Durban wins 2022 Commonwealth Games

The South African city of Durban has been selected as the host for the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the Federation’s general assembly in New Zealand on Wednesday.

The coastal city was the only bidder for the multi-sports event after the Canadian city of Edmonton withdrew from contention in February, citing falling oil prices …

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Unfortunately Durban did not include Gymnastics in their bid because they had no suitable venue. Durban Gymnastics coach Jesse Kitzen-Abelson says Gymnastics can still be added. My guess is that it will.

UPDATE: Over on the private Gymternet Clan Facebook group, there’s much discussion on that topic. The proposal in the works would require Commonwealth Games to include 16 mandatory sports, one of them Artistic Gymnastics.

Click PLAY or watch a bid video on YouTube.

acrobatics best learned on trampoline

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2015 Trampoline, Tumbling and DMT British Championships

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related – Kristof Willerton promo clip on Facebook

BAN pay-for-play Trampoline facilities

Trampoline and Gymnastics professionals recommend parents get an experienced, certified coach.

Sending kids in to a barely supervised free-for-all Trampoline facility is dangerous and irresponsible. :-(

Christopher McKenna broke his neck at a Trampoline centre
Christopher McKenna broke his neck at a Trampoline centre

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2016 Canadian Gymnastics, Tramp & Tumbling Championships

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2016 Nationals

Gymnastics Saskatchewan needs YOU

One of my former employers has 2 full-time administrative positions available.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – MEN’S (MAG) AND TRAMPOLINE (TG) PROGRAMS

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – WOMEN’S (WAG) AND RHYTHMIC (RG) PROGRAMS

… Technical Directors shall be responsible for technical program operations including the planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation of programs from pre-competitive to high performance levels for clubs, officials and athletes in their respective disciplines.

The Technical Directors shall provide leadership to, management of, planning, evaluation and administration for these programs, leading to achieving the mission, vision, goals and objectives of Gymnastics Saskatchewan. These positions are appointed by and report to the CEO. …

details – Gym Sask Job Postings July 2015 Technical Directors

MacLennan, Soehn Pan Am Tramp Champs

Women
1. Rosie MacLennan CAN
2. Dafne Navarro MEX
3. Karen Cockburn CAN

Men
1. Keegan Soehn CAN
2. Steven Gluckstein USA
3. Angel Hernández COL

results

The 2015 Canadian Trampoline Gymnastics Championships are hosted in Calgary July 24 to July 27, 2015.

related – CBC – Rosie MacLennan leads Canadian trampoline sweep