A New Home for Cambridge

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands

Like many clubs around the country, Cambridge Gymnastics has had to face the problem of limited access to facilities and growing waitlists. For a long time, the club was situated out of a local primary school where they had to pack in and pack out every day. While they did have access to the school hall three days a week, … Read More

Two New Clubs join the Family

Anna Robertsone-News, South Island

Over the last few months, two new clubs in the Canterbury region have affiliated to Gymnastics NZ – Affinity Gymnastics Academy (Rolleston) and Dynamic Gymnastic Sports (Ashburton). The establishment of Affinity Gymnastics Academy has been driven by Ryan Jones along with his wife Tracy and a team of enthusiastic and optimistic coaches and volunteers. After reading the Gymnastics NZ National … Read More

Waitara Welcome Germany to their Gymnastics Family

Anna RobertsonInternational, Midlands, Women's artistic gymnastics

Gymnastics Waitara recently farewelled some newly made friends from Germany.  The visitors are all based at the TuS Chemnitx Altendorf Germany Centre of Excellence where they train and attend school. The girls are all part of the Germany Gymnastics Federation Kader team and have competed at the German Youth Championships, the European Youth Olympic Championships, Rio Olympics and other international … 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

Ollerup Update – Holly Davies

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

Holly is now 4 months into her Ollerup Scholarship in Denmark and has given us an update on how she is getting on and what the experience has been like so far. “I am still loving it here at Ollerup! I have made so many new friends and have already been given a number of opportunities. This experience has already … 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

Celebrating Young People in the Central Region

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News

Over the past 12 months, there have been a number of successes in the Central region, especially from our young people. Here is just a snapshot of some of the great things both athletes and youth coaches have accomplished. International Tours Sarah Jennings from Twisters Gymnastics Club (Tawa, Wellington) was a member of the Gymnastics NZ team who recently travelled … Read More

Innovation Sees Growth in Gym For All – Wellington and Manawatu

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News

Over the past five years Clubs in the Wellington region have been working hard to grow, develop, honour and celebrate GFA (Gym For All/ Recreation) across the region. This space has only grown because of the passion, hard work, hours of dedication and enthusiasm for providing opportunities for children in our sport. Below is a summary of how programmes have … Read More

Congratulations South Island

Anna Robertsone-News, South Island

Congratulations South Island… As we now reach the end of the year it’s time to take a look back at all the fantastic achievements of 2017 and give ourselves a big pat on the back. Together as Clubs you have achieved so much that it is worth taking the time to reflect back. Some of the many notable achievements for … Read More