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Courtney, Dylan and Misha at the Rio Olympics

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NZ Secondary School Gymsports Championships

30 - 31 July | Bruce Pulman Park

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Day 1


Women's artistic

Men's artistic

Day 2



Australian National Championships

A NZ Team of more than 100 rhythmic and trampoline athletes and officials travelled to Melbourne last month and took on the Aussies at their 2016 Gymnastics Championships.  Some fantastic results included more than 30 podium finishes. Read more...

DGA - Willis Street Closure

Dunedin Gymnastic Academy is urgently looking for new premises after having to cease programs at their Willis St gym due to test results showing asbestos present.

Any alternative venue options would be most welcome - see the press release for more details...


Selection Trifecta for Rio.

Courtney McGregor, Mikhail (Misha) Koudinov and Dylan Schmidt have all been selected to the New Zealand Olympic Team to Rio, making up the largest gymnastics contingent to represent New Zealand in over 50 years.  And the first time ever a NZ trampoline athlete will compete at the Olympics.

1964 Olympian Theodora (Dido) Gotz was one of the first to congratulate the trio, with US based Misha beaming into the announcement via Skype.  Read more...

Join us for the Rio Selection announcement, LIVE on Facebook.  

Please note: the FIG draw published is a formality in their qualifying system and in no way indicates any selections made to the NZ Team.

History made at Olympic Test Event

Dylan Schmidt from Auckland’s Extreme Trampoline has qualified New Zealand’s first ever trampoline Olympic spot, at the Test Event in Rio.  Read more in the media release...

Photo courtesy of FIG

Photo courtesy of FIG

Gymnasts qualify two spots to Rio.

Some fantastic success at the Olympic Test Event - Mikhail (Misha) Koudinov from North Harbour Gymnastics and Courtney McGregor from Christchurch School of Gymnastics, have each qualified Olympic spots.  Read more in the media release...

Photo credits: Getty Images

Southland Champs at ILT Stadium Southland

ILT Stadium Southland is now set to host two multi-code gymsports events this year, with the Southland Championships sneaking in to be the first.  Invercargill Gymnastics Club will be hosting the event for artistic gymnastics and aerobics on 6th - 7th August.

This event will be the ideal build up to the 2016 NZ Gymsports Championships being held at the multi sport venue at the end of September.  Both events will make use of the newly installed floor plates, with the Southland Championships providing a great opportunity for athletes and organisers to test out the venue.

Health and Safety Changes

The new Health and Safety legislation changes take effect from 4th April - check out the resources on the Sport NZ website including the upcoming changes, Health and Safety for Clubs and a free online health and safety training for all paid and volunteer workers. 

NZ Judges for Olympic Test Event Announced

Congratulations to Michelle Woolf (WAG) and Janine Glover (TRA) who have been appointed to represent New Zealand as judges at the Olympic Test Event in April.

Read more about Michelle and Janine in the official announcement.


A Massive Thank You to Kay
Over the last 20 years, Kay Brown from Waikanae Gymnastics has made it possible for hundreds of youth coaches from the Wellington region to be nurtured through the CIT/XTND programme.  As the regional coordinator, she has spent many of her own hours inspiring, encouraging and recruiting new generations of coaches.  

"I enjoyed every minute of it - those delightful young people taught me a lot!"

We thank Kay hugely for her considerable contribution to coach training and wish her all the best as she leaves the role to do some traveling with her husband and spend more time with family.  

Gymsports at the Halbergs
The 53rd Annual Halberg Awards were held at Vector Arena on Thursday 18th February.  Named after Olympic champion Sir Murray Halberg (ONZ) the Awards is the country's pre-eminent event to honour and celebrate New Zealand's sporting excellence.  

