Gymnastics Ireland presents "Turning Challenges into Opportunities" by Mark Pollock

3rd December 2020, 17:26p.m. | GymABLE

In celebration of the International Day with Persons with a Disability this year Gymnastics Ireland are happy to announce the upcoming webinar “Turning Challenges into opportunities” presented by Mark Pollock, the motivational speaker, explorer and writer, on Sunday 13th December. This is a one-hour event in which our members will participate in a live, interactive masterclass focusing on:

  • Building resilience & maintaining motivation
  • Embracing change & unexpected challenges
  • Charting a path through uncertainty

This webinar is free of charge and open to all coaches, judges and adult Gymnastics Ireland members* and is fully funded by the GymABLE Programme, supported by the Sport Ireland Dormant Account Funds (DFA). Places are limited. To book your place on a "first come, first served" basis click on the button below.

*Please note: Any coach or judge under the age of 18 years must submit a consent form to participate. Please email [email protected].

GymABLE is Gymnastics Ireland’s inclusive programme targeted at providing gymnastics opportunities for people with disabilities, as well as increasing the awareness and understanding of disabilities and highlighting the huge benefits that doing gymnastics has for children with a disability. Each year and as part of this programme, member clubs in Ireland can apply for funding to either start up or further develop GymABLE in their clubs. The successful clubs in reception of 2020 funding were:

  • Aspire Gymnastics Club
  • Athy Gymnastics Club
  • Carlow Gymnastics Club
  • Citadel Gymnastics Club
  • Cork Acro Gymnastics Club
  • Excel Gymnastics Club
  • Supersonic Gymnastics Club
  • Trojan Gymnastics Club

In addition to this, Gymnastics Ireland provides a number of GymABLE Add-On Coaching Modules available online from this year. Two online modules were delivered in November, with over 55 coaches taking part. In 2021 there will be a suite of new disability educational workshops and club resources available for clubs and coaches online. To learn more about the GymABLE programme click here…

The 2020 theme of the International Day with Persons with a Disability is ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ which also focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, among others. To find out more about this day visit

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