Club Person of the Month – Kay Panton

Kay is a gem from Reading, England who moved to Albany and wears many hats. She is the Owner and Head Coach of Flip Zone which is a trampoline and gymnastics club in Albany. The club has seen numerous state representatives come through her doors from 2013, when the club first starting operating. Kay herself holds numerous accreditations; from Intermediate KinderGym and WAG through to Advance Coaching in Trampoline. Not only does Kay run and coach at Flip Zone but she also runs a Pole Fitness class and Spray Tanning Business. With many tricks of the trade under her hat Kay is a vibrant and busy individual who’s passionate about teaching the community healthy and energetic activities. If you ever pop down to Albany make sure you stop in and say hi to Kay!


Grant Success for Exmouth

Exmouth Gymnastics Club are delighted to have been successful in receiving the Community Funding Grant supplied by BHP WA. The grant will be used towards the clubs gymnastics competition held on 15/16/17 November in Exmouth. Congratulations to the club on being successful in this grant!

Club Person of the Month: Serena Sandwell

This month shines light on one of Katanning’s greatest treasures: Serena Sandwell. Serena is a passionate individual who currently holds 8…..that’s right 8 different coaching accreditations. Serena is also an accredited Gymnastics Australia Presenter and Assessor and is very reliable in presenting most courses held in the Southern Region. On top of her coaching accreditations Serena is also the president of Great Southern Gymsports and has been the head honcho of the club since 2015. Before Great Southern Gymsports Serena was the owner of KA Gymsports for 6 years.

On top of the coaching, running the club, presenting and assessing courses for Gymnastics WA and sitting on the committee for the Southern Regional Gymnastics Association, Serena is also an elected member of the Shire of Katanning. I don’t know how Serena does it but she is absolutely amazing at juggling all these commitments and maintains a smile on her face and happy deposition. Gymnastics WA is very fortunate to have someone of Serena’s character in the gymnastics community.

You can’t put Gravity ETC down!

The WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards semi-finalists were announced earlier this month and Gravity ETC were announced a semi-finalist in the category of Business Achievement! Gravity is up against some worthy competitors but Gymnastics WA doesn’t doubt the great work that the club has done in the past year to go without notice. The winners of each category will be announced at the Gala Presentation Dinner on the 18th October. Good luck Gravity ETC!!

 Debbs van Hagen features in Women in Sport Leadership Course

Spirit Gymsports Founder, Debbs van Hagen has returned from a short trip to Fiji where she presented a three day Women in Sport Leadership Course on behalf of Gymnastics Australia, Australian Aid and Gymnastics Federation of Fiji as part of the “Building Leadership Capacity of Women in Sport” workshop series. The photo below shows Debbs with the Gymnastics Federation of Fiji Secretary General; Mherina Ahmed and Cook Islands Gymnastics Federation President; Raukura Ellison.