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

Central Clinic Welcomes Mental Skills Workshops

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Regional

As part of the quarterly Wellington Regional Meeting, there have been a number of conversations relating to the “Physical Literacy Approach” and how this approach could be best used to support the Wellington GymSports team for at the New Zealand Gymsports Championship events this year. What is physical literacy? Physical literacy is “the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding … Read More

From Gizzy to the Aussie Champs

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, International, Regional, Trampoline

Leah Scholefield from Eastland Port Gisborne Trampoline Club has been selected to represent New Zealand at the upcoming 2017 Australian Gymnastics Championships on the 30 May – 4 June.  She will be competing in individual trampoline, synchro and double-mini. We had a wee chat to Leah about her recent selection… 2017 goal number one officially ticked off the list! Australian … Read More

2017 Australian National Gymnastics Clubs Carnival

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, International, Regional

In 2017 Australia would like to extend the invitation beyond their own clubs and would love to see other clubs from Oceania join in the fun! The event will run 16 – 29 September in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. The cost per athlete is $120 AUD and includes the following: Competition entry fee Athlete Gift Participation Medal Spectator access to all … Read More

General Updates and Reminders – Central-Wellington

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Regional

GymSports NZ Membership Spreadsheets The Term 2 membership spreadsheets are due on 29 May 2017 – please make sure all forms are in on time to avoid late penalty fees. Membership spreadsheets should include: All you active term members (Membership Type : GFA /WAG/ MAG/ TRA/ RG) All your coaches (Membership Type : None) All your club volunteers + Judges … Read More

Celebrating Judges in the Central – Wellington Regions

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Education, Regional

Our judges are volunteers who devote a lot of their own time and money into gaining and maintaining their qualifications. They then give up a lot of weekends during competition season so that our athletes can compete. A lot will take annual leave from their day jobs, to judge at the National Championships and some will also judge overseas so … Read More

Upcoming Events – Central

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, e-News, Regional

Palmerston North Opens 17-18 June 2017 Arena Manawatu, Pascal Street, Palmerston North WAG STEPs 1 – 10 MAG Levels 1 – 6 Entries close 8 May More information   Wellington Opens – RG 10 – 11 June Orans College Gymnasium, 550 High Street, Lower Hutt Levels 1 -10, Stages, Groups Entries close 4 May More information   New Gear in … 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