CSG Team Off to Texas

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Regional, South Island, Women's artistic gymnastics

12 young gymnasts from Christchurch School of Gymnastics, with coaches Terry Walker and Amanda Johanson, will head off to Texas in February 2017 to compete in two competitions. First is the WOGA Classic on 17-19 February in Frisco. The World Olympic Gymnastic Academy (WOGA) is home to back-to-back Olympic Champions Nastia Liukin (2008) and Carly Patterson (2004). One of the … Read More

From World Champions Centre to GymSchool 2017

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, Education, GymSchool 2017, International, Women's artistic gymnastics

  A gymnastics coach of 33 years, Terry Walker moved to New Zealand with his wife and  four children in July to coach at Christchurch School of Gymnastics.  For the past two years he has worked as Head Team Coach at the World Champions Centre in Texas, home of Simone Biles, where he assisted the gymnastics phenomenon on vault, bars … Read More

WAG Performance Development Squad

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, Member Updates, Women's artistic gymnastics

Expressions of Interest are called for from gymnasts who would like to be considered for the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Performance Development Squad. Gymnasts need to have a birth date of 2002 or younger and have competed in STEP 7 or above in 2016. Gymnasts and their coaches will be expected to participate in at least 3 training camps annually, the … Read More

Media Release: NZ Wins More Medals in Namibia

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Media Release, Women's artistic gymnastics

From Invercargill to Walvis Bay…Just ten days after competing at the 2016 New Zealand Gymsports Championships, the New Zealand junior women’s artistic gymnastics team take multiple podium finishes at the Junior Commonwealth Championships in Namibia. Tuesday night NZ time saw the team, consisting of Stella Ashcroft (Christchurch School of Gymnastics), Samadiana Fariz and Isabella Brett (Tri Star Gymnastics), finish in third … Read More

Bronze at Junior Commonwealth Championships

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

From Invercargill to Walvis Bay…Just ten days after competing at the 2016 New Zealand Gymsports Championships, the New Zealand junior women’s artistic gymnastics team take a podium finish at the Junior Commonwealth Championships in Namibia. The team, consisting of Stella Ashcroft (Christchurch School of Gymnastics), Samadiana Fariz and Isabella Brett (Tri Star Gymnastics), finished in third place (149.25) behind Wales … Read More

WAG – Revised STEPs Changes

Anna Robertsone-News, Member Updates, Women's artistic gymnastics

In 2014 the WAG SDC signalled its’ intention to review the STEPs programme with changes to be implemented at the beginning of the new Olympic cycle in 2017. The WAG SDC has undertaken a review of the current programme, received feedback both written and verbal from coaches, judges and other interested parties, reviewed other overseas programmes and the FIG Code … Read More