Warragul Gymnastics Club
Warragul Gymnastics Club began operating in Warragul in 1986.
We aim to contribute to our community in a positive way by providing a safe, welcoming and positive environment in which children and their families can experience the sport of gymnastics.
The club started at the Leisure Centre, running two one-hour classes per week. The club then moved to the Exhibition Hall where classes ran three afternoons a week. In the beginning, equipment had to be set up and packed away each day. We then rented industrial sheds the size of our present floor area, before moving to the Drill Hall, where we still reside.
Children enjoy swinging, jumping, rolling and hanging upside down. Gymnastics allows them to experience and develop these skills in a safe and fun environment. Gymnastics develops overall fitness and a positive awareness of body movement. It provides all round conditioning relevant to many other sports.
During recent years we have updated all of the equipment. Most of our funds come from fees and fundraising events. The club does not receive regular funding from shire or any other Government sources. The club is a not-for-profit community group that is managed by an elected parent committee.
Children's self esteem is paramount. It should be nurtured in a positive environment. It can be enhanced by meeting challenges and successfully mastering skills. Competition can be a part of this.
Children bring different levels of ability to gymnastics. We aim to allow every child to experience gymnastics to the best of that ability in a positive environment.