Islwyn Gymnastics Club News



Date: Sunday 04 August 2019

Due to POPULAR DEMAND we are pleased to announce the opening of NEW CLASSES in our family friendly facility with our full size parents viewing area, hot drinks, and light snacks 
These classes are available on the following days and times

Wednesday 4:30 till 7:30 – Tumble/Vault Competitive Class – Please contact us for a trial for this class (Age range – 6 to 16 years old)

Gymnastics for All Classes (GFA)
Thursday –GFA 7 till 8 – Ages– 8 plus 
Friday - GFA 5:30 till 6:30 – Ages - 4,5,6,7
Friday – GFA 6:30 till 7:30 – Ages - 8,9,10+
Sunday – GFA 10:30 till 11:30 - Ages - 4,5,6 
Sunday – GFA 11:45 till 12:45 – Ages - 6,7,8
Sunday – GFA1:00 till 2:00 – Ages - 8,9,10+

If you would like to book a taster in one of our BRAND NEW classes please contact us via the messenger or email

Spaces Available ### NO Waiting List ###

Date: Sunday 09 June 2019


Are you tired and bored of waiting for Gymnastics .... Look no further we have spaces for all level of Gymnasts from beginner to elite for Boys and Girls !

We are a Gymnastics Club with the capacity for up to 1000 gymnasts, based at Nine Mile Point Ind Est in Cwmfelinfach , not far from Cross Keys, Risca, Rogerstone, Wattsville, Pontllanfraith Abercarn and Blackwood !! , We have spaces for Gymnasts of all ages from the age of 3 in all our classes,for more information please send us a private message. We would love nothing more than you to come and join the Islwyn GC family !!!

****** Extensive Parent Viewing Area *****

We have a large open viewing area for Parents/Guardians and family to come and watch their gymnasts participate in their classes. You can watch them grow with the sport whilst enjoying a nice mug of Hot Chocolate/Coffee or Tea !
And a cheeky Cookie or Cake of course !!!

Feel free to contact us for more information and we would love to see you at our fun, family based, and fully equipped Gym . 

For a limited time we are now also offering 50% off our taster session fee, please quote IGCTaster2019 at reception to receive the discount

Classes and Class Availability

Date: Thursday 06 December 2018

Preschool 9 till 10 - Only 3 spaces left
4/5 yr old 10 till 11 - Only 1 space left 
5/6/7 yr old 11 till 12 - Only 4 spaces left 
4/5 yr old 4 till 5pm - Limited Spaces 
5/6 yr old 5 till 6pm - Limited Spaces
7/8 yr old 6 till 7pm - Limited Spaces 
9 + yr old 7 till 8pm - Limited Spaces 
4/5/6 yr old 4 till 5pm - Very Limited Spaces 
7/8/9 yr old 5 till 6pm - Very Limited Spaces
9 + yr old 6 till 7pm - NOW FULL

If you would like to discuss a class or book your child into one of the remaining spots please contact Karl on 07702835031 or find us on facebook Islwyn Gymnastics Club
or follow this link

News Flash !

Date: Wednesday 05 December 2018

Great News we have had a very exciting write up for the club, special thank you to Welsh Gymnastics , Kathryn and Beth for enabling this ! please follow the link below to visit Welsh Gymnastics to read the article

Important Update on IGC Movement

Date: Friday 22 June 2018


Hello to all current IGC members attending IGC at Blackwood Comprehensive School

I have received an email today informing me that the Gymnasium at the school will be undergoing Refurbishment of all the windows and the roof as of the 2nd of July. They will need to close the gym on the 30th of June to erect scaffolding.

What does this mean to your gymnasts ?

This means that this Saturday the 23rd will be the LAST GYMNASTICS Session in Blackwood Comprehensive School.  We will be holding a leaving Blackwood Party on the 7th of July in Blackwood Comprehensive School (slight restrictions in the gym) with an open play session allowing gymnasts and PARENTS !! to use the apparatus . We will also be doing the British Gymnastics Proficiency Badges Level 8. All details will be released very shortly.

I appreciate that this is very short notice however I have only just received the email this afternoon. We will be giving your gymnasts a letter with all the details of the closing party this weekend.

Thank you for your support and also thank you for your understanding. Please look at the post with the classes for Cwmfelinfach, select one and let myself or Marie know which one you would like to attend when we move into the facility.

