Grants – Review and Plan

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

The grant funding process is ongoing throughout the year but it’s easy for it to take a back seat when things get busy. However, for many Clubs grants are what get wages paid, facilities improved, equipment purchased or athletes sent to competitions – in other words, vital for the running of your Club. Below are some areas to focus on … Read More

Marlborough’s Reputation Shines Again

Anna Robertsone-News, South Island

The Marlborough Championships held in Blenheim late June has been dubbed one of the friendliest competitions in the South Island. Teams from all around the country descended on Blenheim to compete in the Championships and we managed to catch up with a few of the MAG boys who’d traveled down from Auckland and across from Christchurch. Blenheim had been chosen … Read More

XTND Launches in Southland

Anna Robertsone-News, South Island, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

Congratulation to the first seven students taking part in the XTND Youth Leadership Programme from Southland. These young coaches are leading the way in bringing this coaching program to the area. XTND has been very successful in helping Clubs to develop their team of coaches by growing and developing young leaders within the Club. For the Clubs involved this has … Read More

Celebrating Our People

Anna Robertsone-News, South Island

Congratulations to Taylor McCaughan from Christchurch School of Gymnastics who is heading off to the International Aerobic Championships (ANAC) in Phoenix, Arizona in the USA from 29 July – 2 August. The gymnastics community wish you all the best and look forward to hearing how you get on. Artistic Workshop – South Canterbury A basic artistic workshop was held at … Read More

Canterbury Athletes Selected to 2017 National Trampoline Squads

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, South Island, Trampoline

The following Canterbury athletes have been selected into the Gymnastics New Zealand 2017 National Trampoline Squads. Huge congratulations to the athletes on their selection. Senior Squad – ITRACSS Levels 5 & 6 Trampoline • Madaline Davidson (Olympia Gymnastics) • Bronwyn Dibb (Ice Trampoline) Double-mini Trampoline • Kieran Growcott (Ice Trampoline) • Bronwyn Dibb (Ice Trampoline) Tier 2 – ITRACSS Level … Read More

Upcoming Events – South Island

Anna Robertsone-News, South Island

We have the last of the 2017 qualifying competitions coming up this month.  Get on down to see some of the country’s best athletes vie for qualification to compete at the 2017 Gymnastics Championships.   Otago Artistic Championships • 29 – 30 July • Otaki Street and Vogel Street, Dunedin (TBC) • GNZ Sanctioned Qualifying Event • Entry Levels WAG STEPs … Read More

Sport NZ Insights Tool

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

In order to remain competitive and financially viable in a rapidly changing world and to ensure that investment decisions and funding applications are well informed and have the greatest chance of success, Clubs need to be looking outside of themselves for evidence to support these decisions or requests. The Sport NZ Insights tool has been designed to provide readily accessible, … Read More

Spotlight on Volunteering – Getting It Right

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

We have just come to the end of Volunteering New Zealand’s National Volunteer Week. The theme this year was “Live, laugh, share – Volunteer” or “Kia ringa hora: Me mahi tūao.” Whether you celebrated your volunteers over this week or not, volunteering goes on day in and day out throughout the year and therefore deserves attention, planning, and recognition throughout … Read More

Kaikoura is Back

Anna Robertsone-News, South Island

We are excited to share that Kaikoura Gymnastics Club are back providing gymnastics to the region and their gymnastics family. The Club has had a long road to get here and had intended to be back in the gym at the start of Term Two but with a few setbacks, they had to hold off for three weeks. They were … Read More

Tara’s Paying Her Own Ticket To Ollerup

Anna Robertsone-News, South Island

In November 2016 Tara Purvis applied for the 2017 – 2018 Gymnastics New Zealand scholarship. Although unsuccessful, Tara has not let this stand in her way choosing to self-fund her travel and study at Ollerup in Denmark. Funding the trip has kept Tara very busy with three jobs including coaching gymnastics at CSG, teaching school swimming for the Council and … Read More