More than 800 people attended the black tie event, one of whom was our very own Dylan Schmidt from Extreme Trampoline, as one of four finalists for the SKY NEXT Emerging Talent Award.  To be recognised alongside the likes of Athletic's new junior record holder Eliza McCartney and Tall Black Tai Wynyard, signed by US college basketball heavyweights Kentucky, is indeed a just testament to Dylan's sporting achievements last year and the clear potential that he shows as a senior athlete.

Dylan is off to the Olympic Test Event in Rio in April, for a second chance to qualify NZ's first trampoline spot at the Rio Olympics.  We wish Dylan all the best in his training, travels and competitions this year.

Dylan pictured below with parents Andy and Jen Schmidt at the 53rd Halberg Awards.

Understanding Movement Online Pre-course
We are excited to announce the launch of the next coaching course available through GymSports Online.  The Understanding Movement Pre-course will be available for registration from Monday 29th February.  Participants undertaking Understanding Movement, the second component of Foundation Coach will now complete and submit a pre-course learning before enrolling on the Understanding Movement Practical course.  

The cost to complete Understanding Movement Online is $45.00 + GST for affiliated members and $40.00 + GST for Technical Members.

More information...


A Fond Farewell
We would like to acknowledge the loss of a greatly loved and well respected rhythmic gymnastics coach, Erin Pearce (nee Spurdle) from Counties Manukau Gymnastics.  Erin was a member of the club for 27 of her 32 years, firstly as a gymnast, and then as a coach and judge.  Her dedication to the sport was evident by her frequent (almost daily) presence in the gym, on top of her commitments to her weekday job.  She represented the Club and the Gymsport Manukau region with pride and honour and was an ongoing inspiration and role model to her gymnasts.
Our thoughts are with Erin's family and the Counties Manukau Gymnastics club.

Head of Delegation for Olympic Test Event Announced

GymSports NZ is pleased to announce the selection of Angie Dougal from Extreme Trampoline, as the Head of Delegation for the NZ Team traveling to the Olympic Test Event in April.

Angie will support all three codes in Rio which will play a vital part in giving our athletes the best possible chances at qualifying country spots at the 2016 Rio Olympics in August.

More about Angie in the full announcement.


Queen's Service Medal Awarded for Services to Trampoline

Some well deserved recognition came with the New Year for Doug Callahan from Eastland Port Gisborne Trampoline Club, who received a Queen's Service Medal for his more than 40 years of service to trampoline.  Congratulations Doug! 

Check out the TV3 news interview and an article in the Gisborne Herald, to see what Doug had to say.


New Auckland/Northland RM

A big welcome to Dee Lampe who has joined the Team as the new Auckland/Northland Regional Relationship Manager.  Dee is originally from the Netherlands, where she graduated as a PE teacher and then spent almost 20 years working with people with special needs and managing care facilities. Dee chose New Zealand as her new home seven years ago and most recently was Surf Safety Education Manager for Surf Lifesaving Northern Region.
Read more about Dee...

CEO Update

Members, I cannot believe how quickly time has passed since the last time I wrote to you in September and it now being only two days until Christmas! Time for me really has flown, literally, but it has been an enjoyable and productive time.

Continue reading about:

  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Christchurch Community Cabinet
  • Odense, Denmark
  • Sport NZ Funding
  • Oceania Gymnastics Union

NZ Judges Accept Invitations to Rio

A big congratulations goes out to Gareth Brettell (MAG) and Janine Glover (TRA) on their FIG invitations to judge at the Rio Olympic Games next year.  As it is for an athlete, the Olympics represents the pinnacle level of achievement for a judge.  We take great pride in acknowledging these invitations and for both Gareth and Janine, this is a significant recognition not only of service to their sports on an international level, but of their attained level of expertise on the world stage.

Read more about Gareth and Janine in the official announcement.


Men’s Artistic Gymnastics – Test Event Coach

  We are pleased to announce the selection of David Phillips from Auckland's Tri Star Gymnastics as the men’s artistic gymnastic coach for the Olympic Test Event in April.

David has competed at the Olympics himself and has since become one of NZ's top MAG coaches.

