Hyundai launch grassroots programme with Chelsea
Hyundai Motor UK, the global automotive partner of Chelsea, have teamed up with Chelsea to launch Hyundai FC; a nationwide grassroots football programme for junior teams.
Eleven girls’ and boys’ teams from Under-8s to Under-16s in partnership with local Hyundai dealerships will participate in the project that will offer them unique football experiences throughout their season.
Each team will receive top-level coaching sessions from Chelsea UEFA qualified Foundation coaches, brand new playing and training kit and Chelsea benefits to inspire the next generation of aspiring footballers.
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.
Throughout 2019, each of the eleven teams will be visited by Chelsea 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.
Simon Taylor, Head of the Chelsea Foundation, said: “It is fantastic to see companies like Hyundai investing in football from the elite level right through to the grassroots.
“The Foundation is looking forward to working with the players and coaches, helping to deliver a programme that will stay with the clubs for years to come and creating a legacy for the Hyundai FC coaches, their teams and football in their communities.”
David Pugh, Marketing Director at Hyundai Motor UK, commented: “One of the key aims of For The Fans is to put fans first – supporting and enabling all fans from grassroots to elite level across the country.
“With the help of our dealerships and Chelsea’s top-class Foundation coaches, we are committed to inspiring the next generation of players and fans through Hyundai FC. We are looking forward to giving the 11 teams involved a season they will never forget.”