Linking Volkswagen and amateur sports is a tradition. The commitment to common values, such as the desire to excel, authenticity, effort and collaboration, inspire and propel the brand to launch amateur sporting events. The competitions aim to encourage and support young talents and promote the practice of sport as a healthy habit in different areas, from sailing with Sailing Experience Volkswagen, tennis with Tennis & Paddle Tour or soccer with the Volkswagen.
Volkswagen is investing in young athletes for years with the launch of their own sporting events. The trail began with the Volkswagen Tennis Tour that started in 1999 and from then until now has been the meeting place for over 5,000 children and young fans of this sport. In 2008 Volkswagen embarked on the world of sailing, as a novelty, last year began his career in the turf of the football stadiums.
Volkswagen Junior Masters
this year, Volkswagen Spain II coordinates the national edition of the Volkswagen Junior Masters, an amateur football championship Volkswagen AG worldwide organization with the help of the importing countries. This competition takes place in three days. The first start on site of Valencia CF Sports City the weekend of 18 and 19 December with the participation of 16 teams from different areas of the country. The next meeting will be in Madrid on 8 and 9 January next year. The finalists will contest the final in Barcelona, RCD Espanyol Stadium Cornella-El Prat the next 21, 22 and 23 January. The winning team will have the opportunity to attend a big game of the football season. Sailing Experience Volkswagen Volkswagen’s presence in sailing regattas amateur character already has more than three years of experience. The Volkswagen Sailing Experience is a sports initiative has the support of the leading yacht clubs in Spain, such as the Club Nautico El Balis, the Yacht Club Arenys de Mar, Real Club Nautico de Palma, Royal Mediterranean Club of Malaga The Real Club de Regatas de Alicante, Port St. Mary of Cadiz and the Real Club Nautico de La Coruna.
The races are held in different leagues are organized by different yacht clubs, and for all Volkswagen offers a long list of attractive prizes including the “experiences” proposed programs and In-Motion Touareg Volkswagen Race Tour. This circuit is continued sailing throughout.
Volkswagen Paddle & Tennis Tour
Meanwhile, Volkswagen’s participation in racquet sports is already a classic. The Volkswagen Paddle & Tennis Tour this year reached its eleventh edition, becoming an amateur sporting event reference in these two sports. With a total of six categories, structured according to the age of the participants, the competition has a total of nine branches spread throughout the country: Santander, Ferrol, Malaga, Sabadell, Vic, Girona, Vigo, Gijón, Seville and Madrid. The winners of the local offices will play a final tournament during the months of February and March 2011. The overall winners will enjoy a weekend to attend the finals and semifinals of the Trofeo Conde de Godo 2011. The tournament schedule is also available in http://www.volkswagen-padelytenistour.es/.
All in all, Volkswagen demonstrates once again the close link with the sport and its commitment to encourage its practice among young fans under a common philosophy in which they share values such as optimism, effort, dynamism and emotion generating the game.