ANNUAL GYMNASTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS 7TH AND 8TH MAY 2022

April 20th, 2022
The annual championships are almost upon us.  We returned to training yesterday (Tuesday 19th April) following a short Easter break.  The Tuesday improver classes worked well at preparing their routines – well done.   Please try to make sure that your child attends training prior to the event to practice their skills and for them to feel more confident about having a go at the competition.
GYMNASTIC TRAINING THIS WEEK
Gym this evening 4.30pm for girls beginner classes including the Monday, Wednesday and Friday group. Also training for beginner boys class .  It will be a busy session today as we want the children who missed out on bank holiday Monday and the children who normally attend this Friday – get a chance to train today.  We are closed this Friday as already mentioned due to CNGA gymnasts taking part in a competition in North Wales.
Also, the competition squad girls training time this evening is 5.30pm to 8.30pm. and also tomorrow evening 5 – 7pm (optional) – due to Friday being closed this week.
Gym training will resume to normal next week and the week prior to the competition.
ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Entry fee for the gymnast

Just to remind everyone that the entry fee is £5 per gymnast,  to be paid at the gym this week or next at the very latest.  Thank you to everyone who has already paid and entered their child into the competition.

Outfits

Boys outfits are available from the zone leotards.  The leotard type is ATLAS and the colour is white with kingfisher and navy stripe running through it.  The shorts are kingfisher colour.  The zone leotards UK staff will know which leotard you require when you mention that you are members of City of Newport.  Their telephone number is 01706 368819.  I have already emailed the boy’s parents with details of the leotard and shorts for the event.

Girls can wear their own leotard for this event.  We are in the process of opening our own ‘on line’ leotard shop with Little Stars leotards.  This is still in process and will not be ready in time for the annual championships. In the meantime we have a very limited supply of girls leotards on our rack in the club that you could purchase or, just wear your own leotard for this event. (crop top style leotards are not permitted).

From September 2022 we will expect all our gymnasts to be wearing the club leotard for training and events – both boys and girls.

ORDER OF THE COMPETITION AND ROUNDS

Just to clarify there will be 3 rounds on Saturday 7th May and two rounds on Sunday 8th May as shown below. If you have any doubts, please ask us and we will clarify this for you.

Saturday 7th May 2022

ROUND TIME GROUPS
ROUND 1 8.30 am Registration and warm up – Reception Beginner Girls (who attend either Monday, Wednesday or Friday classes) and all boys from the Friday beginner class (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 boys)
  9 am March on and Competition Starts
  11 am Presentation of Awards
ROUND 2 11.45 am Registration and warm up of Year 1 & 2 beginner girls (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  12.15 pm March on and Competition starts
  2 pm Presentation of Awards
ROUND 3 3 pm Registration and warm up – Year 3 upwards girls and boys Improver groups (Tuesday & Thursday)
  3.30 pm March on and competition starts
  5.45 pm Presentation of Awards

Sunday 8th May 2022

ROUND TIME GROUPS
1 9 am Registration and warm up of 8 in year, 9 in year 10/11 in year gymnasts
  9.30 am Competition starts
  12 mid-day Presentation of Awards
2 1 pm Registration and warm up of all 12 + gymnasts comp squad
  1.30pm March on and competition start
  4 pm Presentation of Awards

PARTICIPATION AND COMPETITION

Our motto at CNGA is ‘Participate, Enjoy, Achieve’.  We strongly advocate this throughout the time that your child is a member of our Academy.  The annual championships does have a competitive element and winning positions from 6th place to 1st place and this is celebrated with use of our podium at the end of each ROUND.  Children who do not place in the ‘top 6′ for their age group will be presented with a certificate  during the presentation of awards.  Everyone is valued equally and will be congratulated on their achievement.

