Calisthenics club’s free family fun day

Nikkita Koertzen (foreground), Cleo Turzi and Angel Samuels (seated), Alysse Harris and Sarah Dunn (kneeling) and Abbey Chapman (back) show off their calisthenics skills. d413976
Nikkita Koertzen (foreground), Cleo Turzi and Angel Samuels (seated), Alysse Harris and Sarah Dunn (kneeling) and Abbey Chapman (back) show off their calisthenics skills. d413976

Members of the long-established club will show off their skills at Gumblossom Community Centre, Tapping Way, from 10am to 2pm.

There will also be a baby animal petting farm, bouncy castle and face painting with a sausage sizzle on sale.

‘Not many people in the growing northern suburbs know what calisthenics is so we would like to show them,’ president Sue Allen said.

‘Calisthenics is a team sport but some of our girls also compete individually in solo, duo and graceful girl competitions.

‘We are registered with Kidsport and promote good health among young people, keeping them interested in a dynamic sport for many years,’ she said.

‘In 2013, our junior and intermediate team age groups came first in their divisions at state championship competitions.

‘We are also proud that six of our members, including two coaches, will represent WA in the 2014 national championships in Melbourne.’

The club has about 80 members aged three to 25. Newcomers are welcome.