Wow, what another successful year 2015 has been! We have to thank the hugely committed team of coaches at Capital Academy, the gymnasts and their parents (taxi drivers) for making this our most successful year yet – simply fantastic, well done everyone!

And it’s not just success at competitions which we’re proud of this year… ten of our gymnasts have been included in the Welsh National squad and two, Mali and Poppy, are the first for Capital Academy to make the British squad! We’ve established a formal coach:mentor scheme where new coaches are learning from more experienced coaches within the gym; we have run our first level 0 coaching award via Welsh Gymnastics which sees our first seven teenagers making their initial steps into formal coach education and passing their expert knowledge to the new generation of young gymnasts; our Leadership Academy has been set up with fourteen members who have been busy fundraising and learning the ‘behind the scenes’ running of a busy gymnastics centre along with supporting and helping at the recent internal competitions. Over 300 general gymnastics members have competed at internally run competitions this year, both summer and Christmas time and 5 new coaches have successfully completed the British Gymnastics level 1 coaching award.

But 2016 looks to be even BIGGER!...

Through on-going fundraising efforts all year and secured grant support we are delighted to announce that we will be getting BIGGER… very soon! In a nutshell this means more of everything… more equipment, more apparatus, more space, more gymnasts, more coaches, more competitions, more skill learning for the gymnasts, more opportunity for more to take part in our sport, more gymnasts reaching their potential… we’re VERY excited…

Thank you everyone for being part of Capital Academy, we can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store…

Aly & Becky x