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

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

Media Release: Terms of Reference for gymnastics independent review and management of complaints

Anna RobertsonMedia Release

Joint media release from Gymnastics NZ and Sport NZ. Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) has released the terms of reference for the Independent Review to be conducted by David Howman. In conjunction with this, Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) has released the terms of reference for the expanded use of the Interim Complaints Mechanism (ICM) to deal with complaints coming … Read More

Media release: Gymnastics NZ Independent Review

Anna RobertsonMedia Release

Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) has recently been made aware of a number of distressing and concerning allegations of abuse within our sport – both current and historical. We acknowledge these complaints, and deeply regret, and apologise for any harm caused to athletes. Following these allegations, Gymnastics NZ, in conjunction with Sport NZ, has worked hard to ensure an independent, … Read More

CEO letter to Members on Safe Sport

Anna RobertsonCEO / Board Updates

To our valued members, As a community, we will all have an awareness of the recent saddening global events in relation to athlete abuse and gymnastic culture in recent times.  The actions of some have been abhorrent and completely unacceptable, and Gymnastics New Zealand (GNZ) agrees with and supports the global response and actions being taken to deal with these … Read More