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

Nationals Reflections – Midlands

Anna Robertson2017 NZ Aerobics and Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, 2017 NZ Artistic Gymnastics Championships, 2017 NZ Trampoline Gymnastics Championships, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, Midlands

A quick look back at our Midlands teams who competed at the 2017 NZ Championships… Athletes, coaches, team managers, chaperones and accompanying parents from all 3 Midlands Provinces (Taranaki, Waikato and Bay of Plenty) enjoyed their Nationals experiences around the country. Team Managers were asked to capture just a few of the many great moments from Nationals. Well done to … Read More

Bringing Some Phoenix Home to Midlands

Anna RobertsonAerobics, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, Midlands

One of the great things about gymnastics is when athletes from a region head off on international tours representing New Zealand and then return to where their careers began bringing all the experience and skills they have gained with them. In August Hannah Wilton and Jaimie Le Bas (both former Midlands athletes) represented New Zealand at the Association of National … Read More

Upcoming Coach and Judge Courses in the Midlands

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Midlands

It has been a busy year in the Midlands for education and because of high demand from Clubs and coaches, we have been able to make more courses available both in the Midlands and surrounding area. To register for courses head to the website. Play Gym 14-15 October, Auckland This course has reached the required numbers already and will definitely … Read More

Midlands – Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands

Midlands Events Calendar This Midlands Events calendar is updated monthly. If there is anything you would like added, please contact your Relationship Manager. Waikato Institute of Leisure and Sport Studies (WILSS) – Club Development WILSS is offering a series of Club development opportunities throughout October and November 2017. These workshops cover a wide range of topics including Fundraising and Sponsorship … Read More

Good Luck Midlands Athletes

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands

We would like to say a huge well done to all the athletes selected to represent Taranaki, Waikato and Bay of Plenty at Nationals this year. You have all worked so hard for your place in the team and we know there will be plenty of Midlands faces on that podium! Everyone’s goals are different and very personal – aiming … 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

Waitara Welcomes Clubs to their New Home

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands

On Saturday 5 August, Gymnastics Waitara officially marked the end of a very long journey from an initial dream to finally opening the doors on a new facility. Many Clubs have dreams of a beautiful new facility, but Waitara is a great example of the sticking power and commitment required to make those dreams a reality. The new facility has … Read More

Team Gym Coming to the Waikato

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands

After the Gym For All Symposium held in Auckland in October last year, many Clubs were very excited at the opportunities that running TeamGym could provide to their Clubs. At the beginning of 2017, Waikato Clubs identified growth as a key priority in the Waikato Regional Action Plan (RAP). RAP’s are plans put together in each region to identify key … Read More