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

Media release: Schmidt Welcomes World Gymnastics Power Houses to New Zealand.

Anna RobertsonMedia Release

Media release: 11 a.m. Friday 15 March 2019 Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) is excited to announce that they have secured hosting rights for the 2020 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, to take place in Tauranga 17-19 April 2020. The biennial event gathers the best of men’s and women’s artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastics from the 21 eligible Pacific Rim nations, including traditional power houses … Read More

Media release: Gymnastics in the Family for Youth Olympic Games Athlete

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Media Release, Men's artistic gymnastics

The New Zealand Olympic Committee has named men’s artist gymnastics athlete Samuel (Sam) Dick (Tri Star Gymnastics, Auckland) to the New Zealand Team for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. Sam was selected following strong results on the international stage in Germany and Japan last year before winning the Oceania spot at the Youth Olympic Games qualifying event in … Read More

Media release: Junior Gymnasts Bring Home the Medals

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Media Release, Men's artistic gymnastics, Trampoline

This last weekend saw two gold and two silver medals won by New Zealand gymnasts on the world stage – three in trampoline in Italy and one in men’s artistic gymnastics in Colombia Blake Costley from Icon Trampoline Club in Auckland, finished on top of the podium in the 15-16-year-old age group, at the International Cup in Brescia, Italy. More … Read More

Gymnastics Coaches Selected to NZ Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Team

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, International, Media Release, Men's artistic gymnastics, NZ Team Announcements, Rhythmic gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

We are super pleased to announce that the New Zealand Olympic Committee has officially selected the gymnastics support staff who will accompany our athletes to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games next month. Men’s Artistic Gymnastics – Head Coach David Phillips David is the coach to four out of five of the selected athletes. David is NZ’s most experienced MAG coach … Read More

Media Release: Two Further Gymnasts Selected for Gold Coast 2018

Anna RobertsonInternational, Media Release, NZ Team Announcements, Rhythmic gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

The New Zealand Olympic Committee and Gymnastics New Zealand have named a further two gymnastics athletes to the New Zealand Team for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. 15 year old women’s artistic athlete Stella Ashcroft from Christchurch School of Gymnastics has been selected to the team for her strengths in vault and beam. Though going into her first senior … Read More

Media Release: Bishop and Koudinov Back For Gold Coast Games

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

Glasgow Commonwealth Games bronze medallist David Bishop and Olympian Misha (Mikhail) Koudinov are among a team of five gymnasts named to the New Zealand Team to Gold Coast 2018 today. Named to the cheers of school children at a Queen’s Baton Relay sports event today at Victoria Park in Auckland, the team were personally congratulated by the Rt Hon Jacinda … Read More

Media Release: Kiwi Invents New Gymnastics Move

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Media Release, Men's artistic gymnastics

The International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) announced over the weekend that six new elements will be published in the International Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Code of Points. One of these is ‘the Koudinov’, created, performed and submitted by our Kiwi Olympian Mikhail (Misha) Koudinov. “I had the idea of it in my head for probably 10 years, but never considered it … Read More