Australian Gymnastics Championships: Kingsley boy to contend


Trampolinist Dylan Nolan wants to move on to bigger and better competitions. Picture: Martin Kennealey       
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Trampolinist Dylan Nolan wants to move on to bigger and better competitions. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d454080

KINGSLEY’S Dylan Nolan will represent WA at the Australian Gymnastics Championships next month.

The 11-year-old has been selected in the under 13 State team for trampoline gymnastics and will travel to Melbourne for the national event.

The 11-year-old has been selected in the under 13 State team for trampoline gymnastics and will travel to Melbourne for the national event.

Dylan trains at High Flyers Trampoline and Gymnastics Academy in Wangara four days per week.

“It’s a lot of work and a lot of dedication,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to going to nationals; it’s fun and it’s competitive.”

His mum Kylie said Dylan was born with a diaphragmatic hernia, resulting in a collapsed left lung and his heart being pushed to the other side of his body.

He had surgery at eight days old and took about 18 months to recover, with doctors warning he might not be able to play sports when he was older, but instead she said he had flourished.

“Within three months of him being (at High Flyers) he was put on to the State squad,” she said.

“I think it’s a bit of a release for him. He does struggle a bit at school so it’s a release and he’s good at it.”

After the championships, Dylan will take part in a high performance camp at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra and his sights are firmly set on competing at an elite level.

“I want to go to the Olympics as soon as possible really, that’s my goal,” he said.

“I want to show people that anything is possible.”

Mrs Nolan is fundraising to help Dylan attend both events;

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