Commonwealth Games 2018 Tickets

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The Ticket Request Phase for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is only open until 11.59pm AEST Monday, 22 May. The action will be world class so let’s make sure the atmosphere is electric for the athletes.

Wrestling will be held at the brand new Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre over three days with tickets only $20 for adults and $10 for children.

Now’s the time to decide whether you want to be there to witness greatness or wait and risk missing out. Submit your ticket requests today at www.gc2018.com/tickets

At the conclusion of the ticket request phase, all unsold tickets will be released for sale on a first come, first served basis.

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Wrestling Queensland News for 2017

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Congratulations to Jessica Lavers-McBain, Taylor Flatman-Bateman, Tom Cicchini and Liam Neyland for representing WQ at the 2017 Oceania Championship in Papeete, French Polynesia.
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WQ was part of the Sports and Recreation Industry Forum with Minister for Sport Hon. Michael de Brenni MP, held at Suncorp Stadium.
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WQ training jerseys are on their way. We will have samples available soon.
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WQ was featured on Evenings with David Curnow on 612ABC. Discussing the sport and the history of the Lang Park PCYC club.

March has Super Rugby, NRL, music and A-League events all running at Suncorp Stadium.  Evening sessions at Lang Park PCYC will not be running on event days.  Event calendar is available here.

 

 

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ABC News at Lang Park PCYC Wrestling

 

ABC News were in attendance for the Freestyle class at Lang Park PCYC filming a segment on aspiring 2018 Commonwealth Games athletes and Wrestling in the host state of Queensland.

 

There are no details at the time of writing on when the program will be featured or if it will be available online.  We will update when it is known.

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Recognition for WQ Inc Wrestler

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WQ Inc would like to congratulate 61kg Freestyle Wrestler Tom Cicchini on his commendation from QUT.

 

In this calendar year, Tom has competed in the Australian National Championship, Oceania Championship in Hamilton NZ and was part of the Australian squad for the Commonwealth Junior Championship in Calgary Canada. All while studying full time, working and donating time to assist with the school-aged Wrestling classes at Lang Park PCYC.

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Lifetime PCYC Membership for State Coach Yuri Markov

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We were very happy to present on behalf of Queensland PCYC a lifetime membership to our State Coach Yuri Markov at the Lang Park Club last Friday.

 

Since emigrating in 1997, Yuri with over 50 years in the sport of Wrestling has been kind enough to generously dedicate his time to growing the sport and passing on his knowledge to the Wrestling community in Queensland.

 

We cannot thank Yuri enough for his efforts and we are very privileged to have someone with world class Wrestling credentials right here in Brisbane.

 

Congratulations from Wrestling Queensland.

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Starting Wrestling – Frequently Asked Questions

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Freestyle Wrestling for all ages and sizes

 

 

 

How old does my child need to be for junior classes?

Six years and older (school age) up to seventeen years.  Some clubs may have older teenagers and experienced juniors in their senior classes.

 

How much does it cost?

Costs are different for each club, please contact your club or PCYC directly.

 

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Dummy training

What do I wear, are bare feet okay?

Plain shirts and shorts.  Avoid baggy clothes or clothes with metal zippers, buckles, hard buttons, etc.

Bare  feet are okay.  Wrestling shoes are recommended but not compulsory outside of competition.

 

What do I need to bring?

A towel and water bottle.  Protective gear like mouth guards and soft knee guards are optional.

 

What do I need to know for the first class?

Fingernails and toenails must be cut short. Avoid training if you have any broken skin that can’t be securely covered or if you have any skin infections like ringworm.

 

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Drilling throws

 

Can I cross-train in Wrestling if I do other sports?

Yes.  Please keep in mind that classes are run to prepare people for Wrestling competition.

 

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Freestyle Wrestling Competition

Can I train with a medical condition?

Please talk to your coach about any medical condition before your first session. The coach may not allow you to participate or only participate in a modified way if they feel that the risk to your safety is too high.

 

What is the best class for my child to attend?

Junior classes are run to suit boys and girls of all ages, sizes and fitness levels. 

 

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Junior par terre (ground) wrestling

 

Can I train senior Wrestling if I am unfit, older or have no experience?

All ages, fitness and experience levels are welcome but please speak to your coach before your first session.  Some classes may be more suitable than others.

 

Do you have a club in my area?

All affiliated Queensland clubs can be found here. If any new clubs or regions are added the website and facebook will be updated.

 

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