Important Changes for Qualifying Competitions

Anna Robertson2018 NZ Gymnastics Championships, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, Member Updates, South Island

Did you know that there are important changes for clubs holding qualifying competitions? As you will be aware, the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) has placed increased expectations on Clubs to ensure the safety and well-being of those who work and participate in them. As part of our ongoing approach to improving Health and Safety (H&S) in … 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

Ryan Awarded Ollerup Scholarship

Anna Robertsone-News, International, Regional

Congratulations to Ryan Davies from GymKids (Ponsonby) who has been awarded a 24-week scholarship to Ollerup next year. As a child Ryan competed for 5 years at Twisters Gymnastics and was also a member of the Wellington team for NZ Nationals multiple times. Ryan returned to the sport 4 years ago as a coach and currently coaches 6 days a … 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

The New Approach to Community Sport in Auckland

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Member Updates, Recreational Gymnastics

Delivering sport, recreation and physical activity in Auckland means operating in a complex and fast-changing environment. Given this, it is essential to keep up-to-date with big-picture international and national trends, central and local government policies and plans, and regional projects and programmes – all of which influence our everyday activities. On Friday 3 November Dee attended the annual Auckland Sport … Read More

Gabrielle’s Dream Comes True

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Rhythmic gymnastics

We are very proud to share that Gabrielle Salmon competed at the New South Wales Special O State Championships last month, in hoop and ball in the Special Olympics level. The competition was a success in general but especially for Gabrielle, placing 1st in the Special Olympics level 3 category. The NSW gymnastics staff were great and they took pictures … Read More

Aucklanders Representing in Singapore

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Women's artistic gymnastics

We were excited to send a New Zealand team to the 25th PRIME International Invitational competition in Singapore where they were up against more than 500 gymnasts representing 5 other countries; Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore. The selected gymnasts from Auckland are: Lucy Packer – Tri Star Gymnastics. Lucy won All Around Gold in STEP 8 (Unders) at the … Read More