Great skill on show at the GPS Centenary Gymnastics Championships
On Saturday 9th June, an outstanding day of competition took place at the historic GPS 100 Gymnastics Championships held at Brisbane Grammar School’s excellent Indoor Sports Centre.
Many talented athletes took part in the historic event, with teams competing for The Jim Young Cup which was presented to the champion school, based on the Division 1 ‘A’, the Division 2 ‘A’ and the Division 3 ‘A’ Team competition aggregate scores.
First place was awarded to Brisbane Grammar School who were presented with The Jim Young Cup for the eighth consecutive year, by Brisbane Grammar School Headmaster, Mr Anthony Micaleff. The Southport School took second position, followed in third place by Brisbane Boys’, and in fourth, St Joseph’s Gregory Terrace.
Some excellent individual performances also demonstrated the skill and dedication of the athletes and the commitment of coaches, parents and support teams.
Interschool gymnastics was held between participating GPS schools even before the GPS was officially formed, and Gymnastics was one of the very first competitions introduced by the newly-formed GPS Association in 1918, which made this year’s Championship an extra special opportunity to celebrate 100 years of the GPS ‘spirit of fellowship’.