ON ARRIVAL AT THE GYM ON COMPETITION DAY

On Saturday 7th May parents are asked to use the parking spaces outside our gym and not block/use the spaces in the business next door to our gym (57 Tyres). This has caused some issues previously, so we kindly ask all our parents to use the parking spaces outside our gym and further down in the car park (as opposed to outside the 57 Tyre business).  On Sunday 8th May, parking is not an issue, however parents are still kindly asked to use the parking slots outside the gym in the first instance.

Please kindly observe the speed limit (10mph) in the car park as there will be a lot of pedestrians walking to and from our gym for the event. over the weekend.

Gymnasts and spectators will use the main door into the gym. Spectators will be required to pay £3 each at the Reception desk to watch the ROUND that their child is competing in.  We will also be selling raffle tickets at Reception and Tina’s Cartwheel Cafe will be open for the usual refreshments and snacks.  The gym can comfortably provide 120 seats for viewing.  This means there are plenty of seats available for families to come and watch the event.  We do not reserve seats for this event.

All spectators will be kindly asked to promptly leave the gym after each Round to make room for the next Round of gymnasts and their families, as we are working to an efficient schedule for each ROUND.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Everyone’s safety is top priority at our gym. A Health and Safety Risk Assessment will be completed for the event including a dynamic risk assessment on the day.

There is appropriate disabled access into the venue and adequate provision  including disabled toilet access and a  baby changing room.  We also have comprehensive first aid provision at CNGA for gymnasts and all visitors.

We look forward to seeing as many of our members at this event.  Please let us know if you have any questions about our Academy or the annual championships. Thanks everyone.
Marcel and Tina
Directors CNGA

CLARIFICATION OF TRAINING OVER EASTER

April 13th, 2022
We are closed GOOD FRIDAY and EASTER MONDAY and also FRIDAY 22ND APRIL (due to coaches being in North Wales with CNGA gymnasts at a gymnastic competition)
Therefore, those classes affected because of the closures can come along to an alternative lesson as indicated below:
MONDAY GIRLS BEGINNERS – JOIN IN WITH WEDNESDAY BEGINNERS 20TH APRIL 4.30pm to 5.30pm
GIRLS FRIDAY BEGINNER CLASS THIS WEEK CAN JOIN IN TODAY AT 4.30PM AND NEXT WEDNESDAY AT 4.30PM
BOYS FRIDAY BEGINNER CLASS THIS WEEK CAN JOIN IN TODAY AT 4.30PM AND NEXT WEDNESDAY AT 4.30PM
GIRLS COMP SQUAD – THURSDAY 21ST APRIL 5-7PM (CATCH UP SESSION FOR THE MISSED FRIDAY 22ND APRIL ONLY)
HAVE A WONDERFUL EASTER EVERYONE!!

 

DATES FOR THE DIARY 2022

April 2nd, 2022

Just to keep everyone notified please pencil in the following dates for your diaries. Please keep an eye on this web site for more details.

We will email all club members if they are involved in any of the events this Summer/Autumn

EASTER CAMP FOR GIRLS COMPETITIVE SQUADS – 11TH – 14TH APRIL 9AM TO 2PM EACH DAY

GYM CLOSED – FRIDAY 22ND APRIL

NATIONAL GRADES  – 23RD & 24TH APRIL 2022 AT DEESDIE NORTH WALES

CNGA CHAMPIONSHIPS – 7TH & 8TH MAY 2022 AT CNGA

WHITSON CAMP – COMPETITIVE SQUADS – 30TH MAY – 3RD JUNE 9AM TO 2PM EACH DAY

GENERAL LEVEL 2 EXAM AT CNGA – SATURDAY 11TH JUNE

SOUTH CENTRAL FLOOR AND VAULT COMPETITION AT CNGA – SUNDAY 12TH JUNE

GYMSTARS EVENT -  9TH & 10TH JULY AT CNGA

WOMENS ARTISTIC COACHING LEVEL 2 COURSE 2ND, 16TH 23RD JULY AND 14TH AUGUST AT CNGA

CNGA SHUT DOWN 15TH AUGUST TO 31ST AUGUST 2022 (SUMMER BREAK)

