7 October 2021

Texaco Support for Sport initiative launched

The 2021 Texaco Support for Sport initiative is now open to sports clubs across the 26-counties, with a gross fund of €130,000 being set aside for distribution to sports clubs on a twenty-six, county-by-county basis, with successful applicants receiving €5,000 in each case, writes Trish Whelan. The scheme follows a similar line to that which proved so successful last year.

Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited - the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand - has confirmed its commitment to host the 2021 Texaco Support for Sport initiative. Last year, winning clubs included popular sports of athletics, basketball, boxing, camogie, Gaelic football, handball, hockey, hurling, rugby, soccer and swimming. Cricket, climbing and diving also featured in the winners’.

Speaking at the launch of the initiative, James Twohig, Director of Ireland Operations, Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited said they were delighted to host Texaco Support for Sport for the second year in succession.

Funding can include structural enhancements, improvements to facilities, purchase of new equipment and community inclusive measures.

Texaco Support for Sport ambassador and former Irish rugby international, Donncha O’Callaghan, said he was looking forward to seeing ‘the incredible work being done by clubs and volunteers at the most important level, our grassroots’.

Sports clubs can now apply for Texaco Support for Sport funding, the only requirement being that they 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 30 June 2021. The closing date for applications is the 31 December 2021 with adjudication taking place in January 2022.

Donncha O’Callaghan and Marketing Manager for the Texaco brand, Bronagh Carron are pictured at the launch of the initiative.