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May 7, 2019

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Following the results of the 2019 Senior State Championships held in April, 14 Delta gymnasts were selected to represent QLD at the 2019 Australian Gymnastics Championships in Melbourne later this month.

Congratulations to our 2019 State Team Members:

Senior International – Georgia Godwin
Junior International – Isabella McDonnell-Baum
Level 10: Jaymee Dillon, Jessica Cleverly, Tegan Clough & Lucy White
Level 9 Open: Ava Kinnane, Sophie Graham
Level 9 Under: Niamh McCarthy & Grace Webb
Level 8: Ruby Ingle, Chloe Marginov, Maya Sudrikku & Isabella Wilson

Selection on the QLD Team is a huge honour and to celebrate this incredible achievement watch this space over the next two weeks as we introduce to you our Delta athletes who have been selected to represent QLD in 2019!

Special shout out to the athletes from our sister clubs Barron Valley Gymnastics Club and Southport Gymnastics Club who have also been selected to represent QLD in Melbounre.

GO TEAM QLD!

Our first QLD Representative to introduce is…

Gymnast Name: Maya
Date of Birth: 1/07/2004
Current Level: 8
How many hours do you train? 20
Birthplace: Brisbane
Nickname: I don’t have one
Who is your hero & why?: Katelyn Ohashi because she kept doing what she loved and overcame injuries and negative comments from others who didn’t believe in her.
Favourite Movie? Now You See Me
Favourite Food? Sushi
What do you want to be when you finish school?: Scientist or an Engineer
Hobbies outside of gymnastics?: Cooking
Which Disney character best describes you and why?: Ariel because I am curious and bold
Favourite Apparatus?: Bars
Favourite Skill?: Giants
What is your next skill goal you’d like to achieve?: Tsuk lay out
Best gymnastics achievement so far?: Level 7 National All-Around Champion
Favourite gymnastics memory?: National Clubs, competing in Bendigo
Best piece of advice you’d give to younger athletes?: Do not compare yourself to other teammates, everyone learns at their own pace.

Our second QLD Representative to introduce to you is…

Gymnast Name: Isabella Wilson
Date of Birth: 31/05/2005
Current Level: 8
How many hours do you train? 20
Birthplace: Brisbane
Nickname: Bels
Who is your hero & why? Simone Biles, because she has achieved so many great things throughout her gymnastics career and she always has a smile on her face.
Favourite Movie? The Parent Trap
Favourite Food? Watermelon
What do you want to be when you finish school? A Physiotherapist
Hobbies outside of gymnastics? Hanging out with friends
Which Disney character best describes you and why? Elsa because she is caring but fierce
Favourite Apparatus? Bars
Favourite Skill? Giants
What is your next skill goal you’d like to achieve? Catching my Jaeger on bars
Best gymnastics achievement so far? Coming 2nd in Level 7 at the Nationals in 2018
Favourite gymnastics memory? Meeting new friends from different Clubs
Best piece of advice you’d give to younger athletes? Always give things a go and have a positive attitude! Train Hard!

Meet our next QLD Representative…

Gymnast Name:  Niamh McCarthy
Date of Birth: 11/05/2007
Current Level: 9
How many hours do you train? 25
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Nickname: Niamhie
Who is your hero & why? My parents because they helped me through everything and they always look out for me.
Favourite Movie? Isn’t it romantic
Favourite Food? Chicken wrap
What do you want to be when you finish school? Athlete
Hobbies outside of gymnastics? Watching movies, hanging out with friends, reading and athletics.
Which Disney character best describes you and why? Belle. I’m quiet when I want to be quiet but chatty when I want to be chatty. I don’t always want to be the centre of attention.
Favourite Apparatus? Floor
Favourite Skill? Any new beam skills. Just now it’s front Ariel
What is your next skill goal you’d like to achieve? Flick layout on high beam
Best gymnastics achievement so far? Getting into the QLD state team
Favourite gymnastics memory? State Champion Level 7
Best piece of advice you’d give to younger athletes? The hard work pays off. Don’t give up!

Today we are getting to know Tegan…

Gymnast Name: Tegan
Date of Birth: 05/06/2001
Current Level: 10
How many hours do you train? 22
Birthplace: Saudi Arabia
Nickname: Tegs
Favourite Movie? 10 Things I Hate About You
Favourite Food? Pie
What do you want to be when you finish school? Physiotherapist
Hobbies outside of gymnastics? Avid Netflix watcher
Which Disney character best describes you and why? Brave because she’s a ranga
Favourite Apparatus? Floor
Favourite Skill? Whips on Floor
Best gymnastics achievement so far? Making Border Challenge 3 times & Level 10 Individual at Nationals
Favourite gymnastics memory? The America Tour in 2017
Best piece of advice you’d give to younger athletes? You are never going to know how ‘scary’ a skill is until you try it, so count to 3 and yolo it!

Today we are getting to know Jess!