Kind Regards

Karl, Marie and all the Coaches of IGC

Cwmfelinfach Opening Times

Date: Tuesday 19 June 2018

###### Classes being opened/released when we move to Cwmfelinfach ######
Preschool 3 +
Saturday 9 - 9:50 am

4/5 Year olds
Tuesday 4 - 4:50 pm
Thursday 4 - 4:50 pm
Saturday 10 - 10:50 am

6/7 Year Olds
Tuesday 5 -5:50 pm
Thursday 5 - 5:50 pm
Saturday 11-11:50 am

8/9 Year Olds
Tuesday 6 - 6:50pm
Thursday 6 - 6:50 pm
Saturday 11 - 11:50 pm

10/11 Year Olds
Tuesday 7 - 7:50 pm
Saturday 1 - 1:50 pm

12/13 Year Olds
Friday 6 - 6:50 pm

Teen Gym (13 -16 years old)
Friday 7 -7:50 pm

Those who are already parents/guardians of gymnasts of the club (Excluding squad who have already got their timings), please select a day that you would like your gymnast to attend (within the age groups), you can either post the day on here or let me know in person at the club
For those who want to join us in Cwmfelinfach please email with your child's Name,Age and day you would like them to attend and I will send you a welcome/information leaflet.

More classes will be opened up when these ones fill up :)
#igc #islwyngc #lovegymnastics #excited #movingup #gymgamily

IGC South Central Prelims Competition

Date: Sunday 20 May 2018

#goteamislwyngc Wow what a weekend , all the Gymnasts were fantastic and had loads of fun , we are so proud of them all !!! And the leotards look amazing !!!

And for the first time in a long time we had gymnasts bring home some medals which is an outstanding achievement for the gymnasts we would all like to say a very big well done to :

Cai Edwards - 4th on Tumble , 3rd on Vault and 3rd Overall 

Julia Lewis - 1st on Tumble and 3rd Overall

Fabian Butler - 3rd on Tumble ,Vault and Overall

Chloe Lewis - 1st on Vault and 2nd Overall

Theo Moons - 3rd on Vault,Tumble and Overall

Marley Turner - 6th on Tumble

Georgia Morris - 2nd Overall Champion , 3rd on Tumble, and 3rd on Vault

Will Thomas - 2nd Overall Champion, 2nd on Vault, 3rd on Tumble

Megan Jarrett - 4th on Tumble

And finally Islwyn Team Poppies came Overall 2nd place Champions - Megan Jarrett, Chloe Lewer, Seren Williams and Angharad Davies !!
Fantastic for them and fantastic for IGC !!! Well done to all the hard work that all the gymnasts put into their competition.

Also well done to every other gymnast from all the other clubs that competed!!


Date: Monday 14 May 2018

Spaces available for girls and boys aged 4+ (they must be in full time education) from the 26th of May in our 10,11 and 12 O’clock Saturday classes please tell everyone you know  :) :)  :)

Priority Booking for all current IGC Members Now Open

Date: Friday 04 May 2018

For all IGC Parents and Guardians 

PRIORITY BOOKING is now open for all current members of IGC, to continue your gymnast’s sessions please ensure that their fees are paid by 12th May 2018.

Due to the possibility of moving into the facility we are doing a 5-week course for Recreational Classes which will now be £15 and a 6 week course for Squad Classes which will now be £30 . The development class will be £20 .Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to the future of IGC with you all.

Kind Regards Islwyn GC

PS the reason that Recreational Sessions are only 5 weeks is due to the PRELIM competition on 19/20 May as all the staff will be away with the squad for the competition, therefore the club will be closed Saturday 19th of May 2018.

If you want to pay by bank transfer please message us on facebook and we will send you the clubs account details  :)

Karate for other siblings !

Date: Friday 20 April 2018

For those siblings of Islwyn Gymnastics Club who do not participate in Gymnastics there is always Karate next door during our morning sessions and on Wednesday speak with Claire Perry on 07808034217


Date: Tuesday 17 April 2018

This Saturday we will be checking all gymnasts membership at the door of the club, if your child does not have membership with British Gymnastics (see the article further down the news feed) then they will not be able to participate in Gymnastics for that session until the membership is acquired. Please do not let your child be disappointed because of membership.

New Equipment for IGC Training !

Date: Tuesday 10 April 2018

We are very pleased to finally get our new training equipment delivered today !!! These items alwill help the gymnasts improve the basic shapes for Gymnastics! #movingup #islwyngc

Club Information

Date: Tuesday 10 April 2018

Islwyn Gymnastics Club currently runs Sessions on Saturdays only the times are :

10 -11 Recreational Class 1
11 - 12 Recreational Class 2 
12 - 1 Recreational Class 3
1 - 4 Islwyn GC Squad Training (Invitation Only)

The current cost is :
£ 30 for each 10 week Recreational Sessions 
£50 for each 10 week Squad Sessions 

We are currently not taking any gymnasts as we are full however we will soon be moving into a facility and will be able to offer Gymnastics 6 Days a week, please follow our Facebook page (Islwyn Gymnastics Club), twitter on @islwyngc and keep an eye on this website for updates on classes in the future , thank you in advance 

Open this weekend !

