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Brisbane City Gymnastics Club

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard"

                                                                                                                                                      - Tim Notke 

Farkas Pungur (Owner/Director)

Master’s degree as Physical Education Teacher, Bachelor’s degree in Gymnastics Sport Coaching, Diploma in Fitness and many more certificates in injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Gymnastics Australia accreditations: Intermediate MAG, Advanced WAG, High Performance Acrobatic Gymnastics, FreeG coach and presenter.

Farkas started gymnastics at age 4 in Hungary. At age 11 he was National Champion in team events. During his gymnastics carrier he had taken interest in track and field athletics (100m, 200m, 400m, 800m). He won many State titles in different distance running and qualified for Nationals in 100m sprint event. Later, break dance had become one of his interests and he secured 2nd place at National Championship.

During University in 1994, he qualified to be part of a European TV show program called “Jeux Sans Frontieres” (Games without borders), where his team represented the University City and Hungary in the show’s final in Cardiff, UK. He was also part of the gymnastics team at the Hungarian University games (1992-1997). Here he met his wife Reka.

Once he finished his studies, he started coaching Women Artistic Gymnastics along with his ex-coach who was an Olympian level Master Coach of Hungary.

In 1998 Reka and Farkas had received an invitation to be part of an acrobatic dance group to work on cruise ships. For 6 years they had travelled the world as acrobatic adage dancers and aerial acrobats as Featured Guest Entertainers in different production shows (Norwegian-, Celebrity-, Festival and Holland America cruise lines).

Farkas was also a member of The Hungarian and Australian Stunt-Man association and had been featured in many live and filmed productions.

Since 2004 they call Australia home and became proud parents of 4 children.

In 2008 and 2011, during his more than 10 years as Director of Coaching in Mitchelton Youth Club, Farkas had been honoured as the “Best Acrobatic Gymnastics Coach” in Queensland. The club had also been awarded, multiple times, with the title “Best club of the year” in Queensland.

Many of their acrobats across the levels, won state and national titles as well as represented Australia in 2008, 2011 and 2014 in World Cup (senior) and World Championships (junior) events.

In 2017 and 2018 Farkas was part of the TV show sensation - Australia Ninja Warrior S1 and S2.

Reka Pungur (Owner)

Master’s degree as Physical Education Teacher, Bachelor’s degree in Gymnastics Sport Coaching

Reka started gymnastics at age 3 in Hungary. At around age 9 she transferred from Artistic gymnastics to Acrobatic gymnastics. Since then, she has never left this beautiful sport again!

During her active competitive carrier, she won the Hungarian “Master’s Champion in Acrobatic Gymnastics” title multiple times. Between 1987 -1994 she was a member of the Hungarian National Acrobatic Gymnastics Team (Women’ S Trio) representing Hungary at many International competitions, including European and World Championships earning many places in the finals within the top six.

While maintaining her competitive carrier as an acrobat, she had also earned acceptance and studied at the Hungarian National Institute of Circus Art in Hungary.

During University in 1994, she met her husband Farkas. Once finished her University studies, Reka went on and travelled the world on cruise ships as an acrobatic adage dancer and aerial acrobat as Featured Guest Entertainers with Farkas.

In 2004, Reka and Farkas has settled in Australia and became proud parents of 4 children. While pregnant and looking  after a very young family, Reka had never stopped coaching for more than a couple of months at a time.

In 2006, while being the Head Coach of acrobatic gymnastics in Mitchelton Youth Club (2005-2015), Reka had been honoured as the “Best Acrobatic Gymnastics Coach” in Queensland.

Reka had also been successfully coaching artistic gymnastics as well as Kinder and Preschool gym for many years.

The couples extensive experience in coaching and stage performance is what makes their coaching so successful!