Linglong Tire and VFL Wolfsburg Football Club Cooperated to Promote the Development of Chinese Youth Football
On May 18, 2016, the launching ceremony of “Fantastic Trip to VFL Wolfsburg with Linglong Tire ”, which was sponsored by Linglong Tire and supported by VFL Wolfsburg Football Club, was held in Changchun, Jilin. This activity will provide Chinese teenagers who have football dreams with the platform to improve their skills and achieve their dreams. The general manager of VFL Wolfsburg Football Club, Klaus Allofs, Röttgermann, and the deputy general manager of Linglong Tire, Qi Zhifa, and three VFL Wolfsburg’s players attended the ceremony.
The activity ”Fantastic Trip to VFL Wolfsburg with Linglong Tire” is a deeper cooperation between Linglong Tire and VFL Wolfsburg since Linglong Tire became the top sponsor of VFL Wolfsburg in 2014. The activity consists of two parts and the children football training school will be open in Shandong in September, which will be mainly open to the children at the age from six to twelve who will receive the professional training of the coaches from VFL Wolfsburg. Besides, from the beginning of the new season in August, Linglong Tire will send three kids to VFL Wolfsburg during its each home game to let the audience of the whole world remember these kids, which will leave them an unforgettable trip to VFL Wolfsburg. The recruiting activity is divided into two parts, the online recruitment and offline recruitment. Linglong Tire will publish the detailed methods of participation on its official website, WeChat, offline stores and automobile BBS.
The general manager of VFL Wolfsburg Football Club, Röttgermann, said his players and management team all liked China and the activity “Fantastic Trip to VFL Wolfsburg with Linglong Tire” would not only deepen the friendship between Linglong Tire and VFL Wolfsburg, but also promote the exchanges between China and Germany.
During the ceremony, Linglong Tire signed the agreement on the deepening strategic cooperation with VFL Wolfsburg in next season. After the signing ceremony, three German football players appeared on the stage with three Chinese kids and gave polo shirts to the three kids.
When answering the question from journalist of Xinhua News Agency, Mr. Qi Zhifa, deputy general manager of Linglong Tire, said that Linglong was setting up R&D center in Europe, and Linglong hoped to improve its brand influence in Europe through the cooperation with VFL Wolfsburg. When answering the question from journalist of Guangzhou Daily, the general manager of VFL Wolfsburg Football Club, Röttgermann, expressed that China was a very important overseas market and it had great influence on VFL Wolfsburg’s Chinese strategy to cooperate with Linglong Tire.
Linglong Tire will continue to offer top international resources and convenient conditions to the development of Chinese youth football in the future.