Date: Wednesday 04 April 2018 | Author: IGC News Team

we are open this weekend (07/042018) we can not wait to see you all !! #islwyngc #lovegymnastics

Easter Holidays Closure

Date: Thursday 22 March 2018 | Author: IGC News Team

Islwyn GC will be closed for Easter Holidays on Saturday 31st of March , this has been factored in for the current ten week course. We hope you have a great Easter Holiday and enjoy the Easter festivities!! Keep practising gymnasts !! #BoingBoing #easterbunny #islwyngc

British Gymnastics Membership

Date: Monday 19 March 2018 | Author: IGC News Team

******* Please make sure you have membership with British Gymnastics. If after 2 sessions you do not gain membership with BG your child WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE at IGC . Please see below the extract from BG regarding membership. **********


You may be aware that the legislation regarding data protection is about to change. A new regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in place and set to become adopted by UK Law. The changes impact many of the ways organisations work and their processes related to personal data, including membership data.

How this affects gymnast membership
A gymnast who joins a local club also becomes a member of British Gymnastics. Historically, clubs have provided details about the gymnast to British Gymnastics to allow us to activate membership benefits, including insurance, and to send out their membership pack. Due to the change in the legislation, from October 2017, clubs will no longer be able to do this. Therefore, gymnast members (or their parent/guardian if they are under 16 years old) will need to join or renew their British Gymnastics membership directly with us.

Before the new membership year starts on 1st October 2017, gymnasts or their parents/guardians will be provided with everything they need to know to complete the new membership process. This will be in the form of a leaflet provided by their local gymnastics club. 

We have developed some Frequently Asked Questions about the new online membership process to help gymnasts or their parents/guardians. The new online membership system will be available in a new section of our website from 1st October 2017. 


Squad Leotard Payment Due 17/03/2018

Date: Monday 12 March 2018 | Author: IGC News Team

FAO The parents and guardians of the Squad Gymnasts,

All gymnasts have now been sized for their squad/competition leotard, payment in full is due Saturday 17th of March, the leotard is compulsory for all gymnasts who wish to compete for IGC. If you do not wish your child to compete then please let us know ASAP and leotard is not required.
Should you wish to discuss any payment plan options please come see Marie or contact us via messenger.

#islwyngc #IGC #Lovegymnastics

Online Registration

Date: Sunday 11 March 2018 | Author: IGC News Team

**** Members Only**** 
Please take 5 minutes to register your child on this website to ensure that your child information is up to date and that we can access your childs emergency contact details should we ever need them. Thank you for your cooperation and support as always. 

#islwyngc #lovegymnastics #IGC

Club Leotards Announced

Date: Saturday 24 February 2018 | Author: IGC News Team

Today saw the release of the NEW Islwyn Gymnastics Club leotard !!!! Here is the leotard that we have chosen , any member of the club is entitled to buy/wear this leotard.  heart Exciting times ahead  heart  See a member of staff for available sizes and to place an order. #islwyngc #leotastic #lovegymnastics

Squad Leotards Announced

Date: Saturday 24 February 2018 | Author: IGC News Team

Today the Islwyn Gymnastics Squad Leotard is released , such exciting times ahead !!, we hope you all like it !!!  The final Leotard will have IGC motif on the silver sleeve.  We are all looking forward to the competitions to show off the new style of IGC leotards !!!
These are compulsory for the squad gymnasts if you wish your child to compete then they will need a IGC Squad Leotard. Please contact either Karl or Marie for further details.
#islwyngc #IGCsquad #lovegymnastics

Commonwealth Games Welsh Gymnastics Visit

Date: Saturday 27 January 2018 | Author: Karl Ward

Islwyn Gymnastics Club kicked off the New Year with a big party for the Commonwealth Games 2018.  On January 27th we were very pleased to host a pre CWG 2018 shin dig with a visit from Welsh Gymnastics.  The children all painted, drew, coloured and glittered flags from around the Commonwealth and to say they were amazing is an understatement.
The gymnasts got to sign the book of luck and Welsh Flag which has been presented to the Welsh Gymnasts competing in CWG 2018 ! The afternoon was then rounded off with some games and a buffet. The children then got to take their parents around the gymnasuim on all the apparatus that they train on !!! all in all the day was an amazing success. A big thank you to all the gymnasts and their parents for making it a special day and a personal thank you to Louise Hook for the CWG 2018 cake which was just amazing #islwyngc #CWG2018 !!!smiley

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