CNGA CHAMPIONSHIPS NEXT WEEKEND – TIMETABLE

April 1st, 2018

PARENTS PLEASE SEE THE INFORMATION BELOW REGARDING THE ACADEMY CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEKEND (7/8TH APRIL 2018). WE HOPE AS MANY OF YOU AS POSSIBLE ARE ABLE TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILDREN. THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE FOR CHILDREN TAKING PART IN THE COMPETITION. HOWEVER, THERE IS A £3.00 SPECTATOR FEE PER ADULT AND £1.50 SPECTATOR FEE FOR OAP and CHILDREN UNDER 16. WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY 100 CHAIRS AND SOME SOFT GREEN BLOCKS FOR CHILDREN TO SIT ON IN THE SPECTATOR ZONE. TEAS AND COFFEES WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT THE EVENT. WE DO HAVE TWO LADIES TOILETS AND ONE GENTS/DISABLED TOILET AT THE GYM. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE COMPETITION.
WE WILL ANNOUNCE ALL THE BRITISH GYMNASTICS HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES INCLUDING SAFEGUARDING/PHOTOGRAPHY BEFORE THE START OF EACH ROUND.

ROUND 1
Date Saturday 7th April 2018
Time 9am – 11.30am
Competition groups involved Girls beginners ie: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (butterfly, sparkle, diamond)
Boys Friday beginner groups & Year 3 & 4 girls improver groups
Doors open 8.30am
Competition start time 9am
March on 9am

presentations approximately 11.30am

ROUND 2
IMPROVER GROUPS
Date Saturday 7th April 2018
Time 1pm – 4pm approx
Competition groups involved Girls Year 5, 6, 7 upwards & boy’s Tuesday/Thursday improver group
Doors open 12.30am
Competition starts 1pm

presentations approx: 4pm

ROUND 3 – SUNDAY 8TH APRIL 2018
Date Sunday 8th April 2018
Time 9.30am
Improver Groups Preparation, competition girls squad, passport group & boys comp squad
Doors open 9.30am
Registration and General Warm Up 10 am

presentations approx 1pm

EXCELLENT EFFORT – EXCELLENT RESULTS AT COMPULSORY AND NATIONAL GRADES 2018

April 1st, 2018

Jemima Taylor, Charlotte Lapsins and Katie Lewis all represented the Academy at the Compulsory Levels and National Grades last weekend. Jemima performed outstanding routines on the floor (5th), range and conditioning (3rd), vault (3rd), single bar and a slightly unsettled routine on the balance beam. Jemima secured 5th place overall in the competition and will be reserve for the Welsh team at the British Finals on 12/13th May 2018. Jemima scored over 60 points at the competition and this entitles her to enter the British Finals representing City of Newport Gymnastic Academy. Therefore if the top four gymnasts do compete at the finals, Jemima will compete for City of Newport. However, if a gymnast drops out of the competition Jemima will step in from the reserve position and compete for Wales at the event in May.
In the National Grade 2 competition, Charlotte Lapsins passed her grade with an excellent vault (4th) range and conditioning routine (3rd) and uneven bar routine. Her floor and balance beam exercises were not at their strongest on the day but enough to secure a pass at the competition. Charlotte positioned 10th overall in a tough, high standard competition.
In the National Grade 1 competition Katie Lewis positioned 4th overall and secured her Welsh team place at the British Finals at the end of May. Katie performed excellent routines positioning 4th on vault, 6th on bars, 3rd on beam, 2nd on floor and 3rd on the range and conditioning routine.
Well done girls – a great competition and good luck to Jemima and Katie at the British Finals!

CNGA CHAMPIONSHIPS 7/8th APR 2018

March 22nd, 2018

This is to clarify that the championships will take place on Saturday and Sunday 7 &8th April 2018 at CNGA. A detailed programme will be published soon. However, the following times and days will be followed for the groups within the academy

Saturday morning 7th April

Round 1

All beginner and improver boys 0930 start
All year 3 and year 4 girls 0930 start

Saturday afternoon

round 2
Beginner girls (Monday Wednesday and Friday groups
All year 5 & 6 girls

Round 3

All year 7,8,9 girls

Sunday 8th April

Round 1

Morning

Boys competition and girls prep squad

Afternoon

Girls competition squad competition

Detailed information will be given soon.

