Sport Ireland announced a €36 million investment in Tokyo 2020 Preparations, National Governing Bodies and Local Sports Partnerships today.
Of the funding announced today, Hockey Ireland will see an increase in core funding from €325,000 in 2019 to €340,000 in 2020. Hockey Ireland’s High Performance funding will remain at the 2019 level, however, an additional €200,000 of “Special Project Funding” was announced for the Tokyo Olympics.
Hockey Ireland High Performance Director, Adam Grainger, said “This continued Sport Ireland investment is another step in the right direction to enable our High Performance Teams to compete on the world stage. Programme funding, alongside the specific athlete support of Sport Ireland and Sport Northern Ireland, mean that Hockey Ireland are increasingly able to financially support our players to prepare and perform for Ireland.
The added Tokyo 2020 Special Project funding for the Senior Women’s team will help enable the team to optimally prepare for the challenging environmental conditions we will experience in Tokyo this summer.
Finally, while a focus in 2020 is rightly being put upon Tokyo, the increased and consistent support from Sport Ireland alongside the support provided by our sponsors allows Hockey Ireland to lay foundations for Paris 2024 and beyond.”
You can see the full announcement, and find accompanying documents, at https://www.sportireland.ie/news/sport-ireland-announces-eu36-million-investment