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

Celebrating Judges in the South Island

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Regional, South Island

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 Courses – South Island

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Regional, South Island

  WAG Junior Judge Course – Nelson 6 – 7 May 2017 Tahunanui School, Nelson Registrations closed 26 April   WAG/MAG Elementary Judge Course – Dunedin 7 May 2017 Otago Polytechnic, Sargood Centre, 40 Logan Park Drive, Dunedin Registrations closed 26 April   MAG Junior Judge Course – Christchurch 13 – 14 May 2017 Christchurch School of Gymnastics, QEII Park, … Read More

Upcoming Events – South Island

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, Regional, South Island

The following are all GymSports NZ sanctioned events and qualifying competitions for the 2017 New Zealand Championships. 2017 Upper South Trampoline Championships 13 – 14 May Olympia Gymnastic Sports, Cnr Springs Road & Corsair Drive, Wigram, Christchurch   2017 Upper South Tumbling Championships Friday 12 May, 6pm-9pm Christchurch School of Gymnastics, 18 Watts Road, Sockburn, Christchurch   Otago Aerobics Qualifier … 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

XTND Central Otago Update

Anna Robertsone-News, Member Updates, Regional, South Island, XTND Youth Leadership Programme

Central Otago Regional News Upcoming Dates  21 April – registrations close for Group Management in Dunedin and Understanding Movement #1 in Dunedin.  Registrations must be made via the website. 29 April – Group Management – Dunedin 20 April – Understanding Movement #1 – Dunedin 12 May – registrations close for the 21 May Understanding Movement #2 in Wanaka. Registrations must … Read More