Archive for July, 2023


Sunday, July 30th, 2023

Jemima Taylor is celebrating yet another fantastic achievement at the European Youth Olympic Festival inMaribor, Slovenia returning home with a Bronze Team Medal. Representing Great Britain again this year, Jemima who was part of a three gymnast team for GB, achieved 16th place out of 83 competitors in the individual all round competition. Jemima also managed to secure a top 8 position in the vault and floor finals.

A huge congratulations to Ema Kandalova who achieved bronze medal position in the overall individual competition.

28 July 2023 – In the vault final Jemima performed two very good vaults – a full twisting Yurchenko, and her second vault – a straight Yurchenko. These ‘world class’ vaults were performed by all the finalists. Jemima positioned 9th in the final on vault (as there were two gymnasts who were joint 8th). The difference in the scores from 3rd position to 9th was extremely close.

Congratulations to Ellie Lewis and Ema Kandalova who also made the individual apparatus finals on the Uneven Bars. Ellie positioned 6th and Ema 7th in this event. Well done TEAM GB!!

29 July 2023 – On the final day of the artistic gymnastics competition, Jemima performed her floor exercise again in the final. It was a fantastic personal performance – full of originality, acrobatic and dance skills and beautifully choreographed throughout. This event was closely fought by all 8 finalists. Jemima positioned 4th overall. The difference in scores from gold position to 4th was only 0.9 – a very close margin! Well done Jemima we are so proud of you!

Many congratulations from everyone at City of Newport Gymnastic Academy to Jemima and all the gymnasts and TEAM GB Coach Tracey Skirton-Davies.

Read more about this amazing event at:

Welsh artistic trio enjoy successful European Youth Olympic Festival (


Saturday, July 29th, 2023

Now that the children have started their summer holiday from school, here are the dates for gymnastic training up until they re-start school in September

Monday 31st July 2023 – no gym

Tuesday 1st August – GYM AS NORMAL 5-7pm

Wednesday 2nd August – GYM AS NORMAL plus the Monday class girls

Wednesday 2nd August – GYM AS NORMAL competition squad gymnasts

Thursday 3rd August – GYM AS NORMAL 5-7pm

Friday 4th August – GYM AS NORMAL competition squad gymnasts

Friday 4th August – GYM AS NORMAL boys beginner class

Monday 7th August to Sunday 20th August – GYM CLOSED (SUMMER HOLIDAY BREAK)

Monday 21st August onwards – GYM AS NORMAL

Monday 28th August – NO GYM – Bank holiday

Tuesday 29th August – GYM AS NORMAL

Wednesday 30th August – GYM AS NORMAL For beginner girls and Monday beginner girls

Wednesday 30th August – GYM AS NORMAL competition squad gymnasts

Thursday 31st August – GYM AS NORMAL

FRIDAY 1st September – GYM AS NORMAL

Monday 4th September onwards – GYM AS NORMAL From the timetable


Wednesday, July 19th, 2023

Tom Cowan, a former gymnast at CNGA has just graduated from Cambridge University with a Pharmacology degree. What an amazing achievement from one of our former gymnasts. We all wish him the very best for the future! WELL DONE TOM !! Pictured below Tom representing CNGA at the Men’s Floor and Vault Championships in Sport Wales National Centre prior to him starting his University degree course.


Tuesday, July 18th, 2023

City of Newport Gymnastic Academy hosted this years’ GYMSTARS event earlier this month. The results were excellent. Gymnasts competed from all over the UK and the standard was excellent. All photos from this event were uploaded to our social media pages only. Congratulations to all 17 gymnasts who represented CNGA. Every CNGA gymnast achieved a top 6 position either on an individual apparatus or overall at the competition – AMAZING !!!

The following results (top 6 placements) were achieved by our gymnasts:

Avalyn Halford 6th Vault, 5th Bars, 6th Floor

Leah Tremaine 3rd on Floor

Sophie Jenkins 5th on Beam

Laura Pazik 1st Vault, 5th Floor,

Ayla Clothier 6th Vault, 4th Bars, 1st Floor, 6th overall

Moridiat Olagunju 1st vault, 2nd Bars, 1st Beam. 1st overall

Nia Williams 5th Bars, 2nd Beam, 3rd Floor, 3rd overall

Paige Williams 5th vault, 1st Bars, 3rd Beam, 6th overall

Bella Lewis 5th Vault, 5th Bars, 5th Beam, 3rd Floor, 3rd overall

Alys Davy 4th Vault, 6th overall

Keeley Williams 1st vault, 4th Bars, 3rd Beam, 4th Floor, 2nd overall

Eve Peart 2nd Vault, 4th Bars, 1st Beam, 1st Floor, 1st overall

Ava Spiteri 1st Vault, 3rd Bars, 4th Beam, 4th Floor, 2nd overall

Sophia Matthews 3rd Vault, 5th Bars, 5th Floor, 4th overall

Poppy Price 6th Vault, 2nd Beam

Jasmine Evans 3rd Vault, 5th Bars,

Roksana Tkaczynska 6th Vault, 6th Bars, 6th Floor

The medal table from this event was very impressive this year – the highest achievement to date from CNGA at a GYMSTARS event !

Gymnasts who achieved overall top 6 positions in their respective age and category were:

Moridiat Olagunju 1st Place

Eve Peart 1st Place

Keeley Williams 2nd overall

Ava Spiteri 2nd overall

Nia Williams 3rd overall

Bella Lewis 3rd overall

Sophia Matthews 4th overall

Ayla Clothier 6th overall

Alys Davy 6th overall

Paige Williams 6th overall

GOLD MEDALS 11 (4 on vault, 1 on Bars, 2 on Beam, 2 on Floor, 2 overall positions)

SILVER MEDALS 6 (1 on vault, 1 on Bars, 2 on Beam, 2 overall positions)

BRONZE MEDALS 10 (2 on vault, 1 on Bars, 2 on Beam, 3 on Floor, 2 overall positions)

This was a very successful event for the gymnasts and the Academy. The GYMSTARS organisers have requested our venue for next years’ event. Well done to everyone who took part!

Many thanks to all the coaches and voluntary staff who helped make the weekend a very successful event.


Tuesday, July 18th, 2023

Bank Holidays and alternative lesson times

As you know we close on Bank Holiday Mondays. We offer our Monday beginner lessons the opportunity to train on Wednesday or Friday of the week that has a bank holiday Monday. Please note the following IMPORTANT DATES for your diaries:

GYM CLOSED – MONDAY 31ST JULY (alternative date Wednesday 2nd August, or Friday 4th August)



GYM CLOSED – MONDAY 28TH AUGUST (alternative date Wednesday 30th August or Friday 1st September)

GYM CLOSED – MONDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER (NEW GYMNASTIC FLOOR BEING FITTED (alternative date Wednesday 20th September or Friday 22nd September)

Monthly Fees – All members – Standing Orders

All members are respectfully asked to pay their monthly fee by standing order on the 1st of every month of the year. If you are paying your monthly fee after the 5th of the month, please can you re-adjust your standing order for the following month. As explained in our Terms and Conditions, monthly fees are calculated over a school year (39 weeks) and spread (pro-rata) over 12 equal monthly payments. This means for example, that fees are due as normal in August even though there is a two week coach summer holiday break. Members are asked to speak to staff at CNGA for any further clarification with fees throughout the year.


Monday, July 17th, 2023

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