City of Newport Gymnastics Academy Limited

Welcome to City of Newport Gymnastics Academy web site. You will find up to date information about our Academy by clicking our LATEST NEWS icon and be able to contact us by clicking on the CONTACT icon at the top right hand corner of this web page.

We are a friendly and successful British & Welsh Gymnastics registered academy. There are many Disciplines within the British Gymnastics organisation and we specialize in Women's Artistic and Men’s Artistic Gymnastics. To put this into perspective, it is the gymnastics that Olympic gymnasts Beth Tweddle and Louis Smith perform. This includes 6 Olympic apparatus for men - floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and horizontal bar and 4 Olympic apparatus for women – Vault, Asymmetric bars, balance beam and floor exercise to music. We also include general gymnastics for children and adults including trampette and air track display team and the Welsh and British proficiency award schemes.

Our facility is equipped with all the Olympic apparatus including a competition sprung floor. We cater for all abilities; our current membership is in excess of 270 gymnasts with a support team of 8 coaches and 9 sports leaders. The Academy operates every day during late afternoon/early evening. The timetable of classes can be seen by clicking on the TIMETABLE link at the top of this web page. The current start age for gymnasts is 4 years however they must be in full time education (Reception class in school). The academy is very popular and has a healthy recreational and competition group membership with a relatively small waiting list.

Progression

Gymnasts are given every opportunity to fulfil their maximum potential. Girls classes are structured according to their age in the year and hence we have a 5 in the year class, 6 in the year class and 7 in the year class (our timetable will show exactly when these classes take place). These girls will initially work for 1 hour a week. Those with potential are selected to train with the preparation competition group for 4 hours a week. Girls who will be 8 in the year and upwards will start in a different recreational group and train for two hours a week. Girls who show exceptional ability will be invited to train with the competition squad. Normally girls will progress from the preparation competition group to the competition group, but it is possible to progress from the recreational group to competition. Boys in the infant school age category will train for 1 hour per week and progress to 2 hours a week when they start juniors at school. However boys with exceptional ability may be invited to join the competition group and train 9 hours per week.

5 in the year girls group

  • Session time 1 hour
  • Includes a warm up, stretch, main session, cool down and discussion
  • Main session work includes basic floor skills, basic bar skills, floor bench and floor beam work and introduction to vaulting

6 in the year girls group

  • Session time 1 hour
  • Includes a warm up, stretch, main session, cool down and discussion
  • Main session work includes basic floor skills, basic bar skills, floor beam, introduction to competition beam work and vaulting progressions leading to block

7 in the year group

  • Session time 1 hour
  • Includes a warm up, stretch, main session, cool down and discussion
  • Main session work includes basic floor skills, introduction to dance, basic bar skills, floor beam and competition beam and vaulting onto block.

Recreational Girls Group

  • Session time 2 hours
  • Includes: warm up pre-stretch, conditioning, main session, cool down and feedback
  • Main session: Uneven Bars, Vault work including vault table, trampette work and rebound, floor skills

Elite and Competitive Gymnasts

Competitive gymnasts are carefully selected and work exceptionally hard at the academy. Some gymnasts can work up to 20 hours per week whilst other competitive gymnasts will work 9 hours per week. These gymnasts represent the Academy at Welsh competitions during the year provided they meet the necessary standard. All our squad gymnasts are given realistic short medium and long term targets and the parents of squad gymnasts are kept fully aware of their progress. We have enjoyed several successes with our competitive gymnasts over the past 10 years including Welsh gold, silver and bronze positions both team and individual, at tumbling and artistic competitions. We are proud of our track record and are always striving to achieve higher standards.

Latest News

WELL DONE JEMIMA TAYLOR

7 year old Jemima Taylor from the Academy Competition Squad has made it into the Welsh Preparation Squad. This is an excellent achievement for Jemima and the Academy. Jemima has been training at our Academy for 2 years and trains 11 hours per week. She has done well in our internal competitions and regional 5,6 [...]

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