The wait is finally over…the action at the 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships kicks off at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena!
From May 22 to June 4 over 1,400 of Australia’s best athletes will be competing for the title of Australian Champion across five Gymsports; Men’s Artistic, Women’s Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline and Acrobatic Gymnastics.
Here’s a handy guide for all you need to know about the biggest Australian Championships that have been held to date!
Can’t decide which of the 34 sessions of gymnastics you want to watch across the 12 days of competition? Then check out the competition schedule on the Aus Champs website.
DOOR OPENING TIMES
The outside doors to Hisense Arena will open an hour before the advertised start of competition, with the inside doors to the bowl opening half-an-hour before the competition’s advertised start time. Please note that the entire bowl of the Arena will need to be cleared prior to the start of all Premium Sessions.
Following the final session for each competing division, the official results will be uploaded to the Australian Gymnastics Championships website.
Did you know that the official merchandise range being sold at the 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships is also available for purchase online? Get in quick to avoid disappointment on missing out on your favourite item! Orders made online can be picked up at Hisense Arena during the Championships, or you can arrange for delivery.
Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics National Squad Members will once again be participating in athlete signings before the commencement of the Premium Sessions on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May. National Squad Members not competing in Finals will be in the foyer of Hisense Arena from 6-6.30pm on Saturday 27 May and from 12.30-1pm on Sunday 28 May. Signings will be run on a first in, first served basis.
Once again Gymnastics Australia will be supporting Bravehearts at the 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships. The 2012 and 2016 Olympian Larrissa Miller is an ambassador for Bravehearts, and has donated one of her Australian competition leotards (which she will sign) to be raffled off in order to raise money for the organisation, which aims to educate, empower and protect Australian kids. Make sure you buy a raffle ticket when you’re at Hisense Arena to go into the draw for this amazing prize! The raffle will be drawn and presented by Larrissa following the conclusion of Session 20 on Sunday 28 May.
The good news is that tickets ARE still on sale! But make sure you get in quick so you don’t miss out on catching your favourite athlete in action – head to Ticketek’s website to secure your seats now! All information about ticket categories and prices can be found here. Tickets can also be purchased at the door at Hisense Arena.