STRONG: Gymfinity Club members after their latest meet. Some will be backing up for the Central Queensland Regionals.
STRONG: Gymfinity Club members after their latest meet. Some will be backing up for the Central Queensland Regionals. Contributed

Juniors aim for success at the regionals

GYMNASTICS: With state positions on the line this weekend, some of Bundaberg's best junior gymnasts will compete at the Central Queensland regional championships.

Hosted by Gymfinity over 170 athletes will be competing from seven clubs around the central region.

Bundaberg will be well represented with around 55 competing from Gymfinity and 24 from the PCYC club at the two day meet.

Director of Gymfinity Tracy Hogan said the club was looking forward to hosting the meet.

"It should be quite good with teams from as far north as Rockhampton competing," she said.

"We have a really strong contingent competing with some good chances of success."

With girls and boys competing in artistic gymnastics from level three to six, there will be plenty to see over two days of action.

Hogan said the Gymfinity girls in level five and six are the best chance of success.

"Jorji Kemp, Makenzie Burridge and Seren Burrows have been competing really well lately and can do well," she said.

"In the boys most of our level four gymnasts are a chance of doing well."

"With the Olympics on now our athletes are all excited to compete."

With the Bundaberg PCYC strong in level five and six girls as well, it is expected to be a good battle between our juniors.

Gymnastics co-ordinator Amanda McManus said they are aiming to have a good strike rate of athletes qualifying for the state titles.

"We're hoping to send 12 athletes to compete later this year," she said.

"There won't be any pressure from us though and we hope they just do their best."

With the top six in each individual event qualifying for the state championships, there is a good opportunity for the juniors to make it.

All the action will start today at 2pm with it continuing tomorrow at 9am.

Entry is $6 for adults with children under-14 getting in for free.



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