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

GymSchool a Huge Hit

Anna Robertsone-News, GymSchool 2017, Regional

More than 110 coaches attended GymSchool on 14-15 January, which was a collection of coaching courses and workshops across all gymnastics disciplines. Sessions also included updates to the WAG and MAG competition programmes. Our inspirational presenters included Mary Wright, Terry Walker, Michele Hawke, Alexandra Koudinova, Mike Weinstock, Adrian Coman, Jarrod Herriot, Craig Carter, Erica Thorby, Flaminio Oliveira, Bronte Collucio and … Read More

Paula’s GymSchool Experience

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, GymSchool 2017, Regional

Paula Croasdale from Fantastic Gymnastics was one of the 110 coaches who attended GymSchool.  Here is what she had to say about her experience doing the WAG Junior Coach Course… “Annie Prout and I attended the WAG Junior Coach Course at GymSchool and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The courses and the workshops were well organised and the presenters were great … Read More

Calling All Administrators, Managers and Committee Members

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, GymSchool 2017, Regional

GymSchool 2017 ‘Everything you needed to know but didn’t have time to find out’ A special component of the upcoming GymSchool will focus solely on administrators, centre managers and committee members. The role of administrator, centre manager or committee member comes with such a wide range of requirements, but knowing where to find information on how to do aspects of the … Read More

Development Opportunities for Coaches and Administrators

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Education, GymSchool 2017, Midlands, Regional, South Island

For GymSchool 2017 we have added a wide range of workshops to run alongside the accredited coaching courses being delivered. These workshops have been developed based on feedback throughout the year from coaches and club managers, and reflect a growing desire among coaches to develop their skills within the coaching level they are at as well as progressing through the … Read More

Olympic Coach to Present at GymSchool

Anna RobertsonEducation, GymSchool 2017

We are excited to announce that NZ Olympic WAG coach Mary Wright will be attending GymSchool 2017.  Mary will be presenting workshops on choreography and periodisation. Mary first began her coaching career in Dunedin in 1965 before moving to Christchurch School of Gymnastics in 1969.  Many of her athletes during this time won national titles with three competing in the 1973 World Championships. … Read More

From World Champions Centre to GymSchool 2017

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, Education, GymSchool 2017, International, Women's artistic gymnastics

  A gymnastics coach of 33 years, Terry Walker moved to New Zealand with his wife and  four children in July to coach at Christchurch School of Gymnastics.  For the past two years he has worked as Head Team Coach at the World Champions Centre in Texas, home of Simone Biles, where he assisted the gymnastics phenomenon on vault, bars … Read More