FIG Age Group Camp First for NZ

Anna RobertsonEducation, International, Rhythmic gymnastics

We were super excited to host the FIG Rhythmic Age Group Camp over the weekend, the first of its kind in New Zealand. This was a follow up to the Oceania Camp run last year in Australia. Developed by FIG, many federations run the Age Group Programme – some as prescribed and other federations making some adaptions. It was a … Read More

AER – 2018 World Championships Team

Anna RobertsonAerobics, Competitive Gymnastics, International, NZ Team Announcements

We are pleased to advise that the following athletes will take part in the upcoming Aerobics World Championships, and World Age Group Championships, in Guimaraes, Portugal, May 25-June 3: Laura Furse (Triple A Aerobics) – World Championships Brooke Davies (Aspire Aerobix) – World Age Group Championships   The athletes have been granted the status of ‘Hors Concours’, at the discretion … Read More

Our ‘Stella’ Debuts on the Commonwealth Stage

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

The only females in the gymnastics contingent of the NZ Team, competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are of course our two Stellas.  Both 15 and both debuting their first big senior event. Stella Ashcroft (Christchurch School of Gymnastics) competed in the women’s artistic gymnastics competition on Friday 6 April and qualified through to all around finals where … Read More

Alexa Awarded World Class Gymnast

Anna Robertsone-News, International, Trampoline

Trampoline and double-mini National Champion Alexa Kennedy was awarded an FIG World Class Gymnast pin from her performance at Worlds last year, the only New Zealander to have done so. FIG recognises athletes who make finals at the World Championships as World Class. “Being a world-class gymnast has always been a dream since my very first competition, watching the seniors … Read More

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

Men’s Results at Gold Coast 2018

Anna RobertsonGold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, International, Men's artistic gymnastics

Day one of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games saw some fantastic performances from our men’s artistic gymnastics (MAG) team.  After competing in Subdivision two, it was an anxious wait as previous top seeds Canada, England and Scotland battled it out in the final subdivision to determine the medalists.  Our NZ Team’s best result was on vault where they placed … 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

Spot the Billboards

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, International

Our wonderful friends at TVNZ Commonwealth Games and the NZ Olympic Team are celebrating some of our Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games athletes… Misha is up in Fanshawe St, Gisborne, Rotorua and Greymouth and David and two others will also pop up on digital boards around the country. Post a photo of you with one of our athlete billboards, add … Read More

TRA 2018 Australian Championships Team

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, NZ Team Announcements, Trampoline

It is with pleasure that we announce our 2018 NZ Trampoline team to compete at the Australian Gymnastics Championships to be held in Melbourne, 27 May – 3 June.  The selected athletes are: Men’s Double-mini Jordan Twigge – Senior (ICE Trampoline) Kieran Growcott – Senior (Ice Trampoline) Scott Phillips – Senior (Christchurch School of Gymnastics) Nathan Monkton – Junior (North … Read More

WAG 2018 Australian Championships Team

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

We are excited to announce the women’s artistic gymnastics team to compete at the 2018 Australian Gymnastics Championships to be held in Melbourne, 22 – 27 May.  The selected athletes are: Senior International Tyla Bow – Counties Manukau Gymnastics   Junior International 15 Years and YOG Trial Josephine Chao – Christchurch School of Gymnastics Jazpa Hammond-Parrish – Christchurch School of … Read More