CEO Update – December 2018

Anna RobertsonCEO / Board Updates

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” ― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas This quote sprung to my mind, not just because of the festive season, but also the parallels it presents when thinking about what gymnastics means to … Read More

2018 NZ Champs a Hit in Tauranga

Anna Robertson2018 NZ Gymnastics Championships, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News

The 2018 New Zealand Gymnastics Championships held at the ASB Baypark Arena in Tauranga provided a fantastic location to reunite all five codes together again under one roof. As our national pinnacle event, it’s always exciting to showcase the best gymnastics from around the country, this year including our World Championships and Commonwealth Games athletes. 15 provinces competed for National … Read More

2018 World Champs Wrap Up

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International

This last term has seen teams from Rhythmic, Artistic and Trampoline Gymnastics represent New Zealand at their respective World Championships. A huge congratulations to all those athletes who were selected and competed.  A special thanks to all the officials who travelled with the athletes for your help and support both pre tour and on tour. This year saw some really good … Read More

Awesome fun at the Gym for All Symposium

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, GFA Coaching Symposium

Over Labour weekend, whilst many people enjoyed the warm, dry weather, a bunch of enthusiastic coaches and presenters attended the Gym for All Symposium in Wellington. The Gym for All Symposium is a weekend of coaching workshops aimed at the recreation or Gym for All community. On day one we had a theme topic of group performance, introducing Gymnaestrada and … Read More

FIG Level 3 Academy

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, FIG Academy

We were excited to have six coaches attend a FIG Level 3 Coaching Academy in Canberra last month. The Academy went for seven days and comprised of theory and practical lectures and exams. The coaches who attended were: Women’s Artistic Gymnastics: Mathew Rowley (North Harbour), Sarah Miller (North Harbour) Men’s Artistic Gymnastics: Dane Smuts (North Harbour MAG) Rhythmic Gymnastics: Isabel … Read More

Northland TeamGym & Tumbling – KiwiSport Project

Anna Robertsone-News, Recreational Gymnastics, TeamGym

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 the region, the KiwiSport funding was vital to its successful introduction. It provided clubs with a financial buffer while the concept was … Read More

A New Home for Cambridge

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands

Like many clubs around the country, Cambridge Gymnastics has had to face the problem of limited access to facilities and growing waitlists. For a long time, the club was situated out of a local primary school where they had to pack in and pack out every day. While they did have access to the school hall three days a week, … Read More

Win Win for Club and Coaches at Manawatu

Anna Robertsone-News, Education

In 2017 Manawatu Gymsports completed a Coach & Judge Education plan with Central RM Megan Russell. Combined with the new qualification requirements, this highlighted to them that they had a gap in formal coaching qualifications in the club. The club had already been working very hard on areas of growth, and an unplanned move of venues; consequently education had not … Read More

Two New Clubs join the Family

Anna Robertsone-News, South Island

Over the last few months, two new clubs in the Canterbury region have affiliated to Gymnastics NZ – Affinity Gymnastics Academy (Rolleston) and Dynamic Gymnastic Sports (Ashburton). The establishment of Affinity Gymnastics Academy has been driven by Ryan Jones along with his wife Tracy and a team of enthusiastic and optimistic coaches and volunteers. After reading the Gymnastics NZ National … Read More

2019 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics National Squad

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Women's artistic gymnastics

We are pleased to announce that the following athletes have been selected into the 2019 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics National Squad: Isabella Brett (Christchurch School of Gymnastics) Maia Fishwick (Tri Star Gymnastics) Charlotte Ryan (Tri Star Gymnastics) Courtney McGregor (Christchurch School of Gymnastics) We wish these girls all the very best for their 2019 competitions. The Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) National Squad … Read More