Media release: Gymnastics New Zealand Announces Sally McKechnie as Chair of Steering Committee 

Anna RobertsonMedia Release

The Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) Board has appointed Sally McKechnie as Chair of the Gymnastics NZ Steering Committee (Steering Committee).  The Steering Committee is responsible for engaging and collaborating with many people and groups, including survivors, former and current athletes, clubs, coaches, volunteers, relevant experts, as well as representative bodies—both past and present—to ensure an inclusive and equitable process … Read More

Media release: Appointments Panel Seeking Community and Stakeholder Feedback on Steering Committee Key Competencies and Terms of Reference

Anna RobertsonMedia Release

The independent Appointments Panel responsible for appointing the Gymnastics New Zealand Steering Committee (Steering Committee) following the Independent Review is seeking feedback from the community and stakeholders. The Steering Committee will advise the Gymnastics New Zealand Board and propose changes to implement the Independent Review recommendations. It will ensure an inclusive and equitable process engaging and collaborating with many people … Read More

Media release: Schmidt Wins a Trampoline Bronze in Tokyo

Anna RobertsonMedia Release

Dylan Schmidt took to the Olympic stage today, competing in the men’s trampoline event, where he won bronze—New Zealand’s first trampoline Olympic medal. The double Olympian put up a strong compulsory routine of 52.415 followed by an even stronger voluntary routine scoring him 59.705, qualifying him through to finals in 3rd place. Dylan then jumped a solid 60.675 for his … Read More

Media release: Gymnastics New Zealand Appointments Panel Establishing Independent Steering Committee to Progress Recommendations Following Independent Review

Anna RobertsonMedia Release

Gymnastics New Zealand has announced that an independent Appointments Panel will be seeking expressions of interest for participation in an independent 10-member Gymnastics New Zealand Steering Committee (GNZSC) which will propose changes to implement the Independent Review recommendations. The independent Appointments Panel includes Dr Shane Collins (Independent Chair), Maree Burnett, Chantal Brunner and Dr Karina McHardy. Dr Shane Collins is … Read More

Media release: More Firsts for Gymnastics with Olympic Team Selections

Anna RobertsonMedia Release

Three New Zealand gymnastics athletes have been selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games. The gymnastics team for Tokyo 2020 is: Mikhail (Misha) Koudinov, coached by David Phillips – men’s artistic gymnastics (Tri Star Gymnastics Club, Auckland) Madaline (Maddie) Davidson, coached by Alexander (Alex) Nilov – trampoline gymnastics (Olympia Gymnastic Sports, Christchurch) Dylan Schmidt, coached by Angie Dougal – trampoline gymnastics … Read More

Media release: NZ Trampoline Athlete Soars to Historic Olympic Qualification

Anna RobertsonMedia Release

New Zealand trampoline athlete Madaline (Maddie) Davidson has provisionally qualified a spot to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after an outstanding performance at the Aere World Cup in Brescia, Italy, on the weekend. If selected to the New Zealand Olympic Team, this would make Maddie the first female from New Zealand to ever compete in trampoline gymnastics at the Olympics. Trampoline … Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Gymnastics New Zealand releases report following Independent Whole of Sport Review

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review, Media Release

UNDER MEDIA EMBARGO UNTIL 9AM WEDNESDAY 10 FEBRUARY. Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) has released the report documenting the findings of the independent review which was commissioned following serious and distressing allegations of abuse within the sport. The review team of David Howman, Dr Lesley Nicol, and Rachel Vickery received more than 200 submissions during the extended review period. Gymnastics … Read More

Media Release: Advisors added to Gymnastics Independent Review

Anna RobertsonMedia Release

Independent Reviewer David Howman has added two advisors to assist him with his review into Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ). Mr Howman will be joined by Dr Lesley Nicol—former Silver Ferns captain—qualified Physiotherapist and now a Sport and Exercise Physician, and Rachel Vickery, a former International gymnast and a qualified Physiotherapist. Rachel Vickery is now a Human Behaviour and High … Read More

Media Release: Terms of Reference for gymnastics independent review and management of complaints

Anna RobertsonMedia Release

Joint media release from Gymnastics NZ and Sport NZ. Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) has released the terms of reference for the Independent Review to be conducted by David Howman. In conjunction with this, Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) has released the terms of reference for the expanded use of the Interim Complaints Mechanism (ICM) to deal with complaints coming … Read More

Media release: Gymnastics NZ Independent Review

Anna RobertsonMedia Release

Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) has recently been made aware of a number of distressing and concerning allegations of abuse within our sport – both current and historical. We acknowledge these complaints, and deeply regret, and apologise for any harm caused to athletes. Following these allegations, Gymnastics NZ, in conjunction with Sport NZ, has worked hard to ensure an independent, … Read More