School may be different this year but sport doesn’t have to be

That’s why we are investing £120k worth of equipment in local secondary schools with a winner to be found for each one of our 40 stores in Northern Ireland.

Sport For Good Competition

Sport For Good Competition

£120k Worth of Equipment To Be Won

Nominate your local secondary school to WIN £3,000 worth of sports equipment. To enter, log your Lidl receipt details from any shop in Northern Ireland before December 18th at the following link.

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Sport For Good Competition
Lidl Community Works So Far

Lidl Community Works So Far

Lidl Community Works was first launched in 2014 as our commitment to provide support and resources to local communities across Northern Ireland. Since then, Lidl has donated almost £1million in funds, vouchers, and sporting equipment to hundreds of local community groups.

With further investment and activity planned for 2021, we expect to break the £1million mark in the very near future as we continue to support our local areas and customers throughout Northern Ireland.

Lidl Community Works Sport For Good

Lidl Community Works - Sport For Good

Launched in 2019, the Sport For Good programme is designed to encourage and support young people to make the most of the physical and mental benefits of participation in sport and physical activity.

With 44% of young people in Northern Ireland having experienced a mental health problem*, participation in sport has never been as important as it provides young people with a boost to social skills, self-esteem and body confidence as well as a life-long support network of friends and mentors.

With an overall investment of £120,000 by Lidl Northern Ireland, this year forty secondary schools across the country will be selected to receive £3,000 worth of sporting equipment, helping to ensure their students’ experience of sport and physical activity is a positive one and to encourage a healthier lifestyle as they move towards adulthood.

(*Source: The Prince’s Trust Macquarie Youth Index, 2018)

Lidl Community Works Sport For Good

Meet our Ambassadors

Bethany Firth MBE

Bethany Firth MBE

- Swimming

Bethany Firth MBE is a 4 time Paralympic gold medallist and multiple world record holding para swimmer. She won gold medals at both the 2012 and 2016 games in her specialist event, the 100 metre backstroke while also collecting 2 more golds during the 2016 games to make her the most successful Team GB athlete at the 2016 games. Bethany was awarded and MBE in 2017 for services to swimming and is currently training hard as she looks to defend her Paralympic titles in Tokyo.

Rhys McClenaghan

Rhys McClenaghan

- Gymnastics

Rhys McClenaghan is a European Championships and Commonwealth Games winning gymnast who specialises in the pommel horse discipline. A ground breaker for sure, he won Northern Ireland’s first ever artistic gymnastics medal at the Commonwealth Games and also became Ireland’s first ever European champion, both in 2018 when aged just 19. Rhys also picked up a bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships and hopes to become an Olympic champion at the Tokyo Games.

Rhys McClenaghan
Katie Mullan

Katie Mullan

- Hockey

Katie Mullan is the Irish National Hockey Team’s captain who has led her heroic squad to unprecedented success. Katie and her teammates stole the hearts of the island of Ireland as they dramatically fought their way to the World Cup Final in London in 2018 and have since gone on to become the first Irish women’s hockey team to qualify for the Olympic Games after an unforgettable penalty shootout victory over Canada in late 2019. As noted by many of her teammates, Katie is an inspirational leader whose positivity and encouragement shines through at all times.

Ciara Mageean

Ciara Mageean

- Athletics

Ciara Mageean is a middle-distance runner who specialises in the 1,500m and has qualified for her second successive Olympics in Tokyo. In 2016, after battling back from a career-threatening injury, Ciara took bronze at the European Championships and has since gone on to secure a European Indoor Championship medal. She also became the first Irish woman to qualify for a World Championships Final since Sonia O’Sullivan in 1997 when qualifying for the 1,500m final in Doha in 2019. As she said herself of that achievement, “that’s not bad for a wee girl from Portaferry”!

Ciara Mageean
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