Mila shines at championships

Mila Blyth with her coach Brenda Kent. 154987

Talented young gymnast Mila Blyth completed a successful week at the Australian Championships in Melbourne.
The former Ocean Grove Primary School student, who is now in Year 7 at St Ignatius College, came 6th overall in Australia for her International level and won a gold medal as a member of the winning Victorian team.
She is currently in Canberra for the AIS invitation camp for Team Future Gymnasts.
Mila has been selected to train at the National Centre for Excellence in Melbourne. Her training regime of 30 hours a week means that she cannot attend regular school and must use distance education.
She travels six days a week to Prahran. Leaving as early as 5.15am and returning sometimes at 9pm. The level that she is training at requires coaches with the appropriate skills and qualifications. Currently, there are no coaches that can fulfil that role in Geelong. While her coach Brenda Kent was available, she trained in Geelong in the elite International program at the YMCA.
Mila has received invitations to participate in AIS Team Future camps in Canberra on four occasions.
Mila is currently training 26 hours week within YMCA Geelong’s International Development Program, working in liaison with the Victorian Women’s High Performance Centre, at Newtown Stadium under elite coach Brenda Kent. Mila is known for her total commitment to her training.
Mila is supported by her family who travel to Geelong from their Ocean Grove home five days a week for the seven-day weekly training sessions she attends and also her school, which works with her intense training schedule to allow her to pursue her budding international gymnastics career.