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As 2018 draws to a close, lets take a chance to look back on the highlights of the year.

  • In March, Anastasia G., Tully A. and Olivia T. represented the Club at the National Stream State Trial 1. Congratulations to:
    • Olivia T. (1st U11 Tumbling)
    • Tully A. (3rd U13 Tumbling & 3rd U13 Double Mini)
  • Later in the month, we also had six Levels athletes compete at Grand Prix #1.
  • In April, Anastasia G. and Olivia T. competed at the National Stream State Championships. Olivia was able to qualify for the State Team on all three of her events and was selected to represent New South Wales at the 2018 Australian National. Tully had previously qualified for two events but declined his place on the team.
  • The Youth Club once again hosted the Miranda RSL Sub Branch ANZAC Day ceremony held at the Miranda War Memorial. Thank you to everyone who attended and to all the volunteers who helped with set up, pack down and barbecue.
  • Congratulations to coaches Keelie and Sarah who completed their Intermediate Trampoline Coaching Accreditation in April. Keelie and Sarah also attained their Intermediate Tumbling Coaching Accreditation a few months later.
  • In May, the Club received a delivery of over $8000 worth of brand new equipment for our Trampoline and Tumbling program including a new Double Mini Landing mat.
  • The club also hosted a First Aid Course during May for all employees. This enabled existing coaches to maintain and update their current accreditation and provided new coaches an opportunity to earn their accreditation for the first time.
  • June was a busy month for our competitors. At the start of the month, Olivia travelled down to Melbourne with the NSW State Team to compete at Nationals. Here’s how she placed:
    • Individual Trampoline – 27th
    • Double Mini – 18th
    • Tumbling – 7th
    • Synchronised Trampoline – 8th

  • A couple of days later, five Karate athletes represented the Youth Club at the NSW S.K.I. State Championships. All of our competitors had a great competition and their results are listed below:
    • Liam B. (2 Bronze Medals)
    • James D.L.C. (1 Silver & 1 Bronze Medal)
    • Nicholas G. (1 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze Medal)
    • Nigel G. (1 Gold & 1 Silver Medal)
    • Lucas V. (1 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze Medal)
  • Towards the end of June, a large contingent of Trampoline and Tumbling athletes represented the club at Grand Prix #2. A special congratulations goes to Kyan P. who placed first in both Level 4 Trampoline and Level 4 Double Mini.

  • In August, our Club once again hosted the trials for the Sydney East Combined High Schools (CHS) Trampoline team.
  •  Over the course of the year, the Youth Club also hosted a number of junior coach education sessions as part of our mentoring program. The sessions involved a mixture of presentations from senior coaches and hands on experience in the gym.
  • Later in August, Anastasia G., Kyan P., Olivia T. and Deklyn D-G. represented the club at State Levels Trial 1, this years only qualifying event for the State Levels Championships.
  • In September, the club had two athletes compete at the State Levels Championships. Anastasia G. placed 3rd in Level 6 Trampoline and Olivia T. placed 10th in the hotly contested Level 4 Tumbling.
  • The Sydney East Region Trampoline Team, led by Mr Bull, had another successful year at the Combined High Schools Championships. Congratulations to Kyle R. (Multi Class Men) and Stephanie R. (Multi Class Women) who placed first overall in their respective divisions and to Rayner F. (12 Years Girls) from Kirrawee High who was selected to represent her age group in the Champions of Champions competition.

  • At the beginning of October, three members of our Karate program along with their sensei travelled to the Sunshine Coast to attend Shotokan Week and the 2018 SKIA National Championships. Congratulations to all of our athletes on their exceptional results, here’s how they placed:
    • Amanda B. (2 Gold Medals)
    • Liam B. (1 Silver & 1 Bronze Medal)
    • Lucas V. (2 Gold Medals)
  • An extra special congratulations goes to Liam B. who passed his Shodan (First Degree Black Belt) during Shotokan Week. Well done Liam!
  • In November, several members represented the Youth Club at the Miranda Remembrance Sunday Service.
  • We once again held Display Day, our annual athlete showcase and presentation day. Congratulations to all our award winners.
  • Finally, in late November, Youth Club member Kyle R. was awarded the NSWCHS Sporting Blue for his achievements during his six years on the Sydney East Trampoline Sports Team. Congratulations Kyle!

Thank you for another great year at Miranda RSL Youth Club, we look forward to having you back in 2019. Classes will start back on Wednesday the 30th of January.

