2023 Rhythmic Gymnastics National Squad

GNZ AdminCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Rhythmic gymnastics

We are excited to announce the Rhythmic Gymnastics National Squad for 2023:

  • Kezia Ho (NHG Gymnastics)
  • Havana Hopman (Counties Manukau Gymnastics)
  • Jennifer Trieu (Delta Rhythmic Gymnastics)
  • Laylah Waggie (NHG Gymnastics)
  • Maria Malkova (NHG Gymnastics)
  • Paris Chin (Christchurch United Gymnastics)

We congratulate all six athletes and wish them the very best for the upcoming season.

How is the squad put together?
The national squads are for athletes competing in senior international. Athletes are selected into the 2023 squad using performance criteria achieved at key events during 2022.  See the full selection policy.

Does this mean athletes automatically make a tour team?
No. Being part of the squad means you are a targeted athlete, but depending on the competition, there may be other criteria to be met before a team is announced.

So what does part of the squad mean?
It means that you are a targeted athlete and are eligible for selection to international events.  As part of the national squad, you will be invited to attend squad meets/camps with other squad athletes and coaches.  Performance and attitude at these sessions/camps may be taken into consideration when nominating and selecting for competitions.