2018 Prime Ministers Scholarship Recipients

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, International

Gymnastics New Zealand is excited to announce that six international judges are the recipients of a Prime Minister’s Scholarship. Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Officials (judges) helps judges gain the skills to officiate at pinnacle events. The scholarship is awarded once a year. Recipients of a 2018 Scholarship are: • Michelle Woolf – Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (Hutt Valley) • Gareth Brettell … Read More

Ways to Watch Gymnastics at Gold Coast 2018

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

Seven out of the two hundred and fifty-one athletes in the New Zealand team competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, are gymnastics athletes.  If you are not fortunate enough to be at the event, following are some ways that we can support our athletes from afar… There are certain media restrictions in the Village, but we will be posting … Read More

Gymnastics Classes Now at the Mall

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Recreational Gymnastics

North Harbour Gymnastics Club is now taking gymnastics classes to the masses – at the mall.  A leased shop space at the entrance of Glenfield Mall is now home to recreational gymnastics classes six days a week.  Their location exposes them to more than 5 million people in foot traffic and, being located at the entrance, also enables them to … Read More

CEO Update – December 2017

Anna RobertsonCEO / Board Updates, e-News, Member Updates

‘Brave new worlds’, ‘Final frontiers’, ‘Giant leaps for humankind’, ‘Journey into the unknown’, ‘The path less travelled’. These are all traditionally filled with impressions of large-scale commitment to grand ideas that are bold and present infinite opportunity. Whilst a number of these have occupied your organisation during 2017, there is also a significant amount of business as usual that, in … Read More

NZ Judges Invited to Commonwealth Games

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Men's artistic gymnastics, NZ Team Announcements, Rhythmic gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

We are super excited to announce that five of our New Zealand brevet judges have been invited by the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) to officiate at the upcoming Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.  These judges are: WAG – Avril Enslow (Christchurch School of Gymnastics) WAG – Michelle Woolf (Hutt Valley Gymsports) MAG – Gareth Brettell (Tri Star Gymnastics) MAG … Read More

Trampoline 2017 World Age Group Results

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Trampoline

The NZ Age Group Team competed at the 2017 World Age Group Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria last month, to round out the year of competition.  The wore the fern with honour and achieved the following results: Trampoline 11 – 12 years Sienna French (Extreme Trampoline) – 16th place Liam Costley (Extreme Trampoline) – 16th place 13-14 years James Dougal (Extreme … Read More

Boys Bring Home the Bling

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Men's artistic gymnastics

A big congratulations to the NZ MAG Team who competed at the recent Valerie Liukin Invitational in Texas. The boys returned with 21 medals – 8 gold, 9 silver and 4 bronze… Level 8 Team 5th place Division 11-12 Jack Williams (Counties Manukau Gymnastics) – 3rd high bar Division 13+ Logan Bow (Tri-star Gymnastics Club) – 1st high bar Matthew … Read More

2018 Performance Coach Advance Intake

Anna Robertsone-News, Education

We are pleased to share that Sport New Zealand has accepted the following gymnastics coaches into the Performance Coach Advance Programme (PCA): Josiah Geange – Tri Star, Auckland Erica Thorby – Xtreme Rhythmic, Auckland Krystal Cameron – ARGOS, Bay of Plenty Anna Jackson – MIGS, Bay of Plenty Georgina (Geo) Varela – Rangiora, Canterbury Andrew Forrest – Dunedin Gymnastics Academy, Otago PCA … Read More

Anti-Doping – 2018 Changes

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International

The 2018 Prohibited List comes into effect on 1 January 2018 and it is each athlete’s and athlete support person’s responsibility to make sure they understand the changes to the List so they are not caught out. The more athletes know, the better they can manage the risk of a positive test. Athletes and athlete support personnel should take the … Read More

New Gymnastics Codes for AIMS Games

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Midlands, Recreational Gymnastics, Regional, South Island

Gymnastics NZ is pleased to announce the inclusion of Tumbling and Individual Aerobics in the gymnastics programme at AIMS Games 2018, hosted by ARGOS GymSport Tauranga. Given the focus on retention in Gymnastics NZ’s Strategic Plan, Anchor AIMS GAMES – International Sporting Championships (AIMS Games) is an important and high profile event. AIMS targets an age group (11-13 year olds) that … Read More