Canning Vale: Forefront Gymnastics takes centre stage at national titles

Australian Gymnastics Championship medallists Joel Humich (left) and Josiah Hunter with their coach Darren Hicks (middle).
Australian Gymnastics Championship medallists Joel Humich (left) and Josiah Hunter with their coach Darren Hicks (middle).

FOREFRONT Gymnastics had cause for celebration after two of their athletes medalled at the recent Australian Gymnastics Championships.

Joel Humich produced a superb performance to claim gold in the level seven open rings, while his training partner Josiah Hunter won bronze in the level seven open pommel.

Humich admitted he had out-performed his own expectations at the tournament and harboured aspirations of taking his gymnastics career further.

“I was surprised to get the gold, but it was a good feeling,” he said.

“I want to try and get to the Australian team over the next few years.”

Their coach Darren Hicks said he was “stoked” to see the pair medal.

“You’ve got two gymnasts going to the Australian championships and both of them come back with something, it’s a great feeling,” he said.

It was the perfect house-warming gift for Forefront, who recently moved to their new home in Canning Vale.

Hicks said the new facilities were fantastic and would offer a great pathway for aspiring gymnasts.

“We’ve come from a place where boys gymnastics is hard to come by, a lot of them are shutting down and we’re trying to focus on that and see if we can get something moving,” he said.

“We’ve got a pretty good group of boys and we’re seeing if we can develop something special out of them and get the new generation coming through.”