Jessica Eland


Level 10 Gymnast

Quick Facts:

Name: Jessica Eland

Level: Level 10

Birthplace: Melbourne

DOB: 15/2/2005

Nickname: Jess

School: Mount Waverley Secondary College

Motto: "If you really want it,  you will fight for it"

Most admired sportsperson? Nastia Liukin

Favourite music? 80s-90s

Favourite movie/TV shows? Gilmore Girls

What is your pet hate? Slow walkers

If you were famous who would you be and why? Tom Holland, so I could be Spiderman

Best piece of advice you've ever received?Go for it, with everything you have got and don’t let anyone stand in the way of your dreams, because if you work had enough for it, you WILL get there” - said by a random man I met who saw me doing handstands on Uluru.



Training Information:

When and why did you start gymnastics? 6 years old, because I was always bouncing around

First gymnastics club? Bayside Gymnastics

Who is your current coach? Jess Haintz and Mr Yang

What is the most important thing your coach has taught you? That hard work pays off and to stray focussed on your own goals

Favourite thing about Waverley? The supportive and encouraging coaches in the gym

Biggest challenge you've overcome so far?Fighting some long injuries but working hard to come back stronger

Best apparatus? Bars or beam

Favourite skill? Jager on Bars

Most difficult skill to learn? Pak salto on Bars

One skill you would most love to learn? Back double layout on floor

Proudest gymnastics achievement? Coming first at Nationals on Bars in 2019


Most Significant:

Best National Performance: Although I was injured and only competed two apparatus, 2019 Bars and Beam

Proudest Gymnastics Achievement: After having a rough day one nationals 2020, I was still able to go out on day two with my head held high


National Competitions:

2015 National Clubs (Level 5)

2016 National Clubs (Level 7)

2017 National Clubs (Level 7)

2017 Nationals (Level 7)

2018 National Clubs (Level 9 and 10)

2019 Nationals (Level 9)

2021 Nationals (Level 10)

Check out some of Jessica's routines from previous competitions!