Read more about David in the full announcement.


Women’s Artistic Gymnastics – Test Event Coach

  We are pleased to announce the selection of Mary Wright from Christchurch School of Gymnastics (CSG) the women’s artistic gymnastic coach for the Olympic Test Event in April.

Mary has a wealth of knowledge, experience and accolades in the international competitive environment, including having coached multiple Olympians.

Read more about Mary in the full announcement.

Trampoline Olympic Test Event Team Announced

Congratulations to Dylan Schmidt, from Auckland’s Extreme Trampoline, who has been selected to attend the Olympic Test Event in April to attempt qualification for the Rio Olympic Games 2016.

NZ earned a country spot at the Trampoline World Championships held in Odense, Denmark at the end of last month.  The top 8 individuals qualified country spots at Rio (maximum 2 per nation), then the next best ranked 12 individuals were allocated a country spot at the Test Event, for a shot at earning one of the remaining 5 berths at Rio.

Read more... (media release)

Photo credit: Gettys Images

GymSports NZ Responds to $1.6 Million Funding Cut

GymSports NZ was dismayed to learn this week that it's funding from Sport NZ for the next four year cycle has been significantly cut.  This has now been realised in the form of a 62% decrease in funding, representing an annual cut of $400,000.  The new investment is an annual baseline figure of $250,000 with an additional one off sum of $280,000 to assist the organisation to manage the severity of the decrease.

Read more (media release)...

NZ Teams Return With Two Silvers and an Olympic Test Event Spot
The best of the best on the world trampoline circuit have showcased some extraordinary performances in Denmark over the last two weeks at the World and World Age Group Championships.
The NZ Worlds Team made up of Black Hawks Dylan Schmidt and Kierran Tuhi from Extreme Trampoline and Bronwyn Dibb from Ice Trampoline competed in the individual, synchro and double-mini divisions respectively.  A NZ spot was earned at Test Event with Dylan's results and Bronwyn made finals in her first ever Worlds competition, as shown below:  


Dylan - qualified 8th to semi-finals; finished 10th / qualified 9th and named first reserve for finals
Kierran - finished 47th


Dylan and Kierran - finished 13th / qualified 10th and named second reserves for finals


Bronwyn - qualified 4th for finals; finished 8th

If you missed their performances on our Facebook page, check them out on the FIG YouTube channel.

The NZ World Age Group Team also showed some fantastic performances with James Dougal from Extreme Trampoline and Nathan Monkton from North Shore Trampoline standing proud on the podium with silver medals for their synchro performances.  Finn Vette from Eastland Port Gisborne Trampoline and Alexa Kennedy and Olivia Gillot from Icon Trampoline all made finals in their DMT competitions. 

A big congratulations to all athletes who competed for their disciplined representation of NZ on the world stage and for all the support given to one another on tour.  And a great big thank you goes out to the officials for making the tour possible.  The GymSports NZ Facebook page was running red hot also, with the videos and photos from the Event reaching more than 94,000 people, so a massive thank you also to the community for showing a tremendous amount of support for our athletes. 


Meritorius Award Presented

Chairman of the Board Dr. Denis Mowbray presented Craig Bruce with his Meritorious Award this week, as was awarded at the AGM in May.  Craig has made significant contributions to the gymsports community over a number of years including that of an excellent role model in his competition days, as National Men's Champion in 1992 and on the NZ Team at the 1990 and 1994 Commonwealth Games.  He has served as a Board member for 7 years, on the Audit and Risk Committee and his impact has been felt across the establishment of numerous policies, in particular aligning policies with current best practices.  Craig continues to stay active in the gymsports community, literally, through participation in adult trampoline classes, as his leadership through example continues on. 

Read Craig's full accolade of contributions as presented by the Honours Committee at the AGM in May.

Hawkes Bay to Host the 2016 Indo Pacific Championships

Napier will play host city to the five day international trampoline and tumbling spectacular at the Pettigrew Green Arena, 21-25 October.

