Medals Hauled back from Australian Championships

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Rhythmic gymnastics, Trampoline, Women's artistic gymnastics

Three NZ teams returned from across the ditch, with a haul of medals at the beginning of the month.  The 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships saw more than 1,400 athletes compete for Australian national titles and (for our NZ teams) bragging rights.  The Australian pinnacle event saw our NZ teams win 32 medals – 13 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze. A … Read More

Howick Rhythmic’s Hair and Makeup Workshop

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

We love this little parent-gymnast evening that Howick Rhythmics does annually.  It’s a hair and makeup workshop targeted at gymnasts new to competitions.  The workshops teach parents how to do a tight and secure rhythmic bun in different styles.  They then get to play around with make-up trying out different shades and colours to best make the girls’ leotards pop. … Read More

International Judges Courses

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, International, Regional, Rhythmic gymnastics, Trampoline

GymSports New Zealand had the pleasure of hosting the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics International Judging Course in Auckland. The course was held at the Sudima Hotel near Auckland Airport. Lead by FIG experts Shihoko Sekeita (Japan), Isabell Sawade (Germany) and FIG Administrator Andrea Joao (Brazil) the course had 31 participants from Australia, Hong Kong, Canada, Lithuania and New Zealand. The course … Read More

RG 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships Team

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, NZ Team Announcements, Rhythmic gymnastics

GymSports NZ is pleased to announce the Rhythmic Gymnastics Team to represent New Zealand at the 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships as follows: National Level 9 Amber Goodger – Counties Manukau Gymnastics Zara Galliven – Dunedin Gymnastics Academy Isabella Ralston – Delta Rhythmic Stephanie Lester – Olympia Gymnastic Sports National Level 10 Abbey Retter – Xtreme Rhythmix Susanna Denby – Counties … Read More

New Rhythmic Coach for Nelson

Anna Robertsone-News, Regional, Rhythmic gymnastics, South Island

Nelson Rhythmic Club has secured a new head coach in Sonja Oesch. Sonja has moved to Nelson from Auckland to take on this role after long time coach and founder of the club Yvonne Bradley retired at the end of 2016. Sonja was a gymnast herself before coaching, and moved from Switzerland to New Zealand in March 2015. She has … Read More

RG 2017 International Tournaments Teams

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, NZ Team Announcements, Rhythmic gymnastics

GymSports NZ is pleased to announce the following teams to represent New Zealand at the 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics International Tournaments: 16th Irina Deleanu Cup, Bucharest, Romania – 31 March – 2 April 2017 Ashleigh Pont (Senior) – Olympia Gymnastic Sports Paris Chin (Junior) – Olympia Gymnastic Sports Elena Mesheryakova – Coach and Team Manager   Luxembourg Trophy 2017, Luxembourg – … Read More