Media release: New Zealand’s best gymnasts flock to Tauranga.

Anna RobertsonMedia Release

Tuesday 4 July 2023 More than 900 gymnasts from around country will compete for national titles in aerobics, men’s and women’s artistic, rhythmic, and trampoline gymnastics at the 2023 New Zealand Gymnastics Championships, at Mercury Baypark, Tauranga this week (5-8 July). “The championships are the highlight on the calendar for so many gymnasts, and a chance to support each other … Read More

Size No Barrier to Southern Club’s Aspirations

GNZ AdminShaping Gymnastics

Gymnastics New Zealand is highlighting a range of clubs and the different approaches they’ve taken to promote the safety and wellbeing of gymnastics participants and those who deliver the sport. Our second feature club is Wanaka’s Aspiring Gymsports where  “balance is better” principles are at the heart of their all their programmes. For Wānaka’s Aspiring Gymsports, placing cooperation and community … Read More

New Zealand Trans-Tasman Trampoline Team

GNZ Admin2023 NZ Gymnastics Championships, NZ Team Announcements, Trampoline

Gymnastics New Zealand is pleased to announce the following athletes who have been chosen to represent New Zealand against Australia in the Trans-Tasman Challenge to be held at the National Championships in Tauranga Men Trampoline Lachie Kirk ICE James Dougal ICON Flynn Gunther Olympia Regan Langford ICON Seb Smith NHG Jack West Hamilton City Women Trampoline Sienna French Olympia Lauren … Read More

Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships – Team Annoucement

GNZ AdminInternational, Rhythmic gymnastics

Gymnastics NZ is delighted to announce that the following athletes have been selected to travel to the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Valencia, Spain in August. New Zealand earned the right to send 2 athletes to the World Championships by beating Australia in the Philippines late last month to win the Oceania Championships. This was an outstanding result under very challenging … Read More

Shaping the Future – TriStar’s Focus on wellbeing

GNZ AdminShaping Gymnastics

While Gymnastics NZ has been delivering projects at a national level to address different elements of the ‘Shaping the Future’ work plan, many clubs across the country have been pro-active in reviewing how they operate and making changes in response to the findings of the Independent Review. Over the coming months we will be highlighting a range of clubs and … Read More

2023 National Service Award – Dylan Schmidt

Anna Robertsone-News

From the annual general meeting held virtually Wednesday 14 June, we congratulate Dylan Schmidt on being awarded a national service award, for his services to Gymnastics New Zealand as outlined in the citation below. Dylan has been a successful competitive trampolinist since 2007, winning his first World Age Group Trampoline Championship in 2009. He has won multiple, uncountable medals since … Read More

2023 Meritorious Award – Keita McComb

Anna Robertsone-News

We offer our congratulations to Keita McComb whose services to Gymnastics NZ were recognised with a meritorious award (see the below citation), at the annual general meeting held virtually Wednesday 14 June. Keita commenced her career in rhythmic gymnastics as a gymnast. She commenced her judging career in 1999; judged at her first national championships in 2001 and since this … Read More

2023 Meritorious Award – Misha Koudinov

Anna Robertsone-News

Congratulations to Mikhail (Misha) Koudinov who was awarded a meritorious award at the annual general meeting on Wednesday 14 June, for his many services to Gymnastics NZ as outlined in the citation below. For eighteen years Misha has represented Gymnastics NZ internationally at the highest level and has provided memorable moments above and beyond the competition results sheets. In the … Read More

2023 Life Membership Award – Gareth Brettell

Anna Robertsone-News

The last, but by no means least, award announced at the annual general meeting on Wednesday 14 June was a life membership award to Gareth Brettell. We congratulate Gareth on his second significant award, which he has received for his services outlined in the below citation. In 2017 Gareth was also awarded a Gymnastics NZ meritorious award. He has been … Read More