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Hawkesbury Gymnastics Club Triumphs at State Awards

Feb 12, 2024

Windsor’s Kachan School of Tumbling and Performance (KSTP) emerged as a standout at the Gymnastics NSW Annual Awards, securing honours alongside three exceptional gymnasts. More than 600 people attended the annual awards ceremony at Doltone House in Sydney on February 11, to recognise the achievements of gymnastics within New South Wales.

KSTP clinched the title of Trampoline Gymnastics Levels Coaching Team of the Year, a testament to their outstanding performance during the previous season. The club boasted the largest group of athletes at both regional competitions and the State Levels Championships, earning six state titles and the NSW Levels Club of the Year trophy.

Their success continued at the National Clubs Carnival on the Gold Coast, where KSTP dominated with an impressive tally of 14 gold medals, 11 silver, and 5 bronze across all trampoline disciplines.

Alexsa Kachan was awarded two international honours.

Individual gymnasts from KSTP also shone on the international stage. Alexsa Kachan, a 13-year-old prodigy who grew up within the gym, earned the titles of Junior International Tumbling Athlete of the Year and Junior International Double Mini Athlete of the Year in Trampoline Gymnastics. Kachan’s stellar 2023 began with a national championship in her age group, followed by a gold medal at the Junior World Championships in Trampoline.

Cheyanna Robinson has had an incredible year.

Cheyanna Robinson, a 24-year-old double-mini trampoline specialist, snagged the title of Senior International Double Mini Athlete of the Year. Robinson’s remarkable year included podium finishes at the Coimbra and Santarem World Cups, ultimately being named the Double Mini Trampoline World Cup Athlete of the Year by the International Federation of Gymnastics. She also contributed to Australia’s 4th place finish at the World Championships.

Ethan McGuinness, a 22-year-old tumbler and 2022 World Champion, was recognised as Trampoline Gymnastics Senior International Tumbling Athlete of the Year. This came on the back of McGuinness clinching gold at the Australian Gymnastics Championships and silver at the Santarem World Cup.

Tumbler Ethan McGuinness

Gymnastics NSW CEO, Rebecca Shaw, extended congratulations to all the clubs and athletes nominated and who won in their category. She said the sport, has become the
third most popular activity for children in NSW.

“Our community had an outstanding year, with 99 NSW athletes and officials chosen to represent Australia across 197 assignments,” Shaw said.

“Last year, we were able to build of previous accomplishments to claim 45 international medals and come out as the top state at the Australian Gymnastics Championships.

“This is all possible because of the passion and unity of our community of clubs, coaches, officials, athletes, families and volunteers,” she said.

“Now, we look forward to an incredible 2024, including the Paris Olympics.”

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