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

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