At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…read more
Bankstown City YMCA wins Gymnastics NSW Inclusive Club of the Year Award
Bankstown City YMCA (the Y) has won Inclusive Club of the Year for the third time at the Gymnastics NSW annual awards.
The Y Bankstown was one of four finalists in the category and was announced as a winner at the ceremony at Dalton House in Pyrmont on Sunday, 1st March.
Local Special Olympian Ellen Maher, who trains with the Y, was also recognised with a National Representation Recognition Award for competing in the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.
Bankstown City Y Centre Manager Sarah Cotman enthused “we are beyond thrilled to once again be awarded the Club Inclusion Award. Bankstown City Y has always had a strong connection to the disability sector and strives to create a space for all individuals to participate and enjoy gymnastics.
“Our disability recreation and Special Olympics classes continue to grow and strengthen with athletes competing throughout the year in Gymnastics NSW competitions. In 2019 we also held our first School Inclusions Competition and won Canterbury Bankstown Council’s Zero Barriers Award.”
Special Olympics and GymAbility have been running at Bankstown for over 15 years and local Y gymnasts Ellen Maher and Ashley Kuhle are heading to the Trisome World Games for athletes with Down Syndrome in Turkey later this month.
Bankstown City Y Gymnastics Coordinator Jessica Mavridis advised “we train 20 members in our disability programs Special O and GymAbility and we are so excited to watch Ellen and Ashley compete on the world stage in Turkey at the end of March.
Dominic Briscas from Bankstown City Y was also a finalist in the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics International Development Athlete of the Year award on the night.
The club hit over 1100 gymnastics members across the year and are currently running 145 classes per week.
Other Y NSW gymnastics clubs Caringbah, Epping and Penrith were also recognised at the ceremony for attracting over 1000 members to the sport throughout 2019. Epping Y was a finalist in the Large Club of the Year category.
Find out more about gymnastics at the Bankstown City Y by visiting https://www.ymcansw.org.au/centres/bankstown-city-ymca/
Image: Bankstown City Y Gymnastics Manager Jessica Mavridis with Y Gymnastics product specialist Natalie Johnston at the Gymnastics NSW annual awards night
23rd January 2020 - YMCA South Australia achieves Quality Accreditation for all facilities
23rd January 2020 - YMCA partners with Skate Australia to deliver major skateboarding events
17th January 2020 - The Y NSW starts operations at three Western Sydney University Gyms
17th January 2020 - The Y NSW offers firies and families free access to facilities
22nd December 2019 - The Y NSW secures contract for Western Sydney University gyms
11th December 2019 - Skills Active Apprentice of the Year winner shares secrets of success
26th November 2019 - YMCA becomes ‘the Y’ with first logo change in 52 years
19th November 2019 - YMCA NSW provides new features at Oberon Pool Complex
4th October 2019 - YMCA Victoria launches regular inclusive LGBTIQ+ strength training classes
16th August 2019 - YMCA NSW locations impacted by ransomware attack
27th August 2018 - YMCA NSW names new Chief Executive
8th November 2017 - Record-breaking year for gymnastics in Australia
19th December 2016 - Gymnastics Australia names top media executive as its new President
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd. Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing. 19th July 2018 - ENTA…read more
Tim Batt Water Solutions are at the very forefront of the commercial aquatic business in Australia, with over 30 years specific experience supplying and installing chemical control and dosing…read more
JonasLeisure offers a complete range of leading leisure and recreation software brands – envibe, Centaman, Gladstone Health & Leisure, The Retention People, Nutrition Complete and…read more
Hidroplay welcomes you to the exciting world of children's Playscapes, waterslide's and Water Attractions. Appealing to families, Hidroplay increases patronage in your facility during those…read more
@leisure is a team of experienced leisure, aquatic and sports facility managers and planners, with market modelling, sports management, recreation planning, business and GIS qualifications. We have…read more
Quayclean are a national cleaning and waste services partner with proven results in the understanding and delivery of cleaning needs and challenges faced by facilities including; major venues and…read more
Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!