Mairead Kavanagh Elected to UEG Women's Technical Committee

2nd December 2017, 11:28a.m. | National Series

Irish Sport HQ, Dublin: Gymnastics Ireland is proud to announce that Mairead Kavanagh has been elected to the UEG Women’s Technical Committee as Ireland’s first technical official to hold a position on a European or world gymnastics governing body.

Today in a congress hosted by the Croatian Gymnastics Federation in the city of Split, Croatia, 50 members of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) met during an election day to choose the next authorities to guide the UEG through the next 4 years.

Farid Gayibov was elected the new President with 28 votes to 20 for Edvard Kolar. The Azerbaijani becomes the fifth UEG President and succeeds Frenchman Georges Guelzec who stands down after 8 years at the helm.

Ireland’s Mairead Kavanagh, is the first technical official to ever hold a position on a European gymnastics governing body as she was elected during the ceremony to the UEG Women’s Technical Committee. The UEG also presented the 8 new Technical Committees that will take up their role as from the 1st January 2018 for Men’s Artistic, Women’s Artistic, Rhythmic, Acrobatics, Aerobic, Trampoline, TeamGym and Gymnastics for all.

Speaking of the achievement, CEO for Gymnastics Ireland Mr Ciaran Gallagher said: ‘Another milestone achieved today with Ireland’s first representative elected to our European Federation. Mairead is an extremely talented technical official and judge who has been instrumental in the development of our national programme. Now as a member of the UEG Women’s Technical Committee she, along with her fellow committee members will guide the future development of our sport on a continental level. Congratulations to Mairead from all at Gymnastics Ireland’

Congratulations to all the newly elected authorities who will work hard to guarantee a successful future for European Gymnastics.

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