2019 Trampoline National Squads

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Trampoline

The 2019 Squad structure will remain the same as previous years, being: Senior – iTRACSS levels 5 & 6 Tier 2 – iTRACSS level 4 Tier 3 – iTRACSS level 3   How is the squad put together? The squads for 2019 are named using all of the New Zealand qualifying events from 2018, as well as international events attended … Read More

Media release: Junior Gymnasts Bring Home the Medals

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Media Release, Men's artistic gymnastics, Trampoline

This last weekend saw two gold and two silver medals won by New Zealand gymnasts on the world stage – three in trampoline in Italy and one in men’s artistic gymnastics in Colombia Blake Costley from Icon Trampoline Club in Auckland, finished on top of the podium in the 15-16-year-old age group, at the International Cup in Brescia, Italy. More … Read More

AER – 2018 ANAC Team

Anna RobertsonAerobics, NZ Team Announcements

We are delighted to announce the Aerobics Team to represent New Zealand at the Association of National Aerobics Championships (ANAC) International Aerobic and Youth Aerobics Championships, to be held in Phoenix, Arizona from 28 July – 3 August.  The selected Team is: Age Group 1 Grace Christey (Active Attitude)   Age Group 2 Sarah Spargo (Aspire Aerobix) Brooke Davies (Aspire Aerobix) … Read More

FIG Age Group Camp First for NZ

Anna RobertsonEducation, International, Rhythmic gymnastics

We were super excited to host the FIG Rhythmic Age Group Camp over the weekend, the first of its kind in New Zealand. This was a follow up to the Oceania Camp run last year in Australia. Developed by FIG, many federations run the Age Group Programme – some as prescribed and other federations making some adaptions. It was a … Read More

AER – 2018 World Championships Team

Anna RobertsonAerobics, Competitive Gymnastics, International, NZ Team Announcements

We are pleased to advise that the following athletes will take part in the upcoming Aerobics World Championships, and World Age Group Championships, in Guimaraes, Portugal, May 25-June 3: Laura Furse (Triple A Aerobics) – World Championships Brooke Davies (Aspire Aerobix) – World Age Group Championships   The athletes have been granted the status of ‘Hors Concours’, at the discretion … Read More

Our ‘Stella’ Debuts on the Commonwealth Stage

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, International, Rhythmic gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

The only females in the gymnastics contingent of the NZ Team, competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are of course our two Stellas.  Both 15 and both debuting their first big senior event. Stella Ashcroft (Christchurch School of Gymnastics) competed in the women’s artistic gymnastics competition on Friday 6 April and qualified through to all around finals where … Read More

Alexa Awarded World Class Gymnast

Anna Robertsone-News, International, Trampoline

Trampoline and double-mini National Champion Alexa Kennedy was awarded an FIG World Class Gymnast pin from her performance at Worlds last year, the only New Zealander to have done so. FIG recognises athletes who make finals at the World Championships as World Class. “Being a world-class gymnast has always been a dream since my very first competition, watching the seniors … Read More

We Welcome Three New Team Members

Anna Robertsone-News, Member Updates

We are super excited to welcome three new people to the Gymnastics NZ team.  Rachel Murphy has filled the role of Upper South Relationship Manager.  Rachel has a big interest in all things sports and spent the last three years working for Softball New Zealand, where her focus was policy and strategy and ran national tournaments. Hockey is her number … Read More

WAG Performance Camps and Workshops

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Women's artistic gymnastics

The end of January saw the first Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Junior and Senior Performance Camps held in Christchurch. The programme is created for both athletes and coaches – building the capability of coaches to deliver better gymnastics, to then create better athletes across all levels. Invited athletes attended with their coaches and were trained under the direction of WAG Performance … Read More

2018 Prime Ministers Scholarship Recipients

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, International

Gymnastics New Zealand is excited to announce that six international judges are the recipients of a Prime Minister’s Scholarship. Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Officials (judges) helps judges gain the skills to officiate at pinnacle events. The scholarship is awarded once a year. Recipients of a 2018 Scholarship are: • Michelle Woolf – Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (Hutt Valley) • Gareth Brettell … Read More