MESSAGE FROM WELSH GYMNASTICS

June 3rd, 2020

Dear Club Member, 
As Wales continues on its route map through and out of the COVID-19 crisis, we can enjoy a little more time with friends and family as we await the next steps to allow our sport to return.

Welsh Gymnastics is contributing regularly to working parties on the safe return of indoor sport, working with Sport Wales, the Welsh Sports Association, and other governing bodies in the same position.

Until then, all our gymnastics clubs must remain closed. Our top priority is to support our member clubs to ensure a safe return to gymnastics when the time is right but, for now, we must continue to follow Welsh Government guidance on health, physical distancing and hygiene. We also need to make sure we can adapt to changes in guidance at short notice. Information on the Welsh Government’s traffic light approach to tackling COVID-19 is available at https://gov.wales/unlocking-our-society-and-economy-wales-roadmap-published .

Until we receive guidance from Welsh Government that it is safe for restrictions to be eased, you should only be preparing for a return to indoor activities. This process will not be an easy one and will require some extensive planning. To help you, our team at Welsh Gymnastics have been working with British Gymnastics and Scottish Gymnastics to develop a detailed plan that is supported by appropriate resources.

The ‘Step Forward Plan’ is built around four key pillars of support; protection, people, places and programmes and will be delivered in phases designed around the Welsh Government restrictions currently in place. 

It is important to note that the step one, two and three in each section refer to prepare, resume and rebuild. We will only move through the steps as Welsh Government inform us that it is safe to do so. It is still too early to say when steps two and three in the plan will happen, and we are concentrating on step one ‘prepare’ for now.

Step forward  
Protection – everything we’re building to support a safe return to gymnastics – the protection and safety of all of our members is of paramount importance .
People – supporting the people who deliver gymnastics, run clubs and participate in our sport, including a focus on protecting the health and wellbeing of coaches, gymnasts and their families. 
Places – providing specific guidance to facilities on how to introduce the new recommended safety measures. And supporting clubs in identifying and applying for available funding, fundraising and financial planning. 
Programmes – guidance on how to adapt activity programmes and deliver gymnastics safely within the social distancing guidelines.

Highlights of the plan include: 
Working with British Gymnastics and their Foundation, our Access Gymnastics Fund and other stakeholders to provide increased investment in participant hardship grants that will give financial support to gymnasts affected by Covid-19.  
Free Covid-19 Club resources pack available through our new marketing hub including, but not limited to, posters and digital content around social distancing, hygiene and keeping your gymnastics environment safe for coaches, gymnasts, and parents.
Discounts on targeted coaching courses (when they resume) to ensure you have the workforce to meet the needs of your programmes.
Development of a series of guides, webinars and support tools for clubs and coaches with key topics including: Health and Safety, Risk Assessments, Business Planning, Returning Staff to Work, Communicating with Members, Activity Set-up and Navigating Through the New World of Coaching. 

RETURNING TO GYM

June 3rd, 2020

Now that there has been a public announcement about schools, we are waiting advice from Welsh Gymnastics about the return to gym lessons at the club. We will keep you all updated as soon as we receive the information.

KEEPING ACTIVE

May 31st, 2020

We hope that all the members are doing exercises at home. We know that has been a very challenging time for everyone. Fingers crossed for a return to gym soon. In the meantime, please have a go at the gym challenges

10 Crab walks around the room
10 scorpion walks around the room
10 bunny hops with control
skip with a rope for 1 minute or just skip around for 1 minute without a rope
HAVE A DRINK !
rock and roll jump up x 10
jumping jacks x 20
HAVE A REST AND DRINK – wait for 2 minutes then…

do it all again twice

Have a great day

IT’S HALF TERM WEEK – A DAILY CHALLENGE

May 26th, 2020

Half Term to do list…..
First things first..

help around at home
eat fruit and veg and drink plenty of water
do any set homework from school
don’t spend too much time on the computer
keep smiling

TODAY’S GYM CHALLENGE:

Make sure you have a safe space to do the exercises
encourage a grown up to join in….Here we go !

jog on the spot for two minutes
rest for 1 minute
front support position hold for 1 minute
rest for 30 seconds
back support position hold for 1 minute (owch!)
rest for 30 seconds
jog on the spot for two minutes
rest for 1 minute
10 jumping jacks
rest for 10 seconds
10 jumping jacks
rest for 10 seconds
starting in dish tuck position roll over to arch position and hold for 5 seconds
roll back to dish tuck position and hold for 5 seconds. Keep rolling from dish tuck to arch 10 times and holding it each time for 5 seconds
have a drink (water)
stretch holds (hold each one for 8 seconds)
straddle sit
pike sit
standing in star shape and place hands on the floor in front of you keeping your legs straight
seal shape
snail shape
lie on your back and raise one leg up straight (keep the other one straight too)
change legs
circle your wrists and ankles gently
bridge hold x 3
JOG ON THE SPOT FOR 1 MINUTE AND REST

Have a great day !

ROLL THE DICE – IT’S GYM – THATS NICE !

May 18th, 2020

Have a go at these fun games from Welsh Gymnastics, with your family. It looks like fun.

have a great day

stay safe, stay cool, keep smiling

ITS ZOOM TIME..

May 12th, 2020

we will be hosting zoom meetings – gym sessions from Thursday 14th May. We will notify the groups via email the relevant details of the zoom meetings. At least one parent must be in attendance at each zoom session. Look out for the emails everyone !!
HAVE A GREAT DAY – STAY SAFE – PROTECT THE NHS – Help out at home !

VICTORY IN EUROPE DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY

May 8th, 2020

Well its the 8th of May 2020 – 75 years since we ended the second world war. Why not join in the celebrations around Great Britain today and have your own little party at home. Send us your photos !

HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYONE..

CORE PROFICIENCY AWARDS – PRACTICE

May 7th, 2020

It may be isolation but we have to keep going..

if you would like your child (registered members of CNGA) to achieve the British Gymnastic Core Proficiency Awards during isolation please send us an email through this website enquiry page stating GYMNAST NAME – AND MAKE YOUR ENQUIRY – ‘GYMNASTIC AWARDS’
We will send you the relevant information to you for your child to practice and how to achieve the certificate and badges 8 to 1.

We look forward to hearing from you.


HAVE A GREAT DAY !

BRITISH GYMNASTIC PROFICIENCY AWARDS DURING ISOLATION

May 5th, 2020

NEWSFLASH – gymnasts can now achieve some of their British Gymnastic Proficiency Awards from home. Details will be provided on this website from tomorrow on how to go about achieving an award. Some certificates and badges are in stock at the academy. More information to follow…

TUESDAY CHALLENGE

May 5th, 2020

The challenge for today is..

the double leg circle

starting in front support keep your eyes fixed permanently on an object in front of you…
walk your feet around to side support position keeping your eyes fixed on the same object
lift your hand off the floor and walk around to back support keeping your eyes on the same object..
lift the opposite hand off the floor, walk your feet around to the opposite side support position ( don’t forget to keep your eyes looking at the object)..then walk your feet back to front support… keep looking at the same object… then…

do it in the opposite direction

5 times clockwise then 5 times anti-clockwise..

Start slow then try and move around a bit quicker (don’t bend your legs or let your hips drop to the floor) and keep your arms straight

JUST H=VE A GO..JUST HAVE FUN …HAVE A GREAT DAY !

secret tip.. always keep your hands on the same spot as you move around..

don’t forget to send your photos in !!!

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