Slemish College scores sports equipment boost

Ballymena’s Slemish College has been revealed as being one of the 40 secondary schools in the province to be awarded £3,000 worth of vouchers each to secure essential brand-new sports equipment as part of the Lidl’s Sport for Good initiative.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 10:17 am

The initiative aims to encourage and support young people to make the most of the physical and mental benefits of sport participation.

Representing an investment of £120,000, 40 schools – one for every Lidl Northern Ireland store in December 2020 – across all six counties are set to benefit from the boost.

Championed by sporting legends including Irish national hockey team captain Katie Mullan and Paralympic swimmer Bethany Firth MBE, the programme aims to shine a light on mental health and the positive role sport can play.

Schools Score £120,000 Sports Investment with Lidl Northern Ireland (1) : Lidl Northern Ireland has gone to top of the class after awarding 40 secondary schools £3,000 worth of vouchers each to secure essential brand-new sports equipment as part of the retailer’s Sport for Good initiative. Representing an investment of £120,000, 40 schools – one for every Lidl Northern Ireland store in December 2020– across all six counties are set to benefit from the boost. The Sport for Good initiative aims to encourage and support young people to make the most of the physical and mental benefits of sport participation. Pictured (L-R) are Lucy McGonigle (Regent House Grammar School), Sport for Good ambassador and Commonwealth gold medallist Rhys McClenaghan, and Angela Connan (Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Lidl Northern Ireland).