Rotorua hosted the 2008 event which saw our NZ team stand their ground against 180 athletes from six nations (Australia, Japan, Qatar, Argentina, South Africa and Canada).  With international trampoline events currently hitting record numbers, a bigger field is expected to make their way to Napier for the 2016 Championships.  Canada, Hong Kong and Australia have already expressed interest in attending.   

Athletes will compete in age groups from 11 years to adult, in individual and synchronised trampoline, double mini-tramp and tumbling.

Read more (incl media release)...  

Olympic Test Event Gymnasts Announced

Congratulations to Courtney McGregor from Christchurch School of Gymnastics and Mikhail (Misha) Koudinov from North Harbour Gymnastics who have been named as the athletes to compete at the Test Event, to attempt qualification for the Rio Olympics 2016.

NZ earned two country spots at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships held in Glasgow at the end of last month.  Medallists from Glasgow qualified directly to the Olympics, then the next best ranked gymnasts (after team rankings) up to 40 were allocated a country spot at the Test Event, for a second shot at earning a berth at Rio.

After a thorough and robust nomination and selection process conducted by GymSports NZ, Courtney and Misha were subsequently selected to attend the Test Event.

Read more (media release)...

Trampoline World Championships Teams

The NZ Trampoline World Age team left in the early hours this morning, bound for Odense, Denmark, to compete in the World Age Group Championships for individual and synchro trampoline, double mini trampoline and tumbling.  The World Age team will join seniors Bronwyn Dibb, Dylan Schmidt and Kierran Tuhi who are competing in the World Championships this week.
FIG have reported the World Championships event as the biggest yet, with more than 300 athletes from 41 countries registered.  With individual trampoline being the only Olympic sport at the Championships, Odense will see the first 8 country spots earned for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Competition for our Worlds Team kicks off from 9.30pm Thursday (26th) NZ time, whilst our World Age Team begin their competition from 10pm Thursday 3rd December NZ time.  Updates and results will be posted on our Facebook page.
We wish all of our athletes the best of luck in their competitions and will be cheering for you all back home.

Squad 360 Welcomes One of Australasian's Best

MAG's Squad 360 welcomes Robert Hong to their January meet at Tri Star Gymnastics.  The Sydney based coach has prepared and developed junior international athletes in Australia for the past 20 odd years, including their World Championships medal winning Prashanth Sarathy, who continues to excel at World Cup level events.  Robert is considered one of Australasia's best technicians and we are very excited to have him join us, to share his expertise at Squad 360.
We are also hoping to put on some development workshops during Robert's visit from 18th - 25th January - invites will go out once details have been confirmed.

2016 Aerobics Handbook 

The 2016 Aerobics Handbook has now been completed.  A big thank you goes out to Bronte Coluccio, Catherine Thomson, Dianne McMillan, Michael Groom and Sally Hart for all of their time and efforts in developing this important document.

Gymsports Championships Heads South

We are excited to announce that the 2016 New Zealand Gymsports Championships will be held at ILT Stadium Southland in Invercargill.   Returning to the South Island for the first time since 2012, all 5 codes will compete under one roof from 28 September - 2 October. 
CEO Tony Compier was impressed with the world class venue during a visit to clubs earlier this year.  There are very few venues in the country that can host all 5 codes under one roof and ILT Stadium Southland not only delivers on logistical requirements, but has been extremely proactive in helping us to create the framework for another successful Championships.
"Gymnastics is exceptionally strong in the deep south and with the event following on from the Rio Olympics next year, we are extremely confident that the general public will support it as it has not been held in Invercargill before," comments ILT Stadium Southland General Manager Nigel Skelt. 
We very much look forward to working with the Southland community to create an event that they can stake some local pride in, and bringing you all a world class event in a world class venue. 

