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

SPAR is an international symbol group that allows independent business owners to run their business under the well-recognised fascia of SPAR. To find out more, visit

IOM Track & Field Championships 2019

The 2019 Isle of Man Track & Field Championships sponsored by SPAR takes place at the NSC Douglas on August 3rd and 4th.

Please download your Entry form now, complete and return to: Kelly Hillier, 6 Close Cowley, Douglas, Isle of Man. IM2 2HX along with your entry fees:

U9, U11, U13, U15, U17, JUN  only £2.50 per event.
SEN £4.00 per event.

Please note U9’s, U11’s, U13’s, U15’s & U17’s may only compete in 3 events per day. Jun Men & Women may only compete in 4 events per day. All Athletes under the age of 15, may only compete in one distance race per day (inc Race Walks) 

Please make cheques payable to the IOM Athletics Association.

Entries close on Wednesday 17th July 2019. NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED.

Full Factory Winnerswear sponsor Athletics Team for Gibraltar

Isle of Man Athletics are delighted that Martin Bullocks’ Full Factory Winnerswear will again be sponsoring the athletics team for the Island Games in Gibraltar this coming July 2019 with an extensive range of Full Factory clothing.

A presentation of the team to wish them all the best for the games will take place on Friday 28th June at the Legion in Douglas from 1915hrs.

A buffet will be served and the bar will be open for refreshments.  Tickets only cost £4.  Everyone is welcome – the more the merrier!

Please contact Petra on or on 202394 to arrange your tickets.