Gymnastics Irelands Disability Ambassadors are young club members who we hope will motivate and inspire other young people with disabilities to get involved in gymnastics.
Our first ever ambassadors are three young gymnasts from three of our member clubs who took part in Gymnastics Irelands first GymABLE Club Inclusion Project in 2017.
Get to know them...
The three girls, along with many other gymnasts involved in our GymABLE Club Inclusion Project, participated in our National Disability Day which took place on Saturday 16th December 2017.
“I am incredibly proud of Niamh as she takes on the role of an Ambassador to Gymnastics Ireland GymABLE. Niamh loves gymnastics and always does her very best at her gymnastic session because she enjoys it so much. The benefits of gymnastics training is immeasurable, providing strength, balance and stretching which are the core elements of Niamh’s challenges that her cerebral palsy presents and which she must work on every day and gymnastics provides that not only in a fun way but by also setting achievable goals to which Niamh can aim for. Niamh’s confidence has grown so much since she commenced gymnastics but most important of all she is happy knowing she can tell her friends that she does gymnastics like them!”
"This is the first gymnastics class that has held Aoifes interest. That’s because it is paced at and aimed to her level and also is a huge amount of fun!! She loves each week and wouldn’t miss it!"
What’s Your Story?
We want to hear from you, your clubs, your disability programmes and your experiences. Let us know what you are doing and inspire other clubs around the country!
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