Team Black Hawks Make History in Portugal

Extreme Trampoline athletes Dylan Schmidt and Te Aroha (Kierran) Tuhi made history at the end of last month by winning New Zealand's first ever medal at a Trampoline World Cup.  The pair competed individual and synchro at the Loule World Cup in Portugal where they qualified in 6th place, before securing their silver medals in the men's synchro final, just 0.600 behind the gold medal winning French team.  This result now ranks them 6th equal in TRA World Rankings.

Both Dylan and Kierran did not achieve the results they were hoping for in their individual competitions, but have been able to connect with their mistakes and are confident that this will add value to their performances at Worlds.  Dylan is currently ranked 17th equal in TRA World Rankings. 
The Black Hawks now remain in Europe with their coach Jarrod Heriot, where they will continue to train before meeting the rest of the NZ Team in Denmark, for the 31st Trampoline World Championships at the end of this month.  We will be posting all updates during this pinnacle event on our Facebook page, including live streaming links if available.
Check out the Black Hawks medal winning finals performance below.

Linking the Pacific to the Gymnastics World

GymSports NZ is currently working with Gymnastics Australia to create an Oceania union to sit alongside other key international gymnastics federations.  The project needs to set up a minimum of three other federations in the Pacific to meet the minimum requirement of 5 federations, to form a continental union.  This has meant either introducing and setting up clubs to deliver the sport in other Pacific countries, or to further develop existing ones.  The project was started earlier this year and so far Guam, Fiji, American Samoa and the Cook Islands are in the throes of forming their national federations.  Two of these nations have already lodged applications to FIG and are awaiting response.
The FIG funded project is led by Oceania Development Manger Brooke Kneebush (Gymnastics Australia), with our very own Tas Evans on secondment.  Being part of a continental union will give us a louder voice, and increase our presence, in the international gymnastics environment.


WAG and MAG on the World Stage in Glasgow

The NZ Team have all done themselves, their clubs and country proud at the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow this last week.  Being the first qualifying event for the Rio Olympics next year, the Championships saw its biggest field ever with more than 500 athletes from 87 countries registered.  If you missed the NZ Team performances, follow the FIG links below to see them:  

WAG Courtney McGregor - CSG
WAG Charlotte Sullivan - CSG
MAG Misha Koudinov - North Harbour
MAG Devy Dyson - Tri Star
MAG David Bishop - Tri Star

NZ Qualified Two Spots at the Olympic Test Event

WAG athlete Courtney McGregor from CSG has not only finished 17th in the 2 vault division at the Artistic World Championships in Glasgow, but has also qualified NZ a country spot at the Olympic Games Test Event in April next year, with her all around score of 51.932.  Fellow team mate Charlotte Sullivan, also from CSG, finished in the top 30% on beam with a score of 13.166 and finished on an all around score of 49.064.  Mackenzie Slee from CSG who made up the NZ trio was forced to withdraw from competition due to an injury sustained during training, but stayed in Glasgow to cheer on her team mates.
MAG athlete Mikhail (Misha) Koudinov from North Harbour qualified a country spot for NZ by finishing in 48th place with an all around score of 84.031.  Misha's best performance was his parallel bars routine where he finished 23rd with a score of 15.266, in a field of 235 athletes.  David Bishop from Tri Star finished with an all around score of 78.099 and Devy Dyson, also from Tri Star, finished with an all around score of 78.964.

Read more about how athletes get from Worlds to Rio...  

Help Us Shape Next Year's Nationals

We would love to hear your feedback on the 2015 National Gymsports Championships and invite all those who attended the event to complete our survey.  The results from the survey will play a key part of how next year's event will be shaped so the more feedback we can get, the better we can make the event for all involved.  The survey shouldn't take more than 5 minutes - your time would be very much appreciated.   

Please click here for the survey which closes 5pm Thursday 29th October.   

