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Keep up to date with the latest news in the GymSport community below.

First World Cup Bronze Medal for WAG

   Photo: Charlotte Sullivan                                    Photo: Beam winners

Congratulations to Charlotte Sullivan who has taken the bronze medal at the 2015 Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Anadia, Portugal. The 16 year old's spectacular beam routine saw her receive the first medal for New Zealand, at a World Cup event in Women's Artisitc Gymnastics.

Courtney McGregor also made the beam final and finished up in 8th place. Both girls are from the Christchurch School of Gymnastics. 

Well done girls! Read more..

Offcial results can be found HERE.

Article by HERE

GymSports NZ Conference and AGM 2015

Another successful Conference and AGM took place on Sunday 17th May at the Sudima Hotel in Auckland with 57 member clubs represented.  On the suggestion of members, the theme of the conference was Health and Safety – a relevant topic to address in the lead up to the introduction of the new Health and Safety at Work Bill later in the year. 

Two speakers were selected to present on aspects of health and safety that are relevant to all workplace environments from both a legal and practical perspective.  The presentations were followed by an active panel discussion where members heard first-hand experience from gym sports clubs.  Relevant knowledge was shared, advice extended and feedback sought.  For those that did not attend (and those that did), we will shortly be uploading the speaker presentations and the main feedback points from the ‘wrap up’ group session on to the website. So keep checking back though the week.

Thank you to all those that attended.  The Conference and AGM is always an opportunity for members to have their say, meet with the GymSports NZ Board and team and connect with other gym sports community members.

 31st Olympic Games – Rio de Janeiro, August 2016

The Olympic Games claims the biggest celebration in sport in the world, and is the epitome of sporting achievement.  With less than 440 days until the Rio Olympic Games in Brazil, GymSports NZ athletes wanting to be nominated for selection can find out how HERE
GymSports NZ would very much welcome the opportunity to send a NZ Team to Rio.

Success For MAG at Kapiti GymSports 


Photo: Ethan Reti                  Photo:Gavin Snowsill

A successful night for the Men’s Artisitc Gymnastics community with two of it’s members taking out awards. Read more HERE....

Gymnastics Club Stalwart Bryan Bamber Retires

While Bryan Bamber battled through pain to attend his farewell, he said the fight to find a new base for New Plymouth's gym club was something he was proud to have won... Read more HERE.


Forward Foundation Ambassadors 

Jessica Rice named as one of the country's 2015 Forward Foundation Ambassadors. Miss Rice has been a dedicated member of the Wellington XTND programme for the last two years, and when this opportunity came up she jumped at putting an application forward... Read more HERE

South Island Master Games

South Island Masters Games 26 Sept – 4 Oct 2015, Nelson. Register by 1 July and you $AVE with our early bird offer.

Register online now at or pick up an entry form at Sport Tasman or council offices.

9 days of fun  *  themed dance parties  *  45 sports  *  2,400 participants  *  300 volunteers

Most sports are 30+ years and you don’t have to qualify or belong to a club to enter – you just have to be old enough.  

The masters games is a celebration of sport with both fierce and friendly competition and an unforgettable entertainment programme.

So much more than sport - be part of the experience!


Youngster on her way to big time - NZ Herald Article

Photo: Christina Woodcock taken by Chris Gorman NZ Herald

Christina Woodcock is determined to be a superstar.

She's only 9, but her grandmother, Colleen Woodcock, says the budding rhythmic gymnast has enough drive and determination to make it to the world stage.... Read more HERE.

Club Named as Finalist for Club of the Year

Well done to Hutt Valley GymSports for being named as a finalist for Club of the Year in the Dominion Post Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards 2014.

Hutt Valley GymSports have been one of three targeted Wellington GymSports clubs working with Regional Relationship Manager, Megan Preston, over the past 2 years. Throughout this project, Centre Manager, Zara Struthers, has been the driving force behind the club's uniquely designed club development plan which included things like: a Committee Handbook, Club Strategic Plan, Health and Safety Manual, Role Descriptions, Sponsorship Plan, Coach and Judge Education Plan and much more.  

Hutt Valley GymSports has grown from strength to strength both through membership growth and financial sustainability. Check out some of the club’s statistics below:

  • 24 GymSport qualified coaches, 14 qualified GymSport judges and 1 Brevet Judge
  • 2 Wellington GymSports Officials — Senior Coach and Senior Judge
  • 13 Wellington National Athletes and 1 Wellington Code Manager
  • Participation numbers - 2821
  • Average of 333 members  (Term 1 2014 Membership: 385)
  • moveMprove® deliverer
  • Deliver fundamental skill programme to pre–school and school group visits.

Unfortunately, on the night, Hutt Valley GymSports were not named as the winner of Club of the Year. However, to be named as a finalist is a very big success in itself. Keep up the great work!


Marketing moveMprove® Through Regional Sports Trusts

Marketing is about exposing people to the same product in different ways as well as taking every possible opportunity to market your product or club . A great way to do this through delivering GymSports moveMprove®. 

Recently, the Sport Wellington Primary Sport Advisor, Georgina Duindam, asked for GymSports to provide a sports tip for the upcoming Active Download.  As this newsletter is sent out to all Early Childhood and Wellington Primary Schools, it provides the perfect target market for moveMprove®. 

This term’s topic is fundamental skills with hoop—check out the tip shown above from GymSports which fits in well with the theme. Click HERE to view Sport Wellington’s full Term 2 Active Download newsletter.


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