Mars Refuel Drink Reveals Britain's Most Inspiring Sporting Moments

By Mars Refuel, PRNE
Sunday, April 3, 2011

LONDON, April 4, 2011 - Torvill and Dean have beaten the 1966 England football side in a new poll
conducted by MARS Refuel drink to find out the nation's most inspirational
sporting moments.*

The ice skating duo's perfect score at the 1984 Olympics topped the list
of the nation's most inspirational sporting moments, 27 years after their
incredible performance saw them win gold in Sarajevo.

The 1966 World Cup winning England team came in second, whilst Dame Kelly
winning two gold medals in Athens in 2004 came third.

A quarter of those polled by MARS Refuel drink say they have been
inspired to take up a sport following a major sporting event, by watching
sport on TV, or from the success of an elite sportsperson.

In the case of taekwondo World Number 1, Aaron Cooke, sporting
inspiration came from an unlikely source!

Aaron explains; "I started Taekwondo when I was five years old because I
watched Power Rangers and wanted to be one! It just goes to show sporting
inspiration can come from anywhere!"

Aaron is keen that others are inspired to get involved in sport. He
continues; "If anyone needs financial support getting active, they should
check out the MARS Refuel Drink Fund."

MARS Refuel drink set up the MARS Refuel Drink Fund to encourage people
to try new sports and play their favourite sport for longer.

The fund, which launches on April 2 2011 and runs until September 30
2011, has GBP5,000 to donate each month to the most deserving applicants.

Applications can be made online at offering
support with anything from equipment and travel costs, to improving
training grounds and club houses. The fund will be accepting applications
from April 2 2011.

The site will be regularly updated with the names of the people and clubs
awarded each month.

The fund is open to residents of, and clubs and organisations 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**.

MARS(R) is a registered trademark of Mars 2011.

* The research for Mars Refuel was carried out by Opinion Matters between
:10 / 02 / 2011 and 22 / 02 / 2011. Sample: 1281 UK Adults

** Research by Northumbria University, February 2007. Results based on
equivalent drinks volumes

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