Bringing Some Phoenix Home to Midlands

Anna RobertsonAerobics, Competitive Gymnastics, e-News, Midlands

One of the great things about gymnastics is when athletes from a region head off on international tours representing New Zealand and then return to where their careers began bringing all the experience and skills they have gained with them. In August Hannah Wilton and Jaimie Le Bas (both former Midlands athletes) represented New Zealand at the Association of National … Read More

Upcoming Coach and Judge Courses in the Midlands

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Midlands

It has been a busy year in the Midlands for education and because of high demand from Clubs and coaches, we have been able to make more courses available both in the Midlands and surrounding area. To register for courses head to the website. Play Gym 14-15 October, Auckland This course has reached the required numbers already and will definitely … Read More

Midlands – Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands

Midlands Events Calendar This Midlands Events calendar is updated monthly. If there is anything you would like added, please contact your Relationship Manager. Waikato Institute of Leisure and Sport Studies (WILSS) – Club Development WILSS is offering a series of Club development opportunities throughout October and November 2017. These workshops cover a wide range of topics including Fundraising and Sponsorship … Read More

Good Luck Midlands Athletes

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands

We would like to say a huge well done to all the athletes selected to represent Taranaki, Waikato and Bay of Plenty at Nationals this year. You have all worked so hard for your place in the team and we know there will be plenty of Midlands faces on that podium! Everyone’s goals are different and very personal – aiming … Read More

Ollerup Student Updates

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

2016-2017 Ollerup Student Update – Brianna McKenzie Just over 12 months ago Brianna McKenzie (Porirua GymSports) took off for her 1-year Ollerup Scholarship in Denmark. Brianna returned at the beginning of August and sat down with local Relationship Manager Megan Russell to talk about how the year went. “The roller-coaster they call the year at Ollerup – when you leave … Read More

Waitara Welcomes Clubs to their New Home

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands

On Saturday 5 August, Gymnastics Waitara officially marked the end of a very long journey from an initial dream to finally opening the doors on a new facility. Many Clubs have dreams of a beautiful new facility, but Waitara is a great example of the sticking power and commitment required to make those dreams a reality. The new facility has … Read More

Team Gym Coming to the Waikato

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands

After the Gym For All Symposium held in Auckland in October last year, many Clubs were very excited at the opportunities that running TeamGym could provide to their Clubs. At the beginning of 2017, Waikato Clubs identified growth as a key priority in the Waikato Regional Action Plan (RAP). RAP’s are plans put together in each region to identify key … Read More

Midlands – Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Anna Robertsone-News, Midlands

Competitions Now that qualifying season has finished, many turn their attention towards Nationals, however, there are plenty of recreational competitions taking place across the Midlands as well. Check out the latest Midlands calendar for a full list of events coming up in the region. Please note this document is updated regularly and a new version will be sent out with … Read More

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