Gymnastics NZ finalist for 2024 NZ Sport and Recreation Awards

Anna Robertsone-News

We are proud to share that we’ve been named a finalist in the Community Impact category of the 2024 NZ Sport and Recreation Awards. The awards celebrate individuals and organisations making outstanding contributions to enhance people’s lives through sport and recreation.

The Gymnastics NZ nomination was for the project of wide-ranging reform aiming to break down barriers and engender positive cultural change, specifically highlighting the work of the gymnastics community to

  1. Institute best-in-class child safeguarding measures at all affiliated clubs.
  2. Engage with clubs and participants to drive cultural change around practices in competitive gymnastics that can lead to negative experiences and create barriers, such as coaching methods and attire regulations.
  3. Overhaul Gymnastics NZ’s complaint resolution process into one comprehensive policy to improve responsiveness.

Together with our clubs and community, there has been a lot of work done over the last couple of years in these areas and we are proud to be recognised for this.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Aotea Centre in Auckland on Monday 24 June.

Full list of finalists by category (in alphabetical order)

Commercial Partnership Finalists 

  • Aktive + One NZ 
  • Basketball NZ + Schick
  • NZ Football + Ford 

Community Impact Finalists 

  • Gymnastics NZ – participant safety, wellbeing and inclusion
  • Oxford Football Inc – delivering inclusive and accessible community sport without barriers in rural New Zealand 
  • Shamrock Boxing Maraenui Napier – rangatahi development programme 

Environmental Sustainability Award Finalists

  • Auckland Golf 
  • CLM Community Leisure Management
  • North Harbour Hockey Association 

Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion Finalists

  • Adaptive Whakauru Tahi 
  • New Zealand Rugby 
  • Whanake o te Kōpara  

Excellence in Impacting Māori Participation as Māori Finalists

  • Hawaiki Kura
  • Kā Taoka I Tuku Iho Charitable Trust 
  • Whiti Ora Tairāwhiti 

Susie Simcock Future Leaders’ Scholarship Finalists

  • Kathryn Jones, Aktive 
  • Manu Albert, NZ Rugby
  • Amiria Mita, Waka Ama NZ