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kiwiflyer

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Jul 21, 2008
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Hi I'm another new member. Not completely new though. I've been reading various posts for the past few months, and now I've finally got my registration sorted :)
I'm a coach from NZ and I coach recreational classes. I'd really like to see the Australian girls do well at the Olympics - not because the other girls don't deserve to do well, but because OZ is a bit closer to home ;)
Oh yeah, and I like the smilies :cool::rolleyes::D:bars:I also really like watching bars. So that's my introduction. Hope to add my two cents worth soon.
 
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gracefulone

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Hi and welcome. If I remember right, the Australians set an ambitious goal of taking third as a team? Well, we'll all have to watch them try to pull off a giant upset.
 

bogwoppit

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Feb 26, 2007
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Welcome to The Chalkbucket, nice to have you joining our community.

I loved Daria Joura and I have my fingers crossed for her. I saw a few of the Aussie girls compete in Montreal at an International meet, I was very impressed with them.

We have a few Aussies here who are great contributors, you may the very first Kiwi though. You are lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

Is your system like the Australian one? We have learned a bit about that one.
 
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gymnasticcoach

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Welcome

Welcome to CB, i am a Canadian coach now coaching in Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland.

This is a great place to meet people from other countries and learn about all aspects of gymnastics

Don
 

kiwiflyer

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Jul 21, 2008
66
New Zealand
Yes our system is very much like the Australian system. In fact, I'm pretty sure that it's a direct replica. We have far fewer gymnasts though. I think the aim of starting that system here was to produce higher calibre gymnasts because we have lacked behind the rest of the world for so long.

I was lucky enough to be in Melbourne in 2005 at the World Champs to see Monette Russo take the bronze AA. Talk about atmosphere.

So far, I have found this site very useful. I enjoy the coaching tips and have also found it beneficial to read the parent forum to get an understanding of what concerns parents - as a young coach it's often difficult to look at things from the parent's perspective, so this part has been insightful.
 
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