Media release: More Firsts for Gymnastics with Olympic Team Selections

Anna RobertsonMedia Release

Three New Zealand gymnastics athletes have been selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games. The gymnastics team for Tokyo 2020 is: Mikhail (Misha) Koudinov, coached by David Phillips – men’s artistic gymnastics (Tri Star Gymnastics Club, Auckland) Madaline (Maddie) Davidson, coached by Alexander (Alex) Nilov – trampoline gymnastics (Olympia Gymnastic Sports, Christchurch) Dylan Schmidt, coached by Angie Dougal – trampoline gymnastics … Read More

MAG 2021 World Championships

Anna RobertsonInternational

Having not had the opportunity to announce a travelling team in over a year, it brings us great pleasure to announce the following team to represent New Zealand at the 2021 Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships to be held 18-24 October in Kitakyushu, Japan. Dominic Bigsby (North Harbour Gymnastics Club) Sam Dick (Tri Star Gymnastics) Ethan Dick (Tri Star Gymnastics) Devy … Read More

Media release: NZ Trampoline Athlete Soars to Historic Olympic Qualification

Anna RobertsonMedia Release

New Zealand trampoline athlete Madaline (Maddie) Davidson has provisionally qualified a spot to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after an outstanding performance at the Aere World Cup in Brescia, Italy, on the weekend. If selected to the New Zealand Olympic Team, this would make Maddie the first female from New Zealand to ever compete in trampoline gymnastics at the Olympics. Trampoline … Read More

Misha Wins Olympic Quota Spot

Anna Robertsone-News

Mikhail (Misha) Koudinov won the 2021 Artistic Gymnastics Oceania Championships on the Gold Coast on Friday 21 May. Misha took on the Australians single-handedly at their national championships which also served as the Oceania championships and the decider for the continental spot at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Misha is no stranger to Olympic qualification as he was selected … Read More

Message from Tony

Anna RobertsonCEO / Board Updates

As we embark on the competition season for 2021, I just wanted to take a moment to look back on the past year.  A year that caused stress, anxiety and nervousness across NZ, and of course it was a tough year for our gymnastics community. As you contemplate the role you will play in the coming season, I would ask you to be … Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Gymnastics New Zealand releases report following Independent Whole of Sport Review

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review, Media Release

UNDER MEDIA EMBARGO UNTIL 9AM WEDNESDAY 10 FEBRUARY. Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) has released the report documenting the findings of the independent review which was commissioned following serious and distressing allegations of abuse within the sport. The review team of David Howman, Dr Lesley Nicol, and Rachel Vickery received more than 200 submissions during the extended review period. Gymnastics … Read More

Update: Independent Whole of Sport Review

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review

As you will be aware, in August 2020, Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) commissioned David Howman to conduct an Independent Review into the sport, following the distressing and deeply concerning allegations of physical, mental and emotional abuse of former and current athletes. Mr Howman, and his assistants Dr Lesley Nicol and Rachel Vickery, have now completed this review and are … Read More

Independent Review: Submission Phase Concluded

Anna RobertsonCEO / Board Updates

The independent Whole of Sport Review launched by Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) in response to the exposure of unsafe and abusive practices in the sport, both historical and current, has now concluded the submission phase. The review team of David Howman, Lesley Nicol and Rachel Vickery are now compiling the report that will present the findings of the review … Read More

Update: Independent Review

Anna RobertsonCEO / Board Updates

The independent, whole of sport review of gymnastics in New Zealand was due for completion mid-October. However, David Howman—the Reviewer—has requested an initial one-month extension. As per the flexibility granted by the Terms of Reference, and in the interest of a full and thorough review, this request for an extension has been granted. This now moves the expected completion date … Read More

Member invitation to FIG e-conference

Anna Robertsone-News

Dear Members, Following the latest FIG press release, we would like to officially invite you to the FIG e-conference aimed at ‘Finding solutions for a respectful culture and safe training environment in Gymnastics’. This e-conference has been designed as an interactive forum where gymnasts, coaches, technical experts, and administrators can express their views based on their daily or first-hand experiences. … Read More