Gymnastics Ireland announces three-year sponsorship deal with Nestlé Cereals
Landmark deal for Gymnastics Ireland will help grow the sport throughout the country
31 January 2018 | 0
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 earlier this week to announce Gymnastics Ireland’s 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.
“Gymnastics Ireland is proud to have Nestlé Cereals on board,” said CEO of Gymnastics Ireland, Ciaran Gallagher. “This is a landmark deal for us and really demonstrates the ambition Gymnastics Ireland has to grow the sport throughout the country.
The news was also warmly welcomed by 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).
‘This partnership between Gymnastics Ireland and Nestlé Cereals is fantastic for the sport,” McClenaghan said. “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.”
McClenaghan is likewise enthusiastic that thanks to Nestlé Cereals’ investment, “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 said the sponsorship is a “further confirmation of [the company’s] belief in supporting an active lifestyle”.