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

Holly Accepts Scholarship to Denmark

Anna RobertsonEducation, International

We are pleased to announce that Holly Davies from Hamilton City Gymsports has been selected for, and has accepted, the 2017/2018 Ollerup scholarship in Denmark – a Youth Leadership programme taught through gymnastics Holly is currently a lead coach at Hamilton City GymSports coaching a variety of classes including PlayGym (Under 5), Recreation classes, Women’s Artistic Step 2 and 3 … Read More

Inaugural GFA Symposium Big Success

Anna Robertsone-News, GFA Coaching Symposium, Recreational Gymnastics

The inaugural Gym For All (GFA) Coaching Symposium held on 14-15 October, saw 116 coaches from around the country converge in Auckland, in our largest GFA conference yet.  The coaches experienced a huge variety of workshops including TeamGym, displays, dance, PlayGym, recreation tumbling and trampoline, exploring skills and learning about starting a new programme at the gym. We were also very … Read More

Midlands Feedback from GFA Symposium

Anna Robertsone-News, GFA Coaching Symposium, Midlands, Regional

Gym for All (GFA – otherwise known as recreational gymnastics) programmes are at the very heart of every gym club. They are usually when most children get their first taste of our sports and can be what captures their enjoyment and keeps them in a sport, or what turns them off and sends them in the direction of another sport. … Read More

Wellington Feedback from GFA Symposium

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, GFA Coaching Symposium, Regional

On 15-16 October, GymSports New Zealand hosted the GFA Symposium. Over 110 Coaches attended, with 8 coming from Wellington. Here is some feedback from some of the local coach’s experiences below: “I had the most fantastic and memorable time. The presenters were awesome and very well prepared. My favourite activities were the Tumbling for pre-school, Display and the Skills session. … Read More

GFA Coaching Symposium – Big Weekend Ahead!

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, GFA Coaching Symposium

113 coaches from around the country will be attending the Gym For All Coaching Symposium in Auckland this weekend. Eight presenters will be leading the workshops which include Team Gym, warm-up ideas, PlayGym Acrobatics, Starting a Programme, Rec Trampoline and much more. Multiple workshops will be running concurrently to ensure that participants can get through as much as possible – it … Read More

FIG Academy – Artistic

Anna Robertsone-News, Education

FIG Academy Level 2 Academy – WAG and MAG (updated 8 December 2016) We are pleased to announce that the Level 2 FIG Academy to be held in January has been approved by FIG and will take place from January 9-16 in Auckland. Participants will attend from New Zealand, Australia and the Philippines. We are excited to have international FIG … Read More

GymSchool 2017 – Save the Date

Anna Robertsone-News, Education

We’re excited to announce that GymSchool will be held on 14-15 January at the Gymsport & Recreation Centre. This will feature a range of amazing coaching courses and workshops across all disciplines, including for the first time, some workshops specifically for club administrators. GymSchool will be held at the same time as the WAG and MAG Level 2 FIG Academy (Senior … Read More

GA Superstar Flying in to Coaching Symposium

Anna RobertsonEducation, GFA Coaching Symposium

Meet Brooke Kneebush (nee Sargeant) who will be guest presenting at the Gym for All Coaching Symposium next month.  There is not a lot in the gymnastics world that Brooke has not done… Oceania Development Manager Gymnastics Australia B. Arts Major: Recreation Management. Minor: Marketing. Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Gymnastics Australia Advanced Silver Coach, Course Presenter and Assessor. With … Read More