SPARkling Future for Island Athletes

Mannin Retail (SPAR) are delighted to announce that they will be sponsoring the Isle of Man Track and Field Championships 2019.

Proudly supporting the development of athletics across the Island, the Company will offer sponsorship to encourage more young people to participate in sport, and to consider a future within athletics.

Mannin Retail operate 17 SPAR stores across the Isle of Man and form part of Heron and Brearley Limited, a business rich in Island heritage, with its roots dating back to 1850.

Today, the Company operates as the island’s widest retail chain with SPAR community stores, forecourts, and in-store Post Offices.

Vic Van Den Heever, Managing Director for Mannin Retail said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be supporting the Isle of Man Track and Field Championships. SPAR have a national sponsorship programme with British Athletics and an international programme supporting the European Athletics Championships, so it seemed the perfect fit to support a programme that enhances sporting opportunities within our local area.”

“The Isle of Man Track and Field Championships will be held at the NSC Douglas on 3rd and 4th August 2019 and we are thrilled to be able to support an event that promotes active, healthy lifestyles to such a wide age range of children and young people across the island.”

Isle of Man Athletics supports 5 athletics club, working to provide an athletics framework for young people from the age of 7, and aiming to increase the amount of young people taking part in competitive sport.


Mannin Retail are part of Heron and Brearley.

Heron and Brearley are one of the major employers on the Isle of Man and work across the retail and hospitality industry. To find out more, visit

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