Brisbane and Perth respectively will play host to the 2009 Men's and Womens National Artistic Gymnastics Championships. Rhythmic Nationals will also take place in Brisbane.
I am unfortunately not heading to either event but welcome reports and multimedia from anyone who is. I will do my best to follow the competitions as closely as possible online, but personal and work schedules may intervene in parts.
These events are just one additional step on the road to Worlds 09 and the wham-bam-thankye-ma'am 2010 schedule of Commonwealths, PacRim and Worlds (among other things). In the coming days I hope to feature spotlights on particular competitors to watch out for during the event. With some big names absent this year, up and coming gymnasts have more of a chance than ever to impress selectors.
Are ya excited?
Do ya need a change of pants yet!?!?