GfA Event Opportunities

National

Australian Gym For Life Challenge
If you love to perform with your friends and want to see what others from around Australia can do, the Australian Gym For Life Challenge is the festival event for you.

Based on the FIG's World Gym for Life Challenge, the Australian Gym For Life is a display contest for teams. All contest performances are evaluated according to the criteria: entertainment; innovation and variety; skill safety and technique; overall presentation. So it's just as important to engage the audience as it is to show quality skills. After the contest, teams are ranked according to their score and awarded gold, silver or bronze. Teams perform again in the Gym For Life Gala for the opportunity to be named: Australian Gym For Life Champion Team.

The Australian Gym For Life Challenge is held every year in conjunction with the National Clubs Carnival (click here). It is an all-inclusive event kicking off with an opening ceremony followed by outdoor performances, the contest, workshops, gala and a dance party.

State Display Events

Display teams are encouraged to perform in display events in other States around Australia. Please contact individual State Associations for further details on how to enter their event.

International

World Gymnaestrada

The 16th World Gymnaestrada will be held in Dornbirn, Austria, 7 - 13 July 2019 (Click here)

The World Gymnaestrada is an incredible and unique international event for Gymnastics for All teams from around the world. Organised under the auspices of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), the World Gymnaestrada is held every 4 years and attracts around 20,000 participants of all ages and abilities from over 50 countries.

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 held over seven days and includes:

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Group Performances
  • Large Group Performances
  • National Evening Presentations
  • World Team Performance
  • FIG Gala
  • Workshops
  • City Performances
  • Closing Ceremony

Australia has been represented at the World Gymnaestrada since 1987 and most recently at the 16th World Gymnaestrada in Dornbirn, Austria in 2019. The FIG You Tube channel (click here) gives you access to watch numerous performances from previous World Gymnaestrada's.

In order to participate in a World Gymnaestrada, teams from affiliated clubs need to have more than 10 active participants and have gained sanction at an Australian display event.

World Gym For Life

The 4th Gym For Life Challenge will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 13-17 July 2021

The World Gym for Life challenge is an international contest that is held every four years. Participation in the event is open to everyone, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, culture, ability or social standing. Each of the performances are a maximum of five minutes in length and can incorporate any gymnastic element, with or without apparatus.

Festival del Sole
15th Festival del Sole will be held in Riccione, Italy, 28 June - 3 July 2020

The Festival del Sole is the biggest international “Gymnastics for all” event in the Mediterranean area. For a whole week, the city of Riccione—the Italian holiday capital—turns into a huge stage where more than 5,000 athletes from around the world perform at their best.

You can enroll a team into the 15th edition of the Festival del Sole, taking place in Riccione, from 28 June to 3 July, 2020 (click here ). Any group of gymnasts can take part, no matter what nationality or age or technical level, as long as it consists of at least 10 people.

Attending International Gymnastics for All Events

There are many Gymnastics for All festivals held annually around the globe; Australian teams are invited to participate however 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.

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