The Queenstown Gymnastics Club is the Wakatipu's only community focused fully equipped gym & includes a sprung floor and apparatus for men's and women's artistic gymnastics (MAG & WAG).
We run a range of recreational and competitive gymnastics programs, suitable for children from the age of 3 through adults of all ages. Our quality coaching is provided in a friendly atmosphere designed to deliver not only fun but discipline and progression.
Our club is an incorporated society registered as a charity, and is affiliated with GymSports New Zealand (GSNZ) under which all of our programs are endorsed.
We are very fortunate to have experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic coaches. We hope you will feel comfortable to approach your child's coach with any concerns or questions you may have throughout the year.
Whilst our aim is for the gym to be a fun and friendly environment we do ask that parents and siblings remain off of the apparatus during class times. This eliminates any distractions to gymnasts and also prevents injuries. There is a lot of equipment in the gym and we need to ensure your safety. We cannot be responsible for children that are not a part of our classes so please keep them out of harm's way.
As appointed at the Dec 2020 AGM, our Committee for 2021 is below:
- President - Lee Hazlett
- Vice President - Jenny Silva & Yasuko Joll
- Treasurer - Matt Carter
- Secretary - Kate Dawson
- Coach Coordinator - Kate Dawson
- Payroll Officer - Fabiola Letieri
- Funding/Grants Officer - Priscilla Uhrle
- Health & Safety Officer - Terry Wood
- Equipment Officer - Terry Wood
- Safeguarding and Child Protection Rep - Terry Wood
- Fundraising Officer - Elise Sabin & Dionne Savage
The Committee is vital to the running of the club and is continually looking for new members. If interested in joining please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rosiane Haas da Silva
Rosiane graduated in PE from the Federal University of Paraná in 2003. She worked as a physical education teacher for 13 years in public schools.
Artistic Gymnastics has been a big part of her life since she was 9 years old when she became an athlete and years later, a coach. She loves watching, practicing and teaching artistic gymnastics. She has been coaching both Team and Recreation classes at QGC since the beginning of 2019 as well as playing an important administrative role. She enjoyed volunteering at the 2019 National Gymnastics Championships in Auckland. She is a certified Junior Coach for STEPs 1-6 and Competition Judge for STEPs 1-3, thru Gymnastics New Zealand.
Emily was a competitive artistic gymnast for 10 years, competing through USAG level 9 in the United States. She was also involved in club gymnastics while at college. She has 5+ years of experience coaching gymnastics and has been qualified as a Junior Coach for STEPs 1-6 through Gymnastics New Zealand. She also applies her past experience in marketing and sports community management as Gym Manager at Queenstown Gymnastics. Since moving to New Zealand in 2018, Emily loves taking advantage of the active lifestyle she’s found here in Queenstown. She enjoys the connections she has within the QGC community and is excited to see how the club will continue to grow.
Milly has been a gymnast since she was 4 years old and started competing when she was 10 before retiring when she was 16 due to a back injury. When going to the University of Manchester (UK) she took up the sport again and became Vice President for the uni gymnastics club. Milly graduated with a First Class Law Degree and a Distinction in her Law Master’s Degree in 2019 before travelling for 3 months visiting 8 different countries. Milly has been coaching since she was 16 and has a Level 2 UK Gymnastics Coaching qualification as well as a Level 1 Judging qualification. Gymnastics has always been Milly’s passion so she has coached and volunteered in a variety of different schools and clubs and really enjoys teaching children new moves. Milly moved to Queenstown in January 2020 after visiting on her travels and falling in love with the place. She loves the atmosphere and the lifestyle here and can’t wait to help the gymnasts develop.
Amy was enrolled in a Fun Gym gymnastics class at the Hamilton Gymnastics Centre when she was 5 years old. She continued gymnastics until age 10 before moving onto her netball career. Originally from Hamilton, Amy moved down to Queenstown in December 2020 to complete a tourism internship. During her internship, she fell in love with Queenstown and moved her whole life down here for good in March 2021. She is passionate about the sport of gymnastics and loves working with children and seeing them develop and because of this, thoroughly enjoys working with the gymnasts at QGC!
Originally from the UK, Lucy first took up gymnastics at the age of 4 and competed at a national level through to the age of 16, at which point she also took up coaching alongside her own training. Whilst studying business and sports management at the University of Winchester, she transferred her gymnastic skills to trampolining and competed for the University at various competitions. Lucy left the UK to backpack around the world in 2012 and ended up settling in Queenstown after falling in love with the place that she now calls home. Gymnastics has always been a big part of her life & she now loves being able to pass on the skills she has learnt to the next generation of gymnasts.