CNGA RETURN THURSDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2022

AUTUMN EVENTS

CLASSIC CHALLENGE END OF SEP 2022

 

 

 

CNGA CHAMPIONSHIPS 7th & 8th May 2022

February 27th, 2022

Our annual championships will be held on Saturday 7th and 8th May 2022 at our Academy.   Please pencil this entry into your diaries.  To give you some idea the competition will run as follows

SATURDAY ROUND 1

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY GIRLS AND BOYS BEGINNERS (not compulsory to enter)

SATURDAY ROUND 2

GIRLS AND BOYS IMPROVER CLASSES TUESDAY AND THURSDAY (not compulsory to enter)

SUNDAY ROUND 1

COMP SQUAD GIRLS UP TO 9 YEARS OLD (compulsory to retain comp squad place)

SUNDAY ROUND 2

COMP SQUAD AND ADVANCED SQUAD (compulsory to retain comp squad place)

 

DEFINITE TIMINGS FOR THE COMPETITION WILL BE NOTIFIED TOWARDS THE END OF MARCH..

 

SOUTH EAST WALES GYMSPIRE CHAMPIONSHIP SUCCESS

November 25th, 2021

What an amazing weekend of performances and results for all 42 gymnasts who represented CNGA at the South East Wales Gymspire Championships hosted  by CNGA last weekend.  We were very proud of all their routines and individual and team results.  The photos below say it all ! Well done CNGA – you did it!

Full results of teams and individual placements can be found on the Welsh Gymnastic Website

www.welshgymnastics.org/results

select South East Area Gymspire Championships 2021

 

   

  

 

CNGA GYMNASTS TURN ZINC AND COPPER INTO GOLD!

October 28th, 2021

Well done to an amazing effort by 15 gymnasts who represented the Academy at the new Classic Challenge Cup Competition last weekend.  The competition started with the ‘Copper’ level gymnasts on the Friday 22nd October at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Two gymnasts performed amazing routines achieving medal and ribbon placements in the individual and all round event.  Well done to Poppy Wayman achieving silver on floor, gold on vault and silver overall.  Well done to Keeley Williams who joined our Academy recently and achieved 6th place ribbon on vault.  Also competing on the Friday evening were a strong team of 5 gymnasts in the Zinc competition level,  12 and over age category.  All five gymnasts performed fantastic gymnastic routines on all apparatus achieving multiple gold, silver, bronze, 4th and 5th ribbon places on apparatus.  Well done to Eva Lewis, Alys Davy, Eve Peart, Mia Bush and Caitlin Murray for an outstanding team effort.  Eva Lewis won the overall gold medal position in the competition.

On Sunday 24th October 6 gymnasts represented the Academy in the 10/11 age group category at Sophia Gardens.  Two teams of three gymnasts performed brilliant routines on the floor, bars, vault.  There were a couple of errors on the balance beam, but the gymnasts showed their discipline and focus and continued positively with the competition.  This competition was extremely tough and with two of the team out with COVID, they managed to keep going and perform their routines well.  Jasmine Evans won 5th place on the floor overall and her team of 3 achieved 6th team place.  Evie Lewis, a newcomer to the team, placed 2nd on the vault and her team of 3 achieved 4th team place in the overall competition.

Team Sparkle – Jasmine Evans, Poppy Price, Annabelle Thomas (6th place team)

Team Pink: Evie Lewis, Ava Poulsom, Ayla Clothier (4th place team)

This was the first competition for all the gymnasts in 18 months since the pandemic struck, affecting all of us in the community.  The girls have made an excellent ‘come-back’ and the Academy is now busily preparing for the next event which will be hosted by us – the South East Wales Gymspire competition in November and the Christmas show in December.  It is full steam ahead !!

Well done to all the gymnasts, coaches and our judge  Abbie Moore, without which it would not be possible to enter the event.  GO CNGA !!

