Well Travelled Auckland XTND Graduate – Tamara

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Regional, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

Tamara Maher (current Gymnastics NZ AUT Intern) started in the world of Gymnastics at the very young age of 18 months old taking part in play gym classes. She moved on to gym for all classes and although family circumstance meant she stopped gymnastics at the age of 7, her love for the sport stayed with her. At 16 Tamara … Read More

XTND Update – Auckland-Northland

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

XTND is well underway for 2017 in Auckland and Northland. In Northland seventeen new young coaches started the XTND programme and in Auckland nine coaches have started with their first module Group Management. Twelve Auckland and eleven Northland students have started their second year of the XTND programme by completing the Competent Coach module in term 1. The coordinators in … Read More

XTND to Camp America and Back

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

Danielle Jellicoe has life-long involvement with gymnastics from being a competitive Women’s Artistic athlete to Wellington XTND Graduate and now as the Head Coach at Kapiti GymSports (FIG Level 2 Senior Coach). Danielle believes that the XTND programme helped her to break out of her shell, and meet lots of new friends from other gym clubs who she remains friends … Read More

XTND Celebrates 30 Years

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Education, Midlands, Regional, South Island, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

2017 is a significant year for the GymSports New Zealand XTND Youth Leadership Programme (XTND), previously known as Coach-In-Training (CIT), as the programme turns 30. As documented in the 1988 – 1989 New Zealand Gymnastics Annual report, the original CIT pilot course was established by Mary Barbour in 1987 as a trial and had four C.I.T’s complete accreditation in October … Read More

A Chat with Carole – XTND Coordinator

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Education, Regional, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

As part of our XTND 30th Anniversary celebrations, we are chatting with a range of people who have been through the XTND programme (or CIT, Coach-In-Training, as it was originally known).  In this edition of e-News, we talk to XTND Coordinator Carol Petrie about her extensive involvement with the CIT and XTND programmes. Which clubs have you been involved with … Read More

XTND – Our Future Coaches in Northland

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Education, Regional, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

The last weekend in March saw another great camp for Northland XTND students take place at Opua-Paihia in the Bay of Islands. The camp brought together 23 students from Active Attitude, Bay of Islands GC, Kerikeri GC, Fantastic Gymnastics, Triple A and the Whangarei Academy of Gymnastics. The Northland XTND camp was organised at the Bay of Islands Gymnastic Club, … Read More

XTND Youth Leadership in the Central Region

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Education, Member Updates, Regional, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

Based on the numbers of young people enrolled on the XTND Youth Leadership Programme in the Central region, the future of gymsports in the region is in good hands. Wellington, in particular, have excellent numbers of students in year 1, 2 and 3, Whanganui has consistently supported the programme and benefited from skilled young leaders as a result, and with … Read More

XTND Central Otago Update

Anna Robertsone-News, Member Updates, Regional, South Island, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

Central Otago Regional News Upcoming Dates  21 April – registrations close for Group Management in Dunedin and Understanding Movement #1 in Dunedin.  Registrations must be made via the website. 29 April – Group Management – Dunedin 20 April – Understanding Movement #1 – Dunedin 12 May – registrations close for the 21 May Understanding Movement #2 in Wanaka. Registrations must … Read More

XTND – A Success Story for Clubs

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Education, Midlands, Regional, South Island, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

The increasing number of gymsports clubs using the XTND Youth Leadership Programme are developing young people as coaches to support and grow their programmes. A record 245 young coaches were enrolled in the programme in 2016 with two new clusters in Central Otago and Dunedin starting. This number is expected to continue to rise over the coming years as more regions pick … Read More

XTND Camp at Kokako Lodge

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Education, Regional, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

The weekend of 18-19 February saw Year 2 XTND students from Auckland and Northland come together to complete their Competent Coach module and a range of other challenging activities. A huge thank you to Carole Petrie, the XTND coordinator in Auckland who has been organising these camps since 1993 – this Camp at Kokako Lodge in the Hunua ranges, South … Read More