Roundwood and District Athletic Club, Wicklow County winners in the recent Texaco Support for Sport initiative, has been presented with a cheque for EUR5,000 to be used to purchase new sports equipment.
One of almost 400 clubs countrywide to make application under the scheme, the club was established in 1991 and has over 100 members. It is operated on a voluntary basis catering for children age 6 to 18 with a social running club for adults.
In their winning submission, the Club revealed plans to purchase new sporting equipment such as high jump mats, shot putt and javelins. A longer-term plan includes the development of a 100-metre track, jumping and throwing area and clubhouse.
The presentation was made to the Club by Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited – the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand. Under its Texaco Support for Sport initiative, launched last September, a fund of EUR130,000 was set aside for allocation in equal amounts of EUR5,000 to successful applicants chosen on a county-by-county basis. Overseeing the adjudication process was Texaco Support for Sport ambassador, former Irish rugby international and broadcaster, Donncha O’Callaghan.
The cheque presentation to Wicklow’s Roundwood and District Athletic Club members Trisha Molloy (Chairperson), Terry Kavanagh (Founding Member) and Anne Marah (Club President), was made at a private event held at the Newtownmountkennedy Texaco Service Station. Also in attendance were Texaco dealers Ben and Gerard Marbach (left and second right) with Valero Area Sales Manager, Niall O’Rourke (centre).
Entries to the Texaco Support for Sport 2021 initiative will open this Autumn.