Independent Review Community Update – February 2022

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review

To all members, It’s been a year since the Independent Review of Gymnastics in New Zealand and we reaffirmed our commitment to make ongoing positive cultural changes in our sport with our Statement of Commitment. During this time, we identified and secured exceptionally high-calibre individuals to be part of an Independent Appointments Panel which was formed in July 2021 to … Read More

Media release: Independent Appointments Panel Announces Steering Committee to Help Shape the Future of Gymnastics in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review, Media Release

The Independent Appointments Panel has announced who will be part of the Steering Committee to propose changes and implement recommendations from the Independent Review of Gymnastics New Zealand. The Gymnastics New Zealand Steering Committee is comprised of Independent Chair, Sally McKechnie and eight other members. Gymnast Members Bronte Coluccio has been involved in the local gymnastics community for more than … Read More

Media release: Independent Appointments Panel Seeks Expressions of Interest for Steering Committee 

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review, Media Release

Help Shape the Future of Gymnastics in Aotearoa New Zealand The independent Appointments Panel is calling for individuals from the gymnastics and wider community to put their hand up to become a member of the Gymnastics New Zealand Steering Committee and help shape the future of gymnastics in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Steering Committee will engage widely with the gymnastics … Read More

MEDIA RELEASE: Gymnastics New Zealand releases report following Independent Whole of Sport Review

Anna RobertsonIndependent Review, Media Release

UNDER MEDIA EMBARGO UNTIL 9AM WEDNESDAY 10 FEBRUARY. Gymnastics New Zealand (Gymnastics NZ) has released the report documenting the findings of the independent review which was commissioned following serious and distressing allegations of abuse within the sport. The review team of David Howman, Dr Lesley Nicol, and Rachel Vickery received more than 200 submissions during the extended review period. Gymnastics … Read More

Independent Review: Submission Phase Concluded

Anna RobertsonCEO / Board Updates, Independent Review

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, Independent Review

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 RobertsonIndependent Review, Media 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 RobertsonIndependent Review, Media 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 RobertsonIndependent Review, Media 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