Win a Waitoa Fundraising Pack for your Club

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

Our like-minded partners at Waitoa Free Range Chicken have $1,000 worth of fundraising meat packs to giveaway.  We are splitting these into 5 x $200 packs full of Waitoa Free Range Chicken product that your club can use as a fundraiser. Because we all love gymnastics and being outdoors, we want to see Instagram and Facebook photos and videos of you … Read More

XTND – A Success Story for Clubs

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Education, Midlands, Regional, South Island, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

The increasing number of gymsports clubs using the XTND Youth Leadership Programme are developing young people as coaches to support and grow their programmes. A record 245 young coaches were enrolled in the programme in 2016 with two new clusters in Central Otago and Dunedin starting. This number is expected to continue to rise over the coming years as more regions pick … Read More

The Lowdown on MAG Squad 360

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, Men's artistic gymnastics, Midlands, Regional, South Island

MAG Squad 360 had their first 2017 training camp last month where we caught up wth Head Coach David Phillips who provided a great overview of the Squad 360 Programme and what they’re up to. Squad 360 is the national men’s artistic gymnastics (MAG) programme designed to identify talented competitive athletes and coach them into the performance pathway. The original idea … Read More

Top Tip: Finding What You Need on the Website

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

Last year the GymSports NZ website received a much-needed upgrade. The new website will continue to develop over the coming months but already provides a stable platform to share information with our community, sponsors and the wider public, in a much more appealing manner than its predecessor. Our top tip for February is for users who have had difficulty locating … Read More

Club AGM’s – Are You Getting It Right?

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands, Regional

Over the next couple of months, the majority of Clubs will be holding their AGM’s. The Annual General Meeting is an essential part of the calendar for any incorporated society but do you know how they should be run? And more importantly – how to make them interesting and useful for those attending rather than a quick tick box exercise … Read More

XTND Update Midlands – February 2017

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Midlands, Regional, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

It was a busy year in 2016 for XTND with numbers of young coaches in the programme reaching 250 across the country. We welcomed two new clusters in 2016 – Central Otago and Dunedin and in 2017 we add XTND clusters from the Hawkes Bay and Invercargill. As XTND continues to grow we endeavor to improve our systems to make … Read More

Midlands Event Calendar

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, Midlands, Recreational Gymnastics, Regional

The Midlands Event Calendar has all the competitions (recreational and competitive) going on across the Midlands. If you have an event that you would like included, please contact your Relationship Manager to have it added. This calendar will be updated monthly and included in e-news.

Midlands Education Courses

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Member Updates, Midlands, Regional

Coach and judge education for 2017 is now underway. This period before competition season starts is when Clubs should be looking to ensure that their coaches and judges have the qualifications they need to be coaching at the level they require. For coaches who have not yet started on the education pathway, getting Coaching Today and Understanding Movement completed is … Read More

Club Development Opportunities – Midlands

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands, Regional

As the new year gets under way and Club plans are made for the year, it is a good time to identify any gaps in skills and experience of those on the committee or in paid Club roles. Have a look at the workshop options below to see whether any may help upskill your Club to reach its goals and … Read More

Waitoa Goodies Hitting Clubs

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

Q. How many Waitoa Free Range Chicken goodies can you fit in a Toyota Highlander?…. A. 20,000 Star of the Week certificates, 28,000 recipe cards, 74 recipe card holders and 2,500 balloonies. And what were they doing in a Toyota Highlander?  It was the first part of their journies out to Clubland. These goodies come as part of our new … Read More