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

Midlands – Updates & Reminders

Anna Robertsone-News, Member Updates, Midlands, Regional

#waitoagymstars The Waitoa Free Range Chicken Star of the Week certificates are proving to be very popular. It is great to see lots of Clubs recognising the achievements of their recreational athletes on their Facebook pages. If you are posting pictures of your Stars of the Week on any social media, please can you use #waitoagymstars so that we can see … Read More

Midlands – Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Anna Robertsone-News, Member Updates, Midlands, Regional

The competition season has already started for some and is about to really get into full swing. For a full list of events coming up in the region please check this most recent version of the Midlands Events Calendar. Please note this document is updated regularly and a new version will be sent out with each e-News. Club entry forms … Read More

Community Cabinet – Hamilton

Anna Robertsone-News, Member Updates, Midlands, Regional

Twice a year the GymSports NZ Board hold a Community Cabinet- one in the North Island and one in the South Island. This is an opportunity for clubs to have direct contact with the Board, give feedback and ask questions, and have an open discussion. It is a great opportunity for the board to engage with the community directly and … Read More

Waitara Coaches Jump for Joy

Anna RobertsonEducation, Midlands, Regional

A small but very enthusiastic group of coaches started their coaching journeys by completing the Foundation Coach qualification on Sunday, in the small Taranaki town of Waitara – the first in a couple of years. With regional New Zealand making up a large part of our membership, holding coach education courses in the smaller towns is increasingly important. Courses have … 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

Developing Young Leaders

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

Developing our Young Leaders – What Support and Opportunities are out there? Traditionally gymsports is a very young sport and there is a high drop-out rate particularly as girls hit their teenage years. In addition to developing new pathways for athletes to stay within the sport including programmes like Team Gym or new codes such as Aerobics, Clubs should be … Read More

Volunteers – The Life Blood of Competition Season

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

With competition season starting any day now (or already underway for some), the need for volunteers becomes critical over the next few months. Whether your Club runs an event or you travel away to attend competitions, volunteers are called upon to perform a myriad of roles from running canteens, judging, transporting athletes and collating results through to fundraising, sorting uniforms, … Read More