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Castle Hill Gymnasts Soar

Hill Gymnastics Club, part of the Castle Hill RSL Corporation, has wrapped up an incredible competition season, showcasing the talent and dedication of its athletes. The season, which concluded last week with National Championships, included two Women’s Artistic Gymnastics NSW State Trial Competitions and the NSW State Championships held between February and April.

The pinnacle of the season was the Australian National Championships in May, held at the Gold Coast Leisure Centre in Queensland.

The star of the season for our female athletes was undoubtedly Yun Ni Wong. Competing in the Senior State Championship in the Future International Division, Yun Ni dominated the event, securing 1st place overall. Her exceptional performances earned her 1st place on the Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, and Floor.

Yunni Gold Medal Castle Hill Gymnasts Soar
Yun ni wong on the podium

Yun Ni’s success continued at the Australian National Championships, where she became the Australian National Champion on Vault in the same division. Her achievements have made her a standout athlete and a source of immense pride for the club.

“Our athletes have worked incredibly hard this season, and their success is a testament to their dedication and perseverance,” said Zoltan Mirko, Head Gymnastics Coach at Castle Hill Gymnastics Club. “Yun Ni’s performance was outstanding, and it’s been fantastic to see our athletes excel at both state and national levels.”

In addition to Yun Ni’s triumphs, the club saw significant contributions from its athletes to the NSW teams in both Men’s and Women’;s gymnastics. Eight senior athletes represented NSW in the Level 9U, Level 8U, and 7 Open. Flynn Wilson a standout in the Level 8 team, received a Silver Medal, further highlighting the club’s strength and depth.

Flynn Wilson With Coach Jeff Silver Medal Copy Castle Hill Gymnasts Soar
Coach silver medalist flynn wilson with coach jeff crockett

“Our club is more than just a place to train; it’s a community where athletes support each other and strive for excellence,” added Mirko. “This season’s success reflects the hard work of our coaches, the dedication of our athletes, and the unwavering support of our community.”

The head Men’s Coach from Castle Hill Gymnastics, Jeff Crockett, was selected to travel as NSW Men’s Team Head Coach, highlighting the level of coaching that is being provided to the mens athletes at Castle Hill.

Jeff has joined the Castle Hill Gymnastics coaching team as a High Performance head coach from Washington State University, bringing a wealth of coaching experience which has assisted to take these athletes to the next level.

We are excited to see what is to come from the Castle Hill gymnastics athletes as they now embark on their Junior Competition season for both men and women, starting with the first State qualifier event in July.

Castle Hill Gymnastics Club’s achievements this season underscore the importance of community clubs in fostering young talent and providing athletes with the opportunities to compete at the highest levels. As the club looks forward to future competitions, the success of this season will undoubtedly serve as a strong foundation for continued excellence.


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