ANYONE UNABLE TO COMPETE AT THE ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS PLEASE LET TINA OR MARCEL KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

GOOD LUCK GIRLS

March 22nd, 2018

Three girls will represent the academy at the compulsory levels and national grades this weekend in Cardiff. 9 year old Jemima Taylor will compete in the compulsory level 4 event, Charlotte Lapsins will compete in the national grade 2 and Katie Lewis will compete in the national grade 1 competition. All three girls have trained exceptionally hard for this competition and we wish them all the very best this Sunday.

LESSONS RESUME MONDAY 5th MARCH 2018

March 4th, 2018

At last the snow is disappearing and the gym will resume lessons on Monday at 4pm. We look forward to seeing all members in the gym.

SMILING GYMNASTS AT RECENT COMPETITIONS

March 2nd, 2018

pictured below Lilian Sapsford, Eva Lewis and Maia Kajer. All three girls passed their grade earlier in February. Lilian and Eva passed with Commended and Maia passed with Distinction in her grade. All 3 girls are now working hard towards the Academy championships in April and for the trials to represent the Academy later this year. Also pictured below is Jemima Taylor, an exceptional gymnast who competed at the Wiltshire Quatro competition in February gaining overall 3rd place and gold and silver on individual apparatus. Jemima trains at the Academy and also with the National Coaching team in Cardiff. Jemima is working towards the Compulsory level 4 competition at the end of March. Well done girls for your amazing results !

GREAT GRADES RESULTS FOR CNGA


GYM LESSONS – WEATHER UPDATE

March 2nd, 2018

SORRY EVERYONE, THE GYM WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL MONDAY DUE TO POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS. ALSO, DUE TO THE WEATHER WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO ORDER GAS FOR THE HEATER, SO THE GYM WILL NOT BE AT AN APPROPRITE WORKING TEMPERATURE FOR THE GYMNASTS.

SORRY AGAIN EVERYONE BUT THE WEATHER IS OUT OF OUR HANDS. WE WILL SPEAK TO THE GROUPS THAT HAVE MISSED LESSONS THIS WEEK AND RE-SCHEDULE SOME HOURS TO MAKE UP FOR THE LOST SESSIONS. SEE YOU ALL NEXT WEEK.

REGARDS

TINA AND MARCEL

CNGA CHAMPIONSHIPS 7TH & 8TH APRIL 2018

March 1st, 2018

The Academy will hold their annual championships on the weekend of the 7th and 8th April 2018. All members are entitled to enter the event. The beginner and improver groups competition will take place on Saturday 7th April. The preparation and competition squads will compete on Sunday 8th April. More details about timings for each of the groups will be published as soon as possible.

GYM SESSIONS CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW

March 1st, 2018

SORRY EVERYONE, BUT OUR GYM IS CLOSED TONIGHT AND FRIDAY NIGHT DUE TO POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS. SAFETY FIRST !

WE WILL RE-SCHEDULE THE LESSONS MISSED AND KEEP YOU POSTED VIA THE FACEBOOK PAGE AND THIS WEB PAGE FOR NEXT CLASSES.

KIND REGARDS

TINA & MARCEL

Fantastic Grades Results

February 12th, 2018

Well done to Maja Kajer, Lilian Sapsford and Eva Lewis who represented the academy at the 2018 club grades last weekend. All three girls performed excellent routines and impressed the judges with their artistry.

Maja scored over 60 points to achieve a distinction
Lilian scored over 59 points and Eva over 57 points. We are still checking with British Gymnastics to verify if they have both received distinctions or Commended results. We will add a new post with their photos and certificates later this week.

Well done girls!

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