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Welsh Gymnastics’ vision is to create great communities and champions through gymnastics.  

Welsh Gymnastics is officially recognised by Sport Wales as the National Governing Body for Gymnastics in Wales. Our role is to act as the guardian of the sport in Wales by leading, developing and supporting those that wish to take part.  

Our mission is for Wales to be recognised as a leading gymnastics nation, producing world-class champions and creating vibrant, inclusive communities. All of which will be underpinned by a priority to deliver a safe and inclusive sport where everyone has a high-quality experience. 

Our objectives are laid out in the Welsh Gymnastics Strategy 2022. 

  1. Medals at international events & Welsh gymnastics on the GB pathway
  2. Clear pathway for gymnast progression on every level of the sport
  3. Strong and vibrant community and performance clubs
  4. Excellent workforce for every level and discipline
  5. Gymnastics for all – Accessible and Safe
  6. High performing organisation  

We’re accountable for delivering the strategy honestly and openly while treating each other with respect, dignity and integrity.  

Our sport has something for everyone, and we aim to create a fun environment to drive gymnastics to a successful future where every individual can reach their own potential. To support the work that we are doing to develop a positive experience for all we have been working towards achieved recognised standards inSport, Safeguarding and Equality.  WG are committed to continually learning and working with our communities.  

To read more about how we govern our sport, please visit Governance.

Our Story


We go back to 1902, when the Welsh Amateur Gymnastics Association (WAGA) was founded. For most of that century, WAGA catered for men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics.


William Cowhig and William Titt are part of the Great Britain team that won the bronze medal in the team event at the 1912 Olympic Games in Sweden – and are to this day the only Welsh gymnasts to win an Olympic medal.


In this year Welsh gymnasts compete at the Commonwealth Games for the very first time after gymnastics was included in the main Games programme.

The eight gymnasts (four men’s and four women’s) who had the honour of being the first to represent Wales at that Games in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada were: Andrew Hallam, Leigh Jones, Michael Higgins, Paul Preedy, Tina Pocock, Jacqueline Vokes, Linda Bernard and Linda Surringer.


Women’s artistic gymnast Sonia Lawrence wins silver on the vault at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada to also become the first gymnast to win a medal for Wales at the Games.


WAGA becomes WG as Welsh Gymnastics drop their amateur status and become a company limited by guarantee.


WG relocate from their previous headquarters at Cardiff Central Youth Club to Sport Wales National Centre at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff – where we remain based to the present day.


What a summer! Welsh gymnasts sizzle as they hit double figures with a magical 10-medal haul at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. That’s 10 of the 16 in total in the history of the Games! It also remains to this day our most successful Commonwealth Games yet. Rhythmic gymnast Frankie Jones led the way with a stunning six medals (five individual, one team).


It’s the end of an era as Helen Phillips MBE steps down as Chair after her remarkable 18-year tenure.


The best was saved for last at the 2022 Commonwealth Games as Gemma Frizelle secures secured a stunning gold medal in the rhythmic gymnastics hoop final, on the last day of gymnastics competition in Birmingham.

Gemma also made history by becoming the first gymnast to win hoop gold for Team Wales at the Commonwealth Games. It’s also only the second time a Welsh gymnast has won Commonwealth gold following from Frankie Jones’ ribbon gold at Glasgow 2014.

Our Partners

Welsh Gymnastics’ partners and sponsors

Our partners and sponsors are a vital part of our mission to spread the joy of gymnastics and improve our competitive success. We owe an enormous ‘thank you’ to every organisation and individual involved with us.

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