AER – 2018 World Championships Team

Anna RobertsonAerobics, Competitive Gymnastics, International, NZ Team Announcements

We are pleased to advise that the following athletes will take part in the upcoming Aerobics World Championships, and World Age Group Championships, in Guimaraes, Portugal, May 25-June 3: Laura Furse (Triple A Aerobics) – World Championships Brooke Davies (Aspire Aerobix) – World Age Group Championships   The athletes have been granted the status of ‘Hors Concours’, at the discretion … Read More

Our ‘Stella’ Debuts on the Commonwealth Stage

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, International, Rhythmic gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

The only females in the gymnastics contingent of the NZ Team, competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are of course our two Stellas.  Both 15 and both debuting their first big senior event. Stella Ashcroft (Christchurch School of Gymnastics) competed in the women’s artistic gymnastics competition on Friday 6 April and qualified through to all around finals where … Read More

Alexa Awarded World Class Gymnast

Anna Robertsone-News, International, Trampoline

Trampoline and double-mini National Champion Alexa Kennedy was awarded an FIG World Class Gymnast pin from her performance at Worlds last year, the only New Zealander to have done so. FIG recognises athletes who make finals at the World Championships as World Class. “Being a world-class gymnast has always been a dream since my very first competition, watching the seniors … Read More

We Welcome Three New Team Members

Anna Robertsone-News, Member Updates

We are super excited to welcome three new people to the Gymnastics NZ team.  Rachel Murphy has filled the role of Upper South Relationship Manager.  Rachel has a big interest in all things sports and spent the last three years working for Softball New Zealand, where her focus was policy and strategy and ran national tournaments. Hockey is her number … Read More

WAG Performance Camps and Workshops

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, Women's artistic gymnastics

The end of January saw the first Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) Junior and Senior Performance Camps held in Christchurch. The programme is created for both athletes and coaches – building the capability of coaches to deliver better gymnastics, to then create better athletes across all levels. Invited athletes attended with their coaches and were trained under the direction of WAG Performance … Read More

2018 Prime Ministers Scholarship Recipients

Anna Robertsone-News, Education, International

Gymnastics New Zealand is excited to announce that six international judges are the recipients of a Prime Minister’s Scholarship. Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Officials (judges) helps judges gain the skills to officiate at pinnacle events. The scholarship is awarded once a year. Recipients of a 2018 Scholarship are: • Michelle Woolf – Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (Hutt Valley) • Gareth Brettell … Read More

Men’s Results at Gold Coast 2018

Anna RobertsonGold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, International, Men's artistic gymnastics

Day one of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games saw some fantastic performances from our men’s artistic gymnastics (MAG) team.  After competing in Subdivision two, it was an anxious wait as previous top seeds Canada, England and Scotland battled it out in the final subdivision to determine the medalists.  Our NZ Team’s best result was on vault where they placed … Read More

Ways to Watch Gymnastics at Gold Coast 2018

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, e-News, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, International, Men's artistic gymnastics, Rhythmic gymnastics, Women's artistic gymnastics

Seven out of the two hundred and fifty-one athletes in the New Zealand team competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, are gymnastics athletes.  If you are not fortunate enough to be at the event, following are some ways that we can support our athletes from afar… There are certain media restrictions in the Village, but we will be posting … Read More

TRA 2018 World Cup Japan Team

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, NZ Team Announcements, Trampoline

It is with great pleasure that we can announce an all-female team to represent New Zealand at the World Cup Japan, to be held in Maebashi 3 – 5 August 2018.  The athletes selected are: Madaline Davidson – Olympia Gymnastic Sports Rachel Schmidt – Icon Trampoline Alexa Kennedy – Icon Trampoline Kate Nicholson – Icon Trampoline   Officials Coach: Jarrod Heriot … Read More

Spot the Billboards

Anna RobertsonCompetitive Gymnastics, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, International

Our wonderful friends at TVNZ Commonwealth Games and the NZ Olympic Team are celebrating some of our Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games athletes… Misha is up in Fanshawe St, Gisborne, Rotorua and Greymouth and David and two others will also pop up on digital boards around the country. Post a photo of you with one of our athlete billboards, add … Read More