Going overseas and representing your country in a sport that you love can sound so glamorous, but behind the leotard sparkles and that 30-second routine on the world stage, is months of grit, sweat, and hours in the gym. And then throw in the world stage part again – a fun but unfamiliar environment. The 2023 Trampoline World Age Group … Read More
Gymnastics New Zealand is always proud of the contribution of coaches working through the XTND programme. These coaches, aged 13-16 years, are often busy juggling school commitments with their time in the gym. One coach is Ava Baddeley from Capital Gymnastics who is a XTND coach and women’s artistic senior international gymnast. We caught up with Ava who gave us … Read More
We are pleased to announce that the following athletes have been selected for the 2024 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics National Squad: Congratulations to all and we wish you all the best next year. Does this mean athletes automatically make a NZ tour team?No. Being part of the squad means that you are a targeted athlete, but depending on the competition, there … Read More
It is with pleasure that we announce that the following athletes have been selected for the 2024 Men’s Artistic Gymnastics National Squad: Congratulations to all and we wish you all the best next year. Does this mean athletes automatically make a NZ tour team?No. Being part of the squad means that you are a targeted athlete, but depending on the … Read More
We are pleased to announce that a team to represent New Zealand at the 2024 women’s artistic gymnastics world cups in Cairo, Cottbus, Doha, and Baku has been selected. This team is Congratulations to all. We wish the team all the best in their preparations over the coming months.
This week sees World Champions Dylan Schmidt and Bronwyn Dibb defend their titles in Birmingham at the 2023 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships. Dylan left home in June and is still on the road, having done four world cups, British nationals, a training camp in Canada, a bit of travelling in the United States, and setting up base camp in the … Read More
September and October held the much-anticipated Youth Coach Connect conferences which saw 111 coaches from 26 clubs come together at the Wellington and Auckland events. Last year’s coach development research project showed that both holistic and technical approaches were integral to developing youth coaches, so Youth Coach Connect was created as a platform to drive these two key themes. This … Read More
When Cyclone Gabrielle smashed into the upper and eastern north island in February, the East Coast town of Wairoa was among the hardest hit. Schools closed, families lost their homes and, needless to say, recreation opportunities were severely limited. “After the cyclone everyone was kind of down and depressed,” says Gisborne Gymnastics Club coach Nicola Ludwig. “The kids needed some … Read More