Directors of the Academy

Tina Marenghi

Marcel Marenghi

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

Bev Moore - Women’s Artistic level 1 coach

Annie Clothier - Women’s Artistic level 1 coach and Club Welfare Officer

Abbie Moore - Women's Artistic level 1 coach and club judge

Lindsy Morgan - Women’s Artistic level 1 coach candidate April 2020

Alex Jones - volunteer

Khia Weaver - Women’s Artistic Club Judge

CNGA sports leaders

Connie Pinder, Izzy Walker, Nia Rees-Stams, Sienna Howel

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

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

MAG/WAG
Competition squads
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

MAG/WAG
Competition squad
5-8pm

Passport group
4-8pm

Thursday

Girls
improver group
5-7pm

Passport group
5-7pm

Friday

Girls DIAMOND &
boys beginner class
4-5pm

Girls
DIAMOND group
5-6pm

Girls
Preparation squad
5-7pm

MAG/WAG
Competition squad
5-8pm

Passport group
4-8pm

Saturday

Reserved

For

WG and

CNGA

Events

Sunday

Reserved

For

WG and

CNGA

Events

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

Weekends are mostly reserved for hosting events throughout the year

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT DOING GYM AT HOME

We have received a strong letter from British Gymnastics discouraging children from practicing specific gymnastic skills at home as these can cause injury without correct coaching and also encourage poor technique preventing your child/children from learning the skill correctly. There is no BG insurance cover from injuries sustained from doing gym specific skills at home. [...]

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