Research undertaken by Mars Refuel has revealed that the biggest perceived barriers preventing people from taking part in sport are a lack of motivation (32%), finding time (28%) and the cost (18%).
And while Mars Refuel may not be able to help you overcome the first two, it can certainly contribute towards the third with its annual Mars Refuel Drink Fund.
The Mars Refuel Drink Fund, which was set up to encourage people to try new sports and play their favourite sport for longer, will open for entries from April 2 2012. The Mars Refuel Drink Fund has one gold (£1,000), four silver (£500) and eight bronze (£250) awards to donate to the most deserving applicants every month for the next six months.
Applications can be made online at www.marsrefuel.com. The fund offers support with anything and everything from equipment and travel costs, to improving training grounds and club houses.
The fund is open to residents of, and clubs and organizations based in the UK and Republic of Ireland only. Applicants must be 12 years or over and only one application will be accepted per person, club or organisation.
Mars Refuel is a great source of protein, carbohydrate, calcium and vitamin B. It’s the milk goodness in Mars Refuel that provides the optimum 4:1 ratio of carbohydrate to protein that helps people to go 50% longer**.
** Research by Northumbria University, February 2007. Results based on equivalent drinks volumes