POW! Academy available now - British Gymnastics

POW! Academy available now

We're delighted to announce the POW! Academy is now available for British Gymnastics registered clubs, leisure centres and delivery partners to download and deliver!

The POW! Academy is a new initiative developed by British Gymnastics and the Cartoon Network, featuring the Powerpuff Girls. It's aimed at budding gymnasts aged 5-11yrs and challenges gymnasts to show off their talents and display their skills in a brand new way. Every time a gymnast successfully achieves a new level, they’ll be rewarded through a new badge and certificate scheme. 

The partnership was recently launched at British Gymnastics HQ with characters from the series, star gymnasts Ellie Downie, Hamish Carter and local gymnasts were invited to an inaugural taster session. The Powerpuff Girls' attributes of inclusivity, courage and teamwork are a good fit with our sport and this strategic partnership adds an exciting new element for gymnasts to enjoy. 

Ellie Downie said, “The POW! Academy is a great idea to keep kids excited to learn and display their skills in a brand-new way. Rewards are a key motivator but these don’t have to be medals or focused on achieving technical excellence. This initiative adds a new dimension with the focus firmly on the fun of taking part and feeling awesome. It will help ensure kids leave sessions with a big smile on their face. I’m proud to be a part of this venture and I'm looking forward to seeing the POW! Academy in action”. 

The POW! Academy is available exclusively to member organisations and complements the successful Core Proficiency Awards. Member clubs can access the resources in GymNET now. Leisure centres and delivery partners should contact their British Gymnastics relationship manager to access the resources.