Northland Sports Awards Nominations

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Regional

Please be aware of the following closing dates for award nominations.  Refer to relevant websites for full nomination criteria. CSG Konica Minolta Northland Sports Awards Friday 2 December 2016, ASB Stadium, Whangarei Acknowledging Sporting Excellence in Northland (Nominations for the Northland Sports Awards can only be made by affiliated Regional Sports Organisations or the National Sports Organisation.)  Nominations for the … Read More

GA Superstar Flying in to Coaching Symposium

Anna RobertsonEducation, GFA Coaching Symposium

Meet Brooke Kneebush (nee Sargeant) who will be guest presenting at the Gym for All Coaching Symposium next month.  There is not a lot in the gymnastics world that Brooke has not done… Oceania Development Manager Gymnastics Australia B. Arts Major: Recreation Management. Minor: Marketing. Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Gymnastics Australia Advanced Silver Coach, Course Presenter and Assessor. With … Read More

WAG Trans-Tasman Challenge

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, International, NZ Team Announcements

GymSports NZ is pleased to announce the selection of the Women’s Artistic STEP 10 team to compete against Australia at the Trans-Tasman Challenge, to be held at the 2016 NZ Gymsports Championships in Invercargill on Thursday 29 September. The New Zealand Team is: Anna Tempero – Top of the South Millie Manning – Wanganui-Manawatu Alex Burne – Waikato Madeline Whiting – … Read More

Christchurch Club Boast Biggest Squad Yet

Anna Robertson2016 Indo Pacific Championships, Competitive Gymnastics

Christchurch School of Gymnastics (CSG) are predominantly a recreational and artistic club, but are pleased to have qualified twelve athletes through to the 2016 Indo Pacific Championshps, who will be accompanied by their tumbling coach Nikki Growcott, as one of the NZ team coaches. We caught up with senior trampoline athlete Natalie Donovan, on their preparation for the upcoming Championships… How … Read More

FIG International Judging Courses

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Member Updates

FIG has recently released dates of Intercontinental and International Judging Courses to be held at the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017. Intercontinental Courses Congratulations to the following judges who have been selected to attend the Intercontinental Courses: MAG: Gareth Brettell & Ken Bow – 27 November – 2 December in Bratislava, Slovakia WAG: Michelle Woolf and Esther … Read More

Meet Jack – AUS

Anna Robertson2016 Indo Pacific Championships, Competitive Gymnastics, International

Jack Penny – Judge (AUS) The 2016 Championships will be Jack’s sixth Indos – he has attended five as an athlete (2004-2012) and this year’s event will be his first as a judge.  Over the fifteen years he has been involved in trampoline, Jack’s best competition memory is placing 5th in DMT at the 2010 World Champs finals in France. “I’m … Read More

Meet Bronwyn – NZL

Anna Robertson2016 Indo Pacific Championships, Competitive Gymnastics, International

Bronwyn Dibb (NZL) 18 year old Bronwyn has been doing trampoline for 11 years.  Her favourite event is double-mini and best achievement so far is making the DMT final at World Champs last year (finished 8th) in Denmark.  Her best competition memory is standing on the podium when she won silver at World Age.  Bronwyn has competed twice before at Indos … Read More

MAG Forum: 2017-2020 Programme

Anna Robertsone-News, Member Updates

This year’s annual MAG Forum is on proposed changes to the National Programme for 2017-2020. The Sport Development Committee (SDC) will be presenting some draft ideas on new junior routines and senior requirements, which are by no means final. The SDC invite all MAG athletes, coaches, judges and interested parties to attend and contribute to the discussion. The SDC will be taking on … Read More

FIG Coach Academy – Level 2

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Member Updates

FIG Level 2 Academy – Aerobics, Rhythmic, Trampoline The FIG Level 2 Coach Academy for AER, RG and TRA, is to be held at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra from 13-20 December, 2016. Click here for the FIG Academy for Artistic. FIG Level 2 is equivalent to the GymSports NZ Senior Coach course. The Academy runs for seven days and … Read More

New RM for Upper South

Anna Robertsone-News, Regional, South Island

We are delighted to welcome Lisa McInroe to the GymSports NZ team.  Lisa started on a part time basis on 15 August and will be extending to full time from 12 September. Lisa is no stranger to gymsports, particularly WAG, or the Upper South community. She has a good understanding of club structures and has experience as a coach (Greymouth and … Read More