Gymnast Name: Jessica Cleverly
Date of Birth: 10/03/2006
Current Level: 10
How many hours do you train? 25
Birthplace: Gold Coast
Nickname: Jess
Who is your hero & why? My parents because every day they drive me to Brisbane from the Gold Coast so I can train at a really good venue with really good coaches.
Favourite Movie? Pitch Perfect
Favourite Food? Sweet potato chips
What do you want to be when you finish school? Physiotherapist
Hobbies outside of gymnastics? I can play the piano
Which Disney character best describes you and why? I think Moana best describes me as she is determined and I am as well.
Favourite Apparatus? Vault
Favourite Skill? Double back on Bars
What is your next skill goal you’d like to achieve? Double back on Floor
Best gymnastics achievement so far? Making Team Future Advanced Squad
Favourite gymnastics memory? When I won gold with the level 8 Queensland team.
Best piece of advice you’d give to younger athletes? Never give up, even when things don’t go your way. Just keep trying and you will get there.

Our next QLD Representative to introduce is…

Gymnast Name: Chloe Marginov
Date of Birth: 02/04/2003
Current Level: 8
How many hours do you train? 20
Birthplace: Cairns
Nickname: Chlo-Mo
Who is your hero & why? *I am my own hero*
Favourite Movie? Tangled
Favourite Food? Pastries
What do you want to be when you finish school? I want to join the Defence Force
Hobbies outside of gymnastics? Procrastinating
Which Disney character best describes you and why? Repunzal because I have long blonde hair
Favourite Apparatus? Bars
Favourite Skill? Flyaway
What is your next skill goal you’d like to achieve? Flic layout on Beam
Best gymnastics achievement so far? Making the State Team
Favourite gymnastics memory? Club tours
Best piece of advice you’d give to younger athletes? Baby steps are progress too

Check out some fun facts about Lucy below! 


Gymnast Name: Lucy White
Date of Birth: 15th September 2005
Current Level: 10
How many hours do you train? 30
Birthplace: Brisbane
Nickname: Luc
Who is your hero & why? My mum because she loves and supports me no matter what
Favourite Movie? Lord of the Rings
Favourite Food? Hmmmm I love all food… but my favorites are dumplings, Moreton Bay bugs, Pecking Duck and slurpees
What do you want to be when you finish school? A doctor – either a radiologist or heart surgeon
Hobbies outside of gymnastics? Eating, playing with my dog and catching up with school friends
Which Disney character best describes you and why? Dory- what’s the question again?
Favourite Apparatus? Floor
Favourite Skill? Triple twist
What is your next skill goal you’d like to achieve? Jaeger on bars and onodi on beam
Best gymnastics achievement so far? Going to Nationals in 2017
Favourite gymnastics memory? Spirit camp with the Delta team
Best piece of advice you’d give to younger athletes? Always give everything a go!

Meet Ruby!

Gymnast Name: Ruby Ingle
Date of Birth: 9th November 2004
Current Level: 8
How many hours do you train? 20
Birthplace: Australia
Nickname: Rubz
Who is your hero & why? My hero is Gabby Douglas because even though she faced many challenges along the way, she pushed through and Went to the Olympics in 2012 and 2016.
Favourite Movie? Five Feet Apart
Favourite Food? Nachos
What do you want to be when you finish school? Paramedic
Hobbies outside of gymnastics? I like Photography
Which Disney character best describes you and why? Moana because she loves to try new things, she likes meeting new people and she loves the beach, like me!
Favourite Apparatus? Floor
Favourite Skill? Giants on Bars
What is your next skill goal you’d like to achieve? Tsuk Layout on Vault
Best gymnastics achievement so far? Making the State Team last year and contributing to QLD placing 1st overall and myself placing 2nd.
Favourite gymnastics memory? My favourite gymnastics memory is the 2017 Cairns tour, it was so enjoyable and exciting and I made life long friends. I will never forget the memories made while doing fun activities with friends.
Best piece of advice you’d give to younger athletes? The best advice that I can give younger athletes is to trust and respect your coach because they know whats best for you and your gymnastics. Also be kind to everyone you train with and encourage them when they need it, because they will do the same for you.

Today we are getting to know more about Ava! 

Gymnast Name: Ava Kinnane
Date of Birth: 25/03/2004
Current Level: 9
How many hours do you train? 22
Birthplace: Brisbane
Nickname: Av
Who is your hero & why? My parents. Always do the best for me and will always help me
Favourite Movie? The Notebook
Favourite Food? Gyozas
What do you want to be when you finish school? Not sure yet at this stage.
Hobbies outside of gymnastics? Pro YouTube watcher
Which Disney character best describes you and why? Goofy, I am very clumsy
Favourite Apparatus? Vault
Favourite Skill? Carthweel
What is your next skill goal you’d like to achieve? A shoot half on Bars
Best gymnastics achievement so far? Nationals 2018 All-Around and Vault
Favourite gymnastics memory? The America Tour
Best piece of advice you’d give to younger athletes? Always try your hardest in training and don’t give up

Get to know Isabella!

