Coaches Learn from UK’s Best – Eddie Van Hoof

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Men's artistic gymnastics

Last month several coaches from around the country had the opportunity to attend a High Performance Sport NZ workshop with the UK’s head MAG coach Eddie Van Hoof.  David Phillips and Jarrod Heriot attended the Auckland workshop, and Toby Levine, Terry Walker and Paddy Kelly attended in Christchurch. An Olympic gymnast and Coach for 20 years, Eddie’s UK programme success was … Read More

The Lowdown on MAG Squad 360

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, Men's artistic gymnastics, Midlands, Regional, South Island

MAG Squad 360 had their first 2017 training camp last month where we caught up wth Head Coach David Phillips who provided a great overview of the Squad 360 Programme and what they’re up to. Squad 360 is the national men’s artistic gymnastics (MAG) programme designed to identify talented competitive athletes and coach them into the performance pathway. The original idea … Read More

Kiwis Make Finals at World Cup Melbourne

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Men's artistic gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

Our New Zealand Artistic Gymnastics teams have done us all proud at the inaugural World Cup Melbourne last week.  All three of our women’s team made their World Cup debuts, and made finals. On the men’s team, Jorden O’Connell-Inns put up a solid first World Cup routine on pommel horse before the more experienced Luke Dobney and Devy Dyson making finals. Coaches … Read More

Kiwi Takes Bronze in Canada

Anna Robertsone-News, International, Men's artistic gymnastics

A big hand goes out to NZ senior MAG athlete Devy Dyson, on his performances at Elite Canada 2017 last week.  Devy finished first on the horizontal bar and third overall in the all-around competition. “Placing first on the horizontal bar with a 13.45 was a highlight.  I think it’s prepared me well for the World Cup in Melbourne next week.”  says … Read More

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

2017 NZ Artistic Gymnastics Championships Announced

Anna Robertson2017 NZ Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, Men's artistic gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 New Zealand Artistic Gymnastics Championships will be held at the Trafalgar Centre in Nelson, from 4-8 October 2017. We are excited to be working alongside Gymnastics Nelson and the wider Top of the South community in delivering the Championships. The recently renovated and centrally located Trafalgar Centre, home to the 2017 Top … Read More

Growing Performance – Breakfast with BG Expert

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Education, Men's artistic gymnastics, Regional, Uncategorized, Women's artistic gymnastics

‘Growing Performance’ – Breakfast with Eddie Van Hoof (Technical Director of British Gymnastics) Sport Wellington and High Performance Sport NZ (HPSNZ) are proud to be co-hosting this breakfast workshop, providing the opportunity to learn from one of Great Britain’s elite gymnastics coaches.  Eddie Van Hoof will share practices that he has learned and developed during his time in the sport. … Read More

Tri Star Artistic Gymnastics Summer Camps

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Men's artistic gymnastics, Regional, Women's artistic gymnastics

The third week of January saw athletes from around the North Island converge on Tri Star Gymnastics for their annual Summer Camps.   Not only another huge success with both seniors and juniors, but also the coaches who were able to put fresh learnings from the previous week’s FIG Academy and GymSchool straight into practice. The change over from Senior camp to … Read More

NZ First To Hold 2017 FIG Academy

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, FIG Academy, Men's artistic gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

The FIG Level 2 Academy (which doubles in New Zealand as the Senior Coach Course) was held from 9-16 January, the first international Academy this year. The course was an intensive seven days and culminated with theory and practical exams for all twenty four participants. The group of WAG and MAG coaches from New Zealand, Australia and Philippines became a close-knit team … Read More