Gymnastics Ireland is proud to present GymABLE - an inclusive gymnastics programme currently targeted at providing gymnastics opportunities for people with disabilities. Our Disabilities Programme is supported by Sport Ireland and CARA.
“CARA is proud to be associated with Gymnastics Ireland and their aims to provide opportunities for people with disabilities to become involved in gymnastics. We look forward to seeing their ‘GymABLE’ programme continue to increase capacity for inclusion in sport of people with disabilities so that they can enjoy the benefits of being active and healthy.”
Michael Gilroy, CARA. Training and Education Manager
This project was approved by Government with support from the Dormant Accounts Fund.
“To value the ability and individuality of all members with a disability by taking all reasonable steps to provide each individual with the opportunities they need to reach their full potential as active gymnastics participants within an inclusive environment”
Gymnastics Ireland aims to promote and nurture:
- An inclusive culture, recognizing that every person is an individual and has their own learning style thus promoting disability inclusion throughout the sport
- The identity of each person attending the sport and aim to ensure that their emotional and physical wellbeing is always of paramount importance
CARA Inclusion Awards
CARA provides a national collaborative platform to impact on enhancing sport and physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities.
Every year CARA, host the National Inclusion Awards. These awards recognise organisations and people who enhance participation opportunities for people with disabilities in sport. Physical activity and physical education.
In 2017, Gymnastics Ireland were shortlisted for the NGB award for the work of the GymABLE Club Inclusion Project.
In 2018, Gymnastics Ireland was awarded the NGB of Sport Award at the Cara Inclusion Awards supported by Sport Ireland for its GymABLE Club Inclusion Project for people with disabilities
To find out about how your club can be part of these awards, click here...
Irish Sport Industry Awards
This award ceremony, hosted by the Federation of Irish Sport, seeks to recognise and reward excellence in the sporting industry, while simultaneously highlighting the contribution sport makes to the Irish economy, both directly and indirectly.
In 2019, the Gymnastics Ireland GymABLE programme was awarded the winner of the Inclusivity Award at the 2019 Irish Sport Industry Awards.
Sport Inclusion Disability Charter
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