City of Newport Gymnastics Academy Limited

Welcome to the City of Newport Gymnastics Academy’s website. You will find up to date information about our Academy by clicking our LATEST NEWS icon and be able to contact us by clicking on the CONTACT icon at the top right-hand corner of this web page.

We are a friendly, athlete-centred sports academy and are registered annually with Welsh and British Gymnastics annually. We operate as a ‘not-for-profit’ Organisation and a Limited Company.

There are many Disciplines within the British Gymnastics organisation, and we specialize in Women's Artistic and Men’s Artistic Gymnastics. To put this into perspective, it is the type of gymnastics that our amazing men’s Welsh team – Brinn Bevan, Joe Cemlyn-Jones, Josh Cook, Emil Barber and Jacob Edwards and our amazing women’s Welsh team Mia Evans, Jea Maracha, Sofia Micallef, Mali Morgan and Poppy Stickler performed at the recent Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The apparatus includes 6 Olympic apparatus for men – Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse, Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars and Horizontal Bar and 4 Olympic apparatus for women – Vault, Asymmetric Bars, Balance Beam and Floor Exercise to music. We also include Gymnastics-For-All (GFA) programme for all ages. Our motto is simply ’Participate, Enjoy, Achieve’. This ethos embraces everyone of all ages and ability and is totally inclusive. All the policies of CNGA reflect those of the Governing Body – Welsh & British Gymnastics. Please download our Handbook by clicking the Handbook at the foot of this web page.

Our facility is equipped with all the Olympic apparatus including a competition sprung floor. Our membership each year is approximately 300 members. CNGA has a support team of 4 qualified coaches, volunteer parents, a Club Welfare Officer and a team of 10 sports leaders.

The Academy operates mainly from Monday to Friday during late afternoon/early evening. The timetable of classes can be seen by clicking on the TIMETABLE link at the top of this web page. The current start age for gymnasts is 4 years provided the child is in full time education (Reception class in school). The Academy is very popular and has a healthy recreational and competition group membership with a relatively small waiting list.

Progression

Gymnasts are given every opportunity to fulfil their maximum potential in gymnastics. Girls’ classes are structured according mostly to their age in the year and hence we have beginner classes for girls in Reception to Year 2 at school, and an Improver class for girls who are Year 3 upwards. Girls with exceptional ability follow a different structure at CNGA.

Beginner Girls train for 1 hour a week. Those with potential are selected to train with the competition group for 3 hours a week. Girls aged 8 in the year and upwards will start their gymnastic journey in a different recreational group and train for two hours a week. As mentioned, girls who show exceptional ability will be invited to train with the competition squad, at any time.

Boys who are in Reception to Year 2 also train for 1 hour per week and progress to 2 hours a week when they start juniors at school. However, boys with exceptional ability may be invited to join the competition group and train 9 hours per week at any time


Beginner Girls & Boys aged 5-to-7-year class structure

  • Session time 1 hour per week.
  • Includes a warm up, stretch, main session, cool down and discussion.
  • Main session work includes basic floor skills, introduction to dance, basic bar skills, floor beam and competition beam and vaulting onto block.
  • Cool down and discussion.

Improver Boys & Girls Group

  • Session time 2 hours per week.
  • Includes: warm up pre-stretch.
  • Main session: All Olympic apparatus, trampette work and rebound, floor skills.
  • GFA routines/competition.

Participation and Performance Gymnastics

Competitive gymnasts are carefully selected and work exceptionally hard at the CNGA. Competitive gymnasts will work 9 hours per week. A very small number of gymnasts will train 12 hours per week. All competitive gymnasts represent the Academy at Welsh competitions during the year, provided they meet the necessary selection standard. All our squad gymnasts are given realistic targets and the parent/carer is kept fully aware of their progress. Gymnasts who show exceptional talent are given the appropriate opportunity to progress to the highest level in the sport.


‘PARTICIPATE, ENJOY, ACHIEVE’

Latest News

GRADES 2024 SOUTH EAST REGIONAL COMPETITION RESULTS

Well done to all the gymnasts who competed at the South East Preparation & Development Grades at CNGA this weekend. In the Preparation Grades, Ava Traves competed in her first competition in Preparation Grade 1. Ava performed amazing for her first event. Ava did a super vault, bar, ranges, beam and floor routine. An amazing […]

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