A Successful Team Effort

More than 1,300 event entries, 930 athletes and 250 officials from 16 provinces, competed across 5 gymnastics codes all under the one amazing roof that is the Trusts Arena in Henderson - an energetic and fun environment was created by all.  
Congratulations to all the athletes on their performances - more than 115 trophies and 900 medals were awarded over the 5 day event.
To all of the officials - coaches, judges, managers and chaperones: thank you for your time both pre-event and during the event, to get all of our athletes ready and looked after at the event.
A super big thank you goes out to the more than 80 volunteers (runners, announcers, music people, spotters, scorers, data enterers, marshals) who very generously donated their time to staff the event.  
The coordinators who entered all athletes and looked after all of the pre-event administration - you are awesome.  Thank you very much for your time.
And to all of the clubs who kindly donated equipment for the week - your generosity is so very much appreciated. 
Nationals may be organised by GymSports NZ, but without all the above help from the community,the event could not be a success.  An enormous heart felt thank you goes out to you all from the staff at GymSports NZ.

Sponsors Are Our Backbone
A great big thank you goes out to all of our sponsors, who have continued to help us to pull off another successful National Gymsports Championships - without the support of Bruce Pulman and HEB Construction, The Southern Trust, The Trusts Community Foundation and the Trusts Arena, we would not have been able to host you all in such an amazing venue.


Memphis Creates Her Own Odds
Bay of Plenty gymnast Memphis Lun, from Impact Gymsport Academy, achieved more than just a gold medal at the 2015 National Gymsports Championships.  After 8 years of competitive gymnastics, Memphis was diagnosed with Bertolotti's syndrome - a painful condition associated with a congenital spinal disorder that limits movement in the lumbar region of the spine.  The only apparatus where she could avoid aggravating her back was the uneven bars.

A massive thank you to all athletes, judges, coaches, volunteers and staff who contributed to another successful National Gymsports Championships.  

More than 930 athletes, 250 officials, 80 volunteers, 20 staff, 16 provinces, 5 gymnastic sports all under one roof at the Trusts Arena this week.

Check out our Facebook page for all results and photos.

It's All Go at the Trusts Arena
The 2015 National Championships is now upon us, as we prepare to host more than 900 athletes under one roof, whilst all five codes compete for their National Champion titles. Come and experience the strength, elegance, precision, passion and camaraderie that is the NZ National Championships.
The Opening and Closing Ceremonies are free to attend, and the 5 day pass includes access to the Saturday Super Session.
While tickets will be available to purchase on the day at the venue, we recommend you pre-purchase your tickets online to avoid queuing on the day. 

If you are unable to join us in person, opt for an online experience and like our Facebook page to receive daily updates and results.

Saturday Super Session
For the very first time, all senior international finals for the five codes will be held simultaneously on the evening of Saturday 3rd October.  This will be a rare display of New Zealand's top gymsports talent, including our high performance pathway athletes who are working towards qualification and selection to the Rio Olympics next year.

Record MAG World Cup Result

Congratulations to Mikhail (Misha) Koudinov from North Harbour who made floor finals and finished in 5th place at the World Cup in Osijek, Croatia last weekend.  This is officially NZ's best result to date at a MAG World Cup.  Misha is a high performance pathway athlete who is based in the USA.  Misha has also been selected to compete at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow at the end of the month, where he will be seeking qualification to the Rio Olympics next year.  Good luck Misha!

Icon Blings at Inaugural Awards

Held on Sunday 13th September, the inaugural Papakura Sports Awards recognised the contributions and achievements of some local gymsports stars from Icon Trampoline.  Alexa Kennedy (front left), was the winner of the Junior Sportswoman of the Year, on the strength of her two gold medals and a bronze at the Australian National Championships earlier in the year.  Jessica Thompson (front right) was a finalist for Junior Sportswoman of the Year, and Coach Janine Glover (back left) was awarded Coach of the Year,  The 3 local successes are pictured here with Sandy Bansal, category sponsor from CNS Healthcare, at the Awards which were organised by Counties Manukau Sports in conjunction with the Papakura Local Board. 

