Portwest and Mayo GAA announce 'Play for a Day' competition

PORTWEST have announced the inaugural Play for a Day competition with Mayo GAA and Mayo LGFA.

Play for a Day will allow national school students from around the county to enter a competition to win a training session with Mayo GAA for their class.

The competition launches next Friday and will run until November 4. The draw will take place on November 15 and the winner will have three players from both Mayo GAA and Mayo LGFA visit their class in school and carry out a training session.

This is a great opportunity for students to meet their heroes whilst learning more about our national sport.

Portwest signed on as a sponsor of Mayo GAA in 2020. The company, headquartered in Westport, is passionate about the promotion of GAA in the county.

A Portwest spokesperson said: "We really wanted to do something that would give the children in Mayo an opportunity to play with the team. They see them as heroes and it is great encouragement for them to follow in their steps, keeping the tradition of GAA alive and well in the county."

Mayo GAA County Board chairperson Seamus Tuohy added: "We are delighted to be working with Portwest on this campaign. It is really important to us to develop GAA within the county at grassroots level and anything that gets the kids in Mayo excited about sport, and in particular GAA, is positive for us."

Students can collect one token for every €10 spent in Portwest stores or on the Portwest Outdoor Range in participating Elverys stores nationwide. For more information and full terms and conditions, find @PortwestIreland on social media sites.

Portwest is a workwear and PPE supplier and manufacturer. The company started out as a small local drapery in Westport in 1904 and has grown to become one of the biggest workwear suppliers in the world, employing 200 people in Westport and 4,500 globally. They also produce a range of outdoor and leisurewear for Irish customers which are sold in their four stores in Westport, Galway, and Killarney. The range is also sold in Elverys stores nationwide.