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

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