MAG – 2019 Oceania Championships Team

Anna RobertsonNZ Team Announcements

The FIG dictates that all continental unions must be represented at the 2019 World Championships. Because New Zealand and Australia did not finish in the top 24 teams at the 2018 World Championships, we both now battle it out at the Australian Gymnastics Championships for that Oceania Team spot at this year’s Worlds. The team of 6 who have been selected to travel are:

• Misha Koudinov (Tri Star Gymnastics)
• Kyleab Ellis (Tri Star Gymnastics)
• Devy Dyson (Tri Star Gymnastics)
• Jorden O’Connell-Inns (Christchurch School of Gymnastics)
• Ethan Dick (Tri Star Gymnastics)
• Luke Dobney (Tri Star Gymnastics)
• Coach: David Phillips (Tri Star Gymnastics)

• Cameron Beeton (North Harbour Gymnastics)
• Toby Levine (Christchurch School of Gymnastics)
• Gareth Brettell (Tri Star Gymnastics)

The above team of 6 athletes will travel to Melbourne and do podium training. After podium training, the NZ Tour Coach, David Phillips, will select the 5 athletes to compete in the Oceania Championships. The 6th athlete will then compete in the Australian Gymnastics Championships competition.

We congratulate all athletes on their selections. The stakes are high and we have every confidence that they will battle hard. We will definitely be cheering them on from home.

We would also like to take the opportunity to thank our three judges, who have put their hands up to travel with the team, so that we could have equal Australia and New Zealand judging panels. All the best with the competition over there boys.