Hyundai launches grassroots football programme with Chelsea FC in Woodley, ReadingGo Back
Hyundai Motor UK launches Hyundai FC, supporting football at all levels as an official partner of Chelsea Football Club
Woodley Saints FC from Woodley, Reading, have partnered with Eden Motor Group and will benefit from the programme
Hyundai has worked closely with Chelsea FC to develop a range of experiences for each of the eleven clubs involved in the programme, and their supporters
Running throughout 2019 as part of Hyundai’s ‘For The Fans’ campaign
Wednesday 5th June 2019 – Hyundai Motor UK, the global automotive partner of Chelsea FC, has teamed up with the club and Hyundai dealerships across the UK to launch Hyundai FC; a nationwide grassroots football programme for eleven junior teams.
Woodley Saints FC in partnership with local Hyundai dealership, Eden Motor Group will participate in the project that will offer them unique football experiences throughout their season. The team will receive top-level coaching sessions from Chelsea FC UEFA qualified Foundation coaches, brand new playing and training kit and Chelsea FC benefits to inspire the next generation of aspiring footballers.
The eleven teams, made up of boys and girls aged from Under-8s to Under-16s, along with their coaches and families, were invited to Stamford Bridge last week to launch the programme. After a behind-the-scenes stadium tour, the teams took part in skills sessions run by Chelsea FC coaches on the famous pitch before each club was presented with bespoke training plans to help their team develop over the upcoming months. On their visit to West London, the players, along with their parents and the local Hyundai dealers, were also treated to a meet and greet with the Blues’ legend and FA Cup winner, Gus Poyet, and Chelsea FC’s beloved mascots, Stamford and Bridget.
Throughout 2019, each of the eleven teams will be visited by Chelsea FC Foundation coaches to implement their training programmes as well as each Hyundai FC club coach having the chance to visit the Blues’ training base in Cobham to participate in a hands-on coaching experience with Chelsea Academy coaches and teams.
The programme is part of For The Fans – Hyundai’s commitment to football in the UK and support of fans at all levels of the game – from the grassroots players, coaches and parents at the eleven Hyundai FC clubs to the elite-level through the sponsorship of Chelsea FC.
Will Smith, General Manager of Eden Motor Group, commented: “It’s an exciting time for us here with the launch of Hyundai FC and getting Woodley Saints Wolves on board to give some great opportunities with the Chelsea coaches. The launch day at Stamford Bridge was fantastic, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store.”
David Butcher, Woodley Saints coach, said: “To be given the opportunity to be a part of Hyundai FC is fantastic, for the kids at this club these experiences will be something they will never forget. They are loving their new Hyundai FC branded kit, and are really looking forward to getting some expertise from the Chelsea coaches too.”
As part of For the Fans, Hyundai has already celebrated and rewarded fans that have gone the extra mile to follow the Blues and surprised fans with Chelsea match tickets and merchandise and will continue to support fans during this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup with ticket giveaways, travel and exclusive player content.