New Club Management Tool Hit NZ Shores

Anna RobertsonClubland Newsletter

If you attended the Gymnastics New Zealand 2018 Conference, you would have heard from Frank
Sahlein, the director of 3rd Level Consulting. Frank was a gymnastics coach and business owner for 40
years before he put all his knowledge and experience into creating an online business management
system, specific for gymnastic club management.  This will now benefit New Zealand clubs.

The tool provides downloadable templates and online courses in the eight key areas of club

  1. Management

    Frank with Gymnastics NZ staff and Erica Third (Hamilton City Gymsports) at the 2018 Conference.

  2. Marketing
  3. People
  4. Technology
  5. Finance
  6. Facility
  7. Risk (Safety)
  8. Inspiration (Leadership)


Access for Gymnastics New Zealand affiliated clubs to 3rd Level Consulting is variable and for 2018, is
dependent on the size of your club.

Whilst Frank was in the country, he met with 17 clubs in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland to
explain the functionality of the tool and give some personalised advice relating to some of the
challenges clubs are facing. The feedback from the clubs we visited was extremely positive with club
managers and administrators seeing huge benefits for them and their staff.

At present, there are 41 affiliated clubs who have access to the templates and courses provided by 3rd

Frank taking Zara Struthers (Hutt Valley Gymnastics) through the new Tool.

Level Consulting. If you haven’t yet had a chance to have a look, go to
and check it out.

If your club is interested in learning more about this online tool, or are not sure of your club’s current
level of access, please contact your Gymnastics New Zealand Regional Relationship Manager for more

3rd Level Consulting online is used by gymnastics clubs in multiple countries across the world. In this
introductory year, we hope to see New Zealand clubs thrive by up-skilling staff on the management
courses and using some of the thousands of templates and resources available through your affiliation
to Gymnastics New Zealand.