Directors of the Academy

Tina Marenghi

Marcel Marenghi

Mike Hackwood

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 is well aware of the requirements of the competitive girls to achieve the highest standards in competition. Tina 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 gymnastics 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 Mens Artistic coach, level 4 Womens Artistic coach and has attended the level 5 High Performance Coaching course. He is Gymnastics Tutor and Assessor and currently delivers women's artistic coaching courses for British & Welsh Gymnastics. Both Tina and Marcel bring a wealth of experience, dynamism and expertise to the Club.

Other Coaches

Our other coaches include: CTrudi Foster Level 2 Women’ Artistic coach Amanda Clark Level 2 Women’s Artistic- improver class lead coach Becky Westbury Level 2 Women’s Artistic Coach Jen Lapsins Level 1 Women’s Artistic Coach (assessment April 2017) Jen Taylor, Bev Moore, Claire Mogford, Jamie Day, Carlos Gonzalez – registered volunteers Poppy Jones Women’s Artistic Club Judge Abbie Moore – sports leader Tilly Gallagher – sports leader Katie Richardson – 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 and take the register. 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

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.

Latest News

BOYS BRITISH FINALS TRAINING DAY

Naoki Gonzalez and Frasier Thomas will travel to Barry gymnastics this Sunday for a training session in preparation for the British Finals 3 – 5 November 2017. Both boys are working around the clock in the academy perfecting their set routines for the finals in November – good luck boys !

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