Beaudesert gymnasts compete at Move It carnival

BEAUDESERT Gymnastics Club members made their coaches proud when competing at the Move It Gymnasts carnival, with some competitors experiencing their first event.

Level one, two and three members took part in the contest on May 12 and 13 at Loganholme.

Despite the local gymnasts not placing, coach Sarah Kurz said they should be happy about how they went and for having a go.

“There were 29 level three gymnasts competing and the Beaudesert girls should be extremely proud of how they performed,” she said.

“They all put in a great effort and performed their best.”

Ms Kurz said it was the start of gymnastics season and Beaudesert members would have more events to compete in in the next few months.

"It is great to see the growth within our small community club and the smiles on the girls’ faces whilst at training and out at competitions,” she said.

“The experience the kids get from going out to competitions is just a small factor in what we do.”

Ms Kurz said some of the members only started gymnastics this year.

“To see them achieve skills that they couldn't do such a short time ago is a real credit to both themselves and their coaches for the effort they put into their training each week,” she said.

Last year, the club was recognised for growing the club within 12 months after seeing a 25 per cent increase in members.

They were awarded the 2016 Club Membership Growth Award at the Queensland Gymnastics Annual Awards.

Another club achievement included Beaudesert resident Georgia Meszaros-Simon who made history for being the club’s first gymnast in more than a decade to have qualified for the Queensland Gymnastics’ Junior State Championships.