​Keeping teenage girls in gymnastics

17th December 2021, 12:32p.m. | National

In partnership with the Sport Ireland Women in Sport programme, Gymnastics Ireland is developing a new strategy in 2022 targeted at retaining current and recruiting new female teenagers in gymnastics.

To kick this development off at the start of the new year, we will be delivering a new Sport Ireland coaching workshop – “Coaching Teenagers in Sport”. This 3 hour workshop is targeted at all our member coaches under and over 18. To make it accessible for everyone, we will deliver the same workshop on the following dates. Click on any date to book a place and learn more.

This will be quickly followed up in February by the commencement of a research piece in partnership with Women in Sport UK, the outcome of which will further frame our strategy for development in this area.

Gymnastics Ireland Participation Manager Aimi Baker commented:

While we know we are very strong in the youth market as a primarily youth based sport, we still want to grow our teenage participation rates and this new strategy, once developed, will provide us with a clear framework to do this. I would like to thank Sport Ireland for the investment in this exciting new project/programme and look forward to seeing it roll out for 2022+”

In April 'The Floor' mini docu-series will be launched on our YouTube Channel and Facebook page as part this initiative. This series will follow the journey of ‘Diamond Display Team’ a group of gymnasts from Arabian Gymnastics Club who, along with the expertise of their coaches prepare and perfect their routine to take part at The Floor event.

The Floor is Gymnastics Ireland's annual flagship participation-based event, which is a performance opportunity for member gymnasts of any level, ability, age & discipline to show everyone just how skillful, fun, entertaining & exciting gymnastics is.

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