Good Luck for the NZ Champs!

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News

Congratulations to all those who have been named in the Artistic, Rhythmic, Aerobics, Trampoline and Tumbling provincial teams for the NZ Gymnastics Championships. Good luck to all of you at your respective events and a big thank you to all coordinators, coaches and team managers who are working hard, organising everything for the trip to Auckland, Nelson or Christchurch.   … Read More

Sporting Excellence Awards

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News

At this time of the year schools and Clubs can nominate not only gymnasts for all kinds of Sports Awards but also coaches, judges and other volunteers that have given many hours of their time to our sport. During the year, but especially during comp season, volunteers are called upon to perform a myriad of roles from running canteens, judging, … Read More

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

Spotlight on Volunteers

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News

As with most other sports, Gymnastics Clubs are hugely reliant on the support, time and energy from a huge number of volunteers.  This month we recognise a few of the many hard-working volunteers in our region. Steve Anderton from GymCity Papatoetoe When asked why volunteers resign from their roles, becoming too busy or children outgrowing the Club are the most common … Read More

Ethan and Sam Bring Home Results

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Men's artistic gymnastics

We are very proud of brothers Sam and Ethan Dick (Tri Star Gymnastics), who produced great results at the International Junior Gymnastics Competition in Yokohama, Japan recently. Ethan finished 8th equal All Around, 6th on pommel and 8th on high bar Sam finished 5th on vault. Those are superb results guys! Not only was New Zealand represented amongst the athletes, … Read More

Auckland-Northland – Upcoming Events and Reminders

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News

For an up-to-date list of all upcoming competitions, courses and events in and around Auckland and Northland please see this most recent version of the regional calendar. Please note this document is updated regularly and a new version will be sent out with each e-News. Entry forms for competitions can be found on the events calendar, and registration forms for education courses … Read More

Ollerup Student Updates

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

2016-2017 Ollerup Student Update – Brianna McKenzie Just over 12 months ago Brianna McKenzie (Porirua GymSports) took off for her 1-year Ollerup Scholarship in Denmark. Brianna returned at the beginning of August and sat down with local Relationship Manager Megan Russell to talk about how the year went. “The roller-coaster they call the year at Ollerup – when you leave … Read More

Harvey Shares Berlin

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Men's artistic gymnastics, Regional

Harvey Humber from Counties Manukau Gymnastics was one of six selected to represent New Zealand at the International Junior Team Cup in Berlin in April.  In Harvey’s own words, here is an insight into his experience… On the 2nd of April I set off to Berlin, on a journey that would total 30 hours of travelling by airplane. Attending the … Read More

Rowena Takes Her Passion to China

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News

Rowena Deadman, Manager of Gym City Papatoetoe, recently returned from her trip to China after being asked back in January to run a two-week course for their Montessori Teachers College. The course took place at the International Training Centre of Montessori, where Rowena taught physical activities in the classroom, along with fundamental skills that fit into Montessori’s practical class module. … Read More

Bringing Flair and Fun to Competition

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News

By the end of competition season, the events start to roll together with most following a fairly similar format. This year Franklin decided to liven things up in a big way. Gymnasts were welcomed in the arena to the sounds of Alex Sandford with a song from the Disney film ‘Moana’. The Franklin Gymsports Junior Artistic Championships used their theme … Read More