Wellington Scholarship Goes To Hamilton

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Midlands, Regional

The Ollerup Scholarship to Denmark is offered annually to Wellington members.  Due to a lack of applicants from the region this year, the Ollerup Scholarship was extended to all New Zealand members. The result was eight outstanding applications with Holly Davies from Hamilton City Gymsports being selected as the successful candidate.  Read about Holly’s scholarship acceptance here.

Deadline Reminders

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

Some December deadline reminders below: Term 4 Participation sheets are now overdue – please contact Dan now if you have not submitted 13 Dec – GymSchool registrations close 15 Dec – Invoices need to be into GymSports NZ 15 Dec – XTND mentoring sheets due (Year 1 and 2) 16 Dec – Practical Coaching Hours sheets are due

It’s That Planning Time of Year

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands, Regional

  “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” ― Yogi Berra. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin. “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit. There are many quotes on planning, but at the … Read More

Midlands Feedback from GFA Symposium

Anna Robertsone-News, GFA Coaching Symposium, Midlands, Regional

Gym for All (GFA – otherwise known as recreational gymnastics) programmes are at the very heart of every gym club. They are usually when most children get their first taste of our sports and can be what captures their enjoyment and keeps them in a sport, or what turns them off and sends them in the direction of another sport. … Read More

Nationals and Indos

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands, Regional

October has passed in a blur of events and now that we are into November it is a fast slide downhill to the end of term, end of year displays and Christmas. However we should stop to congratulate all the athletes who competed at this year’s New Zealand Gymsports Championships in Invercargill, and for some, also the Indo Pacific Championships … Read More

Good Luck Midlands!

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, Midlands, Regional

  Over the next week almost 100 athletes along with coaches, team managers, chaperones and judges will be travelling from Taranaki, Bay of Plenty and Waikato all the way to the deep South to compete in all five gymsports codes. This event is the culmination of many months (and years) of hard work for athletes and we wish them a safe … Read More

Waikato School Festivals 2016

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands, Regional

  Once again we have had a great year of school festivals in the Waikato. Altogether there were 14 festivals organised by eight clubs. The festivals gave over 2,000 young children the chance to have a go and compete against others, regardless of their ability. For many children, their school festival is the first time they try gymsports and it’s wonderful … Read More

Midlands 2016 Season Snapshot

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands, Regional

The past six months have seen a huge range of competitions held across the Midlands region. Qualifiers started with the Midlands Trampoline Champs back in March and finished with the Waitara Opens a couple of weeks ago – these of course will culminate at the 2016 NZ Gymsports Championships at the end of September. School festivals, junior competitive and recreation events … Read More

Midlands Coach and Judge Education 2017

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands, Regional

Coach and Judge Education 2017 – The Planning Starts Now… With Term 3 now well underway, 2017 planning should be well in your thoughts. Although it can be hard to focus on next year with so much currently going on and plenty yet to come this year, it’s really important to start thinking ahead and putting plans in place. Time … Read More

Taranaki/Wanganui XTND Cluster

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands, Regional

The year has started well with several XTND modules already completed and Year 1’s almost completed their requirements already. Modules for the remainder of the year are: Year 1  Movement Observation – Sunday 11 September, New Plymouth Year 2 (and 3) XTND Display – Sunday 29 October, Wanganui XTND Trampoline – Sunday 13 November, Wanganui First Aid – through Club, School … Read More