ACTIVITY FUN CHALLENGES – ALL MEMBERS DAY TWO

June 23rd, 2020

Welsh Gymnastics have sent us a list of fun skills for you to achieve. We would like you to have a go at the skills and send us a photo of you doing them. We will then send you a Welsh Gymnastic Certificate of achievement for completing the skills on the Activity Card. We encourage you all to have a go at these fun skills at home during this difficult lockdown period. We will put a different activity card out everyday this week.

HERE IS TODAY’S ACTIVITY CARD number 2

Dont forget to send your photos to us of you doing the skills – send them to:

cityofnewportgymnastics@mail.com

Well done yesterday to Roksana and Abbie !

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CARD CHALLENGE AND CERTIFICATES WELSH GYMNASTICS

June 22nd, 2020

Welsh Gymnastics have sent us a list of fun skills for you to achieve. We would like you to have a go at the skills and send us a photo of you doing them. We will then send you a Welsh Gymnastic Certificate of achievement for completing the skills on the Activity Card. We encourage you all to have a go at these fun skills at home during this difficult lockdown period. We will put a different activity card out everyday this week.

HERE IS TODAY’S ACTIVITY CARD

Send your photos to

cityofnewportgymnastics@mail.com

we look forward to seeing your skills and sending you your certificate by email ! We have published this on facebook too!

BRITISH AND WELSH GYMNASTICS – STEP FORWARD PLAN

June 8th, 2020

We have just received via email, a document from British/Welsh Gymnastics called ‘Step Forward Plan’. The document outlines the guidance to all gymnastic clubs in preparing to return safely to gymnastics following the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes a 3 step safe return to gymnastics. Step 1 (which is where we are now) is the ‘PREPARE to open‘ stage. This means that clubs will remain closed for the time being with the National Governing Body offering guidance and support to Club Managers/coaches during this step of the closure. The next two steps are RESUME then REBUILD. Within each ‘step’ there are four essential aspects considered including: PEOPLE, PLACES, PROGRAMMES AND PROTECTION. In the document there is a guideline to follow under each of the four aspects depending on the step we are at.

We are following this guidance from Welsh Gymnastics as we are a devolved government in Wales and the timescales of the Step forward plan within the four nations of Great Britain may differ slightly. To put it simply we are at the PREPARE to open step and are following the PEOPLE, PLACES, PROGRAMMES, PROTECTION categories under PREPARE.to open. This basically means we remain closed and that the gym is cleaned and prepared to include controlled social distancing measure strategies in accordance with the Step Forward document.

We will keep everyone aware of the Step Forward Plan via this web page as soon as we receive it from Welsh Gymnastics. Thank you all for your patience – we are working hard to resume as quickly as possible in a safe, professional manner without compromising the health and well-being of our members.

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..

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