Gymnastics Australia Statement 

Earlier this year, Gymnastics Australia (GA) along with two Rhythmic Gymnastics Judges/ registered Technical Members, Ms Virginia Elliott and Ms Erin Pankoke received sanctions from the Gymnastics’ Ethics Foundation (GEF) due to a number of administrative breaches which occurred at the 2021 Oceania Continental Championships.

Gymnastics Australia accepts the decision of the GEF and acknowledges the sanctions imposed on the organisation, Ms Elliott and Ms Pankoke.

The sanctions imposed by the GEF do not prohibit Ms Elliott or Ms Pankoke from judging at a national, state or community level. Furthermore, Ms Elliott will continue her membership on the National Rhythmic Technical Committee as Project Coordinator – Education. 

We would like to extend our thanks to all our volunteers for their ongoing contributions and engagement with gymnastics in Australia.