Daventry, UK, 7th March 2019 – As a proud sponsor of the UEFA Europa League and patron of the “Centre Circle Carrier program” at UEFA Europa league matches, premium tyre maker Hankook has been able to provide children (aged 13-16) with the opportunity to be a part of the pre-match ceremony since 2016. Tonight, at Stamford Bridge, Hankook has invited two children and their parents along to watch Chelsea. It gives the children the chance to become a part of the excitement and walk onto the pitch, carrying the centre circle flag during the team line-ups. After the ceremony, both teenagers will follow the match from VIP seats and cheer for their favourite club together with their parents.
The two participants tonight were chosen by Brake, a UK charity that works to stop road deaths and injuries by campaigning for safer roads and supports people bereaved or injured in road crashes.
Brett Emerson, Managing Director at Hankook Tyre UK commented “The Centre Circle program is an opportunity for Hankook to share the excitement of football with its younger fans and as an advocate of road safety, Hankook supports the Brake charity in their quest to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, and to make the streets and communities safer for everyone.”
In 2015 the tyre maker announced the continuation of their sponsorship contract with the UEFA Europa League, Europe’s largest professional club football competition, therefore being an official partner to the prestigious club competition until the end of the 2020/2021 season. Heads from Youth Groups or Road Safety Charities can sign up at the Hankook website for their chance to hold the Centre Circle Flag during a UEL pre-match ceremony.