Club Inclusion Project
In 2016/2017 Gymnastics Ireland was awarded funding through Sport Ireland and the Dormant Account Funds to start the GymABLE Disability Gymnastics programme. As part of this, the Club Inclusion Project was launched.
From all the clubs that expressed interest, 6 clubs were recruited to take part. All clubs linked up with a local disability group of their choice and their Local Sports Partnerships (LSP) to work together to develop and run a specific club inclusion programme.
The clubs involved were:
- Cork Acro GC
- Coolmine GC
- Excel GC
- Trojan GC
- Wexford GC
- Ennis GC
Each club was provided with funds to support the running of their new disability programme.
Coaches were also provided with training with the CARA Disability Inclusion Training Course and the new Gymnastic-Specific Disability Awareness Module licenced form British Gymnastics. Places on this Gymnastics Disability Course were also offered to other coaches in other clubs.
The final part of the project culminated in the first Gymnastics Ireland Disability Day, held on Saturday 13th December in the National Gymnastics Training Centre (NGTC). All clubs and their participants were invited to the NGTC for a fun-filled gymnastic session.
From the clubs involved, three gymnasts were chosen as Gymnastics Ireland Disability Ambassadors to ‘Tell Their Story’ and help motivate and inspire others with disabilities to take part in gymnastics. Click here to read about them.
2017 Club Inclusion Project
2018 Club Inclusion Project
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