Northland TeamGym & Tumbling – KiwiSport Project

Anna Robertsone-News, Recreational Gymnastics, TeamGym

At the end of 2017, Gymnastics NZ was granted Kiwisport funding from Sport Northland on behalf of Northland Clubs to assist with getting TeamGym and Tumbling programmes off the ground in Northland. As TeamGym was completely new to the region, the KiwiSport funding was vital to its successful introduction. It provided clubs with a financial buffer while the concept was … Read More

A New Home for Cambridge

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands

Like many clubs around the country, Cambridge Gymnastics has had to face the problem of limited access to facilities and growing waitlists. For a long time, the club was situated out of a local primary school where they had to pack in and pack out every day. While they did have access to the school hall three days a week, … Read More

Win Win for Club and Coaches at Manawatu

Anna Robertsone-News, Education

In 2017 Manawatu Gymsports completed a Coach & Judge Education plan with Central RM Megan Russell. Combined with the new qualification requirements, this highlighted to them that they had a gap in formal coaching qualifications in the club. The club had already been working very hard on areas of growth, and an unplanned move of venues; consequently education had not … Read More

Two New Clubs join the Family

Anna Robertsone-News, South Island

Over the last few months, two new clubs in the Canterbury region have affiliated to Gymnastics NZ – Affinity Gymnastics Academy (Rolleston) and Dynamic Gymnastic Sports (Ashburton). The establishment of Affinity Gymnastics Academy has been driven by Ryan Jones along with his wife Tracy and a team of enthusiastic and optimistic coaches and volunteers. After reading the Gymnastics NZ National … Read More

2019 NZ Gymnastics Championships – Save the Date

Anna Robertson2019 NZ Gymnastics Championships, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 New Zealand Gymnastics Championships will be held at The Trusts Arena in Auckland. Once again, all five codes will be competing together under the one roof from 2 – 5 October 2019. We are excited to be returning to the first-class facility that is The Trusts Arena, a venue that offers a … Read More

Mary Wright in Queen’s Honours List

Anna Robertsone-News, International, Women's artistic gymnastics

Today we congratulate Mary Wright who was awarded a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to Gymnastics. 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. Hungry … Read More

Our ‘Stella’ Debuts on the Commonwealth Stage

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, International, Rhythmic gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

The only females in the gymnastics contingent of the NZ Team, competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are of course our two Stellas.  Both 15 and both debuting their first big senior event. Stella Ashcroft (Christchurch School of Gymnastics) competed in the women’s artistic gymnastics competition on Friday 6 April and qualified through to all around finals where … Read More

Alexa Awarded World Class Gymnast

Anna Robertsone-News, International, Trampoline

Trampoline and double-mini National Champion Alexa Kennedy was awarded an FIG World Class Gymnast pin from her performance at Worlds last year, the only New Zealander to have done so. FIG recognises athletes who make finals at the World Championships as World Class. “Being a world-class gymnast has always been a dream since my very first competition, watching the seniors … Read More

We Welcome Three New Team Members

Anna Robertsone-News, Member Updates

We are super excited to welcome three new people to the Gymnastics NZ team.  Rachel Murphy has filled the role of Upper South Relationship Manager.  Rachel has a big interest in all things sports and spent the last three years working for Softball New Zealand, where her focus was policy and strategy and ran national tournaments. Hockey is her number … Read More

WAG Performance Camps and Workshops

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Women's artistic gymnastics

The end of January saw the first Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Junior and Senior Performance Camps held in Christchurch. The programme is created for both athletes and coaches – building the capability of coaches to deliver better gymnastics, to then create better athletes across all levels. Invited athletes attended with their coaches and were trained under the direction of WAG Performance … Read More