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Fundraising – Trivia night

sxl trvia night

Our Trivia night at the Freeway Hotel was a great success. Thank you to the over 170 people that attended to support our athletes and have an entertaining evening of trivia, games and gymnastics. Hope that you all learnt something, who knew that Xi Lin was a Hula hoop specialist!!

Thank you to all the local business and families who donated wine, chocolate and a wide range of vouchers from the always need remedial massage to dining at the Sydney Restaurant Group. We are still doing the sums but this has made a great contribution to helping our athletes  achieve their dreams

UPDATE Total from the Trivia night just over $6,000 Thank you so much for your generosity.

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Las Vegas Acro Cup

Vegas Acro Cup

As part of their build up to the World Age Championships SXL took a team to the Las Vegas  Acro Cup

Our teams achieved some amazing results:

  • Shennei and Stella (11-16 Women’s Pair) – 1st place achieving GOLD.
  • Nick and Kristen (13-19 Mixed Pair) – 1st place achieving GOLD.
  • Kaitlyn, Hayley and Lily (Level 9 Trio) – 11th place in their first International Competition.

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Competition day 2 FIAC 2018

FIAC spectators

After feeling very proud of their results from yesterday’s balance routines, the two trios competed their dynamic routine this morning. The routines were energetic and both groups performed exceptionally well.

The trio of Priya, Phoebe and Elizabeth finished in 20th place overall scoring 50.20 after both routines. Cassie, Clara and Teisha finished in 22nd place overall with a score of 49.95. Both trios are feeling extremely proud of their achievements at this international competition.

Once again, they were able to watch the World Cup and were honoured to be able to view the sport at its highest level.

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Competition day 1 FIAC 2018

aus team FIAC 2018

Today both trios stepped out onto the world stage and did so with confidence and maturity. In a huge field of 41  trios the 11- 16 women’s groups both did crisp, clean balance routines and their choreography stood out from the crowd earning them good artistry scores. Cassie, Clara and Teisha are sitting in 18th place with a score of 25.80. Priya, Phoebe and Elizabeth are currently 23rd scoring 25.45.  They return to the competition tomorrow for their dynamic routines. Continue reading Competition day 1 FIAC 2018

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Podium training

Today we had an early start with podium training in the morning. It was very exciting training alongside other countries and watching their higher level skills.

We visited Bruges after training where we ate lots of chocolate samples from shops and walked around the town.

Pumped for competition tomorrow with another early start in the morning!

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Antonia & Nicole 12-18 WP

Antonia and Nicole first competed together in 2013 as a level 5 women’s pair. Throughout their 6 year partnership, they have grown together and gained valuable experience from competing in numerous competitions within Australia as well as across the globe. This includes representing Australia as an 11-16 Women’s Pair at the World Age Group Competition in Putian, China 2016, with a result of 13th place and second reserve for finals. Additionally, they competed in Las Vegas, USA at the Las Vegas Cup 2017, achieving an incredible outcome of 3rd place.

The girls feel extremely honoured and privileged to be representing Australia for a second time as a 12-18 Women’s Pair in Belgium this year.

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Katie, Frances, Alexandra 12-18 WG

This trio was formed 18 months ago. But before this trio, Katie and Alex, as partners in another trio, represented Australia at the 2016 World Age Group Championship in China. Since Katie, Frances and Alex have been together, they have competed at many events and achieved a qualification onto the Australian National Squad in 2016 as an 11-16 trio and 2017 as a 12-18 trio. Last year they had the opportunity to compete at the Vegas Acro Cup in March, and the Australian National Championship in June. In November they were selected to represent Australia at the 2018 World Age Group Championship to be held in Belgium.

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Stella & Shennei 11-16 WP

Shennei & Stella have been competing together for almost 4 years at 3 State Championships, 2 National Championships and internationally at the Las Vegas Acro Cup in 2017. Two years ago the pair set their sights on the 2018 World Championships. After 2 years of intense training, sweat and sacrifice the pair are thrilled to represent Australia and compete at the upcoming World Championships in Belgium.

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Cassie, Clara, Teisha 11-16 WG

This trio have been working together for over three years now. They were L6 National Champions in 2016 and achieved silver in the 2017 Australian National Championships, International 11-16. The trio competed in the Vegas Acro Cup in 2017 narrowly missing out on a place in the finals. They will be representing Australia at the Flanders International Acro Cup and are also reserve for the World Age Group Championships.

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