Midlands Coach and Judge Education 2017

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands, Regional

Coach and Judge Education 2017 – The Planning Starts Now… With Term 3 now well underway, 2017 planning should be well in your thoughts. Although it can be hard to focus on next year with so much currently going on and plenty yet to come this year, it’s really important to start thinking ahead and putting plans in place. Time … Read More

Taranaki/Wanganui XTND Cluster

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands, Regional

The year has started well with several XTND modules already completed and Year 1’s almost completed their requirements already. Modules for the remainder of the year are: Year 1  Movement Observation – Sunday 11 September, New Plymouth Year 2 (and 3) XTND Display – Sunday 29 October, Wanganui XTND Trampoline – Sunday 13 November, Wanganui First Aid – through Club, School … Read More

Sport NZ – Works in Progress

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Regional

Sport Compass Rimutaka GymSports will be the first club in the country to trial Sport Compass. Ian Sims and Kerry Weston sat down with Sport Wellington and Sport NZ last Thursday to work through the online programme. We are very much looking forward to hearing about their successes with the programme. Sport Compass is a free organisation development tool, due … Read More

Querying a Competiton Score – WAG

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Regional

Can you query a score at WAG competitions? Short Answer: Yes, the D Score in writing. Please refer to page 11 of the WAG National Programme Manual for more information. Inquiries – Inquiries for the D Score only are permitted, provided they are made in writing, on the inquiry form by the coach to the Control judge, within a few minutes of … Read More

Club Reminders

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Regional

Competition Etiquette – cell phones There are to be no cell phones on the competition floor. This applies to everyone – coaches, floor managers, head judge, judges and recorders. This includes cell phones being used as calculators. All competition organisers need to ensure that calculators are available on every judging panel by the time the 2017 season kicks off. Membership Spreadsheets … Read More

Central Provincial Teams Announced

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, Regional

Congratulations to all those who have been named in provincial teams, to compete at the 2016 NZ Gymsports Championships.  The event kicks off in Invercargill on 28 September and we wish all the athletes the best in their continued preparations and competition. Wellington team Wanganui/Manawatu team Hawkes Bay/Poverty Bay team

Busy weekend in Wellington

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Regional

This last weekend was a busy one in Wellington. Waikanae Gymnastics Club held their GFA festival and the Kapiti Champs was in full swing on the coast. An XTND Understanding Movement 2 module was held at Hutt Valley GymSports, which saw 22 Year 1 students learn more about the fundamental skills. Students applied their learnings to preschool and recreation classes and tested out coach approach. A … Read More

Gymnastics Australia join Symposium

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

We are delighted to welcome Brooke Kneebush from Gymnastics Australia to the GFA Coaching Symposium in October.  Brooke will be attending as a guest presenter, leading the Team Gym and Inclusion workshops.  (Check out this TeamGym video if you are not familiar with it.)  She will also sit on a panel of experts for New Programme Implementation. The GFA Coaching Symposium will … Read More

Auckland-Northland Job Opportunities

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Regional

  Howick – Coaches Wanted Howick Gymnastics Club is looking for: Competitive coach – STEP 4 and above – experience essential Recreational coach – boys and girls – experience preferred If you are mature, reliable, motivated, enjoy working with children and have previous experience as a gymnast or coach, or have a sporting background, please contact Debbie. Active Attitude – Multiple … Read More

Celebrating Our Judges

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Regional

As Regional Relationship Manager I have been visiting gymsports competitions in the past six months and I have watched not only athletes perform their routines and qualify for badges, incentive awards or win medals or qualify for the 2016 New Zealand Gymsports Championships but I have also watched judges in their role of judging the performances of all these athletes. … Read More