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Sports Bursaries

Lisburn City Council launched the sport bursaries award in 1983, in recognition of Northern Ireland's outstanding achievements in the Soccer World Cup in Spain. The awards are made annually and are administered by Sport Lisburn and Castlereagh. The category under consideration is:

Promising Young Player (12-17yrs)
An award may be made to young players who have proven ability in a particular sport and possess the potential to achieve excellence (has represented Northern Ireland, Ulster, Ireland or Great Britain at age group level).  The award will help offset cost of training, travel and equipment.


  • General club running expenses will not be considered under these awards. 
  •  More serious consideration will be given to applicants who would not normally qualify under Sport Lisburn and Castlereagh's general financial assistance scheme.
  • Applications will be accepted for areas which are outside the suggested three categories listed above, especially those items of a special or unique nature.

Clubs in the City of Lisburn and Castlereagh are circulated with details of the scheme in September of each year. There is a total of 1,500 available for the purpose of the awards. The awards are also publicly advertised and application forms are available during September  from the Leisure Services Department, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, BT27 4RL.