Welcome to our club's web site..
Moelwyn Gym Club was founded in the mid ninteen eighties and since
then, under the guidance of head coach Lynda Dodd, it has been dedicated
to the pursuit of excellence. Among its members the club boasts
Welsh Champions and Welsh squad representatives. Gymnasts from the
club have competed against teams from Belgium, Denmark, Germany,
Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands, and the USA.
Moelwyn has always tried to play a role both within the community
and throughout Wales.
WHAT IS SPORTS ACROBATICS?
Sports Acrobatics was officially recognized as a sport in 1973
when the International Federation of Sports Acrobatics (IFSA) was
formed, and is defined as a branch of gymnastics in which the exercises
are performed in pairs or groups of three or four. The first World
Championships held under IFSA sanctions were in Moscow in 1974,
and now take place every other year.
Sports Acro offers much wider scope for participation than its orthodox
parent. Both rely on the same basic building blocks, but `artistic'
gymnastics is primarily a solo activity, relying heavily on specialist
apparatus and performed in single sex exercises. Sports Acro mixes
the sexes, and requires much less equipment.
There is a structural progression of competition, from beginners
to prospective international representatives for those who wish
to pursue it.
Sports Acrobatics also lends itself more readily to team displays
and gymnasts, whatever their level of expertise, can participate
in a co-ordinated whole.