Gymnast Name: Isabella McDonnell-Baum
Date of Birth: 21-May-15
Current Level: Junior
How many hours do you train? 30
Birthplace: Brisbane
Nickname: Bella
Who is your hero & why? Georgia Godwin – has always been supportive of me
Favourite Movie? Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Favourite Food? Avocado on a bagel
What do you want to be when you finish school? Archaeologist
Hobbies outside of gymnastics? Art and Cooking
Which Disney character best describes you and why? Tigger -because I am always bouncing around
Favourite Apparatus? Vault
Favourite Skill? Double Arabian on Floor
What is your next skill goal you’d like to achieve? Inside Stalder on Bars
Best gymnastics achievement so far? Moving from Level 6 to Junior in 2 years
Favourite gymnastics memory? Attending IGC Camp in the USA
Best piece of advice you’d give to younger athletes? Trust your coach’s advice

Meet our next QLD Representative, Grace! 

Gymnast Name: Grace Webb
Date of Birth: 2/07/2007
Current Level: 9
How many hours do you train? 28
Birthplace: Brisbane
Nickname: Gracie
Who is your hero & why? Georgia Godwin because when we are training together, Georgia is always providing me with positive feedback on how I can improve my performance.
Favourite Movie? The Gabby Douglas story
Favourite Food? Sushi
What do you want to be when you finish school? Physiotherapist, HPE teacher
Hobbies outside of gymnastics? Doing gymnastics at home with my sister
Which Disney character best describes you and why?  Aladdin – level headed, happy to take on challenges and lots of heart.
Favourite Apparatus? Beam
Favourite Skill? Flic Layout
What is your next skill goal you’d like to achieve? Double back on floor
Best gymnastics achievement so far? Qualifying for Nationals – Level 9
Favourite gymnastics memory? ‘The Web’ blooper on bars during training
Best piece of advice you’d give to younger athletes? Always set goals, believe in yourself that you can achieve those goals and you will get there

We are getting close to our final QLD Representative but for tonight we meet Sophie! 

Gymnast Name: Sophie
Date of Birth: 24.06.04
Current Level: 9
How many hours do you train? 22
Birthplace: Cairns
Nickname: Soph
Who is your hero & why? Nile Wilson because he is very successful and persistent, he also loves what he does
Favourite Movie? Mamma mia
Favourite Food? Chocolate
What do you want to be when you finish school? Successful
Hobbies outside of gymnastics? Sleeping and eating
Which Disney character best describes you and why? Moana because she loves the beach
Favourite Apparatus? Beam
Favourite Skill? Giants
What is your next skill goal you’d like to achieve? Double wolf turn on Beam
Best gymnastics achievement so far? State Team selection
Favourite gymnastics memory? Spirit Camp
Best piece of advice you’d give to younger athletes? Don’t overthink everything, just do it!!

Our next QLD Representative is….

Gymnast Name: Jaymee Dillon
Date of Birth: 12/06/03
Current Level: 10
How many hours do you train? 22
Birthplace: Redcliffe
Nickname: Jay
Who is your hero & why? My mum is my hero because through thick and thin, she has always been there to support me inside and outside the gym.
Favourite Movie? Shark Tale
Favourite Food? Chicken Parmigiana
What do you want to be when you finish school? Successful
Hobbies outside of gymnastics? Dedicated lounge warmer
Which Disney character best describes you and why? Moana, because against all odds she is determine to reach her goal
Favourite Apparatus? Bars
Favourite Skill? Shaposhnikova
What is your next skill goal you’d like to achieve? Tkatchev
Best gymnastics achievement so far? Level 9 National Bars Champion
Favourite gymnastics memory? Achieving a Kip on Bars
Best piece of advice you’d give to younger athletes? Always have fun

Our final QLD Representative to introduce to you is….Georgia Godwin! 

Gymnast Name: Georgia Godwin
Date of Birth: 28/10/1997
Current Level: Senior International
How many hours do you train? 28
Birthplace: Gold Coast
Nickname: George
Who is your hero & why? My parents. I look up to Mum and Dad everyday and without their sacrifices and support I wouldn’t be doing what I love today
Favourite Movie? White Chicks!
Favourite Food? Cheese and Spag Bol
What do you want to be when you finish school? I finished school 4 years ago and still don’t know what I want to do. My main focus is gymnastics at the moment but after that
Hobbies outside of gymnastics? Hanging out with friends, napping and shopping
Which Disney character best describes you and why? Stitch from Lilo and Stitch
Favourite Apparatus? Floor
Favourite Skill? Round Off Flic Double Layout
Best gymnastics achievement so far? Comm Games Medalist
Favourite gymnastics memory? My whole Comm Games experience!
Best piece of advice you’d give to younger athletes? Just keep going. Life isn’t always perfect, it has its ups and downs. But if you believe in yourself, you’re half way there. The other half is hard work, sacrifices and blocking out the haters

That’s a wrap on getting to know the 14 Delta Aspire athletes who are representing QLD this week at the 2019 Australian Gymnastics Championships! Don’t forget to follow along on Facebook to find out what they all get up to in Melbourne and wish them all GOODLUCK!!

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