Disability Gymnastics

Tri Star Disability Gymnastics

Is your child wishing to jump on the trampoline? Swing on the bars? Gain confidence on the playground?

Why not check out the Tri Star Gymnastics Disability Programme for an opportunity to learn gymnastic skills in a personalised setting, while also improving coordination, strength, balance and motor skills. With our personalised approach we are able to adapt to any age or ability and create a class around the athlete’s individual needs and goals. Our classes are a great way to build self-confidence and physical literacy in a fun and safe environment.

If you are interested in more information or would like to pursue private lessons for your child or yourself please contact:

Leigh Dawson
Disability Gymnastics Coordinator

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 All donations are much appreciated. Either contact Leigh or donate online via Tri Star's Disability Gymnastics page on givealittle »

Physical Disabilities

This is a great way for disabled athletes to gain coordination, motor skills, balance as well as learn specific gymnastics skills in a fun, safe and personalised environment. Athletes will progress at their own speed and have a lot of input into their desired training outcomes.

Physical disability funding for this programme is available through the Halberg Trust on an individual basis (i.e. we don't have programme funding in this space). Our Disability Coordinator Leigh can assist with funding applications for anyone interested in participating in this programme.

To find out more about applying for funding, go to www.halbergallsports.co.nz/activity-fund-grants/guidelines-and-application-process/

Intellectual Disabilities

Tri Star's disability gymnastics programme offers opportunities for school aged children or adults who may benefit from a more individual approach to gymnastics. In this way, the coach can personalise the lesson based on the needs, goals and gymnastic ability of the athlete. The main goal is to provide support and inclusion within the gym in order to help all of our athletes have a fun, engaging and successful experience, and to gain social skills alongside their physical literacy.

Please be aware that athletes with Down Syndrome will be asked to provide confirmation of a neck scan and consent from the doctor before they will be allowed to perform forwards or backwards rolling. This is for the safety of the athlete, and does not restrict their participation in the programme.

For athletes in this space we have a different funding model. Our funding partners include Sport Auckland and Tri Star Gymnastics fundraising. Funding is only available for school-aged participants and is limited, so screening will take place for all athletes wishing to access this funding.


"[The coach] provided different techniques to coach my semi-verbal son... She has also dealt with his non-compliance behaviour while coaching in a very positive way and made him successful in the session. She possesses a very friendly nature where any kid would love her."

Ruksan Karim – Vancouver, Canada

"My daughter Cassie has had private gymnastics sessions with Leigh for the past two years and it has been a wonderful experience. Leigh takes Cassie through all the stations and they work on various moves and skills. They have worked on strength, balance, coordination and flexibility, as well as skill development. Leigh is gentle yet assertive and very skillful at sensing her students' personality and developing a rapport that makes the experience enjoyable for both of them. Cassie has developed a lot of skill and has enjoyed gymnastics tremendously under Leigh's guidance."

Carol Humphrys – Vancouver, Canada


Disability Gymnastics Documents

Please click on the 'preview' items below to open a PDF of the following documents:

  • Disability Programme Fees November 2016
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