Team Black Hawks Spread Their Wings in Spain 
Dylan Schmidt and Kierran Tuhi, from Auckland's Extreme Trampoline took on more than 80 athletes in Valladolid, Spain over the weekend.  Dylan qualified through to finals and finished in 5th place.  Kierran placed 77th in preliminaries after an incomplete 2nd pass, and the pair competed synchro where they placed 12th in prelims.  FIG have announced this event as the biggest trampoline World Cup in history with more than 150 gymnasts from 26 countries in attendance.  Read more...

Saturday Super Session
For the first time, all Senior International finals for the five codes will be held simultaneously on the evening of Saturday 3rd October in what is going to be a truly magnificent display of New Zealand's gymsports talent. This is your opportunity to see our country's top international athletes including our Rio hopefuls - some of them are off to the US next year on scholarships so it could be your last chance to see them competing on home soil.

Athletes to include:
David Bishop (MAG) - bronze medalist, 2014 Commonwealth Games
Courtney McGregor (WAG) - silver medalist, Pacific Rim 2014
Charlotte Sullivan (WAG) - bronze medalist and NZ's first ever medal at a World Cup event, Portugal 2015
Dylan Schmidt (TRA) - gold medalist, Youth Olympic Games 2014

Get your tickets at Eventfinda.  The atmosphere will be electric!


Tickets On Sale Now

NZ Nationals tickets are available through Eventfinda and our Facebook page.

After Party tickets are also available only through Eventfinda until 5pm Monday 21st September.  

Upper Hutt Leader

World Famous in Upper Hutt
The Upper Hutt Leader was among the spectators at Rimutaka Gymsports competition on August 8th.  For some it was only their second ever competition - congratulations to all those who participated and to Rimutaka Gymsports for a great competition.  See the full article here.

AGM & Conference - CEO Update
It is now three and a half months since the 2015 AGM and Conference, so we thought it was time to update you on a number of topics raised during the day.  
These topics are:

  • Health and Safety
  • Equipment Standards
  • Results
  • AGM Voting
  • Health Professionals Directory
  • Website
  • Regional versus City Services

Tony's update can be found here on our website.

Dylan Schmidt on the Road to Rio

NZ Herald article 22 August 2015

David Leggat reports on Dylan's road to the Rio Olympics.  See the full NZ Herald article here.

Be Part of the Team at the National Championships


Are you interested in being part of the action, and joining the event team at the 2015 New Zealand National GymSports Championships? Become a volunteer - click HERE for more information.

Prime Minister's Dinner

NZOC Prime Minister's Dinner 5 August 2015      

On August 5 over 500 of New Zealand’s sporting community descended upon the Viaduct Events Centre on Auckland’s waterfront. This was at the invitation of Prime Minister John Key to mark one-year out from the 2016 Olympic Games to be held in Rio, Brazil. The New Zealand Olympic Committee marked the occasion by launching their ‘Be the Inspiration’ campaign - a rallying cry to all New Zealanders to support the Team. This campaign interweaves the essence of what it means to represent New Zealand with the vibrancy, colour and culture of Rio upon whose stage this representation will be played out. 

Representing GymSports NZ at the function were Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist – David Bishop; Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics gold medallist – Dylan Schmidt; and CEO – Tony Compier. “Wow! This is where it starts to get real.” said Dylan as he rubbed shoulders with some of NZ’s Olympic greats. 

NZOC Prime Minister's Dinner 5 August 2015

David was impressed with the new campaign: “New Zealanders shouldn’t underestimate the value of their messages and best wishes. They are truly inspirational to us athletes when we are a long way from home and in need of a boost.” GymSports NZ 

CEO – Tony Compier was also conscious of the timing: “We are at a critical point where World Championship qualifiers are almost finished and athletes with their sights on Rio are preparing for a big finish to the year. This event just serves to highlight how close it is and how prestigious it would be for gymsports athletes to be part of something really special."

