New Uniform Supplier Announced

Anna RobertsonCEO / Board Updates, International, Member Updates

As a result of our existing team uniform product line ceasing, GymSports NZ has been provided the opportunity to review and identify how to best service our members in this space. In the drive to gain better service efficiencies for members, and the desire to drive a more direct relationship between supplier and purchaser, a number of uniform supply options … Read More

FIG Academy Kicks Off

Anna RobertsonEducation, FIG Academy, International

The FIG Level 2 Academy for artistic gymnastics (WAG and MAG) kicked off last night. We are excited to host participants from Australia, Philippines and New Zealand and extend a huge welcome to our FIG international experts – Derick Scholtz (South Africa), Tim Lees (Australia), Stacey Umeh (Australia) and Mini Rodriguez (Chile). It is the mission of the FIG Coach … Read More

CSG Team Off to Texas

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

12 young gymnasts from Christchurch School of Gymnastics, with coaches Terry Walker and Amanda Johanson, will head off to Texas in February 2017 to compete in two competitions. First is the WOGA Classic on 17-19 February in Frisco. The World Olympic Gymnastic Academy (WOGA) is home to back-to-back Olympic Champions Nastia Liukin (2008) and Carly Patterson (2004). One of the … Read More

From World Champions Centre to GymSchool 2017

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, Education, GymSchool 2017, International, Women's artistic gymnastics

  A gymnastics coach of 33 years, Terry Walker moved to New Zealand with his wife and  four children in July to coach at Christchurch School of Gymnastics.  For the past two years he has worked as Head Team Coach at the World Champions Centre in Texas, home of Simone Biles, where he assisted the gymnastics phenomenon on vault, bars … Read More

Holly Accepts Scholarship to Denmark

Anna RobertsonEducation, International

We are pleased to announce that Holly Davies from Hamilton City Gymsports has been selected for, and has accepted, the 2017/2018 Ollerup scholarship in Denmark – a Youth Leadership programme taught through gymnastics Holly is currently a lead coach at Hamilton City GymSports coaching a variety of classes including PlayGym (Under 5), Recreation classes, Women’s Artistic Step 2 and 3 … Read More

Volunteer in Rarotonga.

Anna Robertsone-News, International, Recreational Gymnastics

Planning a holiday in Rarotonga, Cook Islands? Would you like to give back to the sport of gymnastics and contribute to its development in Oceania? Expressions of interest are welcome from coaches planning a trip to Rarotonga, who may like to volunteer a few hours of their time towards gymnast and/or coach development.  Depending on the level of qualification, this could … Read More

Media release: Indo Pacific Championships Wrap Up In Napier

Anna Robertson2016 Indo Pacific Championships, International, Media Release

An action packed five days wrapped up at the 2016 Indo Pacific Championships in Napier today, where 184 athletes from Australia (40), Canada (24), Japan (31), South Africa (8) and New Zealand (81) have been competing for Indo Pacific titles at the Pettigrew Green Arena.  New Zealand took five out of six of the senior titles. Lachlan (Lachie) Smith from … Read More

Oceania Gains Three New Gymnastics Federations

Anna RobertsonInternational

Some exciting results at the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) 81st Congress in Tokyo yesterday as three new Oceania federations were announced and a new President of the FIG was elected. American Samoa, Cook Islands and Fiji were all officially recognised and ratified as full member federations of the FIG, bringing the total number of Oceania Federations to five. The … Read More

Media release: International Championships Kick Off in Napier

Anna Robertson2016 Indo Pacific Championships, Competitive Gymnastics, International, Media Release, Trampoline

The 2016 Indo Pacific Championships officially kicked off this morning with a powhiri lead by local tangata whenua Ngati Kahunguru. New Zealand Olympian Dylan Schmidt led 186 athletes from South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand into Pettigrew Green Arena, where they will compete over the next five days. Athletes will bounce it out in individual and synchronised trampoline, double-mini trampoline … Read More

Rhythmic Adds to NZ Medal Haul in Namibia

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International

The NZ junior rhythmic gymnastics team join their artistic counterparts, racking up more medals at the Junior Commonwealth Championships in Namibia last night. The team, consisting of Stella Ebert and Havana Hopman from Xtreme Rhythmix in Auckland, Grace Schroder from Counties Manukau and Anna Taylor from Diva Rhythmic in Christchurch, took bronze (141.2) in the team event after South Africa … Read More