Valleys Gymnastics Academy (VGA) was formed in 2011 as a result of a merger between Abertillery Gymnastics Club and the Ebbw Vale based Valleys Gymnastics Academy and is run by the members for the members. We have a Members’ Committee in place so that everyone has the opportunity to become involved and have a say in the way that the club is run.
VGA now boasts the best facility in South East Wales with a purpose built gym in Crumlin near Blackwood where we hold a wide variety of gymnastics, cheer and dance classes. We also have a second facility “Go Gym” at Cwmbran Stadium which is the result of an exciting partnership with Torfaen Leisure Trust. The club now has over 2000 members and has a programme of different activities to cover all ages and abilities. The club also works alongside schools, youth centres, Communities First and local authorities to deliver gymnastics in various forms across the communities of Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen.
“Vibrant … Visible … Hub of the Community”
The club was awarded Welsh Gymnastics Club of the Year and was British Gymnastics’ runner up in the Club Award category in 2014 and 2015 for the outstanding work it undertakes promoting the sport and physical activity across the region, as well as the high level of performance sport delivered. VGA is a Limited Company (by guarantee) and is a Social Enterprise. All profits are reinvested into the club.
“Safe, effective and child friendly”
VGA is a member of British Gymnastics and Welsh Gymnastics and works closely with the governing bodies, as well as a range of partners who support us in developing and delivering high quality opportunities for our members. The club delivers specialist, fully inclusive opportunities and as a mark of this has been awarded GymMark (British Gymnastics) and Disability Sport Wales Bronze accreditation. The club seeks to provide high quality and enjoyable opportunities for pre-schoolers, children and young people of all ages as well as classes and facilities for our adult members … we have a wide range of activities on offer – it’s not just about gymnastics!
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