Member Wellbeing is a priority at Tri Star. Our values of BELONG, RESPECT, EXCEL are the foundation of all of our club activity and we recognise that everyone benefits when we all play our part to make our environment a safe one.
The documents on this page include:
- Code of Ethics
- Concerns Pathway
- Complaint Flow Chart
- Complaints Policy
To provide oversight for our competitive trainiing environment Tri Star have formed an Athlete Wellbeing Advisory Group (AWAG). This group is comprised of Tri Star members and alumni who bring a broad range of expertise to the competitive gymnastics environment. The AWAG will help us interpret the recommendations that have come from the Independant Review into Gymnastics in New Zealand in a way that meets the needs of our club. Members of the AWAG (below) are currently working on a performance plan for our competitive athletes that covers a number of the recommendations from the GNZ review.
Athlete Wellbeing Advisory Group (AWAG)
Patrick is well known to the Tri Star community having competed for NZ at the highest level, treated many of our athletes for years, and through his work with Dylan Schmidt (Olympic trampolinist) both at home and on tour. As owner of Physio Impact and as a surgical rehab specialist Patrick brings a deep insight to the demands of gymnastics movement on the physical wellbeing of young people, and is adept and getting them up and running as efficiently as possible! Patrick has presented at Tri Star camps and is a regular contributor to MAG Squad 360.
Leanne is our newly appointed Athlete Wellbeing Coordinator. Leanne has a long history in gymnastics as an athlete and coach, and grew up as a “gym rat” with her mother working as a collegiate coach in the US. Leanne was active in the early stages of the Athlete Wellbeing activity at GNZ before moving to Tri Star and has a keen insight into policy around child protection and athlete wellbeing. Leannes new role will be to advocate and support our athletes in training and at 'away' events. She will effectively be the voice of the athletes to the AWAG and will also mentor and guide the activity of our Athlete Leaders.
Dr Mnthali Price
Mnthali is a familiar face to all at Tri Star having presented workshops at our Summer Camps on all things mental health for many years. Mnthali was an athlete and coach at Tri Star and through her professional practice in psychology works with child and adolescent mental health, as well as presenting in a variety of settings. As a regular contributor to the MAG Squad 360 programme Mnthali has a unique insight to the psychological demands of competitive gymnastics, and a keen awareness of the need to make mental health tools practical and accessible to our athletes. Mnthali is a big proponent of the opportunities sport can offer in the development of young people.
Mark was a Commonwealth level athlete, having competed at the 2006 and 2010 games. Mark’s training is in exercise science and he is the owner of Carbon Method gym in Mt Eden. Mark works with athletes from multiple sports helping them, and his regular gym goers to maximise their training effectiveness with a particular focus on core strength. Mark’s broad expertise with exercise prescription includes functional strength and conditioning, pilates, myofascial release, crossfit, ELDOA,and he is a senior qualified GNZ Coach. All this experience will help ensure the physical preparation for our athletes is balanced and effective.
Hayley is a physiotherapist who currently works with the majority of our WAG athletes, treating onsite a few times / week. Hayley was a Commonwealth Games representative athlete, and has travelled as medical support with the national team to World Championships. As Hayley regularly treats athletes in our training environment she has excellent visibility to the impact of training practices, and is able to offer real time support to coaches and athletes in their injury prevention and rehabilitation programmes.
Rachel has a long history in gymnastics first as an athlete herself, and then supporting from the sidelines as her children have entered the sport. Rachel is a tremendous volunteer at Tri Star and recognises the positive impact involvement in an organised sport community can have on our young people. Rachel brings a keen awareness of the out-of-training challenges facing our athletes as they move through different development stages. Her insights gained through pastoral care work in a school setting, and community work help to bring a wider and holistic perspective to our wellbeing activity.
Tri Star has recently appointed athlete leaders for each of our competitive codes. These outstanding individuals already embody our club values, and with the support of our Athlete Wellbeing Coordinator they have a key role in developing our supportive training culture. in 2021 you'll see our Athlete Leaders encouraging our younger athletes at competition, leading team challenges in training, facilitating athlete feedback discussions and ensuring we are wrapping the right support around our aspiring champions.