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

CEO Wanders the Waikato

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands

Our CEO Tony Compier took some time to travel around Waikato this month catching up with the Clubs and seeing gymnastics in action in the region. This was a great opportunity for coaches and committee members to meet Tony. The Clubs enjoyed the chance to tell him about how they operate, their challenges and successes and gave a great insight … Read More

Rec Competitions – A Growth Area for Midlands

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands

Hamilton City Gymnastics held their first 2017 recreation competition last month. The competition had 313 entrants – 100 more participants than last year. Along with the growth in numbers, Ham City welcomed Mercury Bay, Opotiki and Thames for the first time. It is great to see Midlands clubs expanding into this space to offer more experiences to their long term … Read More

Midlands – Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Anna Robertsone-News, Member Updates, Midlands

Competitions Wow, only a couple of weeks of competitions to go and the entry deadline for Nationals looming on 16 August. But the fun doesn’t end there, there is a range of recreational competitions taking place over the next few months. Here is a full list of all events coming up in the Midlands region. Please note this document is … Read More

Midlands Job Opportunities

Anna Robertsone-News, Member Updates, Midlands, Uncategorized

The following job opportunities are open for application, in the Midlands Region: ARGOS Junior Coach vacancies Huntly Head Recreation Coach Mt Tauhara Recreational and Competitive Coaches Recruiting or thinking about it? You need to read this… Are you currently looking to fill staffing gaps within your Club whether that is coaches or other roles? Sport NZ’s Partner Update has some … 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

Holly’s Doing What It Takes

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands

At the end of 2016, Holly Davis was named as the recipient of the 2017-2018 Gymnastics NZ Ollerup Scholarship. While the travel and education are a chance of a lifetime, it brings with it the challenge of raising enough money for the year. The scholarship covers Holly’s fees, accommodation and food leaving a significant sum still to be raised. One … Read More

Midlands – Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands

We are almost at the halfway point in competition season and so far 1,121 athletes have competed at the five Midlands events that have taken place so far at ARGOS, Gymnastica, Hamilton City, MIGS and Mt Tauhara. As competition ramps up and people get tired it’s important to remember to look after each other and offer support not only to … Read More

Making Your GFA Event Stand Out from the Rest

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands

As popularity of the GFA competition experience increases, Clubs have a great opportunity to make their mark as the competition to go to. Make the experience fun and positive and yours will be the competition that clubs and athletes come back to year after year. Creating an atmosphere to encourage a fun positive experience is paramount. Everyone plays a part … Read More