By Dan Walsh
The Texaco Support for Sport awards takes place again this year and is open to sports clubs across the 26-counties, irrespective of sporting discipline, size, membership, age, cultural appeal or gender – including clubs that may have made an unsuccessful application previously – the initiative sees a fund of €130,000 being set aside for distribution to sports clubs on a twenty-six, county-by-county basis.
Last year, the successful county winner to receive a €5,000 award was Kilmore United FC who applied under the scheme for funding to ‘carry out further development of its Abbie Troy Park grounds’.
Launching the scheme this year, James Twohig, Director of Ireland Operations, Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited said:; “At a time when many sports clubs have had to weather difficulties and limitations of one kind or another, the Texaco Support for Sport initiative opens up an avenue to funding for those that need it most.”
Leading the adjudication process once again is Texaco Support for Sport ambassador, acclaimed broadcaster and former Irish rugby international, Donncha O’Callaghan.
Information and rules governing the operation of the scheme can be viewed online at www.TexacoSupportforSport.com, the most important requirement being that applicant clubs be properly constituted and hold a valid Games & Sports Number (GS Number) issued by the Office of the Revenue Commissioners and featured on a recent list published by them on June 30th 2021.
Open for applications from now until December 31st, adjudication will take place in January 2022.
Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited – the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand – supports the Texaco Support for Sport initiative.