N.C.A.A.C. or Northampton County Amateur Athletics Club. Founded in 1863 it embraced sports such as boxing, cycling, swimming, athletics, and of course, gymnastics. We are the oldest gymnastics club in the country and, by virtue of a Royal Charter, the only sports club in the county allowed to use the coat of arms of Northamptonshire which we display proudly as our club badge. Today, only the gymnastics section remains but we are still known as NCAAC. In 1888, along with four other clubs, NCAAC founded the “National Amateur Gymnastics Association” which, as the British Gymnastics Association, is now the governing body of our sport. For many years, the club trained in local school gymnasiums until finally, in August 2000, we moved into a full-time training venue in Moulton Park Industrial Estate. 10 years later we relocated to our current facility in the Rothersthorpe Avenue Trading Estate where our circa 500 members enjoy our fully equipped training and competition facilities.
The apperatus in our gym is just one of the reasons we are able to offer the wide range of sessions that we are! Since moving to our new building, we have been able to expand our arsenal of equipment to include another sprung floor, and new set of bars and a tumble track! We are always looking at improving the quality of our sessions so often hold fundraisers to help us fund new equipment that will help us do so. If you are inetested in contributing, keep an eye out for our next fundraiser or speak to one of our coaches during your next visit!