Flares Gymnastics Club is a recreational gymnastics club based in Killarney for children aged 4 to 16. It was established in 2008 by Hayley Murphy to address a demand for a gym club in the town. Since then the club has grown and now classes run in Kenmare, Killorglin and Killarney. In January 2010, Daniel Farkas began management of the club. Gymnasts are coached in the disciplines of women's artistic gymnastics, general gymnastics and gymnastic tumbling with the emphasis on fun and fitness. The club utilises an air-track in an effort to create a safe training environment. The welfare of children is paramount and the club has developed a Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Sport for Young People.
Flares Club Policy
Please download the PDF to view our Code of Ethics Policy.
As a recreational club, the focus of Flares Gymnastics is not on competition. However, the club developed in 2009 a proficiency awards scheme designed to encourage gymnasts to attain their personal best within the sport. It has proved to be a successful method of reward for effort and all gymnasts are encouraged to participate. The scheme is carefully designed into eight levels of achievement, from a basic straight jump at level one, to a double-split jump at level eight.