THE TEAM  

Meet the Coaches

Each of our coaches has National Coaching Certificate program qualifications ranging from Apprentice up to Level 2 and completed Ireland Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport Course and are Garda Vetted. 

Our coaches apply this expertise, working hands-on with our athletes, helping them to develop and reach their full potential in the demanding areas of strength, power, endurance, speed, flexibility, agility, form, technical precision and artistic performance.  This is achieved through a rigorous program involving stretching, conditioning, expert apparatus skills training and full choreography.

 

Hello!

 

My name is Dana I’m the founder and Head Coach of the Orion Gymnastics Club. Over the years, I had introduced children to the basic and advanced techniques of gymnastics and body management, including cheerleading, ballet, martial arts animal flow and yoga.

 

 

Dana Lung

Head Coach and Founder

Qualification:

Club WAG Level 2 Coach

BG Cheerleading Levels 1 

Years of Coaching: over 10.

 

 

 

Hi, my name is Yaroslava. I have been coaching with the Orion team for about a year now. I love coaching gymnastics and working with children as it has taught me many great qualities such as determination and team work. It is extremely rewarding to see gymnast’s progressing, increasing their confidence and becoming more advance. The reactions you get from gymnasts once they have mastered a new skill is absolutely priceless and always make my day.

Yaro Kozyr

Coach

Qualification:

Club WAG Level1 Coach

Years of Coaching: 5

 

Ramona Baciu

Coach

Qualification:

GymSTART Level 1 Coach

Years of Coaching: 5

Hi, I’m Ramona. I have practiced gymnastics at a recreational level since age 10 and began coaching part time while I was in college. I've been working with Orion Gymnastics Club now for over 1 year.

Working with children has proved both challenging and rewarding and has given me a lot of life experience. Display Artistic gymnastics in particular has allowed me to work creatively and given me opportunities to watch our teams perform at all levels (national, regional, all around) which is always exciting and we hope one day to be international as well. Knowing that I helped children progress with their skills over the years is very rewarding.

Meet our Ethics and Welfare Team

Orion Gymnastics Club is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for young people who participate in our activities, which reflects the guidelines contained in Gymnastics Ireland Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport.

 

Coaches, Parents and Administrators all have a role to play in promoting good practice at the various levels of gymnastics. The safety and welfare of every young gymnast is paramount.

 

Club Children's Officer and Club Designated Person are responsible for child safety and act as the main point of contact for Parents/Guardians,

children and outside agencies

 

The key role of the Club Children’s Officer is to ensure the implementation and promotion of the relevant Child Welfare and Protection Codes and Guidelines for good practice in the Club so as to ensure that young people can participate, enjoy and benefit from gymnastics in safe and enjoyable surroundings.

 

The Club Designated Person will be responsible for dealing with any concerns about the protection of children in the Club and reporting allegations or suspicions of child abuse to the Health Service Executive or Garda Síochána.

 

                   

 

Debby Brereton

Club Children's Officer

 

Serena Murtagh

Club Children's Officer

 

 

Dana Lung

Club Secretary - Children's Officer and Heartsaver and CPR AED

Vasile Lung

Club Designated Person and Administrator

GymSTART Level 1 Coach

 

 

Hey, my name is Susanna and I have just started working for Orion Gymnastics. I myself did recreational gymnastics as a young child the experience has been fantastic as I can see that gymnastics really is as port that can be enjoyable well as rewarding. The skills you develop through it can then take you onto any given sport and I find nothing more rewarding than being able to teach these skills to the young gymnasts.

Susanna DaPonte

Coach

Qualification:

GymSTART Level 1 Coach

Years of Coaching: 2

Ramona Baciu

Physiotherapist- Cardiac First Response

 

Michelle Lung

Coach

Qualification:

GymSTART Level 1 Coach

Years of Coaching: 2

Hi, I have been helping the Orion Gymnastics team over a year now. I started gymnastics myself when I was about 5 and haven’t looked back since, over the years and have gained so much knowledge in the sport from this. I love working with children of all ages and abilities, and get a great sense of achievement and enjoyment from my job.

I look forward to coaching for many more years to come.