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

Janet Receives Citizen Award

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Regional

Janet McLea from Kerikeri Gymnastics Club was one of eight recipients to be awarded a Far North District Council Citizen Award. Janet received the award for her dedicated and ongoing service to gymnastics in the Kerikeri community, the results of which provide children with the building blocks to pursue other sports and activities. It is with this in mind and … Read More

North Shore Rhythmic Competition

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Regional

Xtreme RhythmiX organised the North Shore competition again this year, which was on 13 – 14 August. Athletes travelled from around the country as it remains one of the biggest competitions of the season.

Rhythmic Masters

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Regional

Nicola Ryan has been a regular participant at the NZ Masters Games in rhythmic gymnastics.  “It would be great to see more people giving it a go. No leotards required and you can do pairs/trios/group too. It’s a bit of a challenge, bit of a laugh and a bit of fun with apparatus! It doesn’t need to be hard or … Read More

Stars & Stripes on the Comp Floor

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Regional

Tri Star Gymnastics hosted the Auckland/Manukau Artistic Championships on 6 – 7 August. It was another big competition with athletes vying for qualification through to the 2016 NZ Gymsports Championships.  Through all the competition seriousness, the MAG level 7 team decided to take some fun to the floor…

Anonymous Sponsor Pays for Competition Fees

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Regional

A massive big thank you goes out to the anonymous sponsor, who has paid the entry fees for all 56 artistic gymnasts from the Auckland province, to compete at the 2016 NZ Gymsports Championships. Clubs, parents and athletes are extremely appreciative of the generosity.

Midlands 2016 Season Snapshot

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands, Regional

The past six months have seen a huge range of competitions held across the Midlands region. Qualifiers started with the Midlands Trampoline Champs back in March and finished with the Waitara Opens a couple of weeks ago – these of course will culminate at the 2016 NZ Gymsports Championships at the end of September. School festivals, junior competitive and recreation events … Read More

Midlands Coach and Judge Education 2017

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands, Regional

Coach and Judge Education 2017 – The Planning Starts Now… With Term 3 now well underway, 2017 planning should be well in your thoughts. Although it can be hard to focus on next year with so much currently going on and plenty yet to come this year, it’s really important to start thinking ahead and putting plans in place. Time … Read More

Taranaki/Wanganui XTND Cluster

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands, Regional

The year has started well with several XTND modules already completed and Year 1’s almost completed their requirements already. Modules for the remainder of the year are: Year 1  Movement Observation – Sunday 11 September, New Plymouth Year 2 (and 3) XTND Display – Sunday 29 October, Wanganui XTND Trampoline – Sunday 13 November, Wanganui First Aid – through Club, School … Read More

Sport NZ – Works in Progress

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Regional

Sport Compass Rimutaka GymSports will be the first club in the country to trial Sport Compass. Ian Sims and Kerry Weston sat down with Sport Wellington and Sport NZ last Thursday to work through the online programme. We are very much looking forward to hearing about their successes with the programme. Sport Compass is a free organisation development tool, due … Read More