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

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

Celebrating 2017 and Looking Ahead to 2018

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

2017 It has been a very busy year and there are now only 2 weeks left to Christmas. Most Clubs will have had their end of year displays and prize-givings recognising individual successes and thanking staff, volunteers, parents and judges etc. It’s important not only to celebrate all the people that make the Club but to take some time to … Read More

Summer Camps around NZ

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

Tri Star’s Summer Camps Tri Star is organising their Summer Camps again in January 2018 with a range of World and Olympic level coaches and some inspirational speakers.  This year in addition to the Senior (STEP 8+, Level 7+) and Junior Camp (STEPs 4-7, Level 4-6) there is also a Youth Camp (STEPs 1-3 and Level 1-3). Also new in 2018 … Read More

10 Things Gymnasts Wish Their Coaches Knew

Anna RobertsonAerobics, Auckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Men's artistic gymnastics, Midlands, Regional, Rhythmic gymnastics, South Island, Trampoline, Women's artistic gymnastics

After spending 20+ hours a week with our coaches, they know us pretty well. However there are a few things that they possibly don’t know that we wish they did, or maybe they do and just don’t let on… 1. When you’re in a bad mood, we’re in a bad mood We know we can sometimes tick you off, we … Read More

Important Sports Industry Updates for Clubs

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

Sport Volunteer Payments Clubs utilise a wide range of methods to recognise volunteers and reimburse their expenses. It’s a tricky area and it’s easy to get confused about what is and isn’t legal. Accountancy and advisory organisation BDO have written a document clarifying the tax obligations your organisation has when making payments to volunteers. Learn more about sport volunteer payments … Read More

Volunteer Recognition – Get it Right, See the Difference

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

It goes without saying that volunteers are the lifeblood or backbone of sports clubs. Without volunteers events wouldn’t be run, classes wouldn’t operate, committees and a myriad of other roles wouldn’t exist. Thanking your volunteers is a bit of a no-brainer, but do you stop and think about how you are thanking them or when? Don’t leave volunteer recognition to … Read More

Central Region Nationals Results

Anna Robertson2017 NZ Aerobics and Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, 2017 NZ Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Central-Wellington, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News

Well done to all athletes from Hawkes Bay/Poverty Bay, Wanganui/Manawatu and Wellington who competed in Auckland at the NZ Aerobics and Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships and Nelson at the NZ Artistic Gymnastics Championships. It was wonderful to see so many athletes achieving not only medals and placings, but personal bests and other personal goals. Top 6 placings was Level 6 Lia … Read More