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Essendon Keilor Gymnastics Academy


Gymnastics Program for children who are blind or vision Impaired

Essendon Keilor Gymnastics Academy has been running a Blind Sports Gymnastics Program since late 2011. Offered to school aged children, the classes are suitable for absolute beginners, with no prior experience or exposure to Gymnastics.

Some of the greatest benefits of gymnastics include coordination, power, strength, flexibility, balance, grace and most importantly injury prevention through developing core stability and agility. Gymnastics teaches children perseverance, poise, confidence, attention to detail and concentration. So whether your child is a future Gymnast, or goes on to be a Runner, Goal Ball player or Soccer star; a sound gymnastics education is essential for their development.

Essendon Keilor Gymnastics Academy has purchased extra equipment, specifically to assist in teaching children with a vision impairment. Some of the equipment includes items that make sounds when stood on, props with texture, balls with bells etc.

Coaches from Essendon Keilor Gymnastics Academy deliver the program, assisted by Senior Gymnasts and Junior Coaches. This allows us to offer one-on-one assistance for the participants. Our Coaches have received sighted guide training to ensure they are ready to not only teach gymnastics, but to work with children who are blind or vision impaired.

All staff and volunteers have a Working with Children’s Check. Our Coaches are accredited through Gymnastics Australia.


Weekly on Friday evenings


Essendon Keilor Gymnastics Centre, 194 Roberts Road, Airport West 3042

Gymnastic programs are also available at Bendigo and Ballarat.
Please enquire for further details by calling Blind Sports and Recreation Victoria on 03 9822 8876 or email

Cost of activity:

$220 for a 10 week term, plus an annual $45 registration and insurance fee.

Contact Person:

If you would like further information about the Gymnastics Program for children who are blind or vision impaired please contact Christy Hemphill, Essendon Keilor Gymnastics Academy by phone on 03 9336 4077 or by email


Additional Information

Bookings essential. Call to book and to join in on a trial class or enrol online.


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