Manawatu Shows 45% Membership Increase

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News

Manawatu Gymsports has grown from strength to strength over the last year with 2017 Term 1 membership numbers showing an increase of 45% from the same time last year. This, combined with a request from Feilding Gymnastics Club to join them as a satellite club, shows the work they are undertaking in developing internal, and building external, relationships for the … Read More

XTND to Camp America and Back

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

Danielle Jellicoe has life-long involvement with gymnastics from being a competitive Women’s Artistic athlete to Wellington XTND Graduate and now as the Head Coach at Kapiti GymSports (FIG Level 2 Senior Coach). Danielle believes that the XTND programme helped her to break out of her shell, and meet lots of new friends from other gym clubs who she remains friends … Read More

Updates and Reminders – Central Region

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Member Updates

Athlete Transfers / Trials Just a reminder if you have a competitive athlete transferring to your club please make sure you have completed to the correct forms for Athlete transfer. If you have athletes trialing with your club please make a courtesy call to their original club where possible. Men’s Artistic Elementary Judging Course – Postponed The Wellington Men’s Artistic … Read More

Event Reminders – Central Region

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Member Updates, Recreational Gymnastics

Wellington GFA Routines Wellington GFA routines (also noted as “Comp B” routines) are being rolled out across Wellington and the Central region and are available to all interested Clubs. The routines originally came from Top of the South routines and have been slightly tweaked to suit Wellington quirks. The debut of these routines will be at Capital Junior Competition with … Read More

Feilding Gymnastics Club Joins the Family

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News

Feilding Gymnastics Club is the newest affiliated member of Gymnastics NZ. The Club has affiliated as a satellite of Manawatu Gymsports and the two Clubs are working closely together. Feilding Gymnastics Club currently has 165 members and operates out of the gym at Feilding High School. Feilding currently delivers Recreation and Team Gym classes. Please make sure you introduce yourself … Read More

Post-Course Assignment – Group Sessions

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Education

After attending the Elementary Coach course recently, three enthusiastic young coaches chose to take a day out from work/their school holiday to come together and complete their Elementary Coach post-course assignment. Sarah Fleming, Alanah Goldingham and Jessica Rice came to the Pelorus Trust Sports House on 27 April armed with their videos and completed their assignments. All three coaches commented … Read More

World Gymnaestrada

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, International, Midlands, Recreational Gymnastics, Regional, South Island

Held every four years since 1953, the World Gymnaestrada is the biggest gymnastics festival in the world with over 20,000 participants from over 50 nations. The aim of the event is to bring together people from all over the world to perform gymnastics. Everyone who enjoys doing gymnastics can take part regardless of age, gender, talent, religion and social status. … Read More

XTND Celebrates 30 Years

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Education, Midlands, Regional, South Island, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

2017 is a significant year for the GymSports New Zealand XTND Youth Leadership Programme (XTND), previously known as Coach-In-Training (CIT), as the programme turns 30. As documented in the 1988 – 1989 New Zealand Gymnastics Annual report, the original CIT pilot course was established by Mary Barbour in 1987 as a trial and had four C.I.T’s complete accreditation in October … Read More

Central Clinic Welcomes Mental Skills Workshops

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Regional

As part of the quarterly Wellington Regional Meeting, there have been a number of conversations relating to the “Physical Literacy Approach” and how this approach could be best used to support the Wellington GymSports team for at the New Zealand Gymsports Championship events this year. What is physical literacy? Physical literacy is “the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding … Read More

From Gizzy to the Aussie Champs

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Regional, Trampoline

Leah Scholefield from Eastland Port Gisborne Trampoline Club has been selected to represent New Zealand at the upcoming 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships on the 30 May – 4 June.  She will be competing in individual trampoline, synchro and double-mini. We had a wee chat to Leah about her recent selection… 2017 goal number one officially ticked off the list! Australian … Read More