Starting a Club

In order to start/register a club with Gymnastics Ireland...

  • Contact Gymnastics Ireland main office via email ([email protected]) or phone (01 6251125) to begin the club application process or to receive information re the application process - our staff will guide you through the various steps necessary
  • Secure a venue & equipment
  • Recruit suitably qualified volunteers/staff/coaches to run the club as per GI club membership requirements following GIs recruitment guidelines (Code sheet 22: Recruitment Procedures) which can be viewed by clicking here...

Full information on GI membership including individual membership categories can be viewed via the link below

Running Events in my Club

Organisers of an Event (CAMP or COACHING CLINIC) must receive Gymnastics Ireland approval before proceeding by submitting an “Approval Request” form except where the Event being organised is included on the automatic list of events approved by Gymnastics Ireland and therefore it may not be necessary to submit an Approval Request Form. Please note clubs may only run competitions for their own members.

Garda Vetting

The National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 - 2016 (NVBA) commenced on 29th April 2016 and the Act provides a legislative basis for the mandatory vetting of persons who wish to undertake certain activities relating to children or vulnerable persons. Vetting must be completed before you commence a role with our young members.

Garda Vetting is a pre-checking of an applicant’s background for criminal convictions or prosecutions and it is important to stress that Garda Vetting is one component part of normal recruitment and selection process and is used in conjunction with the other components referred to in the “Code of Ethics & Good Practice for Youth Sport in Gymnastics Ireland”. To learn more and see all Garda Vetting forms click below...

Safeguarding Training

Any individual whose role will have ongoing contact with our young members in the provision of our activities must complete safeguarding training.

Safeguarding training is delivered through the Local Sports Partnership network (ROI) and SportNI (NI).

Safeguarding 1 Workshops (3 hour programme) are organised by the Local Sports Partnerships (LSP’S). Additional 3 hour training programmes are organised through the LSP’s - Safeguarding 2 (Children’s Officer) and Safeguarding 3 (Designated Liaison Person) but you must complete Safeguarding 1 first).

“Safeguarding Young People & Children in Sport” workshops are organised by SportNI. This is a 3 hour workshop. There is also an additional 3 hour Workshop for Designated Children’s Safeguarding Officers. For more information click below...

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