2020 – MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTORS CNGA

December 20th, 2020

Firstly we wish all our members a very Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

2020 has been an extremely challenging year, and we are extremely grateful for the support of our voluntary coaches, leaders, parents during covid support , Welsh Gymnastics, and Sport Wales during this exceptional time in our history. We returned back to gym in August 2020 with renewed determination to be even more successful.   We completely revamped our admin with electronic registrations and a more efficient communication system, and although the training has been ‘stop start’ since September with isolations from school and lockdowns over October half term, we have been able maintain some consistency with gymnastic training and  zoom sessions.

LYNNE MORGAN – NEWPORT GIRLS GYMNASTIC CLUB

2020 was also a very sad year for us.  We lost a very dear friend Lynne Morgan who recently passed away.  Lynne coached gymnastics at Newport Girls Gym Club in the Leisure Centre.  Lynne was a special friend to us at CNGA and we have fond memories of Lynne who was always such a lovely, warm,  kind and generous person.   We were all saddened by the news this month and extend our deepest condolences to Lynne’s grand daughter Paige and everyone at Newport Girls Gymnastic Club.

NEW COACHING MEMBER

This year we welcomed Ella and Maria Gaynor to the Academy.  Ella has been awarded a coaching scholarship through Welsh Gymnastics and will be coaching two groups at CNGA in preparation for her qualification.  The two groups are working hard with Ella and both coach and gymnasts are looking forward to returning to training.

HOSTING WELSH SQUAD GYMNASTICS

During the local area lockdown we were able to host training sessions for the women’s artistic National Coach and small cluster of welsh squad gymnasts who reside in Newport.

NEW PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP

In January 2021, there will be a new exciting parent and toddler class at CNGA.  This will be called  ‘Cartwheelers School of Gymnastics’ and run by Megan Wheeler – a qualified gymnastic coach.  There has already been numerous enquiries to join this new venture which will run on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings at the Academy. Anyone interested in attending with their pre-school children please contact us and we will pass you on to Megan.

NEW SUNDAY TUMBLING CLASS

CNGA will be starting a new tumbling class on Sunday mornings starting when the lockdown ends in January/February 2021.  The class will be run by Maria Gaynor.  Those interested in joining the class, contact us at the gym for more information.

CHRISTMAS SHOWS 2020

This month Tina put together the Christmas dance routine as best as possible for all the different ability groups, and considering all the children that have had to isolate from school and gym at the last minute the routines were excellent – well done to all the gymnasts who were able to take part this year in their Christmas outfit.    We hope that Christmas 2021 will be even better!

BE ACTIVE FUND AWARD

This month CNGA were awarded a Grant from Sport Wales to install heating. This work is now complete and the Academy can now enjoy training sessions in a warm environment during the winter months.

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR MESSAGE

We wish all our members and everyone involved in gymnastics a peaceful, happy family Christmas and our very best wishes for 2021.  We look forward to seeing you all at the gym when the lockdown has ended.

 

 

LATEST NEWS WEDNESDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2020

December 16th, 2020

The Welsh Government have announced today that Wales will go into a full lockdown from 28th December 2020.  We are uncertain of the lockdown time period and will await further notice.

Welsh Gymnastics will issue advice explaining what this means to gymnastic clubs in Wales over the lockdown period.  We will publish all the latest information as we receive it – on this latest news page.

In the meantime, we wish all our members a very peaceful family Christmas and hope that the new year is more promising for our Academy and the community.

NEW PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP – CARTWHEELERS SCHOOL OF GYMNASTICS

The Academy will be the home venue of a new Parent and Toddler classes, called  ‘Cartwheelers School of Gymnastics’.  The classes will be run by Megan Wheeler – a qualified gymnastic coach.   If any parent is interested in bringing their younger pre-school children to the new classes, please contact us via the club facebook page or: cityofnewportgymnastics@mail.com  We will pass on the details to Megan.

NEW HEATING INSTALLED

 

A new heating system has recently been installed at the Academy.  A Sport Wales Be Active Fund Grant was successfully awarded to the Academy and should benefit all the groups that use the premises in the future, during the colder months.

 

GYM CLOSURE – CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

December 11th, 2020

URGENT Message to all our members.

In light of the most up-to-date information regarding the closure of some primary schools and all secondary schools in Newport today(due to the rise in COVID cases) the Directors of the Academy have decided to close the gym from today 11th December until Monday 4th January 2021.  This is to avoid any unnecessary risk in contracting the virus and help towards ensuring the safety of everybody connected to the academy,  allowing our members  to spend a safer Christmas period with their families.

There was a positive COVID test result from a child who attends a Tuesday class at our academy.  The affected child attended gym on Tuesday 8th December, was tested on Wednesday 9th December and the result was notified to us today (Friday 11th December).   We responded by sending emails to all our members following advice and  telephone conversation with NHS track and trace team and guidance from Welsh Gymnastics and the Welsh Sports Association.

We had intended to run classes next week in the build up to the Christmas break; however the Welsh Government’s advice and warning of sharp increases in coronavirus in Wales has provoked us to closing the gym earlier than anticipated until the new year. We will use this opportunity to carry out a comprehensive deep clean of the gym and put all the equipment back in its usual place now that the new heating installation has been fully completed.

Any member wishing to contact the Academy team should do so by email:  cityofnewportgymnastics@mail.com

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE – COVID SUPPORT AND CHILD SAFETY

December 8th, 2020

IMPORTANT

Please note that in order to run the lessons at the Academy, there must be at least two COVID support in the gym – in addition to the coaching staff. We ask that any parents of gymnasts who are able to give some support during lessons at the Academy, contact the coaching staff to be added to a list of volunteers. Technically, if we do not have the support, the gym lessons will have to be cancelled.

Child Safety
Parents should not allow their children to run from the car to the gym, especially in the dark. There have been incidents whereby parents have dropped their children in the car park and driven off – this is totally unacceptable. Also, we check the temperature of children at the door and if it is in the red zone we cannot let them in. Parents need to be present to keep their child safe until their temperature reaches the acceptable level before re-entering the gym.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION

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