Last night 180 Aspire gymnasts, their families and coaches came together to celebrate Southport Gymnastics and another hugely successful year for the Club!
Each year at the Aspire Awards Night, we celebrate not just our girls’ achievements, but the entire Southport family – the friendships, teamwork and leadership on and off the gym floor. After securing the tender last week at Southport, last night gave extra cause for celebration – with our Southport venue lease secured & gymnastics as usual moving forward for our teams!
On the night, we enjoyed inspirational speeches, amazing and fun video presentations and celebrated our Aspire Level 1-10 gymnasts with a number of prestigious annual awards. Grace Jamieson, one of our retiring Southport Gymnastics Level 10 gymnasts, spoke at the dinner about her learnings from gymnastics. In a heartfelt speech, Grace said advice to her 7 year old self would be….
- Dream Bigger (if you are going to work that hard – make it count).
- Believe in yourself – you can achieve anything!
Grace’s speech (& her time as a gymnast) was an inspiration to all in attendance and particularly to the younger, up and coming gymnasts in the room. Congratulations on a wonderful career Grace and we wish you all the best for your future endeavours. We know you will be a wonderful success!
Congratulations to the below recipients of Southport Gymnastics Club Awards:
Gymnasts of the Year:
|Aspire Competitive (Level 7-10)||Nikki McMenamin|
|Aspire Performance (Level 4-6)||Emma DeFazio|
|Level 7-10 – Club Champion||Anna Rowe|
|Level 7-10 – 2nd Overall||Nikki McMenamin|
|Level 7-10 – 3rd Overall||Isabel Carrasco|
|Level 6 – Club Champion||Jessica Cleverly|
|Level 6 – 2nd Overall||Emma DeFazio|
|Level 6 – 3rd Overall||Chenoa Wilson|
|Level 5 – Club Champion||Kate Peterson|
|Level 5 – 2nd Overall||Rebecca Webb|
|Level 5 – 3rd Overall||Skye Colliver|
|Level 4 – Club Champion||Holly Crews|
|Level 4 – 2nd Overall||Isla Brown|
|Level 4 – 3rd Overall||Grace O’Reilly|
|Delta Aspire 2/3||Best Trainer||Zoe Hunt|
|Delta Aspire 2/3||Most Improved||Sophia Stone|
|Delta Aspire 2/3||Delta Spirit||Kiana Davison|
|Delta Aspire 2||Best Trainer||Adelaide Couzins|
|Delta Aspire 2||Most Improved||Brianna Gear|
|Delta Aspire 2||Delta Spirit||Ava Buetal|
|Delta Aspire 2 Senior||Best Trainer||Nikolina Bojanic|
|Delta Aspire 2 Senior||Most Improved||Rhiarna Richini|
|Delta Aspire 2 Senior||Delta Spirit||Jemma Maurer|
|Delta Aspire 4||Best Trainer||Morgan Pretious|
|Delta Aspire 4||Most Improved||Emma Kennedy|
|Delta Aspire 4||Delta Spirit||Sarah McAskill|
|Delta Aspire 6 – 7.5||Best Trainer||Anneliese Clarke|
|Delta Aspire 6 – 7.5||Most Improved||Louella Evans|
|Delta Aspire 6 – 7.5||Delta Spirit||Sophia Lionsatos|
|Delta Aspire 9 – 12||Best Trainer||Airi Tonzing|
|Delta Aspire 9 – 12||Most Improved||Isla Brown|
|Delta Aspire 9 – 12||Delta Spirit||Stephanie Sprague|
|Delta Aspire 16 – 20||Best Trainer||Ami Sakai|
|Delta Aspire 16 – 20||Most Improved||Mekenzie Keane|
|Delta Aspire 16 – 20||Delta Spirit||Chiara Linnane|
First Class Honours / 2017 Queensland Representatives:
Excellence Awards Winners:
Photos from the 2017 Aspire Awards Night: