Gym For All Sport Development Committee

Anna RobertsonRecreational Gymnastics

PURPOSE & SCOPEThe purpose of the Gym For All Sport Development Committee (GFA SDC) is to provide advice, guidance, direction, leadership, and action with Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ), to the benefit of the GFA community, on identified areas of technical expertise. In doing this, the GFA SDC will ensure alignment with the Gymnastics NZ Strategic Plan, in terms of … Read More

Northland TeamGym & Tumbling – KiwiSport Project

Anna Robertsone-News, Recreational Gymnastics, TeamGym

At the end of 2017, Gymnastics NZ was granted Kiwisport funding from Sport Northland on behalf of Northland Clubs to assist with getting TeamGym and Tumbling programmes off the ground in Northland. As TeamGym was completely new to the region, the KiwiSport funding was vital to its successful introduction. It provided clubs with a financial buffer while the concept was … Read More

TeamGym On The Rise

Anna RobertsonRecreational Gymnastics

The growth of TeamGym in New Zealand is well underway with the first competitions of the season held in the Waikato (Huntly) and Auckland (GymCity Papatoetoe) in the last couple of weeks. TeamGym already has a large following in the Wellington and Whanganui regions and, with support from Gymnastics NZ and funders, is being developed in other regions. TeamGym is … Read More

Gymnastics Classes Now at the Mall

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Recreational Gymnastics

North Harbour Gymnastics Club is now taking gymnastics classes to the masses – at the mall.  A leased shop space at the entrance of Glenfield Mall is now home to recreational gymnastics classes six days a week.  Their location exposes them to more than 5 million people in foot traffic and, being located at the entrance, also enables them to … Read More

New Gymnastics Codes for AIMS Games

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Midlands, Recreational Gymnastics, Regional, South Island

Gymnastics NZ is pleased to announce the inclusion of Tumbling and Individual Aerobics in the gymnastics programme at AIMS Games 2018, hosted by ARGOS GymSport Tauranga. Given the focus on retention in Gymnastics NZ’s Strategic Plan, Anchor AIMS GAMES – International Sporting Championships (AIMS Games) is an important and high profile event. AIMS targets an age group (11-13 year olds) that … Read More

Retention through Tumbling – Midlands Clubs

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands, Recreational Gymnastics, Trampoline

The new Gymnastics NZ Tumbling Programme routines were recently used for the first time at the annual Hamilton City Recreation Competition. The four stream programme is designed to cater for all ages and abilities providing pathways for competitive and Gym For All members. This approach was designed to help Clubs improve the retention of members and is aligned with the … Read More

The New Approach to Community Sport in Auckland

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Member Updates, Recreational Gymnastics

Delivering sport, recreation and physical activity in Auckland means operating in a complex and fast-changing environment. Given this, it is essential to keep up-to-date with big-picture international and national trends, central and local government policies and plans, and regional projects and programmes – all of which influence our everyday activities. On Friday 3 November Dee attended the annual Auckland Sport … Read More

2017 Taranaki School Festivals and Competitions

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands, Recreational Gymnastics

Taranaki School Sports Association (TSSSA) Artistic Competition hosted by Gymnastics Waitara On Saturday 12 August Gymnastics Waitara hosted the TSSSA Artistic Gymnastics Competition. This event was run as part of the Waitara Opens and saw 8 Taranaki competitive athletes compete for secondary school titles. It is great to see local athletes competing for their schools as well as their Clubs … Read More

Event Reminders – Central Region

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Recreational Gymnastics

The following competitions are taking place in the region in November. Please contact the Clubs directly for competition information and entry forms. TeamGym Competitions 12 November – Waikanae Gymnastics Club 26 November – Harbour City GymSports Comp B / GFA recreation Competitions 19 November – Capital GymSports Summer Classic  

TeamGym Taking Off

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Recreational Gymnastics

After getting a taste for TeamGym at the Gymnastics NZ GFA Symposium in 2016, Auckland and Northland Clubs are excited to be getting the programme up and running. TeamGym is a relatively new discipline within gymnastics that has its origins in Scandinavia. The first official competition was held in Finland in 1996. Originally named EuroTeam, TeamGym received its current name … Read More