2020 Rhythmic Gymnastics National and Junior Squads

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Rhythmic gymnastics

The Rhythmic Gymnastics (RG) National Squad is for athletes competing senior international. The Rhythmic Gymnastics Junior Squad is for athletes competing junior international. How is the squad put together? Athletes will be selected into the 2020 Squad using performance criteria achieved at key events.  The 2020 Squad will be named in November 2019 using 2019 events.  Athletes can also be … Read More

GymSchool 2019

Anna Robertsone-News

While lots of people were sunning themselves at the beach during the weekend of January 12-13, a large group of dedicated coaches and athletes took part in GymSchool. GymSchool is a coach development weekend which included a multitude of practical coaching courses and workshops aimed at intermediate and higher-level coaches across all competitive gymnastic sports. A range of wonderful sport … Read More

Dylan’s back and the Girls medal

Anna Robertsone-News

Eleven months after having knee surgery, Rio Olympian Dylan Schmidt (Icon Trampoline) returns to the trampoline world stage at the World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan, where he finished 5th. Two months later at the World Cup in Minsk, Belarus, he bettered that by one with a 4th place finish. A mere 0.225 off podium and only 0.81 from gold. A … Read More

Judges awarded PM Scholarships

Anna Robertsone-News

High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) each year, award Prime Minister’s Scholarships to officials to help with their professional development. This year, five of our international brevet judges are recipients of the Scholarships: • Gareth Brettell – Men’s Artistic Gymnastics• Ken Bow – Men’s Artistic Gymnastics• Michelle Woolf – Women’s Artistic Gymnastics• Janine Glover – Trampoline• Lance Henry – Trampoline … Read More

FIG Level 2 Academy

Anna Robertsone-News

From 9 – 16 January, 19 Men’s and Women’s Artistic coaches attended the FIG Level 2 Academy which we hosted in Auckland. A FIG Academy is a week-long coaching course which includes comprehensive theory and practical lectures across all apparatus. The week also finished with theory and practical exams. For coaches in New Zealand, the course also served as the … Read More

Students in Denmark

Anna Robertsone-News

We have a wonderful opportunity through our partnership with Ollerup to offer members a year-long scholarship to attend the school and study in TeamGym, Tumbling or Parkour. The Academy of Physical Education in Ollerup is the oldest academy of physical education in Denmark. Alanah Goldingham received the 2018-2019 scholarship and is halfway through her scholarship. Alanah’s, originally from Hutt Valley … Read More

Independent Athlete’s Complaints Service

Anna Robertsone-News

Following the publication of the Heron Report, which claimed that Cycling New Zealand was responsible for the toxic culture within their track team, High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) and Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) have launched an interim complaints service. From 1 May 2019, the service is available to HPSNZ Programmes that have carded athletes. For Gymnastics, this means … Read More

TRA – 2019 Trans-Tasman Team

Anna RobertsonNZ Team Announcements

Every two years at alternating National Championships, we take on Australia in a separate Trans-Tasman Challenge. The following athletes have been selected to compete against Australia in this year’s challenge at the 2019 Australian Gymnastics Championships: Men’s Trampoline Dylan Schmidt (Icon Trampoline) Sean Wilson (Icon Trampoline) Lachlan Smith (North Shore Trampoline Club) Jakarta Klebert (Olympia Gymnastic Sports) Nathan Monkton (North … Read More

AER – 2019 International Aerobic Championship Team

Anna RobertsonNZ Team Announcements

2019 sees us send another New Zealand team to the USA, to compete in the International Aerobic Championship (ANAC). This year’s event is back in Phoenix, Arizona taking place 27 – 31 July. The athletes who have been selected to represent New Zealand at ANAC this year are: Age Group 1: Individual Amber Sue (Gymnastics Waitara) Laiken Neaves (Aspire Aerobix) … Read More

2020 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics National Squad

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, Women's artistic gymnastics

The Squad term for the 2020 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics National Squad is 1 November 2019 until 31 March 2021. How is the squad put together? Athletes will be selected into the 2020 Squad using performance criteria achieved at key events.  The 2020 Squad will be named in November 2019 using 2019 events.  Athletes can also be selected into the Squad … Read More