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

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

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 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