High Performance Support for our Senior Comp Squad

Thank you Queenstown Health :-)

Thank you Queenstown Health 🙂

Our senior comp girls have now access to elite specialist support, thanks to Queenstown Health’s Neki Patel. Queenstown Health is sponsoring 6 of our top girls, providing them with access to physio Jennifer Montgomery and chiropractor Robert Moore.

The holistic programme aims at increasing all-round performance incorporates sports nutrition, sports psychology, chiropractic care and physiotherapy and strength training.

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Queenstown Gymnastics Club Announcement



The Queenstown Gymnastics Club is proud to announce that Ana-Carolina Lozano has been named earlier today in the Southland Gymsports Team 2014 to compete at the New Zealand National GymSports Championships which will be held at The Trusts Arena in Auckland from 7-11 October.


Ana-Carolina (Carol) will compete in the WAG (Womens Artistic Gymnastics) STEP 5 competition against other girls from around the county.

This is the first time in nine years since Queenstown has had representation at the GSNZ National Championships.

All other girls in the Team are from Invercargill. 

Carol has been travelling regularly to Invercargill to train and compete as part of the Southland Regional Development Squad whilst also training 3 times a week in Queenstown.

One of the most exciting things for the club is that we have a number of competition hardened girls coming through the STEP 4 & 5 levels all of whom have the ability to push for selection next year into the Southland Team.


The club wishes Carol and the entire Southland Gymsports Team 2014 the best of luck at the championships.




Mike Byers


Queenstown Gymnastics Club


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Repair of sprung floor

A recent review of the Queenstown Gymnastics Club’s equipment identified the sprung floor as an area of concern that had the potential to cause injury to the children as they train.

The floor was purchased some years ago second hand and over that time there has been no maintenance reinvestment into this important piece of equipment.

As you can see from the photo gaps were starting to appear between plates as not all boards were joined together.

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With the generous assistance of $375 from Fresh Choice supermarket through their community fund, the QGC engaged the assistance of two club dads with building expertise and came up with a plan to repair and make safe the floor.

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Broken plywood boards were replaced with new boards, styrofoam was packed under each floor join to limit movement and all floor boards were joined together with strips of steel the club had made up.

This work took place over the weekend of July 12th & 13th with a small group of club committee members and club dads working to get the floor ready for the new school term.

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The Queenstown Gymnastics Club wishes to acknowledge the support of Fresh Choice supermarket whose donation from their community fund contributed towards the materials costs for the repair work.

Once the floor was completed and the mats rolled back down we had some of the clubs competition squad members try it out and their feedback was very positive. They all commented that they now didn’t have to worry about landing in a hole when they practised flips.

Mike Byers
Queenstown Gymnastics Club
16th July 2014

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Brennon Dowrick, Olympic and Commonwealth Games gymnast visiting QGC

  • What a special visitor we had at the gym today 🙂 Brennon Dowrick captured the gymnasts with some of his stories. Many thanks for organising this, Mike.


    “Australian Brennon Dowrick is one of Australia’s most successful gymnasts. He has represented Australia at two Olympic games, three Commonwealth Games and seven World Championships. Brennon was Australia’s first ever gymnastics Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist in 1990, a feat he repeated in 1994. He also was Australia’s first Olympic games finalist at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.”

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