National glory for young stars

Published 5:00am 30 May 2024

National glory for young stars
Words by Nick Crockford

Pictured above: From left - Beau Edwards, Tyga Stimson and Amelie Townsend

Moreton Bay trampolinists have brought home a handsome haul of medals and titles from the Australian Gymnastics Championships.

Three months’ preparation for this month's national titles led to 50 medals and 15 titles for the Queensland squad.

Under head coach Lyn Gilroy, from Mango Hill, Queensland was also top state at National Level Stream and second in the International Stream.

“As Queensland trampoline head coach, I and our state coaching team are proud of all athletes that completed the event,” she said.

Beau Edwards who won the Individual Trampoline on the Gold Coast.

Gilroy coaches a number of Moreton Bay trampolinists at Redlands City Gym Sports in Chandler and at Brisbane City Gymnastics Club in Brendale.

They include Beau Edwards from Clontarf, Caboolture's Tyga Stimson and Amelie Townsend of Redcliffe - part of the 'Redlands Red Frog Squad'.

Beau Edwards – 1st Individual Trampoline; Individual Double Mini Trampoline (DMT) withdrew due to injury; 2nd DMT Teams; 13th Synchronised Trampoline.

Tyga Stimson – 5th Individual Trampoline; 2nd Individual DMT; 6th Individual Tumbling; 2nd DMT Teams; 3rd Tumbling Teams; 5th Synchronised Trampoline (senior level)

Amelie Townsend showing the moves which helped her to success at the national titles

Amelia Townsend – 7th Individual Trampoline; 1st Individual DMT; 8th Synchronised Trampoline

Grace Chan (Varsity Lakes) – 4th Individual Trampoline; 12th Individual DMT; 7th Synchronised Trampoline

Trey Morales (Redlands) – 1st Individual Trampoline; 6th Individual DMT; 1st Synchronised Trampoline

Queensland's success came without internationals Harrison Lee, from Newport and Redcliffe's Bryce Edwards, as well as Kasen Hetherington, of North Lakes, due to injury.

Tyga Stimson who had two second places and is in the Australian team for competitions in Europe

However, Lee and Stimson, from Redlands City Gym Sports, will fly to Portugal in July, with the Australian team, for two international competitions.

Moreton Bay gymnasts will be on the Gold Coast in August for the Queensland Trampoline Levels competition before September’s National Club Championships.

All training, competition and travel expenses are met by the trampolinists and their families who carpool for travel to the Sleeman Sports Centre.

Any financial assistance through sponsorship, endorsements or marketing assistance will be gratefully received. Phone 0447 852956.


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