CEO Update – December 2017

Anna RobertsonCEO / Board Updates, e-News, Member Updates

‘Brave new worlds’, ‘Final frontiers’, ‘Giant leaps for humankind’, ‘Journey into the unknown’, ‘The path less travelled’. These are all traditionally filled with impressions of large-scale commitment to grand ideas that are bold and present infinite opportunity. Whilst a number of these have occupied your organisation during 2017, there is also a significant amount of business as usual that, in … Read More

NZ Judges Invited to Commonwealth Games

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Men's artistic gymnastics, NZ Team Announcements, Rhythmic gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

We are super excited to announce that five of our New Zealand brevet judges have been invited by the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) to officiate at the upcoming Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.  These judges are: WAG – Avril Enslow (Christchurch School of Gymnastics) WAG – Michelle Woolf (Hutt Valley Gymsports) MAG – Gareth Brettell (Tri Star Gymnastics) MAG … Read More

Trampoline 2017 World Age Group Results

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Trampoline

The NZ Age Group Team competed at the 2017 World Age Group Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria last month, to round out the year of competition.  The wore the fern with honour and achieved the following results: Trampoline 11 – 12 years Sienna French (Extreme Trampoline) – 16th place Liam Costley (Extreme Trampoline) – 16th place 13-14 years James Dougal (Extreme … Read More

Boys Bring Home the Bling

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Men's artistic gymnastics

A big congratulations to the NZ MAG Team who competed at the recent Valerie Liukin Invitational in Texas. The boys returned with 21 medals – 8 gold, 9 silver and 4 bronze… Level 8 Team 5th place Division 11-12 Jack Williams (Counties Manukau Gymnastics) – 3rd high bar Division 13+ Logan Bow (Tri-star Gymnastics Club) – 1st high bar Matthew … Read More

2018 Performance Coach Advance Intake

Anna Robertsone-News, Education

We are pleased to share that Sport New Zealand has accepted the following gymnastics coaches into the Performance Coach Advance Programme (PCA): Josiah Geange – Tri Star, Auckland Erica Thorby – Xtreme Rhythmic, Auckland Krystal Cameron – ARGOS, Bay of Plenty Anna Jackson – MIGS, Bay of Plenty Georgina (Geo) Varela – Rangiora, Canterbury Andrew Forrest – Dunedin Gymnastics Academy, Otago PCA … Read More

Anti-Doping – 2018 Changes

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, International

The 2018 Prohibited List comes into effect on 1 January 2018 and it is each athlete’s and athlete support person’s responsibility to make sure they understand the changes to the List so they are not caught out. The more athletes know, the better they can manage the risk of a positive test. Athletes and athlete support personnel should take the … Read More

New Gymnastics Codes for AIMS Games

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Midlands, Recreational Gymnastics, Regional, South Island

Gymnastics NZ is pleased to announce the inclusion of Tumbling and Individual Aerobics in the gymnastics programme at AIMS Games 2018, hosted by ARGOS GymSport Tauranga. Given the focus on retention in Gymnastics NZ’s Strategic Plan, Anchor AIMS GAMES – International Sporting Championships (AIMS Games) is an important and high profile event. AIMS targets an age group (11-13 year olds) that … Read More

Ollerup Update – Holly Davies

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, International, Midlands, Regional, South Island

Holly is now 4 months into her Ollerup Scholarship in Denmark and has given us an update on how she is getting on and what the experience has been like so far. “I am still loving it here at Ollerup! I have made so many new friends and have already been given a number of opportunities. This experience has already … Read More

Retention through Tumbling – Midlands Clubs

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands, Recreational Gymnastics, Trampoline

The new Gymnastics NZ Tumbling Programme routines were recently used for the first time at the annual Hamilton City Recreation Competition. The four stream programme is designed to cater for all ages and abilities providing pathways for competitive and Gym For All members. This approach was designed to help Clubs improve the retention of members and is aligned with the … Read More

Celebrating Young People in the Central Region

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News

Over the past 12 months, there have been a number of successes in the Central region, especially from our young people. Here is just a snapshot of some of the great things both athletes and youth coaches have accomplished. International Tours Sarah Jennings from Twisters Gymnastics Club (Tawa, Wellington) was a member of the Gymnastics NZ team who recently travelled … Read More