Volkswagen NZ announces Football NZ partnership

Volkswagen NZ announces Football NZ partnership

As the All Whites World Cup Squad heads to South Africa to represent New Zealand at the World Cup, Volkswagen has just announced a new partnership program with Football New Zealand.

The new partnership between Volkswagen and New Zealand Football is aimed at developing the game here in NZ. With interest in football at all an all time high on the back of World Cup qualification it’s an ideal time to invest in grassroots development activities and to grow the game from the ground up.

It’s not just here that VW has an interest in football, “Volkswagen has a strong commitment to football globally, based out of our headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany” commented Dean Sheed, Volkswagen General Manager for New Zealand. “We already have developed Junior Football Masters programmes in 20 countries, across 5 continents and have our own team, “VfL Wolfsburg” in the German Bundesliga” he added.

This new partnership will see Volkswagen providing support for children at local Saturday morning club games all over the country through to the further development of the Small Whites development program and all the way up to the elite level representative teams.

“The announcement of Volkswagen supporting New Zealand Football nationally and particularly at grass roots levels further drives our ability to develop the sport and individual talent”, announced Michael Glading, CEO of New Zealand Football. “Also, given Volkswagen’s global association with the sport, there’s already a shared passion for the game and a mutual desire to reinforce the existing plans that we have in place. It’s an exciting time for football and we are looking forward to further exploring the opportunities that a brand such as Volkswagen can bring to the table and to capitalising on the profile that the football is currently enjoying” he added.

The All Whites first outing on the road to the World Cup will be against Australia on May 24th.

As the All Whites World Cup Squad heads to South Africa to represent New Zealand at the World Cup, Volkswagen has just announced a new partnership program with Football New Zealand.

The new partnership between Volkswagen and New Zealand Football is aimed at developing the game here in NZ. With interest in football at all an all time high on the back of World Cup qualification it’s an ideal time to invest in grassroots development activities and to grow the game from the ground up.

It’s not just here that VW has an interest in football, “Volkswagen has a strong commitment to football globally, based out of our headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany” commented Dean Sheed, Volkswagen General Manager for New Zealand. “We already have developed Junior Football Masters programmes in 20 countries, across 5 continents and have our own team, “VfL Wolfsburg” in the German Bundesliga” he added.

This new partnership will see Volkswagen providing support for children at local Saturday morning club games all over the country through to the further development of the Small Whites development program and all the way up to the elite level representative teams.

“The announcement of Volkswagen supporting New Zealand Football nationally and particularly at grass roots levels further drives our ability to develop the sport and individual talent”, announced Michael Glading, CEO of New Zealand Football. “Also, given Volkswagen’s global association with the sport, there’s already a shared passion for the game and a mutual desire to reinforce the existing plans that we have in place. It’s an exciting time for football and we are looking forward to further exploring the opportunities that a brand such as Volkswagen can bring to the table and to capitalising on the profile that the football is currently enjoying” he added.

The All Whites first outing on the road to the World Cup will be against Australia on May 24th.

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