Acro

Jun20

NGA Wall of fame

Categories // Acro, Gymnastics For All, Men's artistic, Women's artistic

Notts Gymnastics Academy – Wall of Fame

Notts Gymnastics Academy’s Wall of Fame is now open for photo submissions.

The wall is located in our new reception area and is there to celebrate the fantastic achievements of all the gymnasts within the Academy.  If your child has placed Gold, Silver or Bronze at a recent competition, please consider submitting your photo to be displayed on the wall. We will display individual photos or groups where appropriate.

Criteria:

Please state: Name of child, competition attended and Medals achieved
A4 Photo (portrait or landscape)
Colour or Black and White
Individual or Group

Photos will be displayed and rotated on a regular basis.

Please submit your photo stating to the Main Office for the attention of the Fundraising & Social Committee as all photos must be approved before being placed on the wall.

Apr27

Gfa newsletter: April edition

Categories // GFA News & Competitions, Acro, Gymnastics For All

This is the first edition of the Gymnastics for all (Gfa) discipline newsletter.

I (Jack Duggan – Head of Gfa) would like to thank you all for your ongoing support of your gymnasts’ and the Academy’s development since my arrival in August 2016.

Since August 2016 we have:

  • Hosted the first ever Gfa in-house competition which involved over 300 gymnasts
  • Re-designed the programme for each block with an emphasis on skill development – read more on About our Gfa session webpages
  • Re-structured the Gfa section on the NGA website
  • Launched the new Gfa pathway with more targeted sessions
  • Purchased brand new equipment for the expanded programme into the sports hall
  • Continued to review and update our processes behind the scenes

NGA will continue to

‘Value your input, creating an output to value’.

New entrance/reception

The new entrance and reception area for Notts Gymnastics Academy is nearly ready!

While we are waiting on the finishing touches (safety aspects) I would like to thank you for your patience and the Academy promises good things to those who wait for sure… we are just as excited as you are.

Please keep an eye on notice boards and on Facebook and Twitter for further updates in the fourth coming weeks.

Gfa re-launch

The Gymnastics for all (Gfa) programme has been under construction since September 2017.

Here are some successes since Match 2017 of the initial weekend re-launch:

  • Created 168 new spaces
  • Spent £20k on new equipment for the sports hall
  • Introduced gender specific Gfa sessions (Gfa boys’ and Gfa girls’ sessions)
  • Split our younger age group sessions (Gfa 4 – 5 years and Gfa 5 – 6 years)
  • Allowed an option of either Skills and development or Display focused sessions for our 9+ years
  • Created a rolling programme to allow access to both the sports hall and the main gym

We are looking forward to extending the re-launch to the mid-week sessions in the near future. We will keep you posted.

Watch week

We will be holding a ‘watch week’, where you can come into the gym and watch your gymnasts’ train. This will be every Gfa session on the following days:

Saturday 6th May – Friday 12th May

Please be aware seating will be limited. Therefore, we respectfully ask you to keep the number of spectators to a minimum and we will ask for voluntary donations to support the Gfa programme.

Lost property

Lost something recently at NGA? You can find our lost property boxes at the top of the second flight of stairs.

Please only send your gymnast(s) with what they require for the session and check they have all their belongings when you collect them.

We also would like to remind you not to bring any valuables to the gym.

Block fees

Have you secured your gymnasts’ place for the Gfa June – August 2017 block?

Remember the payment cut off is 1st May 2017 to secure your child’s place.

Fees letter have been handed out during sessions. You can also download the generic fees letter from our website.

Dates for the dairy

Date

What’s happening

Start of April

Fees letter being handed out

Friday 14th April

Closed for Good Friday

Monday 17th April

Closed for Easter Monday

Monday 1st May

Closed for bank holiday

Saturday 6th May – Friday 12th May

Watch week

Monday 1st May

Payment deadline for June – August 2017 block

Sunday 14th May

Closed due to competition

Monday 29th May

Closed for bank holiday

Thursday 1st June

Start of the June – August block

Start of July

Fees letter being handed out

Sunday 2nd July

Closed due to competition

Monday 28th August

Closed for bank holiday

Thursday 31st August

End of June – August block

Mar29

Gfa June 2017 - August 2017 fees letters

Categories // GFA News & Competitions, Acro, Gymnastics For All

To all Gymnastics for all (Gfa) session parents,

The June 2017 - August 2017 fees letter are being handed out within your sessions over the next week. Please ensure you receive your letter with your personalised fees on it.

Please note: Fees are required by the 1st May 2017 to secure your gymnasts' place in the June block.

Not got your letter yet? Please download the appropriate generic days' fee letter:

Need to transfer onto a different session? Please return the slip on the back of your fees letter asap. You can view the whole Gfa programme on our Gfa session times and fees page.

Thinking about not renewing for the next block? Please return the slip on the back of your fees letter asap.

