Gymnastics Ireland clubs take to 'The Floor' once again!

12th June 2024, 17:38p.m. | The Floor

12th June 2024, Dublin: Gymnastics Ireland’s flagship participation based display event - ‘The Floor’ took place on Sunday 9th June in the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena with 30 display teams and 600 gymnasts participating from 19 clubs from all around the country and a crowd of 1500 spectators supporting!

This event also saw an increase in participation in teenage gymnasts thanks to the Gym4Teens programme and Women supported by Sport Ireland Women In Sport's funding.

Check out the photography and highlights captured at the event on our Facebook Page and below...

The Floor was a proper show in every way and saw a wide variety of performances ranging in age, discipline, race, gender and ability presented by star MC and RTE radio broadcaster Shay Byrne.

This event celebrates participation in gymnastics, personal achievement, friendship, fun and team spirit bringing teams from all over the country together to showcase their sport in front of an enthusiastic audience of gymnastics fans and a panel of experts in display gymnastics.

Gymnastics Ireland's Participation Manager Aimi Baker said: 

"What a way to round off our events season for this end of the year with such a spectacle of a participation- focused event, with almost 600 participants, 30 teams and 19 clubs!! We have worked hard over the last year to promote Gymnastics for All display, especially with our new GFA- display club mentor programme, coach education and gymnast-focused workshops and it has clearly paid off. We are thrilled that more and more of our clubs see the benefits of display gymnastics to their gymnasts and their clubs, in particular supporting the retaining of our teenage girls. Next year will be the 10th anniversary of The Floor and we are planning for it to be even bigger and better."

At the end of the show every gymnast received a participation medal and their club received a participation throphy as well. The Wow Awards were given by the expert panel to some performances that stood out and had great wow momments. The Star Gymnast Awards were given to one gymnast per team as nominated by their clubs to show special appreciation for their efforts in preparation to The Floor.

A video playlist of all the individual team performances from 2024 will be available on our YouTube channels and sent directly to clubs by e-mail in the coming weeks.

The Floor will come back in June 2025 for its 10th Anniversary edition, bigger and better. Save the date! Would you and your team be ready to take to The Floor?!

To learn more about The Floor and how to become a Gymnastics Ireland member visit our website's programmes and membership sections.

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