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.

Nationals 2021 has now come to an end. This year, we had one representative, Deklyn Davis-Gardner who competed in the NAT 5 Individual Trampoline event. Deklyn finished in 12th place.

We would like to congratulate Deklyn on making the State Team and hope he enjoyed his Nationals experience. Our competitive athletes are now turning their attentions to Levels State Championships which will be held in August.

For a full #AGC21 wrap up from GymNSW, click here.

On the 27th of March, Youth Club coaches took part in an all day First Aid Course in order to renew or attain their First Aid Certificate. First Aid Training is just one component of the ongoing learning and professional development undertaken by our coaches which allows us to provide the utmost level of safety and care in the delivery of our programs.

Steve from Surf Life Saving NSW demonstrating how to use a defibrillator or AED.


Coaches were assessed on their ability to perform CPR on both an adult and infant dummy.


Beginner Coach Rhiannon practicing how to correctly administer an EpiPen.


Time sure flies when you’re having fun! With almost a quarter of the year already gone, the 2021 Trampoline Gymnastics competition season is well under way.

This year, Miranda RSL Youth Club only has one athlete competing in the national stream, Deklyn Davis-Gardner. We are pleased to report that at State Trial 2, held this weekend at SGAC in Rooty Hill, Deklyn placed 4th on Double Mini Trampoline and placed 5th on Individual Trampoline in the NAT Level 5 Mens division. Deklyn’s Individual Trampoline score has also secured his spot on the State Team for the Australian Gymnastics Championships which will be held on the Gold Coast in May.

Congratulations Deklyn!

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.


Holiday training commences today for selected athletes. Please confirm your attendance for each session with the activity supervisor prior to attending. If you or an immediate family member is unwell or you have attended any of the locations listed on the NSW Health website, stay home and get tested.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates

All patrons will be required to wear a mask when attending the Youth Club except whilst training. All non-registered members will also be required to sign in via QR code. As such, parents and siblings should remain outside the Youth Club when dropping off or picking up members. If you have any questions or wish to speak with your activity supervisor, please get in touch via phone.

Be sensible, stay safe and we look forward to having you back for another year of fun and fitness at Miranda RSL Youth Club.

 

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


 

Next week is Showcase Week for our Trampoline and Tumbling athletes! Our athletes will be performing their routines for the class and showing off all the new skills they have learnt throughout the year. Parents are welcome to stay and watch their child’s class provided they adhere to our COVID safety measures. We hope to see you there!

Term 4 is here and we can’t wait to finish off this year with a bang! Please be aware that our COVID Safe practices as listed in our Return to Training Plan are still in effect. Remember to bring a pair of clean socks and a pre-filled drink bottle with you to training and if you are unwell, stay at home!

Before attending the Youth Club, we also ask that you check the following list of locations from the NSW Government. If you or an immediate family member have been to any of the locations during the listed times, please do not come to training.

https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates