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Tickets Now on Sale for the 2014 NZ National GymSports Championships

It’s not long before more than 1,000 GymSports athletes from across New Zealand descend on The Trusts Arena in Auckland for the 2014 New Zealand National GymSports Championships from 7-11 October. This year, we will also be welcoming Rhythmic gymnasts from Australia.

Come along and see our finest athletes compete for the title of National Champion and witness the daring and artistry of GymSports. With all codes under one roof for the first time in Auckland, it’s sure to be an incredible event.

Click HERE to purchase your tickets from TicketDirect today. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note: Tickets can also be purchased at The Trusts Arena on competition days.



CEO Position - applications now closed

The search and selection of the Chief Executive Officer for GymSports New Zealand is being managed exclusively from the Sportspeople International Recruitment Centre.  

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A Fond Farewell To An Unsung Hero


A person who departs from this world never truly leaves, as they are still with us in our hearts and in our minds.

At 98 years of life, Dulcie Howells passed away on 15th July 2014She was a 'lifetime athlete', a Paul Harris Fellows recipient, honoured with a NZ Gymnastics Meritorious Award and Life Membership.  Integral in the conception and delivery of the Incentive Awards program, Dulcie personally met EVERY gymnastic club throughout the country...

Please click here to read more about this unsung hero of our Sport.

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Dylan Schmidt Takes Gold for New Zealand

Gold medallist Dylan Schmidt, Photo Source - Extreme Trampoline Facebook Page

Dylan Schmidt was the first New Zealander to win Gold at the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games on Friday, August 22nd.

The 17 year old bounced into first place defeating Chinese favourite and longtime rival Changxin Liu.

His final routine in men's trampoline saw Dylan rise above his competition, landing a difficulty of 15.400, an execution of 24.600 and a 17.340 time of flight, bringing his overall score to 57.340.

On behalf of the GymSports community we congratulate you on this huge achievement.

Please click HERE to read the article by

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GymSports NZ Board Announcement

The Board of GymSports NZ regrets to announce the departure of its Chief Executive, Sarah Ashmole. Having led the organisation for five years through a period of significant change and growth, Sarah has decided the time is right to seek new challenges.

Please click here for more information.




 David Bishop Claims Commonwealth Bronze


Bronze medallist David Bishop of New Zealand blows a kiss
Source - Getty Images

A huge congratulations to David Bishop who claimed the bronze medal on floor at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. This is the first medal won by a New Zealand gymnast at the Commonwealth Games since 1998 where David’s coach, David Phillips, won bronze on the same apparatus in Kuala Lumpur.

After qualifying seventh going into the final David produced a score of 14.550 to claim the bronze medal.

Click HERE to see an interview courtesy of

Congratulations to David from the whole GymSports community



2014 Commonwealth Games Televised Schedule

Please click here to find the televised coverage of our athletes at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

All the best to our athletes over the next 2 weeks.


2014 Commonwealth Games Judges

GymSports NZ would like to congratulate the following judges who were selected by FIG to judge at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. This is a fantastic achievement and we wish them all the best for the Games.

Gareth Brettell (MAG)
Ken Bow (MAG)
Campbell Main (MAG)
Avril Enslow (WAG)
Karen Bevins (WAG)
Hannah Mills-Beale (RG)



The New Zealand Olympic Committee and GymSports New Zealand are proud to officially announce that Dylan Schmidt (trampoline) and Millie Williamson (Women's Artistic) will be representing New Zealand at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.

Congratulations to Millie and Dylan

To view the NZOC annoucement click here.



The New Zealand Olympic Committee and GymSports New Zealand is delighted to confirm today the athletes who will be representing New Zealand at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Men's Artistic Gymnastics 
  Athletes: Click
HERE for profiles
David Bishop – Tri Star Auckland
Matthew Palmer - Tri Star Auckland (formerly Blenheim)
Reid McGowan - Tri Star Auckland
Misha Koudinov – North Harbour
Kris Done – North Harbour

David Phillips
Sasha Koudinov

Women's Artistic Gymnastics
Athletes: Click HERE for profiles
Courtney McGregor – Christchurch School of Gymnastics
Charlotte Sullivan - Christchurch School of Gymnastics
Mackenzie Slee - Christchurch School of Gymnastics (formerly Hutt Valley Gymsports)
Brittany Robertson - Christchurch School of Gymnastics (formerly North Harbour)
Anna Tempero - Christchurch School of Gymnastics (formerly Blenheim)

Jozsi Ferencz
Svetlana Sazonova

Rhythmic Gymnastics
Athletes: Click HERE for profiles
Kelly MacDonald – Xtreme Rhythmic (Auckland)
Amelia Coleman – Olympia Gymnastic Sports (Christchurch)

Marnie Sterner


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Based in Auckland, GymSports New Zealand is the peak national body responsible for the development, promotion, governance and leadership of gymsports throughout New Zealand.

Through movement, GymSports New Zealand will lead New Zealanders to do better, feel better, be better.

- Movement is the foundation for all sports &
performing arts;
- We are movement specialists;
- GymSports New Zealand offers fun, enjoyment and personal achievement that
  builds confidence;
- GymSports New Zealand develops and enriches lives;
- There is a place for everyone;
- Aspiring to excellence and building winners;
- Pathways to international performance standards;
- Celebrating with pride, all levels of achievement;
- Progress occurs when Members do better, more often and in greater
- The primary access to GymSports New Zealand is via Clubs.

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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.

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