2017 Rhythmic World Championships Team

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, NZ Team Announcements, Rhythmic gymnastics

It is with great pleasure that we announce our first NZ Team to a Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in more than two years.  This team is made up of: Grace Schroder (Counties Manukau Gymnastics) Aya Tanaka Probert (Xtreme Rhythmix) Coach: Tracey Redhead (Counties Manukau Gymnastics) Judge: Marnie Sterner (Xtreme Rhythmix)   We wish the team all the best for this pinnacle … Read More

Recent Board Appointments

Angela LawrieCEO / Board Updates

In accordance with the GymSports NZ Constitution, ‘15.3 (a) Board Appointments Panel’ (BAP), the BAP was convened to conduct the process of determining vacant Appointed Board Member positions. This process is outlined in the GymSports NZ Constitution points 15.3 (c) through to 15.4 (d), inclusive. As obligated under point 15.4 (d), I have been advised by the BAP of the … Read More

Medals Hauled back from Australian Championships

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Rhythmic gymnastics, Trampoline, Women's artistic gymnastics

Three NZ teams returned from across the ditch, with a haul of medals at the beginning of the month.  The 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships saw more than 1,400 athletes compete for Australian national titles and (for our NZ teams) bragging rights.  The Australian pinnacle event saw our NZ teams win 32 medals – 13 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze. A … Read More

Howick Rhythmic’s Hair and Makeup Workshop

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, Rhythmic gymnastics

We love this little parent-gymnast evening that Howick Rhythmics does annually.  It’s a hair and makeup workshop targeted at gymnasts new to competitions.  The workshops teach parents how to do a tight and secure rhythmic bun in different styles.  They then get to play around with make-up trying out different shades and colours to best make the girls’ leotards pop. … Read More

First FIG Age Group Coach Camp for NZ

Anna Robertsone-News, Education

FIG recently introduced the Age Group Programme to Oceania.  This is a three-day development and competition program for age group athletes up to the junior international level.  This was held at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. The programmes include a testing program for physical preparation, a testing program for technical preparation on or with all apparatus including dance; … Read More

1,300 Children Give Gymnastics A Go

Anna Robertsone-News

The brilliant bustle of more 1,300 school children, all participating in various forms of gymnastics.  It’s not always easy to get up in front of people, but these kids all gave it a go.  We take our hats off to each and every one of them, as well as the Sport Gisborne Tairawhiti for pulling off their biggest Schools Gymnastics … Read More

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

Worldwide Youth Leadership Opportunities – Where Could Gymnastics Take You?

Anna Robertsone-News, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

Traditionally an OE (Overseas Experience) meant heading to the United Kingdom (particularly London) and working any job possible to raise funds to go travelling. For a variety of reasons including changes to visa laws, this is now changing. Young people are looking for a direction and purpose to their travel and the growth of leadership opportunities and training within gymnastics … Read More

Maximising Revenue Streams – 2017 National Conference

Anna Robertsone-News, Member Updates

Maximising New and Existing Revenue Streams to Secure Your Clubs Financial Future Finding new ways to increase revenue is always a hot topic for Clubs and as grant funding pots become smaller and the number of organisations asking for money grow, it is becoming increasingly important to consider other ways to create revenue streams. There are a wide range of … Read More

New 2017 Course Presenters

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

Over the weekend of 22-23 April, Dunedin played the perfect host for the Gymnastics NZ Presenter Training course with absolutely stunning weather all weekend. The Gymnastics NZ Education Programme is delivered by a wide range of presenters from within our gymnastics community. These presenters are located all over the country enabling us to host courses across all regions. Each year … Read More