SKF Cooper supports aspiring young footballers
2018 March 06, 09:00 GMT
SKF Cooper, a long established King’s Lynn based company, and inventor of the split roller bearing, is proud to sponsor the UK’s participation in the world’s most prestigious youth football tournament.
SKF Cooper is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the SKF Cooper Meet the World Cup, a youth football tournament taking place at Alive Lynnsport, Greenpark Avenue, King's Lynn on 19 and 20 May 2018. This UK event takes place ahead of the prestigious SKF Group sponsored Gothia Cup tournament in Gothenburg, Sweden, where the winning teams will be competing between 15 and 21 July 2018. Winning participants from the UK under-15s category also receive an all expenses paid invitation to the Gothia Cup tournament.
As part of the SKF involvement, a social media campaign called ‘Celebrate the World’ asks all participants in the local tournaments, as well as their families and friends in their network, to upload and share their goal celebrations. The aim is to create an online meeting place that brings the children together and can spread the participation to a wider audience.
Gothia Cup is the world's biggest sports tournament for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 18, and takes place in Sweden, in July, every year. Its main purpose is to create a meeting place for the world’s children, regardless of culture, age, social background or nationality. Now over 30 years old, the tournament attracts around 1,500 teams from 70 countries.
Pat Smith, General Manager of SKF Cooper comments: “We are delighted to be able to support this extraordinary football tournament for young people. As well as being a fun event for the participants, their friends and families, it provides a wonderful opportunity for them to meet young people from other cultures – all the while following their passion for football!”
SKF and Gothia Cup began their partnership in 2006 and since then, Meet the World tournaments have been arranged in 39 countries with 169 Meet the World tournaments. Over this period, SKF has brought more than 2,500 children from winning teams to Gothenburg and the Gothia Cup.