PICTURED BELOW LEFT TO RIGHT: Eve Peart, Eva Lewis, Mia Bush, Poppy Wayman, Caitlin Murray

pictured below left to right: Alys Davy, Keeley Williams

pictured below left to right: Annabelle Thomas, Evie Lewis, Ava Poulsom, Poppy Price, Jasmine Evans

pictured below: Ayla Clothier

 

 

BACK IN COMPETITION ! CONGRATULATIONS CNGA GYMNASTS

September 26th, 2021

Congratulations to Charlotte Lapsins, Megan Thomas and Mya Burrows who all competed at the Bronze Classic Challenge Cup on Saturday 25th September 2021 in Cardiff.  Gymnasts from all over Wales met at Sophia Gardens on Saturday to compete in the new Classic Challenge Cup competition.  All three girls performed excellent routines on the uneven bars, beam, floor and vault.  Charlotte and Megan competed in the 14 plus age category and their positions were as follows:

Charlotte: Uneven Bars 4th place with a brilliant routine of close bar elements, giant circles and a straight somersault dismount and also placing 5th overall in the competition.

Megan: Uneven Bars 5th, Vault 5th overall with a superb Tsukahara tucked vault, and 4th overall in the competition

In the 12/13 age group Mya was up against a very tough competition and did amazing on all four Olympic apparatus.  Mya’s apparatus placement was as follows:

Mya: Vault 6th place with an amazing Yurchenko preparation vault with 180 twist.

All CNGA gymnasts performed their floor and beam routines beautifully with combinations of dance, artistry and excellent acrobatic skills.  The competition was to a very high standard and the girls remained focussed and positive, a real credit to themselves and the Academy.  We were so proud of their performances throughout the event – Well Done girls!!

This was the first Welsh Women’s Artistic Competition in 18 months due to COVID restrictions – and it was amazing to see such commitment and excellent gymnastics from the CNGA girls.

Pictured below left to right: Megan Thomas, Charlotte Lapsins with their placement ribbons

Solo photo: Mya Burrows with her 6th place ribbon on vault

Go CNGA !- Our motto: PARTICIPATE – ENJOY – ACHIEVE !

 

The girls are eager to get back in the gym and work on improving their skills for the next event..

 

OLYMPIC GYMNASTICS 2021 – SCHEDULES

July 22nd, 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics start tomorrow! The opening ceremony will be on UK TV at 12 mid day.

The schedule of gymnastics is shown below – enjoy the viewing everyone!

SUMMER’S ARRIVED !

July 22nd, 2021

Sun cream, sun hats, plenty of water, stay cool…and don’t overdo things in the heat ! This is our primary message to all our members in this incredible spell of hot weather.  Secondly, we are continuing classes at the gym up to Friday 13th August 2021.  We will then shut down for two weeks and reopen on Tuesday 31st August 2021.  Beginner girls who normally attend on a Monday are welcome to come along on Wednesday 1st September as you would otherwise miss a session that week.

Fees

If you require any explanation of fees, please email us or ask at the gym..all fees are due throughout the summer break as normal.

SEPTEMBER

This will be a busy time for everyone.. reurning to school…and attending all the activities and clubs after school.

Our members will be reminded by British Gymnastics to renew their child’s membership for the year 2021/2022.  This is compulsory for all members.  The categories of membership applicable to our members are

BG Silver Competitive (advanced competitive gymnasts)

WG Bronze Competitive (selected comp squad gymnasts)

WG Bronze Club (all other members)

If you are not told otherwise by the Academy coaches, your membership type will be WG Bronze Club. If you are in doubt, please ask us.

From September we will be planning  events up to the end of 2021.  We will also be hosting Welsh Gymnastic events again during the Autumn as well as our own organised events.

In the meantime…we hope that as many of you will attend the lessons up to the 13th August and wish you all a great summer break!

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