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Oct 1, 2016 4:34 PM ET

Archived: Send Eli to the world champs: Elizabeth has been enjoying the sport since she was 7 and was the highest ranked junior rhythmic gymnast in Australia in 2015

iCrowdNewswire - Oct 1, 2016

Send Eli to the world champs!

Elizabeth has been enjoying the sport since she was 7 and was the highest ranked junior rythmic gymnast in Australia in 2015. 

She was the levels all around champion for levels 8, 9 and 10 including the taking of “clean sweeps” and winning over 13 national titles.

2016 represented another breakthrough year, this time in the Senior division. At the Australian National Championships Elizabeth came 5th in ribbon, clubs and hoop and competed against the Australian Olympic representative. 

In 2017 Elizabeth is targeting the local and overseas competitions…as well as completing her year 12 studies. An accomplished gymnasts she is also an award winning cellist and ballerina.   

How The Funds Will Be Used

Rythmic gymnastics in Australia is typically a self funded sport. 


All of the funds will be used for travel for Elizabeth plus costs for coaching and competition entry. As the major overseas competitions are in Europe most of the funds raised will cover flights and accomodation. 

It’s estimated that the costs would be split hense:

It is anticpated that self-funding will continue to be required as it’s generally an individual sport that requires lots of 1:1 preparation and coaching. 

The Challenges

Elizabeth’s main goal is to win a spot on the Australian team for the Commonwealth Games. In order to do this she needs to be able to bridge the gap between junior and senior levels of competition and coaching. We have amazing coaches in Australia and Elizabeth will do even better by surrounding herself with coaches and competitors who exist at the next level internationally. 

The sport is growing in popularity in Australia but doesn’t yet compete with swimming and tennis for government funding. 

We anticipate that funds raised via pozible will contribute to the overall costs, with continued self-funding required.


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