage you to instead mark the occasion at home.

Please be aware that Term Fees have increased from 2020. Enrolment in a 1 hour class for a 10 week term will now cost $150 while a 2 hour class for a 10 week term has increased to $250. The annual registration fee of $60 for Trampoline and Tumbling and $40 for Karate must also be paid.

Finally, a reminder that our COVID Safety plan remains in effect. For the safety of our members, please DO NOT come to training if:

  • You or an immediate family member is unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms (including fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath).
  • You have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • You have been advised to self isolate by health authorities (including those currently awaiting COVID-19 test results).

Here’s to another great year of fun and fitness at Miranda RSL Youth Club!

 

New soft play equipment from HART Sport.


This year, we were unable to hold our annual Display Day event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, we held a Showcase Week and invited family and friends to sit in for a class to give our athletes the chance show off their routines and all the new skills they have learnt this year. During this week, we also presented our Perpetual Trophies for 2020.

Congratulations to our award recipients;

Rita Emily Coulton Award – Miranda RSL Youth of the Year  Kristen Chirgwin

Ritchie Gillies Award – Karate Most Improved  Nathan Donaldson

Kara Miller Award – Trampoline Encouragement Award  Lucas Samuel

Joan McMaster Achievement Award – Female Trampolinist of the Year Isabella Richardson

Alec Dengate Achievement Award – Male Trampolinist of the Year  Deklyn Gardner

*Please note that the Bert Walker Award – Karate Athlete of the Year was not awarded due to disruptions caused by  COVID-19.

If you would like access to the photos from Showcase Week 2020, please send us a message and we will provide you with the link as soon as possible.

2020 has certainly been a year to remember and we are looking forward to what 2021 has in store. Starting Monday, we will be running a special ‘Games Week’ program to celebrate the end of the year. Term 4 classes will end on Thursday the 17th of December.

As this will likely be the last update for the year, we hope you have a very happy holidays and as always, stay safe!

The Miranda RSL Youth Club Coaching Team.

Junior Tumbling athletes in action.


Flying high in the Competition Class.


Karate Most Improved Nathan Donaldson with Sensei Brian Cox.


Several class trophies were also awarded participation and achievement during the year.


Youth of the Year 2020 – Kristen Chirgwin


 

In Term 4 2020, we will be adding a dedicated Tumbling Class to our timetable. This one hour class will run on Thursday nights from 6pm and is suitable for athletes working at Level 2 and above (Proficient in Handstands, Cartwheels and Round Offs).

This class is perfect for anyone wishing to take their tumbling to the next level including gymnasts, dancers and cheerleaders. Athletes in this class will follow a specialised strength and conditioning program designed to prepare them for learning and performing advanced skills.

If you are interested in attending this class, please get in touch so we can secure your spot.

It’s been a busy few weeks for our Trampoline and Tumbling coaches.

First of all, we are delighted to welcome a new face onto our coaching team. Nate has been a member of our Competitive Program for a number of years and was awarded the Kara Miller Award for Encouragement in Trampoline in 2018. We are very grateful for all the effort Nate has put into our club over the last few years and hope he enjoys his new role as a junior coach.

We are also pleased to announce that four of our senior coaches have now completed their new accreditations as mentioned in a previous update. On the 30th of August, Rebecca and Emily attended PCYC Hornsby to attain their Intermediate Gymnastics For All coaching accreditation and yesterday Keelie and Sarah attended Shire Gymnastics in Kirrawee to attain their Intermediate KinderGym coaching accreditation.

KinderGym is a program that is specifically designed to assist children aged 0-5 develop fundamental life skills such as balance, co-ordination and rhythm in a safe, fun and engaging environment. With two of our coaches newly accredited, we are looking into the possibility of introducing a KinderGym program to replace our former Junior Jumpers class. If you would be interested in attending KinderGym at Miranda RSL Youth Club, please get in touch.

We would like to thank each and everyone of our coaches who put countless hours into professional development, accreditations and certifications so that we can provide the best possible programs for our members.

Have a safe and happy holidays and we look forward to seeing you back at the Youth Club on the 12th of October for the start of Term 4!

Rebecca and Emily at the Intermediate Gymnastics for All Face to Face Course at PCYC Hornsby.


Keelie and Sarah at the Intermediate KinderGym Face to Face Course at Shire Gymnastics.


In response to the greatly reduced levels of community transmission in NSW, the 10km participation boundary for gymnastics clubs in Greater Sydney will be lifted as of Saturday the 26th of September. You can read the latest Office of Sport statement here.

Please note that our COVID Safe measures as detailed in our Return to Training Plan remain in place.

Update as of 24th of September 2020: The 10km participation will be lifted on the 26th of September. Please see the most recent news post for more information.

In response to the latest NSW Health Advice for Sport and Recreation, Gymnastics NSW will be implementing a new 10km participation boundary for club members. This means that Trampoline and Tumbling athletes must now live within 10km of the Youth Club in order to continue to participate in our program. This change will come into effect from the 28th of August 2020. Please note this restriction does not apply to school classes or students in our Karate Program.

If you live outside the boundary and do not have another Gymnastics NSW club with a Trampoline and Tumbling program in your area, you will still be eligible to attend our club under the specialised training rule. As we are the only Trampoline and Tumbling program in the South East region, none of our members will be effected at this stage. This may change if the NSW situation worsens.

Click here to read the Gymnastics NSW statement.

If you have any questions or are unsure about your eligibility, please contact Trampoline Head Coach Robert Bull on (02) 9522 0484.

Click the image below to view an interactive map of the 10km boundary around the Youth Club.

It’s now only a few hours until we open our doors! For the safety of our members, please DO NOT come to training if:

  •  You or an immediate family member is unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms (including fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath).
  • You have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  • You have been advised to self isolate by health authorities (including those currently awaiting COVID-19 test results).
  • You have returned from overseas in the last 14 days.
  • You have visited Victoria in the last 14 days.
  • You have recently visited any of the NSW Hotspots listed on the NSW Government website.

We will be implementing a number of new measures including temperature checks on arrival and physically distanced lesson plans to help us keep our members and staff COVID safe. For a full explanation of our new policies, read our Return To Training Plan.

If you have any questions, please send an email to info@mirandarslyc.com.au.

On Thursday the 16th of July, several Trampoline and Tumbling coaches took part in a deep clean of the Trampoline Hall in preparation for the clubs scheduled reopening on the 20th of July. This deep clean included:

  • Cleaning all specialised equipment including trampolines, landing mats and boxes.
  • Vacuuming internal roofs, wiping down wall padding and clearing out old cobwebs along the external plastic cladding.
  • Wiping down display cabinets and storage units.
  • Packing away unnecessary furniture and equipment to maximise floor space.
  • Setting up hand sanitiser stations, putting up COVID-19 signage and laying down physical distancing markers.
  • A thorough vacuum of the entire gym.

Thank you to all the coaches who came along and helped out. The Karate Room deep clean is taking place today.

We are now fully ready to reopen, our COVIDSafe plan is in place, our coaches have been trained in our new procedures and COVIDSafe practices and our club is clean and ready to go. Classes resume next week, we can’t wait to see you there!