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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 2015David 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 gym sports 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).


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.
AER_2016_handbook_development_EOI.pdf


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:http://www.projectlitefoot.org/lite-club 


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...




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