2019 GymSport Awards - Aerobic Gymnastics

Gymnastics Australia is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 GymSport Awards - Aerobic Gymnastics. 

Congratulations to all winners. 

Senior International Gymnast of the Year – Olivia Feaver
Claiming her first international silver medal at the Lithuanian Open, Olivia started her 2019 campaign off strongly. Competing at the Australian Gymnastics Championships, Olivia represented Victoria and placed first in the senior international division. She then went on to be a member of the Australian Team competing at the Suzuki and Cantanhede World Cups. Aiming to inspire younger athletes to achieve their goals, Olivia continues to demonstrate her talent on both the local and international stage.

Congratulations Olivia for being named the 2019 recipient of the Aerobics Senior International Gymnast of the Year Award.

Age Group International Gymnast of the Year – Annabelle Mitchell
Continuing her incredible form from 2018, Annabelle represented Queensland at the Australian Gymnastics Championships and placed first in Age Group 2, securing a place on the Australian National Squad. Following this success, Anabelle represented Australia at the Suzuki World Cup, excelling in the high-performance environment in a beautiful display of her talent.

Congratulations Annabelle for being named the 2019 recipient of the Aerobics Age Group International Gymnast of the Year Award.

Age Group International Gymnast of the Year – Ruby Conti

Ruby took every opportunity she was presented with in 2019 earning her place on the Australian National Squad. Her success included placing first in the Age Group 1 representing Victoria at the Australian Gymnastics Championship and representing Australia at the Suzuki and Cantanhede World Cup events. She ended her year the way it started with another strong performance at the National Clubs Carnival, earning her another first placing for her club, Advantage GymSports.

Congratulations Ruby for being named the 2019 recipient of the Aerobics Age Group International Gymnast of the Year Award.

Australian Levels Gymnast of the Year – Hollie-Kate Melia
Representing Queensland at the Australian Championships, Hollie-Kate placed first in her level 10 competition. Showing maturity and consistency with strong performances across the competition, Hollie-Kate lead the field with a stunning routine and demonstration of her skill.

Congratulations Hollie-Kate for being named the 2019 recipient of the Aerobics Australian Levels Gymnast of the Year Award.

AeroDance Gymnast of the Year – Madeleine Royal

Representing Australia at the 2019 ANAC International Competition, Madeleine Royal put together an incredible performance and routine to bring home a gold medal in the AeroDance Senior International division. The amazing result came as a result of Maddison’s dedication and attention to detail as she continues to further her skills and potential on the international stage.

Congratulations Madeleine for being named the 2019 recipient of the AER AeroDance Gymnast of the Year Award.

International Coach/ Coaching Team of the Year – Advantage Gym Sports

Consisting of Angela McMillan, Annabel Muttdon and Kristie Loidl, Advantage Gym Sports took a well-rounded approach to their training in 2019 to help their athletes achieve their potential. In 2019 Angela was the Australian Team coach at the Suzuki World Cup in Japan for the 3rd consecutive year and along with Annabel were both named Victorian State Team coaches. Throughout 2019, the Coaching Team had three athletes represent Australia across four International events including Olivia Feaver secured a silver medal at the Lithuanian Open.

Congratulations Advantage Gym Sports for being named the 2019 recipient of the Aerobics International Coach/ Coaching Team of the Year Award.

Australian Levels Coach/ Coaching Team of the Year – Rebekah England-Hill

Rebekah has been involved in Aerobic Gymnastics as an athlete, coach, judge and club owner for over 12 years and is a highly regarded member of the Aerobic Gymnastics community. In 2019, Rebekah was again selected as head coach at both a state and national level, including leading the Australian National Team to compete at ANAC International. On top of this she helped her athletes achieve eight Victorian Championship titles and six Australian Championship titles. Seeing the importance of sport at every level, Rebekah worked with several schools across Victoria to promote the AeroSchools program.

Congratulations Rebekah England-Hill for being named the 2019 recipient of the Aerobics Australian Levels Coach/ Coaching Team of the Year Award.

Special Recognition Award – Jo Murphy
Dedicating hours of her time to the on-going growth and future of the sport, Jo has been the Technical Director for Aerobic Gymnastics in Victoria for the past three years. As an active FIG Level judge, Jo has judged at every level, often giving up her time to provide feedback to clubs. With a wealth of knowledge and a willingness to support others, Jo has been an invaluable member of the aerobics community and made an incredible contribution in 2019.

Congratulations Jo for being named the 2019 recipient of the Aerobics Special Recognition Award.

Judging Official of the Year Award – Pearl Rozenberg
As a long-standing member of the Aerobic Gymnastics community, Pearl Rozenberg made incredible contributions to the sport throughout 2019. Representing Australia as a judge at the Portugal, Bulgarina and Lithuanian Opens, Pearl is a regular contributor to competitions at every level. As a FIG Brevet 4 Judge, Pearl played a critical role as the National Judging Coordinator and state team training judge throughout 2019.

Congratulations Pearl for being named the 2019 recipient of the Aerobics Judging Official of the Year.