Volkswagen Ireland launches Irish Junior Masters
Published 31/07/2014 | 08:03
Holly Carpenter ‘kicks-off’ junior soccer tournament with soccer stars of the future
Holly Carpenter was on hand with some of the soccer stars of the future to help Volkswagen Ireland launch the Volkswagen Junior Masters at the AUL complex. This exciting new grassroots initiative further strengthens Volkswagen’s support for Irish Soccer which already includes sponsorship agreements with a number of top Irish teams including Shelbourne FC, Bray Wanderers and Sligo Rovers.
Simon Elliott, CEO of Volkswagen Group Ireland commented: “We are strong supporters of Irish soccer and believe this new tournament, in which teams from across Ireland are participating, is a wonderful way to support and connect with Irish soccer communities. We are delighted to have this opportunity to support the soccer stars of the future and to help them on their way. It is with great pleasure that I will welcome all our teams, managements, referees, media, parents and supporters to the A.U.L complex for the inaugural Volkswagen Junior Masters Ireland competition.”
“We are delighted to become part of such a prestigious competition and look forward to growing the tournament in the upcoming years. I would like to wish all the players the very best of luck over what I am sure will be a very exciting weekend of soccer. While the winning of trophies is the aim, sport provides a wonderful opportunity to build long lasting friendships, learn important life skills and create memories,” added Simon Elliott.
There are sixteen teams participating in this 11-a-side tournament played according to official FIFA rules on regular sized pitches with regular size goals. The group stages, in which there are four groups of four teams, will be played on Saturday 9 August with the semi-finals and finals taking place on Sunday 10 August. The Grand Final will take place at 2.30pm on Sunday.