Update: Independent Whole of Sport Review

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review

As you will be aware, in August 2020, Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) commissioned David Howman to conduct an Independent Review into the sport, following the distressing and deeply concerning allegations of physical, mental and emotional abuse of former and current athletes. Mr Howman, and his assistants Dr Lesley Nicol and Rachel Vickery, have now completed this review and are … Read More

Independent Review: Submission Phase Concluded

Anna RobertsonCEO / Board Updates

The independent Whole of Sport Review launched by Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) in response to the exposure of unsafe and abusive practices in the sport, both historical and current, has now concluded the submission phase. The review team of David Howman, Lesley Nicol and Rachel Vickery are now compiling the report that will present the findings of the review … Read More

Update: Independent Review

Anna RobertsonCEO / Board Updates

The independent, whole of sport review of gymnastics in New Zealand was due for completion mid-October. However, David Howman—the Reviewer—has requested an initial one-month extension. As per the flexibility granted by the Terms of Reference, and in the interest of a full and thorough review, this request for an extension has been granted. This now moves the expected completion date … Read More

Member invitation to FIG e-conference

Anna Robertsone-News

Dear Members, Following the latest FIG press release, we would like to officially invite you to the FIG e-conference aimed at ‘Finding solutions for a respectful culture and safe training environment in Gymnastics’. This e-conference has been designed as an interactive forum where gymnasts, coaches, technical experts, and administrators can express their views based on their daily or first-hand experiences. … Read More

2021 Trampoline National Squads

Anna RobertsonNZ Team Announcements, Trampoline

We are pleased to publish the 2021 National Trampoline Squads as follows: Trampoline (iTRACSS Levels 5 & 6) Alexa Kennedy – Icon Trampoline Club Madaline Davidson – Olympia Gymnastics Club Dylan Schmidt – Icon Trampoline Club Blake Costley – Icon Trampoline Club Reegan Laidlaw – Olympia Gymnastic Sports Sean Wilson – Icon Trampoline Club Double Mini Trampoline (iTRACSS Levels 5 & 6) … Read More

2021 Aerobic Gymnastics National Squads

Anna RobertsonNZ Team Announcements

We are super excited to announce the 2019 Aerobics Gymnastics National Squad.  The athletes who have been selected into the Squad are: Hannah Wilton – Aspire Aerobix Catrin Pearce – Aspire Aerobix Brooke Davies – Aspire Aerobix Jennifer Groom – Aspire Aerobix Kate Harvey – Aspire Aerobix   Congratulations to all athletes. We wish you every success in your future … Read More

2021 Women’s Artistic Gymnastics National Squad

Anna RobertsonNZ Team Announcements, Women's artistic gymnastics

We are pleased to announce that the following athletes have been selected to the 2021 WAG National Squad: Maia Fishwick (Tri Star Gymnastics) Isabella Brett (Christchurch School of Gymnastics) Congratulations to all athletes. We wish you well with achieving your future goals. Does this mean athletes automatically make a NZ tour team?No. Being part of the squad means that you … Read More

2021 Men’s Artistic Gymnastics National Squad

Anna RobertsonNZ Team Announcements

We are pleased to announce that the following athletes have been selected into the 2021 MAG National Squad: Misha Koudinov (Tri Star Gymnastics) Ethan Dick (Tri Star Gymnastics) Sam Dick (Tri Star Gymnastics) William Fu Allen (Tri Star Gymnastics) Devy Dyson (Tri Star Gymnastics) Harvey Humber (Counties Manukau Gymnastics) Jorden O’Connell-Inns (Christchurch School of Gymnastics) Brody Hall (Olympia Gymnastic Sports) … Read More

Media Release: Advisors added to Gymnastics Independent Review

Anna RobertsonMedia Release

Independent Reviewer David Howman has added two advisors to assist him with his review into Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ). Mr Howman will be joined by Dr Lesley Nicol—former Silver Ferns captain—qualified Physiotherapist and now a Sport and Exercise Physician, and Rachel Vickery, a former International gymnast and a qualified Physiotherapist. Rachel Vickery is now a Human Behaviour and High … Read More

2021 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships cancelled

Anna Robertson2020 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships

Last week, the Board of Gymnastics New Zealand (GNZ) reassessed the viability of holding the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, scheduled for April 2021. As a result of these deliberations, we have regretfully made the difficult decision to withdraw from hosting the competition. Due to the domestic and global uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Board has recognised the impracticality … Read More