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

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

New Elementary Coach Courses – TeamGym and Tumbling

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Education, Midlands

Gymnastics NZ is very excited to introduce two new Elementary coaching courses: Elementary Team Gym that will teach the techniques needed to create team gym performances. The first course to be held on 19 November. Elementary Tumbling that will cover the deployment of skills in level 1-3 tumbling. TeamGym Elementary Coach Course – Auckland This course will give information about … Read More