Photos: David Bishop, Dylan Schmidt and Tony Compier (above); David Bishop and Prime Minister John Key (below).highlight how close it is and how prestigious it would be for gym sports athletes to be part of something really special.

WAG Athletes Inspiring A Nation

NZOC Inspiration Hub

As potential Olympians, WAG gymnasts Courtney McGregor and Charlotte Sullivan from Christchurch School of Gymnastics were asked to be part of the NZ Olympic Committee 'Be the Inspiration campaign' - a digital compilation of past, present and potential Olympians sharing their stories, moments and inspiration. Check out their video HERE.
To see the full campaign, view other videos and go into the draw to win a trip to Rio, go to the Inspiration Hub HERE

School GymSports Event Once Again An Extraordinary Success

The 2015 New Zealand Secondary Schools National Championships was an incredible success, with more than 400 athletes competing across the two days of competition. We would like to thank all our wonderful volunteer, Counties Manukau Gymnastics and Youthtown for their support of the event. Results will be posted HERE in the coming week.

New Plymouth School of Gymnastics mourn passing of club stalwart

Long serving Artistic coach and club stalwart Bryan Bamber sadly passed away on Thursday 23rd July. Bryan was involved in Artistic Gymnastics and GFA for nearly 40 years and he will be sadly missed by the gymsports and New Plymouth community.

On behalf of the greater gymsports community we would like to pass on our condolences to the Bamber family and the New Plymouth School of Gymnastics.

Bryan Bamber applauds an impromptu performance at his farewell from the New Plymouth School of Gymnastics on Friday night.


Trampoline World Age Group Championships 

Please click HERE to read the memo from the Trampoline SDC regarding clarification of the qulification competitions, for the World Age Championships.

16 Ways To Overcome Psychological (Mental) Block in Gymnastics 

Virtually 70% of high level gymnasts have experienced psychological blocking – the inability to perform a skill previously performed with ease. Only a small percentage of these athletes experience blocking to the point that it disrupts their performance. Nonetheless, for those who do, the experience is devastating. Read more...

Aerobics Handbook Development

In recognition of a large body of work done earlier this year, GymSports NZ are taking the lead in the development of the 2016 AER Handbook. This will involve getting together selected 'experts' from the aerobics community to participate in a two-day workshop developing the new handbook.

We are calling for applicants to be part of a handbook development team.  Read here for more information.

Please complete the Expression of Interest form below if you would like to be considered.

Liteclub – Heating Systems


As we know Gyms can be complicated facilities to heat, because they are quite often just one large open spaces. Check out liteclubs heating system information flyer HERE for some tips and tricks for heating such a space as economically as you can. For more energy saving tips check out their website at: 

Gymnastics takes on the Breakfast One News Challenge!

Watch David Bishop of Tri Star Gymnastics Club and Bronze medallist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games put the Breakfast TV1 presenters through their paces. 

Check out the video by clicking HERE

2015 NZ National GymSports Championships

GymSports NZ is pleased to confirm that the 2015 NZ National GymSports Championships will be held at The Trusts Arena in Auckland from 30 September to 4 October. Click HERE to read more.

Australian Nationals 2015 - Melbourne


Congratulations to all the athletes and officials who attended the 2015 Australian Nationals.

Please click HERE for Trampoline results

Please click HERE for Rhythmic results

Gymstuff Ltd Winter Deal For Clubs

Winter has arrived and everyone needs a boost, so get a Booster Board from Gymstuff Ltd. To make it even easier order by the end of July and receive it for the special price of $2300.00 + g.s.t. The RRP is $2800.00 + g.s.t. Read more...

GYMSPORTS NEW ZEALAND is a feeder and enabler for performing arts, sport and recreation.
We are responsible for the development, promotion and governance of Gym for All (massive participation), Rhythmic and Artistic
Gymnastics, Aerobics and Trampoline sports.

Gymnastics - Artistic & Gym For All




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