DGA to Host NZ Masters Games 2018

Anna Robertsone-News, South Island

The Otago Community Trust New Zealand Masters Games is taking place from the 3 – 11 February 2018 in Dunedin. Gymnastics is on the programme and registration for the event is open now. Men’s and Women’s Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline, Double Mini Tramp and Tumbling Gymnastic events will take on 3 – 4 February so if you’re an ex-gymnast in any … Read More

Nationals Prep – A Coach’s Perspective

Anna Robertson2017 NZ Artistic Gymnastics Championships, e-News, South Island

Here we are in the final weeks preparing for the 2017 New Zealand Gymnastics Championships.  Carmel Leslie, Head Coach at Dunedin Gymnastics Academy, shares with us a coaches perspective on the lead-up to the pinnacle event of our competition year… “For a coach, this is an exciting and rewarding time but it also comes with its challenges. It’s that fine … Read More

Sunny Nelson Awaits

Anna Robertson2017 NZ Artistic Gymnastics Championships, e-News, South Island

The wheels are in full motion at Gymnastics Nelson in preparation for hosting the 2017 New Zealand Artistic Gymnastics Championships.  Here’s a small note from the Gymnastics Nelson team… “We received great feedback after our Top of the South competition which was a trial run for our organising team and we are now fine tuning! We have recruited and engaged … Read More

XTND Update South Island – September 2017

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

Upcoming XTND Dates 29 October – Movement Observation –Invercargill Registrations close 18 October via the website. Enquires to Haidee. 5 November – Movement Observation – Dunedin Registrations close 25 October via the website. Enquires to Lisa. 5 November – Movement Observation – Christchurch Registrations close 25 October via the website. Enquires to Lisa.   Programme Registration – All registration reminders will be … 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

Congratulations from Courtney

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, South Island

Hi everyone, Courtney here, I would like to congratulate everyone who has been selected to represent their province at this year’s NZ National Championships! It is a huge honour to be selected, and I know that you will all do your club and province proud. Nationals is the time to show off all the hard work you have put into … Read More

Taylor’s Journey to ANAC

Anna RobertsonAerobics, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, South Island

Last month 10 athletes and three officials donned the New Zealand tracksuit and travelled to the Association of National Aerobics Championships (ANAC) in Phoenix Arizona.  One of the athletes shares her thoughts with us on the tour below… Hi, my name is Taylor McCaughan and I am a member of the Christchurch School of Gymnastics Aerobics Team. 2017 has been … Read More

XTND Update South Island – August 2017

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

Upcoming XTND Dates 3 September – Understanding Movement 2 – Dunedin 9 September – Movement Observation – Wanaka 10 September – XTND Artistic – Wanaka 10 September – Understanding Movement 2 – Christchurch and Invercargill 10 September – Trampoline Module – Christchurch Note – registrations for the above courses have closed. 28 October – Movement Observation – Christchurch Registration closes … Read More

Young Athletes’ Dreams Come True

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

Many young athletes dream of representing their country at their chosen sport. These six young teammates from Christchurch School of Gymnastics (CSG) are no different and after years of hard work, their dream will come true. After the trial at CSG Classic in July, seven girls from the South Island were selected to represent New Zealand at the 25th Prime … Read More

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