Victoria Park's History

The merger of Wandal Gymnastics Club and Rockhampton Trampoline Club in 1987 resulted in the birth of Victoria Park Gymnastic & Trampoline Club Inc. Combining the resources of both clubs allowed sufficient finance and manpower to build stage 1 of our club gymnasium in Hall Street Wandal in 1988. Our club and its members enlisted the identity of "Vici Park", proudly wore the colours of maroon, pink and white in competitions and took the dolphin as our club-sporting emblem.

Times were very fruitful in membership, competition and fundraising. 1988 - 1992 saw the enthusiasm of a pro-active committee and its members forge the club ahead on all fronts. Stage 1 of our venue was club owned well ahead of time and our coaching pursuits and competition achievements had signaled it was time for a building extension.

As with stage 1, financing stage 2 needed people with a passion for Victoria Park to back the bank loan as guarantors. An incredibly generous group of family members stepped up in support. By now, Victoria Park had absorbed the Rockhampton Gymnastics Academy and in doing so acquired senior level women gymnasts and coach. During this period, our game of Bingo was also very rewarding for our club which made us a good risk at the bank.

On 26 January 1993, stage 2 was officially opened, offering the best Queensland regional gymnastics and trampolining facility of its time, equipped with tens of thousands of dollars worth of new gym equipment. In just a few short years the loan was repaid and our club became club member owned and in 1997 our venue was debt free! Once again this was possible by the dedicated efforts of our Bingo workers and the community of Rockhampton who so generously supported our weekly game.

Venue:  Hall St Wandal  Postal :  PO Box 162 Rockhampton 4700
Telephone: 07 49225986   Facsimile: 0749222249