WE ARE FUND RAISING !

April 18th, 2021

All our members should have received a template fund raising form.  Small groups of our members have made fantastic progress with their fund raising effort to help save our Academy.  A group of gymnasts with their parents climbed up Pen Y Fan today as a sponsored event to help raise much needed funds.  Another group of gymnasts will be climbing Pen Y Fan next Saturday.  Thank you to everyone who is helping to raise funds and who have already for our Academy.  Another member is walking 100,000 steps in one week and another is walking half a marathon this week. Thank you all so much!  We will post their photos on our web page soon.

We urge all our members to ‘get on board’ and try to raise whatever funds they can by using the fund raising template to support the Academy through this very challenging time.

The gym is due to re-open on Monday 17th May with restrictions in place.  We will be more clear about training sessions for all the members next week.

Keep checking this latest news page!

 

 

CLARITY OF REOPENING TIMES IN WALES

April 12th, 2021

 

 

We will obtain further clarification on our gym Academy reopening along with class sizes and training times during the phase# return.  Thank you to all our members for your continued support and patience

 

UPDATE FROM WELSH GYMNASTICS 9TH APRIL 2021

April 9th, 2021

The Welsh Government have issued a written statement, and there was coverage in yesterday evening’s press that due to the improving coronavirus situation in Wales, dates for the return of sport have been brought forward.
As we understand:

  • Outdoor Group activity for up to 30 adults can restart from the 26 April, where it had previously been the 3 May.
  • Indoor sporting facilities, including gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools will be able to reopen on the 3 May for individual activity or one-to-one training , previously the 10th May.
  • Gatherings of up to 15 indoors for exercise classes etc will return on the 17th May, as previously planned.

We will seek clarity on the guidelines for May 3rd and the possibilities within the gymnastics environment. As soon as we have more detail we will let you know.

Further information is available in a written statement on the Welsh Government website : https://gov.wales/covid-19-restriction-relaxations-wales-brought-forward

The statement is available in Welsh here : https://llyw.cymru/llacio-cyfyngiadau-covid-19-yng-nghymru-yn-gynt?_ga=2.224386706.887672526.1617916252-1247451635.1607529756

 

UPDATE FRIDAY 2nd APRIL 2021

April 2nd, 2021

A message to all our members.  As you are now probably aware, we are unlikely to return to indoor exercise classes until Monday 17th May 2021.  This means that our lockdown will have been exactly five months.  We know that Welsh Gymnastics are petitioning to the Welsh Government to try and resume gymnastic classes earlier.  We will have to wait for the outcome.

Until we allowed to return, we will continue to offer on line zoom sessions (which have been running every weekday during the lockdown) and since the relaxation of the lockdown restrictions we are offering outdoor sessions.  You should have received the information by email about all zoom and outdoor sessions.

We will be writing to all our members very soon about returning to gymnastics in May.

EASTER WEEKEND

 

 

We wish all our members a very peaceful Easter weekend with your families. We hope to see you all on zoom and at the outdoor session next week.

 

EASTER ZOOM STARS

March 29th, 2021

WELL DONE TO

DAISY WARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

MADELEINE JOHNSON

ZOOM STARS OF THE WEEK

March 23rd, 2021

MONDAY’ 22ND MARCH ZOOM STAR

SOPHIE HALL  – WELL DONE !

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY 23RD MARCH ZOOM STARS

AYLA CLOTHIER                            LILIA VAN DER HOEK                              IMOGEN ABBOTT

WEDNESDAY 24TH MARCH ZOOM STAR

MADELEINE JOHNSON

THURSDAY 25TH MARCH ZOOM STARS

POPPY PRICE                             AMELIA PASINSKAITE

FRIDAY

 

ALYS DAVY 

 

MESSAGE OF REFLECTION AND HOPE

March 23rd, 2021
When this first happened, I personally thought it was going to be for a few weeks. We closed the gym, the kids hugged us, and said our Goodbyes, and said “We will see you in a few weeks “ . Little did we know,  that 1 year down the line, we would be in this position.  I’m sure, we have all lost a friend or a family member to COVID or any other illness during this time, I know we have.
Today we are thinking about you all, whether it’s thinking of loved ones we have lost, or just how it’s affected us personally.
Its been a very hard time for the children, something that we never have had to experience as a child ourselves. We need to think about everyone at these difficult times. One of the hardest things is the NOT KNOWING.
We MUST keep positive, however hard it is. Keep Smiling, even if there’s pain behind it, think of what our children are seeing.
We will get through this, when ? cant answer that, but look for the bright light at the end of the tunnel, because there will be one.
Today , take 5 minutes out  to REFLECT on the last year, and think of family and friends. Make one phone call to check how someone is, you could change their day, and put a big Smile on their face.
Fingers crossed it won’t be much longer before we can see you all again in the gym.

BE POSITIVE, KEEP SMILING, STAY SAFE!
Every day is closer to getting back to a bit of normality
Lots of Love
Thinking of you all
Mr & Mrs M

STAYING SAFE KEEPING TO THE RULES AND PARTICIPATION

January 27th, 2021

Well, we had a drop of snow last weekend  and hope that all the children were able to jump about in it, make a snow angel or just enjoy the view from the window. It seems unreal that we are almost in February 2021 and already feeling the lockdown ‘blues’ again.  As a busy sports club, our job is remain positive and keep in touch with our members as much as possible. As you know we email you all the details to attend on line zoom sessions. Welsh Gymnastics also offer workouts to members and so it may be a good idea to click on their website (www.welshgymnastics.org) too to have a look at their options.

STAY POSITIVE, KEEP FIT, JOIN IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the time being, we are offering these on line sessions which we believe are so important in maintaining good communication with you all, so please try and get involved as much as you can.  We will email you all the zoom log on details for each of the classes (we will not advertise them on this or any other media web page.  In the meantime, please contact us via  cityofnewportgymnastics@mail.com  if you have a query about any aspect of the academy.  We will obviously send you all the details of when we are likely to return to normal classes as soon as it is announced by the Welsh Government and Welsh Gymnastics.   Please stay safe and follow all the Government guidelines during this very challenging time.

 

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.

 

 

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