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Statement on COVID-19: National Events 

It is with regret that we today announce the cancellation of all Welsh Gymnastics National and Area events from now until the end of June 2020. This difficult decision has been made following the announcement by British Gymnastics concerning their national events program and the latest Government advice regarding the hosting of mass gatherings during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and based on the need to protect our members, supporters and the resilience of the emergency and public health services.

We have made this decision in the hope this decisive action will remove uncertainty within the gymnastics community and provide clarity for the areas, clubs, coaches and volunteers. We hope removing the pressure of preparing for these events will allow clubs to more effectively manage the challenges they are facing as they unfold.  

We understand and share the disappointment of everyone involved and affected by this decision. Our principal concern is with the health and well-being of our gymnasts, their families, staff, volunteers, officials, coaches and supporters.

The announcement focuses on any Welsh Gymnastics national and area events. We will continue to review our activities and other areas of the organisation daily; based on advice and guidance from the Government, British Gymnastics, Sport Wales and Public Health Wales. 

Entry fees and spectator tickets for any effected Welsh Gymnastics national and area events will be refunded, and we aim to process refunds as soon as possible.

We’re mindful of the impact cancellations particularly have on qualification and selection. We will work closely with British Gymnastics and relevant parties to identify what steps need to be taken to resolve any issues caused by cancellations.

Please find list below of events that this will affect:

Event  Date Date Venue 

Welsh Acrobatics NDP Qualifiers

21/03/2020

21/03/2020

Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff

Women’s Artistic Welsh Challenge Cup Qualifier

27/03/2020

27/03/2020

Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff

Men’s Artistic Welsh Open and Closed Championships

28/03/2020

28/03/2020

Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff

Women’s Artistic Compulsory and National Grades

03/4/2020

04/04/2020

Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff

Area Prelims

04/04/2020

05/04/2020

City of Newport Gymnastics Academy, Newport

Aberdare, RCT

Deeside Gymnastics Club, Flintshire

Llanelli Gymnastics Club, Carmarthenshire

Tumble League 1

12/04/2020

12/04/2020

Carmarthenshire School of Gymnastics, Carmarthenshire

GFA National Preliminary Championships

02/05/2020

03/05/2020

Aberdare, RCT

Men's Artistic Welsh Apparatus Challenge and Disability Open

03/05/2020

03/05/2020

Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff

Home Nations Rhythmic

10/05/2020

10/05/2020

Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff

Men’s Artistic Area Apparatus

24/05/2020

24/05/2020

Fusion Gymnastics, RCT

Neyland Cup WA Floor and Vault/

07/06/2020

0706/2020

Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff

Rhythmic Welsh Championships

20/06/2020

21/06/2020

Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff

 

We will be continually monitoring the situation and new communication will be sent out frequently . We are working hard behind the scenes to ensure we are able to engage with our clubs and gymnasts during this unprecedented time.