At the end of 2017, Gymnastics NZ was granted Kiwisport funding from Sport Northland on behalf of Northland Clubs to assist with getting TeamGym and Tumbling programmes off the ground in Northland. As TeamGym was completely new to
Throughout the year, these programmes have been taken up by Active Attitude, Fantastic Gymnastics,
“I participated in the
“I am a junior coach, and I have been coaching in the TeamGym program this year. TeamGym is a great program, I enjoy coaching it because it’s a really positive class to be involved in. I like how everyone’s contributions are taken into
“I think that TeamGym was really fun and inclusive for anyone who wanted to join and
TeamGym and Tumbling were targeted for development by Gymnastics NZ in 2017/18 as programmes to achieve growth and retention outcomes for the Strategic Plan. Some of the key outcomes that this project has achieved in Northland are:
- Delivery in small spaces – TeamGym and Tumbling are ideal for clubs with limited space or without a dedicated facility as the equipment set up is much less than used for traditional gymnastics programmes. For example Fantastic Gymnastics held a successful TeamGym and Tumbling competition in the Parua Bay Community Centre.
- Retention of athletes – Both programmes appeal to a wide range of ages and abilities. TeamGym in particular appeals to teenagers as they participate in a team, performing routines together to music. These programmes not only aim to attract new people but to provide alternative pathways for those already participating in gymnastic sports.
- Athlete-centred – While TeamGym requires coaching skill requirements it also provides opportunities for participants to input into their performances. Team members can have a lot of fun, sense of achievement and ownership working together to design their own routines, select music, theme and costumes.
More information on these programmes can be found in the Club portal, the member only page on the GNZ website or feel free to contact your Relationship Manager.
Updated documents for 2019 and will be available in February.