Off to Brisbane

THE NEXT generation of Victoria Park champions are preparing to bounce into the Gymnastics Queensland Trampoline Sports 2005 State Age and Open Championships in Brisbane this weekend.

Kaiya Ireland, Heidi Van Der Meer and Michael Williams (9/10 years), Bree-Anna Gadsby (11/12 years) and Christine Reid (13/14 years) will make their Queensland debut at the three-day championships, which start on Saturday.

The newcomers to the State scene will join a strong 25-member Victoria Park squad to contest individual, double mini and synchronised trampoline disciplines in age group and elite events.

Leading the Victoria Park medal assault are Riley Glazebrook and Patrick Cooper ? two competitors aiming to strengthen their claims for Australian team selection.

The pair, who dominated this month's NSW State Age and Open Championships, will join forces with Zane and Jake Keleher, Luke MacMaster and James Gubbins in a powerul 11/12 years line-up.

With inter-state presence also vying for national qualifying scores, Victoria Park's Spear siblings, Jarrod and Jody, Fiona Salvair and Anna Vivash will all need to execute consistent performances of high technical excellence and difficulty to achieve their goals of qualifying for the 2005 Australian team.

This year's World Age Group Games will be staged in Holland in September.



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