Phoenix Energy were delighted to support Banbridge hockey player Matthew Spence through the Phoenix Energy Sports Bursary for 2023. Designed to fuel sporting ambition, the Bursary helps athletes competing locally and internationally reach their potential by contributing to the cost of equipment, training, and travel, enabling them to compete on the global stage.
17-year-old Matthew, who plays hockey for Banbridge Hockey Club, Ulster and the Irish U18 squad, has this year travelled to England, Poland, and Germany to represent Ireland at European Championship level. The support from Phoenix will help Matthew to continue with his training and enable him to purchase a new high quality, carbon-fibre, composite hockey stick.
Presenting Matthew with the Bursary, Rebecca Dalzell, Communications Manager at Phoenix Energy said: “The Phoenix Energy Sports Bursary Programme was established to help promising local athletes achieve their goals by contributing to help with costs associated with their development within their chosen sporting field.
“We are delighted to play a small part in helping Matthew achieve his sporting ambitions on a global stage and wish him every success in the years ahead.”
The Phoenix Energy Sports Bursary application process is now closed for 2023. For more information on the community support offered by Phoenix Energy, visit www.phoenixnaturalgas.com/about-us/phoenix-group/corporate-responsibility