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Ryan Burnett has teamed up with Boost Sport to offer a grant to Northern Irish sports clubs

Ryan Burnett has teamed up with Boost Sport to offer a grant to Northern Irish sports clubs

Ryan Burnett has teamed up with Boost Sport to offer a grant to Northern Irish sports clubs

Former boxing world champion Ryan Burnett has teamed up with Boost Sport to provide £5,000 of funding for sports clubs in Northern Ireland.

With many sports clubs heavily affected by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the sports drink company have launched the Boost Sport Grant Initiative to assist financially.

Clubs can apply for the initiative, with seven clubs receiving a share of the grant to help them cover the costs of returning to play, such as ensuring facilities are safe for people to enter.

One club will receive the overall grant of £2,000, while six other winners - one from each county - will each receive £500.

As part of the initiative, Boost will also be running a series of giveaways on their both their Twitter and Instagram pages, with fans encouraged to get involved by checking them regularly.

"We are delighted to announce the Boost Sport Grassroots campaign which is open to teams from all over Northern Ireland to apply for a grant," commented Boost's marketing director Adrian Hipkiss.

"The grants will offer lots of opportunities to advance and improve clubs and can be spent on anything teams need such as a brand-new kit, equipment, facility enhancements or travel.

"At Boost we pride ourselves on working with and supporting communities at a grass-roots level so this campaign is the perfect opportunity for us to give back to local people who can use the money to help their club reach their goals and achieve their hopes and dreams."

To apply for a Boost Sport Grant, all clubs need to do is go to www.boostsportni.com and complete the application process stating how their club would use the money to achieve their team goals. 

Applications will close on October 31 and the winners will be contacted by November 27.

Belfast Telegraph