Valleymount LGFA Club, County winners in the recent Texaco Support for Sport initiative

Wicklow’s Valleymount LGFA Club, County winners in the recent Texaco Support for Sport initiative, has been presented with a cheque for EUR5,000 which will be invested in coaches and equipment to help keep the club operational following some challenging years during the pandemic.

Amongst the community in West Wicklow, the Valleymount LGFA club has an important role to play most notably in providing a sporting outlet for young girls and for the advancement of ladies’ football.

Under the scheme – similar to that which proved successful last year when the Wicklow county award was presented to Roundwood and District Athletic Club – the presentation was made to the Club by Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited, the company that markets fuel in Ireland under the Texaco brand.

Now in its second year, the Texaco Support for Sport initiative sees an annual fund of EUR130,000  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 presentation to Wicklow’s Valleymount LGFA Club members Bridget Cahill, Michael Nolan, Aislinn Nugent Reid, Alice Stones and Jess Maguire, was made at the Texaco Service Station, Blessington. Pictured with them was Texaco Dealer, Peter Deane (centre) and Valero Area Sales Manager, Niall O’Rourke (centre right).

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