World Gymnaestrada

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

Held every four years since 1953, the World Gymnaestrada is the biggest gymnastics festival in the world with over 20,000 participants from over 50 nations. The aim of the event is to bring together people from all over the world to perform gymnastics. Everyone who enjoys doing gymnastics can take part regardless of age, gender, talent, religion and social status. … Read More

XTND Celebrates 30 Years

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Central-Wellington, e-News, Education, Midlands, Regional, South Island, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

2017 is a significant year for the GymSports New Zealand XTND Youth Leadership Programme (XTND), previously known as Coach-In-Training (CIT), as the programme turns 30. As documented in the 1988 – 1989 New Zealand Gymnastics Annual report, the original CIT pilot course was established by Mary Barbour in 1987 as a trial and had four C.I.T’s complete accreditation in October … Read More

A Chat with Carole – XTND Coordinator

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Education, Regional, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

As part of our XTND 30th Anniversary celebrations, we are chatting with a range of people who have been through the XTND programme (or CIT, Coach-In-Training, as it was originally known).  In this edition of e-News, we talk to XTND Coordinator Carol Petrie about her extensive involvement with the CIT and XTND programmes. Which clubs have you been involved with … Read More

Upcoming Courses & Events – Auckland-Northland

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, Education, Member Updates, Regional

Competition season is about to kick into full swing and there are education courses galore.  WAG, MAG and RG have judging courses in Whangarei, Auckland and Hamilton with XTND modules open for registration also. Check out this summary of all upcoming events and courses in the Auckland-Northland region. Registration for all courses is done online – go to the Education … Read More

Auckland-Northland – Contacting Your RMs

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Member Updates, Regional

Dan and Dee are the Relationship Managers (RMs) for Auckland and Northland.  They each look after a portfolio of clubs as follows: Dan Sefuiva – Auckland RM and RM Helpdesk Aspire Aerobix Triple A Aerobics Waiheke Island Gymnastics Club Gym City Papatoetoe   You can contact Dan in the following ways: email: or through the helpdesk email DDI: 09 306 … Read More

Auckland-Northland – Reminders and Opportunities

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Regional

National Conference and AGM Please make sure you have registered someone from your club or an alternative delegate from another club for the GymSports NZ AGM next week in Wellington.  Find more information including conference agenda. #waitoagymstars When you post pictures of your Waitoa Free Range Chicken Stars of the Week, please use the hashtag #waitoagymstars or mention @gymsportsnz so … Read More

Northland Aerobics Athletes Make Talent Hub

Anna RobertsonAerobics, Auckland-Northland, e-News, Regional

Congratulations to Jaimee Mason and Ruby Reed from Active Attitude, who have both been selected for Year 1 of the 2017 Educare Northland Sports Talent Hub.  The Educare Northland Sports Talent Hub is a partnership between High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ), NorthTec, the Kauri Club, Sport Northland and major sponsor Educare to provide support services to talented local athletes … Read More

CEO Update – March 2017

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

Members, did someone say there had been a festive and holiday season since last we spoke? Not sure about you, but feels like I blinked and missed it – much like the summer weather! Whatever you managed to do over the holiday months I hope it bought you some down-time, much needed rest and a recharging of the batteries for … Read More

#waitoagymstars Stars of the Week

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

A big congratulations to all who have received the Waitoa Free Range Chicken Star of the Week certificates in their clubs. We’ve loved seeing your photos posted on social media and sent into us.  Be sure to mention @gymsportsnz or #waitoagymstars when you post your photos so that we can see them too. Check out more of our #waitoagymstars here. Keep up … Read More

Auckland-Northland Updates and Reminders

Anna RobertsonAuckland-Northland, e-News, Member Updates, Regional

See also the Auckland/Northland reminders calendar. General Reminders Regional Action Plans Thank you to those Clubs who sent feedback on the Regional Action Plans via email. These plans are essential to shape the support GymSports NZ gives to your Club and the region over the next coming year. In 2017 three regional action plans will be developed to cover the … Read More