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Gymnastics Victoria's State Teams
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Welcome to the Gymnastics Victoria 2016 State Team Newsletter for
Acrobatic Gymnastics.
This newsletter is for all athletes and officials selected to the Acrobatic Gymnastics Victorian State Team for Australian Championships in May/June in Melbourne.

Your Gymnastics Victorian State Team contact is Cathy Lorenzin on 9021 8487 or clorenzin@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au 
State Team Announcement
Congratulations to all the Gymnasts and Officials that have been selected to represent Victoria at the 2016 Australian Gymnastics Championships.
Click here to view the team
Team Management
The Acrobatic Gymnastics Team Manager is Jodi Mathieson. Jodi's contact number is
0400 560 032. This number is only to be used during Australian Championships competition dates and State Team Training unless otherwise instructed. Head Coach is Jodi Harris. 
Information for Officials
Team Managers: Orientation meeting: Thursday 2nd June 11.00am R23.
Judges Briefing TBC
Connect with Championship Information
Information for all Gymnastics Victoria State Team Members is available on the State Team Webpage with AcrobaticGymnastics specific information available here
Event Information is available on the Australian Championships Website.
Gymnastics Victoria will be keeping you up to date with information and photos of our own State Team on Facebook so like us now.
Ceremonies, Presentations and Functions
Opening Ceremony:
Once again all Gymnasts will be attending the Opening Ceremony and marching out as one team. The opening ceremony is just prior to session 1 on Monday 23rd May at 6.30pm. 


Closing Party:
A closing party will be held on Saturday 4th June from (approx) 9.00pm to 11.30pm at Hisense Arenafor all athletes and officials. The theme is "Rio Olympics". Only those Gymnasts and Officials that have registered their interest on the nomination form will have tickets purchased for them. Team Management will distribute the tickets to the gymnasts prior to the end of the team tour. This is not an official State Team event and team members will be required to make their way to and from the event. 

Medal Presentations:
Medal presentations are important occasions. During presentations, all eyes are focused on the athletes as it is the culmination of their competition and represents the National recognition of an athlete and their state. All gymnasts are to remain standing throughout their medal presentation and leave their medals around their necks until they have left the competition floor.
Ticketing
Tickets:
Tickets are now on sale.Clubs have been sent ticketing information and this is a great way to buy tickets as these are discounted and your club receives benefits from this. Following definitive entries, gymnasts will be sent a booking code for discount tickets but if you want to purchase tickets now click here.
Venue 
Venue:
Hisense Arena at Melbourne Park 
Located in Melbourne’s world-famous sporting precinct, Hisense Arena at Melbourne Park is a state-of-the-art multi-purpose venue. Click here for further information.

Parking:
Parking is available at Hisense Arena and discount parking is available on event dates by pre booking. Click here for 
information

Prohibited Items:
Hisense Arena lists the following items as prohibited: Professional Cameras, Audio Recording Devices or Video Camperas, Camera Tripods, Umbrellas, Prams and Strollers, Any large item that cannot be placed under a seat.
For the full list please Click Here
 
Event and Competition Dates
Acrobatic Gymnastics 3 June - 4 June
  • Friday 3 June
    • Session 28 - Level 7
    • Session 29 - Levels 8-10
    • Session 30 - Levels International 11-16, 12-18, 13-19 & Senior
  • Saturday 4 June
    • Session 31 - Level 6 Trios
    • Session 32 - Level 6 Pairs
    • Session 33 - Combined
Session times are still in draft - please check the event website closer to the competition.
State Team Training
Training 1: Sunday 15th May
9.00am - 5.00pm
Gymnastics Victoria High Performance Centre
Green Street Prahran
Team Meeting 12.00pm
State Team Uniforms
Uniform Order Forms are now available online. Click here to complete the form. Orders are due by Wednesday 27th April.There is only one new item this year and that is the annual compulsory T-Shirt.
 
ASADA Testing
Any athlete attending the Australian Gymnastics Championships can be tested by ASADA, regardless of whether they are competing in the Elite/Age Group stream or the National Levels Stream. All team members should understand the ASADA testing process and their obligations. This can be achieved through the ASADA online level 1 module. It is recommended that all state team members complete the module ahead of the Championships. If you take regular medication the it is recommended that you view the ASADA website or call the hotline to check your medication is ok for consumption and if you are required to take any action such as completing the TUE process. Click here for the ASADA website
Gymnastics Australia Athlete Event
T-Shirt and Merchandise
The athlete event t-shirt will be ordered for all gymnasts who indicated their interest on the State Team Nomination Form. 

There is also a great range of event merchandise available, which can now be pre-ordered. Click Here to view the range.
State Team Policies
All State Team members are required to read and agree to GV State Team Policies available in the State Team Handbook and on the GV Website
Photography Policy
Gymnastics Australia is mindful of its duty of care to our members, with best intentions of protecting children and young people from potential risk. In keeping with a number of local municipalities in Australia and also leading sports organisations world-wide, Gymnastics Australia has implemented a Photography Policy which is applicable and enforced at all Gymnastics Australia events. Click here to read the full GA Photography Policy
Competition Rules
The competition will be run in accordance with the rules and regulations outlined in each current sport specific Technical Regulations Part B. This information is publically accessible via the Gymnastics Australia website
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