Launch of the Bluefin Sport ‘Make it Happen’

Sport: Athletics
Date Posted: October 26th 2015


Launch of the Bluefin Sport ‘Make it Happen’ 2015 Awards for Local Athletes
Mary Peters Trust applications are now open for 2015 Bluefin Sport “Make It Happen” Awards.
Bluefin Sport, alongside the Mary Peters Trust, are supporting local talented athletes and are on the lookout for more sporting talent.  The 2015 Awards are now open for application.
Last year’s winners Shenna McKiverigan, cyclist, and Ashley Robinson, table tennis,  are shining examples of the sporting talent we have plenty of in Northern Ireland.
These annual awards provide two athletes with £2,000.  This is funded equally by specialist insurance broker Bluefin Sport and the Mary Peters Trust.  Athletes should apply for their proposed specialist training and/or coaching that will ‘Make It Happen’ in their sporting career. 
Alyn Spratt, Head of Sport for Northern Ireland, Bluefin Sport said “We are thrilled to continue our support of these awards and to be associated with the fantastic work of the Mary Peters Trust. It’s inspiring to see the impact that this can have in helping athletes achieve their sporting goals and ambitions.  We encourage eligible athletes in Northern Ireland to apply”.
The Bluefin Sport ‘Make It Happen’ Awards are now open to athletes for 2015/16.  All applications are to be submitted by 5.00pm on Friday 13 November 2015.  All applicants must take part in an interview on Wednesday 2 December 2015 between 12.00noon and 2.00pm in Belfast.
Eilish Rutherford, Chairman, Mary Peters Trust said, “This support from Bluefin Sport is invaluable to our charity, these large awards are designed to give the selected athletes a boost in their sporting careers, funding will give them the opportunity to target a skill or technique to help their competition and give them a competitive edge. It is even more important in light of the budgets that are continually being cut in all aspects of sport at present”.
Nomination forms for the 2015 Bluefin Sport ‘Make It Happen’ Awards are available from all sporting governing bodies or the Mary Peters Trust.  Applications will close on Friday 13 November 2015.  The winners will be announced in December 2015.
For further information please contact Gillian Hetherington at the Mary Peters Trust, 028 90383830 or 07767443246.