Community & Business

1 June, 2023

Gymnasts ready for country challenge

GYMNASTS from across the Far North will be heading to Mareeba’s Arthur Randolph Lane Gymnastics Centre this weekend to compete in the two-day Mareeba Country Challenge.

Gymnasts ready for country challenge - feature photo

The annual challenge, taking place from 3-4 June, welcomes gymnasts’ Level one to six to compete against each other and earn points to qualify for the regional championships.

This year, 212 gymnasts will be competing from clubs in Mareeba, Cooktown, Tully and Cairns.

Competition subcommittee member and sponsorship coordinator Clare Anderson says she is excited to invite gymnasts from across the region to their country gymnasium and hopes they will benefit from competing in their own area.

“It is really good to have our Mareeba gymnasts competing in their own gym with their own equipment because when they go away from competitions, they are usually met with equipment they’ve never used before,” she said.

“I would also like to thank our sponsors for their contributions – Mareeba Trees, Carroll Bros, Nasty’s Fish and Grill, Gulf Caught Seafood and Bendigo Bank. Without them this wouldn’t be going ahead.”

The public are invited to support their local gymnasts from 8am on Saturday and 8.30am on Sunday. Entry is a gold coin donation with food and drinks available to purchase on the day


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