Ryan Awarded Ollerup Scholarship

Anna Robertsone-News, International, Regional

Congratulations to Ryan Davies from GymKids (Ponsonby) who has been awarded a 24-week scholarship to Ollerup next year.

As a child Ryan competed for 5 years at Twisters Gymnastics and was also a member of the Wellington team for NZ Nationals multiple times. Ryan returned to the sport 4 years ago as a coach and currently coaches 6 days a week at the Gymnastics NZ (GNZ) member club GymKids in Auckland.

Ryan is the manager and coach at the club’s Ponsonby location. He coaches a range of disciplines including pre-school, adults, tumbling, recreational men’s and women’s gymnastics and competitive women’s gymnastics.

Ryan currently holds a number of Gymnastics NZ qualifications and is busy working on his post-course assignments for the Women’s Artistic Junior Coach qualification.

While at Ollerup Ryan has chosen to study TeamGym as he sees this is a great fit for his club’s Ponsonby location and is a new area of growth and a development pathway for young athletes who may want to retire from competitive gymnastics.

Best of luck Ryan for your travels to Denmark in January, we look forward to hearing how you get on.