Celebrating Judges in the Central – Wellington Regions

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Education, Regional

Our judges are volunteers who devote a lot of their own time and money into gaining and maintaining their qualifications. They then give up a lot of weekends during competition season so that our athletes can compete. A lot will take annual leave from their day jobs, to judge at the National Championships and some will also judge overseas so that our athletes can compete internationally. That is all a lot of time away from their family and friends each year.

As a community, we are very lucky to have so many devoted judges, and striving for such excellence. A big congratulations to the following judges on your new cycle qualifications, and a big thank you in advance for all the time you will be spending this year on the floor.

Women’s Artistic Brevet (International Judging) qualification:

  • Michelle Woolf – Hutt Valley GymSports – Category 1
  • Tracy Sharp – Capital GymSports – Category 3
  • Debbie Elliott – Panda’s Gymnastics – Category 4


Women’s Artistic Senior Judging qualification:

Wellington Region 

  • Jo Kiernan – Rimutaka Gymsports Inc
  • Rachel Exeter – Harbour City GymSports
  • Francie Morrow – Onslow Gymnastic Club
  • Kate McNabb – Pandas Gymnastics Club
  • Cat Diamond – Twisters Tawa Gymnastics Club


Hawkes Bay Region 

  • Joy Kitto – Central Gym Club
  • Jane Sheldrake – Omni Gymnastic Centre Napier


Men’s Artistic Senior Judging qualification:

Wellington Region

  • Gavin Snowsill – Kapiti GymSports


Hawkes Bay Region

  • Kevina Ward – Omni Gymnastic Centre Napier


Be sure to keep an eye out for these wonderful volunteers on the judging panels in the upcoming competition season.