2017/18 Gymnastics Program

The Gippsland Sports Academy, with the endorsement of Gymnastics Victoria, is supporting local gymnasts to reach their full potential through the establishment of a new program that will be led by high performance coaches Tracey Penaluna and Alistair Edgar.

Sixty aspiring Gippsland gymnasts have been selected for the 2017-18 program that commences this month. The program will include intensive training clinics run by specialist gymnastics coaches and high performance service providers.

The program has been designed to enhance the training and competition opportunities currently available to Gippsland gymnasts and to help them achieve success at State and National competitions.

Athletes are expected to attend all Academy activities, where possible, this involves committing to:

  • Attend all training sessions
  • Follow the strength and conditioning program, including completing components at home.
  • Attend other Academy functions such as Induction, any athlete development days & Awards evening.

Training Dates

Junior training sessions will run from 9:30am-12:30pm

Senior training sessions will run from 1:00pm-4:30pm

Session 1: September 17th – Energetics (Dunbar Rd, Traralgon)

Session 2: October 22nd – Energetics (Dunbar Rd, Traralgon)

Session 3: November 26th – Maffra Gymnastics (Morrison St, Maffra)

Session 4: February 4th – Maffra Gymnastics (Morrison St, Maffra)

Session 5: February 25th – State High Performance Centre – Green St, Prahran. 11am-2:00pm (ALL ATHLETES)

Session 6 & 7: April 12th and 13th (Morrison St, Maffra)

Session 8: May 6th – will include a small graduation presentation for the Junior athletes (BTYC – 360 Springvale Rd, Donvale)

GSA Annual Awards Night: Friday 18 May (GSA Graduation for Senior athletes)

For further information please contact the GSA office on (03) 5127 0223.

Support Staff

  • Alistair Edgar (Coach)
  • Tracey Penaluna (Coach)
  • Tom Wheeler (Strength & Conditioning)
  • Lauren Nicholls (Hex Health – Nutrition)
  • Lirit Janover (Psychologist)

Advisory Panel

  • Gordon Draper
  • Alistair Edgar
  • Sharyn Henderson
  • Miranda Wilson
  • Marie Miles
  • Angela Montgomery
  • Jim Vivian


Senior Squad Junior Squad
Aaron Benc Indira Allen
Elizabeth Cassar Charlee Barnes
Tatum Cotterell Clayton Berryman-Nye
Amber Cranwell Gypsi Canham
India Curtis Imogen Caulfield
Beth Daddo Luca Covino
Ella Groves Olivia Covino
Katelyn Henderson Elly-May Dunn
Lil Heyblom Kate Edgar
Danya Hourigan William Edgar
Venice Inot Immogen Ferguson
Camille Japhary Milla Grattan
Lexi King Sophie Grout
Kydan Makepeace Alexandra Hamilton
Liam Masters Violet Harris
Makayla McCoy Sasha Hebbard
Ella McCubbin Emily Henderson
Hannah Medhurst Sienna Hunt
Lauren Miller Chloe Jones
Tess O’Toole Logan Mathison
Beth Rose Rayna McLean
Isabelle Starkey Ayla Munday
Lara Tinknell Henry Noble
Molly Van Berkel Olivia O’Brien
Erin Van Dyck Mary Poynton
Ammelie Ward Logan Rigby
Dane Whelan Emily Svenson
Mia Weir
Zoscia Wendt
Hayley Wigg
Georgia Wright

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