That’s a wrap on classes for 2017! Thanks to all our athletes, members, volunteers and supporters who helped to make 2017 another great year for the Youth Club. Some of the year’s highlights are listed below;

  • For the first time, a dedicated Tumbling Class was added to the Timetable.
  • In April, 16 athletes, coaches and representatives had the honour of representing the Youth Club in the annual Sydney City ANZAC Day March as Australian flag bearers.
  • Three of our four competitors at the Trampoline Age State Championships were selected to attend the 2017 Australian National Gymnastics Championships held in Melbourne in May. A special congratulations to Tully A. who was awarded 2nd place in U11 Men Tumbling and Jared B. who was awarded 2nd place in 17+ Men Double Mini.
  • During the year, we had several Trampoline athletes attend the Grand Prix competition series for Levels athletes. At the conclusion of the series, Katherine C. was awarded Level 4 Women overall champion.

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  • In July, seven Karate athletes attended the K.I. NSW State Championships. Congratulations to gold medalists Liam B., Jack G., Nicholas G., Ethan I., and Lucas V.
  • Also in July, the club purchased a brand new 20m tumbling air floor to further advance our tumbling program.
  • Six Trampoline athletes attended the Spring State Championships. Congratulations to:
    • Olivia T. (4th Level 3 Tumbling)
    • Tully A. (2nd Level 4 Double Mini & 4th Level 4 Trampoline)
    • Anastasia G. (3rd Level 5 Double Mini & 6th Level 5 Trampoline)
  • In September, Nicholas G. achieved his Second Degree Black Belt (Nidan) during the Shotokan Karate International Australia National Seminar. Earlier in the year, Nicholas also achieved a 3rd place at the Australian Karate Federation Nationals. Congratulations Nicholas!
  • The Sydney East Region Trampoline Team, led by Mr Bull, had another successful year at the Combined High Schools Championships. Congratulations to Ronan S. (Multi Class Men), Luke W. (13yr Men) and Stephanie R. (Multi Class Women) who placed first overall in their respective age groups.
  • A total of four Karate athletes attended the S.K.I.A. National Championships. Congratulations to our gold medalists Nigel G. and Lucas V.
  • In October, Leanne was selected to judge at the New Zealand Trampoline Championships and Trans-Tasman Championships as a member of the official Australian delegation. A huge congratulations to Leanne for this prestigious selection!
  • On the 5th of November,  representatives of the Youth Club and of Miranda RSL Sub Branch attended the 2017 Remembrance Day Ceremony at Oatley Sub Branch.
  • We finished the year off with Display Day, our annual athlete showcase and presentation day. We once again had a fantastic turnout and it was great to see so many members and spectators come out to support the Youth Club and it’s activities.

Thanks for another great year, we look forward to seeing you back next year. Regular classes start back on Tuesday the 30th of January, 2018.

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2016 was a very successful year for the Youth Club with the significant development of our competitive and school sport programs. The Club was also able to upgrade our old equipment and expand our recreational programs. Some of the highlights of 2016 are listed below;

  • In April, Olivia B. represented the Club at the Trampoline Age State Championships. Later in the year, an additional four athletes represented the Club at the Trampoline Levels State Championships.
  • 16 coaches and senior athletes represented the Club in the annual Sydney City ANZAC Day March as Australian flag bearers.
  • In May, two of our Club’s most senior judges, Leanne and Lyndal, represented the Club at the National Trampoline Championships.
  • In July, Brian Cox, Jack G., Ethan I. and Nicholas G. attended the Shotokan Karate International Australia National Seminar, held during July, with both Jack and Ethan achieving their Shodan (1st Degree Black Belt).
  • Many Trampoline Athletes chose to compete in the Grand Prix Competition Series at the Central Coast Youth Club throughout the year. After a series of successful competitions for the Club, we were thrilled to finish the year with 5 overall Level Champions.
    • Level 1 Men – Stephen B.
    • Level 3 Women – Dakota H.
    • Level 4 Women – Katherine C.
    • Level 5 Women – Anastasia G.
    • Level 7 Age Men – Jared B.

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  • Jack G. and Nicholas G. were selected for the Shotokan Karate International Australia National Team, to compete in the Shotokan Karate-do International Federation World Championships held in Jakarta. Nicholas achieved a Gold Medal in his division, Jack was unfortunately unable to attend.
  • In late 2016, our Club once again hosted the trials for the Sydney East Combined High Schools (CHS) Trampoline team. In September, the regional team of over 40 athletes led by Head Trampoline Coach and Regional Coordinator Robert Bull attended the two-day State competition at the Central Coast Youth Club. Endeavor Sports High School was named Best School in the competition for special athletes and two Sydney East athletes were named State Age Champions, Luke W. (12yr Men) and Dylan G. (13yr Men), both from Caringbah High School.
  • The year ended with Display Day, our annual athlete showcase and presentation day. Congratulations to all our award winners.