Grants – Review and Plan

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Member Updates, Midlands, Regional, South Island

The grant funding process is ongoing throughout the year but it’s easy for it to take a back seat when things get busy. However, for many Clubs grants are what get wages paid, facilities improved, equipment purchased or athletes sent to competitions – in other words, vital for the running of your Club. Below are some areas to focus on … Read More

Auckland Athletes Selected to 2017 Trampoline National Squads

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, Trampoline

The following Auckland athletes have been selected for the Gymnastics New Zealand 2017 Trampoline National Squads. Huge congratulations to the athletes on their selection. We wish you all the best with your training and goals this year. Senior Squad – ITRACSS Levels 5 & 6 Trampoline • Dylan Schmidt (Extreme Trampoline) • Rachel Schmidt (Extreme Trampoline) • Alexa Kennedy (Icon … Read More

Thank You Auckland-Northland Judges

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News

Thanking our Auckland and Northland Judges 2017 marked the start of a new Olympic cycle for judging and we have had more than 100 volunteers from Kaitaia down to South Auckland have attended judging courses to qualify or revalidate existing qualifications. Some are completely new to judging, others are re-qualifying as a judge at the level that they have been … Read More

The Mason Gillespie Story

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News

Over the weekend of 22-23 July it was the 20th anniversary of the Mason Gillespie Memorial competition. Every year at this competition we remember Mason Gillespie, Stewart and Fraser Kendall, three well respected young men who were much loved members of the Tri Star Club. On Sunday of the competition I met Peter and Merryl Gillespie on the floor at … Read More

Schmidt Siblings Off to Belarus

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, International, Trampoline

Удачи (good luck) Rachel and Dylan A big shout out to siblings Rachel and Dylan Schmidt from Extreme Trampoline as they head off to the Minsk World Cup in Belarus, 18 – 19 August. Traveling with Rachel and Dylan is Jarrod Heriot, NZ Trampoline Coach, and Judge Lance Henry from Icon Trampoline. At the Australian National Championships, Rachel won a … Read More

Auckland-Northland – Upcoming Events and Reminders

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Member Updates

Hard to believe but it’s almost August and the deadline for entering gymnasts to compete at Nationals is looming. Gymnasts that still need another score to qualify have only two weekends left to achieve this goal, before the entries closing date of Wednesday 16 August. Fortunately for the Recreational gymnasts that like to compare their achievements against other gymnasts from … Read More

Sport NZ Insights Tool

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Member Updates, Midlands, Regional, South Island

In order to remain competitive and financially viable in a rapidly changing world and to ensure that investment decisions and funding applications are well informed and have the greatest chance of success, Clubs need to be looking outside of themselves for evidence to support these decisions or requests. The Sport NZ Insights tool has been designed to provide readily accessible, … Read More

Spotlight on Volunteering – Getting It Right

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Midlands, Regional, South Island

We have just come to the end of Volunteering New Zealand’s National Volunteer Week. The theme this year was “Live, laugh, share – Volunteer” or “Kia ringa hora: Me mahi tūao.” Whether you celebrated your volunteers over this week or not, volunteering goes on day in and day out throughout the year and therefore deserves attention, planning, and recognition throughout … Read More

Gym-a-thon Raises Funds and Awareness

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News

Tri Star Gymnastics run a Disability Gymnastics Programme (DGYM) dedicated to providing lessons for those with physical and intellectual disabilities.  In the March e-News you may have seen an article about this programme and Leigh Dawson, a Canadian coach. Leigh has been employed by Tri Star until the end of this year to set up, run, and grow the programme. … Read More

Fantastic Gymnastics Joins the Family

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Member Updates, Recreational Gymnastics

Fantastic Gymnastics is now an affiliated member of Gymnastics NZ.  Delivering Recreational and Competitive Gymnastics and TeamGym in Parua Bay on the Whangarei Heads peninsula. Many of you will already know Hannah Prout who started Fantastic Gymnastics Ltd in 2014 as a satellite of Kerikeri Gymnastics Club. Fantastic Gymnastics is now an Incorporated Society with Hannah as the Club Manager … Read More