2018 Trampoline National Squads

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, NZ Team Announcements, Trampoline

2018 is the second year of the National Squad initiative and we are excited to announce the athletes who have been selected into these Squads.  The squad structure is as follows: Senior – iTRACSS levels 5 & 6 Tier 2 – iTRACSS level 4 Tier 3 – iTRACSS level 3   How is the squad put together? As this year … Read More

Trampoline 2017 World Age Group Results

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Trampoline

The NZ Age Group Team competed at the 2017 World Age Group Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria last month, to round out the year of competition.  The wore the fern with honour and achieved the following results: Trampoline 11 – 12 years Sienna French (Extreme Trampoline) – 16th place Liam Costley (Extreme Trampoline) – 16th place 13-14 years James Dougal (Extreme … Read More

Retention through Tumbling – Midlands Clubs

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands, Recreational Gymnastics, Trampoline

The new Gymnastics NZ Tumbling Programme routines were recently used for the first time at the annual Hamilton City Recreation Competition. The four stream programme is designed to cater for all ages and abilities providing pathways for competitive and Gym For All members. This approach was designed to help Clubs improve the retention of members and is aligned with the … Read More

Maddie Brings Home the Medals

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Trampoline

Madaline (Maddie) Davidson (Olympia Gymnastic Sports) returned home with not one but two medals from the 25th Trampoline World Age Group Competitions in Sofia, Bulgaria last week. The 18-year-old won a bronze medal in the synchro event with partner Kate Nicholson (Extreme Trampoline), and a silver in the individual event. “This was my fourth World Age Group competition. I actually … Read More

Pilot Tumbling Course a Hit

Anna RobertsonEducation, Trampoline

Saturday 12 November saw the pilot of the Tumbling Elementary Coach Course, held at Gym City in Papatoetoe.  26 coaches attended this course which saw the presentation of the new Tumbling Programme, including long and short track.  To support the enthusiasm were just as many athletes who made themselves available as demonstrators, which made for a fantastic practical day of … 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

Auckland Athletes Competing at Trampoline World Championships

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Trampoline

Congratulations to the Auckland trampoline athletes who were selected to represent New Zealand at the 2017 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships and the 2017 Trampoline Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions in Sofia, Bulgaria in November. 2017 Trampoline World Championships, 9-12 November Dylan Schmidt from Extreme Trampoline. Dylan became our first trampoline Olympian when he represented New Zealand last year in Rio. … Read More

Trampoline World Championships Results

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Trampoline

The Gymnastics NZ team have again done us proud at the Trampoline World Championships, held in Sofia Bulgaria the last 5 days.  The team have produced the following results: Trampoline Dylan Schmidt (Extreme Trampoline) – 20th place Rachel Schmidt (Extreme Trampoline) – 36th place Alexa Kennedy (Icon Trampoline) – 35th place Synchro Rachel Schmidt and Alexa Kennedy – 9th place … Read More

Media release: New National Trampoline Champions Named

Anna Robertson2017 NZ Trampoline Gymnastics Championships, Competitive Gymnastics, Media Release, Trampoline

260 athletes bounced their way into the Pioneer Stadium this week for the 2017 NZ Trampoline Championships.  From Northland to Southland, they’ve represented 14 provinces around New Zealand, to battle it out for National titles. The Championships returned to Christchurch for the first time in 10 years, and was organised by the Gymsports in Canterbury Charitable Trust, led by Nigel … Read More

Schmidt Takes Silver in Spain

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Trampoline

NZ’s first trampoline Olympian continues to make his mark on the world stage with a silver medal overnight in Spain. Dylan Schmidt has followed up his 7th place in Rio with three World Cup finals finishing 6th in Belarus in August and 4th in Portugal last week, before his podium finish in Valladolid last night.  He qualified through to finals … Read More