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Geelong YMCA

Geelong YMCA

5223 2714
LaunchPad Blasts off at the Geelong YMCA

The Geelong YMCA is now accredited as a provider of the new LaunchPad initiative- an exciting national brand for gymnastics that encourages children of all abilities aged between 0 and 12 years to MOVE.

LaunchPad's programs have been especially designed to support you as a parent/ carer or educator in giving your kids the opportunity to practise, develop and, most importantly, enjoy moving through a wide-range of activities that will help them to develop physically, socially and cognitively, and achieve their learning potential.

  • LaunchPad is active.
  • LaunchPad inspires. Motivation also plays a key role. We want kids to like to move. We want kids to want to move.
  • LaunchPad is lifelong. An important goal of LaunchPad is to foster the development of lifelong enjoyment of physical literacy and healthy habits, to sustain a healthy and active lifestyle into adulthood.
  • LaunchPad is the foundation. Confidence and competence in fundamental movement is going to set the foundation for future sporting success for lifelong, active and healthy participation in physical activity. We believe that LaunchPad is the Nursery of Australian Sport! By developing a range of fundamental movements and confidence in moving, children will be successful in any of the sports they choose to follow.

LaunchPad's programs rely on safe and enjoyable activities that challenge participants relative to their abilities and stage of physical, social and cognitive development. For more information on LaunchPad, please visit

The Geelong YMCA and local Sporting Heros, Sara Blicalvs and Abby Schrader from the NBL SuperCats, and Alexandra Eade, senior International Gymnast, are excited to announce the Official Opening of LaunchPad at the Newtown Stadium of the Geelong YMCA on Sunday 5th May 2013 from 10am- 10:45am (by invitation only).

The LaunchPad Opening will be followed by a sausage sizzle, family Basketball fun and a FREE Come & Try (from 11am) that is open to members of the community to come and participate in our LaunchPad and sporting programs.

LaunchPad Programs and sporting activities available on Sunday 5th May are:

* Preschool movement programs (from 10 months to 4 years), and Gymnastics (from 4 years +), all abilities gymnastics (5-10 years)

* Cheerleading, trampolining, rookie sports, basketball, judo and Karate.


Please RSVP to book your spot to the Geelong YMCA Receptions:

Newtown: 5223 2714                                   

25 Riversdale Rd Newtown                       

North Geelong (Arena): 5277 9364

110 Victoria St North Geelong           



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