Regards

Jack Duggan

Head of Gymnastics for all (Gfa)

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Jan30

Academy Performance Director, Adam Folwell reports on an exciting start to 2017

Categories // GFA News & Competitions, Acro, Gymnastics For All, Men's artistic, Women's artistic

Wow…where did my first year here at the Academy go? I would like to take this opportunity to provide you all with an update on the building works, a brief review of 2016 and the direction the Academy is heading in 2017 and beyond.

 The Academy is now the sole tenant of the building and we are in the process of securing an initial, five-year lease with the Council. Since the closure of the leisure centre, contactors have been on site making the necessary amendments to provide us with a new entrance and access to our space, which will also include use of a couple of rooms within the centre.

Building works are due to be completed by the middle of March, however I am unable to provide you with an estimated date of when our access will be made available for use. In the meantime, please do continue to use the stairs and pathway up to our main entrance and feel free to wait upstairs in the hallway next to our offices.

My arrival has coincided with a few staff leaving for pastures new, alongside an influx of talented and motivated individuals who have gelled together remarkably well to create the exciting team that we can all be hugely proud of. The Academy has also grown from within, investing in two promotions from zero hours’ contracts to full time salaried positions, which is a large shift in mind set for any sporting club.

Our coaching team have been supported for the first time in their quest to upskill, with many of the team making use of the new Academy initiative for funding towards coaching courses. Last year saw several qualifications gained at the introductory level, continuing through to the pinnacle of High Performance, which has provided the members with an even greater level of coaching and expertise.

The Academy had enjoyed major success at every level of competition throughout 2016, boasting a European Champion, 2 Team GB representatives in Rio, the Junior British Team Champions, as well as many more medallists at a National, Regional and County level. Participation levels have increased within our Gymnastics for All discipline, providing more opportunities for development at the grass roots level, with a highlight for the discipline being; the inaugural “In House” Gfa competition which saw over 230 members participating.

The growth in membership has also seen the Academy strive to achieve a more conducive ratio of athlete: coach levels, for the participants to fulfil their own levels of potential throughout the various disciplines, whilst creating progressive pathways for entry and exits from each of our sessions/ disciplines.

The careful and strategic expansion continued with the introduction of our new satellite club at the Rushcliffe Arena where participants receive an introduction to the sport before becoming full members of the Academy. Creating a larger talent pool to select from within, is a key priority for the Academy moving forward, whilst maximising the opportunities for all involved to continue loving their time in this wonderful sport.

The Academy has invested heavily on the equipment front, providing our Athletes with a truly world class facility and we are looking to invest again this year to create a useable space within the sports hall. Expansion is needed to offset the increased overheads involved with the sole tenancy agreement, however the new sessions will take place over a weekend, providing extra room on a week night for warm ups and physical preparation to take place.

Charity status within 2017 is a major objective for our hard working and dedicated members of the Board. Discussions and enquiries into the process have progressed very positively and we are hopeful that an announcement can be made during the summer months, resulting in another huge step forward for the Academy.

I would like to finish with a note of thanks to the entire membership and wider stakeholders, whom without your support, the Academy simply wouldn’t be as thriving as it is today. Whilst we are some way away from being the finished article, the team and I will continue to do our very best to continue the positive, upwards trends in each area and service that we provide.

Regards,

Adam Folwell

Jan26

Job Opportunity: Level 2 Gymnastics Coaches

Categories // GFA News & Competitions, Acro, Gymnastics For All, Men's artistic, Women's artistic

Job Title:

General Gymnastics Coach GFA (Level 2 +)

Department/Location:

Notts Gymnastics Academy, Boundary Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG27BY

Reports to:

Academy Performance Director

Hours of work:

Varied throughout the week. Will include weekends.

Salary Range:

Rates vary depending on qualification and experience.

Start date:

As soon as possible

About Notts Gymnastics Academy:

Notts has a proud history of providing opportunities for every gymnast to reach their potential at various levels within the sport. NGA caters for a wide range of gymnastics abilities and ages with classes running from preschool and Gymnastics For All through to elite level in both Men’s and Women’s elite artistic. The Academy also has an inclusive programme for those with additional or specific needs and regularly runs additional events such as parties, training, and experience days. Under the Academy Performance Director, Adam Folwell, Notts is building for the future and looking for coaches’ keen to be part of this development.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and committed gymnastics coach to join our excellent Coaching Team. We are looking someone to coach primarily within our Gfa competitive sessions, Gfa (recreational) sessions and support with gymnastics parties and holiday camps.

Requirements:

  • BG level 2+ General Gymnastics Coach (GFA)
  • DBS (support can be given with your online application; however, this must be received before coaching role commences)
  • Safeguarding training
  • First Aid qualification
  • You will be enthusiastic, motivated, professional, and reliable. You must be able to work independently, have initiative and a mature attitude and be a team player to work well within our existing team of coaches.
  • Excellent communicator with coaches, parents, and children.
  • Flexibility and strong interpersonal skills are essential
  • You must have the legal right to work in the UK

Please send a completed application form and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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