European Medallist, Rhys McClenaghan from Bangor, Co. Down and National Junior Gymnast, Meg Ryan from Douglas, Co. Cork were on hand at the National Indoor Arena, Blanchardstown to announce Gymnastics Ireland three-year sponsorship deal with Nestlé Cereals.
The sponsorship will help support the Gymnastics Ireland development programme which caters for all ages and levels of abilities.
According to the CEO of Gymnastics Ireland, Ciaran Gallagher: “Gymnastics Ireland is proud to have Nestlé Cereals on board. This is a landmark deal for us and really demonstrates the ambition Gymnastics Ireland has to grow the sport throughout the country. We believe that this investment will enable the further development of the sport and our organisation. We see gymnastics as having a key role to play in the athletic development of young Irish people.”
The first Irish gymnast to win a European Championship medal, Rhys McClenaghan, who won last year’s Men’s Pommel Horse title at the World Cup in Croatia (ranked 14th in the world 2017), said “this partnership between Gymnastics Ireland and Nestlé Cereals is fantastic for the sport. Gymnastics is such a great sport to be involved with for any young person. As well as teaching you the importance of commitment and dedication, it teaches you skills on and off the floor. It is great for all of us involved in Gymnastics Ireland to have Nestlé Cereals invest in the sport and with their support we can hopefully encourage more and more people to get involved with Gymnastics at whatever level most suitable to them.’
Aisling Curran, Associate Marketing Manager at Nestlé Cereals Ireland adds: “We are very pleased to become the official sponsor of Gymnastics Ireland. This sponsorship is further confirmation of our belief in supporting an active lifestyle”.