FIG Level 3 Academy

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, FIG Academy

We were excited to have six coaches attend a FIG Level 3 Coaching Academy in Canberra last month. The Academy went for seven days and comprised of theory and practical lectures and exams. The coaches who attended were: Women’s Artistic Gymnastics: Mathew Rowley (North Harbour), Sarah Miller (North Harbour) Men’s Artistic Gymnastics: Dane Smuts (North Harbour MAG) Rhythmic Gymnastics: Isabel … Read More

NZ First Stop for New President

Anna Robertsone-News, FIG Academy, GymSchool 2017, International

The newly elected President of the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), Mr Morinari Watanabe, paid a ‘flying’ visit to New Zealand just two weeks into his role. Mr Watanabe was elected as only the 9th FIG President in it’s over 135 year history, at the 81st Congress of the FIG members in Tokyo, in October of last year. “We are … Read More

NZ First To Hold 2017 FIG Academy

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, FIG Academy, Men's artistic gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

The FIG Level 2 Academy (which doubles in New Zealand as the Senior Coach Course) was held from 9-16 January, the first international Academy this year. The course was an intensive seven days and culminated with theory and practical exams for all twenty four participants. The group of WAG and MAG coaches from New Zealand, Australia and Philippines became a close-knit team … Read More

FIG Academy Kicks Off

Anna RobertsonEducation, FIG Academy, International

The FIG Level 2 Academy for artistic gymnastics (WAG and MAG) kicked off last night. We are excited to host participants from Australia, Philippines and New Zealand and extend a huge welcome to our FIG international experts – Derick Scholtz (South Africa), Tim Lees (Australia), Stacey Umeh (Australia) and Mini Rodriguez (Chile). It is the mission of the FIG Coach … Read More