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October 2016

Term 1

Welcome back! We have had a great start to the year, with lots of new faces and familiar faces returning to the gym.

2016 Fees

You will have recently received an invoice detailing your term 1 fees.

Your fees are made up of:

  1. Gymnastics Victoria fee for individual registration & insurance ($61 for 2016)
  2. an amount to pay for the running expenses of the club, including but not restricted to – payments to qualified coaches for classes & courses, trophies & badges, electricity, rent, affiliation fees, stationery, travel & accommodation to attend competitions, & any other costs that may arise to operate the business.

To assist your budgeting/payments we have calculated the annual amount & divided by 4. Each of these amounts is required to be paid by week 4 of the school term. If you would like to pay the full amount at the beginning of the year please contact Beryl, likewise if you would like to pay it more frequently in smaller amounts.

Competition Dates

  • 19th June Eureka (Ballarat) Levels 1-3
  • 16th-17th July Judges invite levels 4&5
  • 23rd-24th July Warrnambool (LAT)
  • 31st July Stawell
  • 22nd August Eureka (Ballarat) Levels 4-10
  • Date to be advised Portland
  • 8th October Hamilton
  • 29th October Blue Lake (Mt Gambier)
  • 19th-20th November Natimuk (LAT)

Your Committee

Our annual AGM was held on Monday 29th February and the current committee is as follows:

Management Team

  • PRESIDENT – Denika Dunn
  • TREASURER – Beryl Ffrench
  • SECRETARY – Kerry Davies
  • HEAD COACH – Elissa Chalmers

General Committee Members

  • Amanda Highfield
  • Libby Blackmore
  • Sue Harrison
  • Danielle Friend

If you would like to join our committee please feel free to come along to our next meeting.

Supervision of children

We welcome families to stay and watch classes. However, due to safety and insurance reasons please ensure that children not attending a class are kept off the mats and gymnastics equipment.

You are welcome to utilise the community area, as this is a shared space please ensure that the space is being used respectfully and children are fully supervised.


Fundraising is an important financial aspect to all clubs, along with applications we make throughout the year for various grants. We use this money to keep equipment up to date and well maintained, ensure coaches are adequately trained to teach children new skills safely, and to assist in keeping your fees as low as possible.

Our term 1 fundraiser was the Cookie Dough tubs, thank you to all families who supported this and we look forward to reporting back how much we were able to raise.

Next term we are hoping to hold a BBQ at Woolworths, could any families that are able to help with this please speak to one of our committee members.

Dates to remember

  • End on term 1 - 25th March
  • First day of term 2 - 11th April
  • General committee meeting - 12th April at 5pm

Head Coach - Elissa

As you most likely already know Elissa will be leaving the gym in the next week or so as she is due for another little baby.

We wish her and her family all the best and look forward to her returning.

In her absence Katherine and Morgan will be taking on the Head Coach position and a committee member will be on duty during class times.


After being a part of the club forover ten years and more than five years of coaching for the gymnastics club we farewell Courtley at the end of this term.

On behalf of the coaches, committee and families I would like to say a huge thank you to Courtley for all of her support and dedication and wish her well for her future endeavour's.

New coaches: Jill Cameron, Connor Smith, Kieran Miller

New coaches

We have welcomed three new coaches this year Jill, Kieran and Connor.

Jill has a background in children’s services and is taking the toddler gym on Wednesday afternoons. Jill’s wealth of knowledge is perfect for this class and our numbers have increased to around twenty each week.

Kieran is working with our recreational class on Wednesday’s. He is also working at the aquatic centre in Ballarat giving him access to new ideas and coaching styles.

We welcome Connor Smith from Canada, he is currently with us as a volunteer getting to know our coaches and gymnasts. He has a passion for competitive gymnastics, we look forward to him joining our coaching team.

Class Times


  • Kindergym (10:30am-11:30am)
  • Level 1 (4pm-6pm)
  • Recreational (4pm-6pm)
  • Level 4-10 (4pm-7pm)


  • Gym Fun (4pm-5pm)
  • Beginners (5pm-6pm)
  • Level 2 (4pm-6:30pm)
  • Level 3 (4pm-7pm)
  • Adult Fitness Class (7pm-8pm)


  • Pinnacle (1pm-1:45pm)
  • Level 4-10 (4pm-7pm)
  • Boys (4:00pm-6pm)

Fees 2016

Gymnastics Victoria Registration and Insurance included.
One payment required per term by week 4.
  • 1 Hour $95
  • 1½ Hours $130 
  • 2 Hours $165
  • 2½ Hours $190 
  • 3 Hours $210 
  • 3½ Hours $240
  • 5 Hours $300
  • 6 Hours $340 
  • Kindergym Registration $20 per year, plus $7 per session
  • Pinnacle/Inclusive Registration $40 per year, plus $7 per session
  • Adult Fitness Class $7 per session or 6 sessions for $40


Cheques and cash should be sealed in an envelope marked with the gymnasts name and placed in the fees box at the gym.
Online deposit
BSB 063528
ACC no. 10067548
Description Gymnasts last name
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