13 June, 2022
Gymnast takes on national challenge
RECENTLY selected to represent the state at the Australian Gymnastics Border Challenge, Mareeba gymnast Myles Dobbs Brown will be heading to the Queensland’s southeast corner to take on some of the best athletes in the sport.
This challenge is exclusive to only level 6 and 7 optional gymnasts, where each State puts together a team of six to compete against other teams from across Australia on 27 June.
Through his dedication and love for gymnastics, Myles was selected to be a part of the Queensland Border Team, a huge honour he is grateful for.
Myles has been an avid gymnast since he was young and puts his strength and flexibility to test, feeling both nervous and excited to be representing his small town gymnasium.
“I am feeling a little bit nervous but also pretty excited to go down,” he said.
“I’m looking forward to just having some fun and getting to know some new people as I haven’t really competed outside of the area.
“Hopefully I can place and maybe bring home some gold.”
Mareeba Gymnastics coach, Kelly Tulloch, has been training Myles for the last five years and has watched him train harder than ever to make it to the Border Challenge.
She expressed her pride for Myles and the rest of her male gymnasts who go above and beyond and represent Mareeba with pride.
“It feels amazing to know that I can give these gymnasts enough to make these teams in our small country regional town,” she said.
“I just love seeing my team travel down to Brisbane and do so well.
“He trains hard and now it’s time to go and have some fun.”
Myles will be proudly displaying his maroon colours in the coming weeks and has been focusing on perfecting all six apparatuses to ensure he is in perfect shape for the competition.