15th World Gymnaestrada
The World Gymnaestrada is an incredible and unique international event opportunity for Gymnastics for All teams from across the world. The event is organised under the auspices of the International Gymnastic Federation (FIG) and is held every 4 years. The event attracts around 20,000 participants from over 50 countries of all ages and abilities.
The World Gymnaestrada is a non-competitive display event for teams of 10 or more participants. A range of performance opportunities is provided to teams as well as the chance to mix with gymnastic enthusiasts from around the world.
The event program is usually held over seven days and includes:
- Opening Ceremony
- Group Performances
- Large Group Performances
- National Afternoon and Evening Presentations
- FIG Gala
- City Performances
- Closing Ceremony
Australia has been represented at the 1987, 1991, 1995,1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011 & 2015 World Gymnaestrada. The FIG You Tube channel gives you access to watch numerous performances from the World Gymnaestrada. The third official Information Bulletin from the Helsinki Local Organising Committee is available to download - it contains information on the events and provisional schedule as well as sightseeing ideas in and around Helsinki.
The Australian World Gymnaestrada Team is open to members of affiliated clubs who participate as a club team of more than 10 people; individuals or small groups who can join together into a composite team, as well as parents and friends who attend as supporters.
3rd FIG World Gym For Life Challenge - 2017, Vestfold, Norway
Regulations for the FIG event can be downloaded here. Teams wishing to attend must gain sanction from Gymnastics Australia in the two years prior to the event.
Results for the 2nd World Gym for Life Challenge can be found at www.gymforlife.co.za
International Gymnastics for All Events
Australian teams are invited to participate in international Gymnastics for All events around the globe. The responsibility for all entries and costs are to be borne by the participating teams. Australian teams wishing to attend should inform Gymnastics Australia before travelling.
2015 USA Gymnastics for All Nationals, Walt Disney World Resort, Florida www.usagym.org
This annual event includes a range of Gymnastics for All participation opportunities: Team Gym; Gymfest; Gymnastics for All Challenge; Team Acro and Tumbling.