RG 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships Team

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, NZ Team Announcements, Rhythmic gymnastics

GymSports NZ is pleased to announce the Rhythmic Gymnastics Team to represent New Zealand at the 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships as follows: National Level 9 Amber Goodger – Counties Manukau Gymnastics Zara Galliven – Dunedin Gymnastics Academy Isabella Ralston – Delta Rhythmic Stephanie Lester – Olympia Gymnastic Sports National Level 10 Abbey Retter – Xtreme Rhythmix Susanna Denby – Counties … Read More

Coaches Learn from UK’s Best – Eddie Van Hoof

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

Last month several coaches from around the country had the opportunity to attend a High Performance Sport NZ workshop with the UK’s head MAG coach Eddie Van Hoof.  David Phillips and Jarrod Heriot attended the Auckland workshop, and Toby Levine, Terry Walker and Paddy Kelly attended in Christchurch. An Olympic gymnast and Coach for 20 years, Eddie’s UK programme success was … Read More

Judges Requalify for New Cycle

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, Education, International, Member Updates

Over the past few months judges have been representing New Zealand at Intercontinental and International Judging courses around the world. All judges have to requalify due to changes which FIG makes at the end of each Olympic Cycle (four years). To undertake an international course, judges must have, at minimum, been at the highest level domestically for a number of … Read More

Kiwis Make Finals at World Cup Melbourne

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Men's artistic gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

Our New Zealand Artistic Gymnastics teams have done us all proud at the inaugural World Cup Melbourne last week.  All three of our women’s team made their World Cup debuts, and made finals. On the men’s team, Jorden O’Connell-Inns put up a solid first World Cup routine on pommel horse before the more experienced Luke Dobney and Devy Dyson making finals. Coaches … Read More

RG 2017 International Tournaments Teams

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, NZ Team Announcements, Rhythmic gymnastics

GymSports NZ is pleased to announce the following teams to represent New Zealand at the 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics International Tournaments: 16th Irina Deleanu Cup, Bucharest, Romania – 31 March – 2 April 2017 Ashleigh Pont (Senior) – Olympia Gymnastic Sports Paris Chin (Junior) – Olympia Gymnastic Sports Elena Mesheryakova – Coach and Team Manager   Luxembourg Trophy 2017, Luxembourg – … Read More

Kiwi Takes Bronze in Canada

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

A big hand goes out to NZ senior MAG athlete Devy Dyson, on his performances at Elite Canada 2017 last week.  Devy finished first on the horizontal bar and third overall in the all-around competition. “Placing first on the horizontal bar with a 13.45 was a highlight.  I think it’s prepared me well for the World Cup in Melbourne next week.”  says … Read More

MAG 2017 International Junior Cup Team

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Men's artistic gymnastics, NZ Team Announcements

GymSports New Zealand is pleased to announce the Junior Men’s Artistic Gymnastics team to represent New Zealand at the 2017 International Junior Team Cup in Berlin, 7 – 8 April 2017. The athletes selected are: Ethan Dick – Tri Star Gymnastics Sam Dick – Tri Star Gymnastics Harvey Humber – Counties Manukau Gymnastics Daniel Stoddart – North Harbour Gymnastics Batu … Read More

NZ First Stop for New President

Anna Robertsone-News, FIG Academy, GymSchool 2017, International

The newly elected President of the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), Mr Morinari Watanabe, paid a ‘flying’ visit to New Zealand just two weeks into his role. Mr Watanabe was elected as only the 9th FIG President in it’s over 135 year history, at the 81st Congress of the FIG members in Tokyo, in October of last year. “We are … Read More

News from Ollerup Scholarship Recipients

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, International, Regional

Ollerup is a school for Gymnastics based in Denmark and each year, they offer a scholarship to a NZ student (historically Wellington based).  One of the school’s main focus areas is to provide knowledge and skills to become trainers and leaders in a voluntary organisation. Sports, especially gymnastics, are thus not considered as an aim in itself, but rather as … Read More

Mackenzie Off On US Scholarship

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Regional, South Island, Women's artistic gymnastics

New Zealand Senior National Champion Mackenzie Slee flew out this month to start her four-year full ride scholarship with the Southeast Missouri (SEMO) women’s gymnastics team. Formally of Wellington, Mackenzie has been living in Christchurch and competing for Christchurch School of Gymnastics for the past three and a half years. In 2013 she competed in her first international competition in … Read More