Tuggerah’s Alinta Gymnastics Club is being completely revamped by two of Australia’s leading gymnastics coaches who have come together to purchase the gym.
The two coaches are originally from China, but have extensive coaching experience in Australia.
Quanzhi Xi (pronounced Trensi) has a sports coaching degree from China and has an Australian High-Performance qualification in women’s gymnastics, and an Advanced Silver qualification in men’s gymnastics.
Chenwei Wan (Jojo) also has a sports coaching degree from China and has an Australian High-Performance accreditation as a men’s coach, and an Advanced Silver qualification in women’s gymnastics.
The High-Performance qualification is the highest Australian gymnastics coaching accreditation while Advanced Silver is the second highest.
Both coaches have been in Australia for a number of years and facilitated numerous gymnastics programs.
They are the first High-Performance coaches from China to decide to expand into running a gymnastics Club in Australia, and as part of the revamp, have christened their new gym the JX Gymnastics Club.
Quanzhi was the Hunan Gymnastics Professional Team Leader in China, and has coached at both the Queensland and NSW High Performance Centres, and until recently, was the senior women’s coach at Woden Valley Gymnastics Club in Canberra.
For the past three years he coached girls who won medals at National Championships.
Jojo coached at Know Gymnastics Club in Melbourne before moving to Rooty Hill Gymnastics Club, where he was the Team Leader of the whole Elite Program.
He has personally coached boys to win medals at National Championships and to represent Australia at both the Youth Olympics and World Championships.
The revamped club is also now fully registered and affiliated with Gymnastics NSW (GNSW) and Gymnastics Australia (GA).
The Club will now offer the full range of accredited GA programs for both boys and girls, from Kinder Gym (for under 5’s), recreational gymnastics and competitive gymnastics.
Both the recreational and competitive programs start at age 6 and follow the pathways directed by GA until the gymnast achieves his or her personal goals.
The competitive program is designed to allow gymnasts of all ages to compete at the Hunter Regional Championships, NSW Country Championships, NSW State Championships, Australian National Championships and potentially internationally.
To underpin this program, the Club will assist all its coaches to become accredited GA coaches and to develop their own personal coaching expertise.
Media release, Feb 22
Jojo Wan, JX Gymnastics Club