Gymnastics Chair Elected to NZ Olympic Committee

Anna Robertsone-News, South Island

Annette Purvis, Chair of Christchurch School of Gymnastics, was last month elected to the Board of the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC).  Annette is also currently Chair of Athletics New Zealand where she has led a review of the organisation’s constitution and led a revitalisation of the High Performance Strategy.  Annette has held other governance roles within IPC World Athletic … Read More

Youth Leadership Opportunities – International Gymnastics Camp, America

Anna Robertsone-News, International, South Island

When Hannah Close, a 19-year-old retired Women’s Artistic Athlete from Dunedin Gymnastics Academy (DGA) realised she wasn’t sure what she wanted to study she decided to look for an overseas experience linked to the sport she loved. Hannah remembered a camp her fellow teammates had visited while on a training camp –  International Gymnastics Camp (IGC). Hannah was attracted to the … Read More

New Equipment for Canterbury and Otago

Anna Robertsone-News, South Island

You may notice a new shade of green in two South Island Clubs with the arrival of some Rio Olympic Equipment to the Dunedin Gymnastics Academy and Christchurch School of Gymnastics. Both clubs along with their gymnasts are very excited about having equipment that has been used by their heroes. ICE Trampoline will also soon be the proud owners of … Read More

Upcoming Events – South Island

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, South Island

Please see below for upcoming Gymnastics NZ sanctioned events in the South Island. Dunedin Gymnastics Academy Qualifying & 1st Junior Competition 10-11 June Dunedin Gymnastics Academy, Otaki and Vogel Street, Dunedin. WAG STEPs 1 – 6; WAG Regional Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Open & Elite MAG Levels 1 – 3. Enquiries and entries.   Marlborough Championships 24 – 25 June … Read More

Gymnastics Equipment For Sale

Anna Robertsone-News, Regional, South Island

Blenheim Gymnastics Club has a set of parallel bars and a pommel/vaulting horse for sale. This equipment also comes with mats for underneath. If your club is in need of equipment, then please email Tony Quirk for more details.

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

Celebrating Judges in the South Island

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Regional, South Island

Our judges are volunteers who devote a lot of their own time and money into gaining and maintaining their qualifications. They then give up a lot of weekends during competition season so that our athletes can compete. A lot will take annual leave from their day jobs, to judge at the National Championships and some will also judge overseas so … Read More

Upcoming Courses – South Island

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Regional, South Island

  WAG Junior Judge Course – Nelson 6 – 7 May 2017 Tahunanui School, Nelson Registrations closed 26 April   WAG/MAG Elementary Judge Course – Dunedin 7 May 2017 Otago Polytechnic, Sargood Centre, 40 Logan Park Drive, Dunedin Registrations closed 26 April   MAG Junior Judge Course – Christchurch 13 – 14 May 2017 Christchurch School of Gymnastics, QEII Park, … Read More

Upcoming Events – South Island

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, Regional, South Island

The following are all GymSports NZ sanctioned events and qualifying competitions for the 2017 New Zealand Championships. 2017 Upper South Trampoline Championships 13 – 14 May Olympia Gymnastic Sports, Cnr Springs Road & Corsair Drive, Wigram, Christchurch   2017 Upper South Tumbling Championships Friday 12 May, 6pm-9pm Christchurch School of Gymnastics, 18 Watts Road, Sockburn, Christchurch   Otago Aerobics Qualifier … Read More