Clubland Programmes Update – Feb 2018

Anna RobertsonClubland Newsletter, Community Sports Newsletter, Education, Member Updates

TeamGym and Tumbling The two priority programmes developed in 2017 were TeamGym and Tumbling pathways.  Both of these programmes became a focus through the community need and linking to the national participation strategy supporting retention of athletes in clubs. Elementary Coach pilot education courses for TeamGym and Tumbling were offered in November and were fully subscribed with 30 participants on each … Read More

Education Events

Anna RobertsonCommunity Sports Newsletter, Education

The first half of 2017 has been an explosion for the Education Team. The first event of 2017 was the FIG Artistic Level 2 Academy. The participants from New Zealand, Australia and the Philippines became very close knit throughout the week as they studied and worked together to pass their exams. The week was capped off by a visit by … Read More

Coaching Courses

Anna RobertsonCommunity Sports Newsletter, Education

It has been all go for domestic education courses and workshops. The logistics of these courses are more complex than you would think! Logistics of courses are worked around the needs of the clubs (through the Relationship Managers), venue and presenter availability, and coordination with International Tours and National Event calendars. The XTND Youth Leadership Programme continues to thrive across … Read More

FIG Code of Points changes

Anna RobertsonCommunity Sports Newsletter, Education

Every four years there is significant work to be done making the necessary adaptions to all judging resources. With the support of the relevant Sport Development Committees (SDCs), Women’s and Men’s Artistic, Aerobics and Rhythmic Gymnastics judging courses have been adjusted to reflect the FIG changes and judges from all over the country have been working hard to re-qualify for … Read More

International Judging Courses

Anna RobertsonCommunity Sports Newsletter, Education

Since November 2016, international judges across all gymnastic codes have been revalidating their international qualifications. Judges have been studying for months and have to undertake comprehensive theory and practical exams. Since November, Gymnastics NZ has had 34 judges attend courses in Slovakia, Spain, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand. Gymnastics New Zealand hosted the Rhythmic Gymnastics International Judging Course in … Read More

Presenter training

Anna RobertsonCommunity Sports Newsletter

The Gymnastics NZ Education Programme is delivered by a wide range of trained presenters from within our gymnastics community. These presenters are located all over the country enabling us to host courses across all regions. A presenter training course for eight new presenters was held in Dunedin in April to make courses and workshops more accessible for those in the … Read More

RM Team Structure

Anna RobertsonCommunity Sports Newsletter

Earlier this year we re-structured the Relationship Management team. One of the key contributing factors for this change was the $400,000 per annum reduction of funding from Sport NZ. We landed on a model that we hoped would have minimal impact on service delivery and club engagement with our regionally based staff, whilst cutting back on the administrative tasks that … Read More


Anna RobertsonCommunity Sports Newsletter

There has been considerable interest from clubs to grow TeamGym in NZ following the TeamGym Workshop delivered by Brooke Kneebush from Gymnastics Australia at the Gym For All Symposium last year. TeamGym is an exciting style of group performance, recommended for participants aged 8 years and over. It is based on the popular international European TeamGym competition combining parts of … Read More

Tumbling Programme

Anna RobertsonCommunity Sports Newsletter

A new National Tumbling Programme that will cater for all levels of participation is being developed by the Tumbling development group for roll out in 2018.   A draft Handbook will be available by the end of September and coach education will start being offered from November 2017. Any questions can be directed to Margaret Wilton, Gymnastics NZ Programme Development Manager. … Read More

Waitoa Free Range Chicken Partnership

Anna RobertsonCommunity Sports Newsletter

Exciting times for Gymnastics NZ when a partnership agreement was reached with Waitoa Free Range Chicken in December 2016. One of the most important aspects of the partnership agreement was its direct value at club level, this has been evident from the following contributions that have been seen across the country so far: · 15,000 ‘Waitoa Star of the Week’ … Read More