Gymnastics Aiming High for 2020+

Gymnastics Ireland has launched its new High Performance Strategy to bring the organisation through to 2020 and beyond.

The strategy highlights how success will be delivered by Irish gymnasts on an international stage and clearly outlines the roadmap Gymnastics Ireland will follow to further develop Irish performance results in the sport.

One of the key resources underpinning the plan is the National Indoor Arena which was opened earlier this year as the new home of gymnastics in Ireland.

This first class sports facility now plays a crucial part in the development of our gymnasts providing a world class national training base for the next generation of Olympians.

Paul McDermott from Sport Ireland and Jacky Wischnia from the European Gymnastics Union add their weight to the words of Chairman Ger Rellis and CEO Ciaran Gallagher in this video which shows off the quality of facility now available to the sport at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus.

“We have created a coherent and thorough strategy focused on people, programmes and facilities to drive the development of our performance system,” said Gallagher.

“I look forward to the coming years and seeing Irish performance results continue to improve on the World and Olympic stage as our gymnasts target final and podium finishes at major international events.”

The Strategy highlights a range of areas that need to be measured, monitoired and continually developed in order to generate succes for Irish gymnasts on the ionternational stage.

This includes a national competitive pathway going from early years involvement in the GymStart programme through to different streams aimed at creating excellence within a strong culture.

The ultimate performance targets are to deliver a Top 12 finish at the World Championships in 2018 in Doha and in 2019 in Stuttgart, and to qualify athletes for the Men’s and Women’s competitions at the Tokyo Olympics.

To view a copy of the HP Strategy 2020+ booklet click here

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