Chattanooga FC & VfL Wolfsburg Partner
Chattanooga FC are bringing German development tactics to its club as a partnership with VfL Wolfsburg was announced this week. The partnership will provide guidance at the youth and women’s level as well as a possible international friendly between the two clubs planned for the future.
NPSL Soccer News: Chattanooga FC announced its latest partnership with German Bundesliga’s VfL Wolfsburg. General Manager Sean McDaniel visited the club in Sarasota, Florida, where VfL Wolfsburg played in the Florida Cup, a tournament of international friendlies.
McDaniel and VfL Manager Thomas Röttgermann signed a letter of intent, which signals the start of a trans-Atlantic partnership between the two organizations, not limited to youth development and women’s soccer. There is also hope for an international friendly between the two sides, but no dates have yet been confirmed.
“Having a partner like VfL Wolfsburg strengthens the Chattanooga FC brand. They are a great partner and share many of the same important values that we do. We are looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship” said Tim Kelly, Chairman of the Chattanooga CF board.
The groundwork of this partnership was sparked by Volkswagen, who has a major manufacturing plant in Chattanooga and is headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.
“The American market is very important for us as a club, and also for Volkswagen. For that reason, we are really delighted to have found a wonderful partner in Chattanooga FC, who we can hold open exchanges with as a football club,” explained Röttgermann. “We can thus benefit from one another in all areas – be that in sponsoring or social media activities, etc.”
“Since being founded in 2009, Volkswagen have always given us great support and we are very grateful that, thanks to our strong partnership, we now have the opportunity to cooperate closely with a big club like VfL Wolfsburg, who boast the same values that we do and we can mutually support one another, added McDaniel.
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