Volkswagen Junior Masters Tournament investing in the future of South African soccer

The u/12 team representing McCarthy VW Constantia are the winners of this years’ Volkswagen Junior Masters soccer tournament…

After stiff competition, the u/12 team representing McCarthy VW Constantia (based in Johannesburg) are the winners of this years’ Volkswagen Junior Masters soccer tournament.

The players overcame competition from 15 other teams at the annual soccer tournament held at Wits University from 8 to 9 December 2017.

The tournament, which sees teams sponsored by Volkswagen Dealerships from around the country, saw 16 teams consisting of nine u/12 boys contesting the championship in a knockout format.

“A key differentiator of the Volkswagen Junior Masters tournament is the investment into soccer as well as investing into the talent and skills of young soccer players from previously disadvantaged areas in South Africa. This year’s competition saw a quarter of the teams present being developmental teams with youngsters from various townships across South Africa,” said Thomas Schaefer, Volkswagen Group South Africa Chairman and Managing Director.

The two-day tournament culminated in a Johannesburg final clash between McCarthy VW Constantia and Barons Bruma. The technical skills, speed and agility of McCarthy VW Constantia were unrivalled as they won the match 3 – 0 to clinch the championship.

The McCarthy VW Constantia team will be jetting off to the Volkswagen Junior World Masters tournament in June next year to represent South Africa and will be competing with countries like Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain and the USA.

“Not only is it a pleasure for Volkswagen to support this annual soccer tournament, but we are also thrilled to be sponsoring the winning McCarthy VW Constantia team with an all-expenses paid trip as they represent South Africa at the international tournament in Germany next year,” added Schaefer.

The international Volkswagen Junior World Masters started in Germany in 1999 and has progressed to be one of the biggest youth football competitions in the world and is currently held in more than 20 countries.

“It will be the fifth time that Volkswagen South Africa will be represented at this international soccer tournament and we wish the boys and technical team well at the tournament,” concluded Schaefer.

Via: Volkswagen South Africa