Directors of the Academy

Tina Marenghi

Marcel Marenghi

Trudi Foster

The Coaching Team

Our coaches are fully qualified through British Gymnastics and continue to support our Academy.

Tina Marenghi
Tina brings an excellent standard of gymnastics coaching to the Academy – being a former Commonwealth Games gymnast herself and senior ladies Welsh Champion she has exceptional coaching qualities and is aware of the requirements of the competitive girls to achieve the highest standards in our sport. Tina is a level 3 Women’s Artistic Coach and has represented Wales at the highest level of the sport at numerous Internationals and has also been a member of the British Squad.

Marcel Marenghi
Marcel also brings an excellent standard of coaching experience to the club. Marcel started his gymnastic journey in September 1970 at the age of 8 with Newport Youth Gymnastic Club. He represented Wales at junior level and started coaching in 1980. Marcel has coached and run 6 gymnastic clubs successfully in the UK and overseas. Marcel is a level 3 Men’s Artistic coach, level 4 Women’s Artistic coach and has attended the level 5 High Performance Coaching course. He is British Gymnastics Tutor/Assessor and currently supports Welsh Gymnastics in assessing level 1 and level 2 coach candidates. Marcel brings a wealth of experience, dynamism and expertise to the Club.

Other Coaches, Officials, Sports Leaders and Volunteers at CNGA

Trudi Foster Level 2 Women’ Artistic coach, Women’s Artistic Club Judge, Men’s Artistic Club Judge Jen Lapsins Level 1 Women’s Artistic Coach and Level 2 General Coach, Men’s Artistic Club Judge Bev Moore Women’s Artistic level 1 coach Annie Clothier Women’s Artistic level 1 coach Lindsey Morgan (Women’s Artistic level 1 coach candidate July 2019) Alex Jones (Women’s Artistic Club Judge candidate June 2019), Volunteer coach Abbie Moore (Women’s Artistic level 1 coach candidate July 2019), Women’s Artistic Club Judge Tilly Gallagher Women’s Artistic Club Judge, qualified sports leader Khia Weaver (Women’s Artistic Club Judge candidate June 2019) Elizabeth Willmore (Women’s Artistic Club Judge candidate June 2019) Connie PinderCNGA sports leader Izzy Walker CNGA sports leader Nia Rees-Stams CNGA sports leader Sienna Howell CNGA sports leader Saffron CNGA sports leader

The volunteers and sports leaders assist in the gym working area and help coaches organise children into appropriate groups, coach basic level gymnastics under the guidance of a qualified coach. Volunteers and sports leaders are given the opportunity to become qualified coaches. The Academy works closely with the Regional Development Officer at Welsh gymnastics to ensure an effective coaching structure exists at the Academy. Anyone interested in gymnastic coaching should make an enquiry to the staff.

Welfare Officer

Trudi Foster

Annie Clothier

Positive Futures - The Aim

The aim of the Academy is to increase the varied programme of gymnastics, increase the membership and provide a welcoming gym centre for all to participate and enjoy the sport of gymnastics.

Timetable of Gymnastics Throughout the Week

Butterfly group – girls who are 5 in the year

Sparkle group – girls who are 6 in the year

Diamond group – girls who are 7 in the year

Monday

Girls
BUTTERFLY
group 4-5pm

Girls
BUTTERFLY group
5-6pm

Girls
Preparation squad
5-7pm

Boys
competition group
5-8pm

Passport group
4-8pm

Tuesday

Boys & girls
improver group
5-7pm

Passport group
5-7pm

Wednesday

Girls
SPARKLE group
4-5pm

Girls
SPARKLE group
5-6pm

Girls
Preparation squad
5-7pm

Girls and Boys
competition group
5-8pm

Passport group
4-8pm

Thursday

Boys & Girls
improver group
5-7pm

Passport group
5-7pm

Cheerleader group
(South Wales Saints)
7.15pm – 8.45pm

Friday

Girls
DIAMOND group
4-5pm

Girls
DIAMOND group
5-6pm

Girls and boys c
ompetition group
5-8pm

Boys beginner group
(infant school age)
4-5pm

Passport group
4-8pm

Saturday

Newport Acro Club
– 1pm

No lessons

No lessons

No lessons

No lessons

Sunday

Cheerleader group
(South Wales Saints)
6pm-8pm

No lessons

No lessons

No lessons

No lessons

*Occasionally competition squad gymnasts are trained on weekends leading up to competitions.

Weekends are mostly reserved for hosting events throughout the year

Latest News

FANTASTIC EFFORT AT WELSH FINALS

Five girls represented the South East Wales team and competed at the level 6 & 5 finals in Cardiff this weekend. In the level 6 competition Eva Lewis, Kaja Kajer and Mya Burrows all competed in their first finals. All three girls performed great routines on the floor, uneven bars, balance beam and vault. Eva [...]

» more

Start Your Enquiry





Welsh GymnasticsBritish GymnasticsDe Photo