Continuing to ‘Go the Distance’, Apollo Tyres and Manchester United released their third and final skills challenge, providing fans with the opportunity to win a trip of a lifetime to Old Trafford for one of the most viewed contests of the football season
Carrying forward their shared commitment towards development of the youth, Apollo Tyres and Manchester United today released the third and final skills challenge – the ‘Apollo Accuracy Challenge’. The Apollo Challenges were created to help grassroots players around the world to access, test and refine three key skill-sets that have been the cornerstone of Manchester United’s success on the pitch.
September saw Manchester United and Spain international Juan Mata launch the ‘Apollo Agility Challenge’, while Marouane Fellaini launched the ‘Apollo Control Challenge’ in October. After an overwhelmingly positive response from fans, Apollo selected a winner from each challenge – along with one friend – to travel to Manchester on December 13, 2014 where they’ll watch the Red Devils take on Liverpool from a VIP Old Trafford box.
The launch of the Apollo Accuracy Challenge provides fans with one last chance to demonstrate their skills and get a chance of winning tickets for one of the season’s most eagerly anticipated encounters.
The final Apollo Challenge sees Manchester United midfielder Ashley Young demonstrate the importance of accuracy. The Accuracy Challenge is designed to improve players’ shooting accuracy – arguably the most important skill for any footballer.
To view the challenge, visit: apollochallenges.com/
Ashley Young commented:
“Accurate shooting is one of the most important skills in a footballer, especially as a forward player. At the highest level you might only get one chance per game so it’s crucial you are accurate and take that chance to help secure the points for your team.”
To enter the competition a participant must submit a film to the Apollo Tyres Facebook page showcasing him/her mastering the accuracy skill demonstrated by Ashley Young. One lucky winner and a friend will then be selected to receive an all expenses paid for trip to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United take on Liverpool in a VIP box on December 13, 2014.
The winners will also receive travel, 5 star hotel accommodation, a signed Manchester United shirt, post-game hospitality and a surprise goody bag.
About Apollo Tyres Ltd
Apollo Tyres Ltd is a leading Indian tyre manufacturer. It is built around the core principles of creating stakeholder value through reliability in its products and dependability in its relationships. The company has four manufacturing units in India, three in Southern Africa and one in the Netherlands. Apollo’s subsidiary companies are Apollo Tyres Africa (Pty) Ltd in South Africa and Apollo Vredestein BV in the Netherlands. India, South Africa and Europe are the company’s three domestic markets from where products are exported to over 100 countries. In each of the domestic markets the company operates through a vast network of branded, exclusive and multi-product outlets
About Manchester United
Manchester United is one of the most popular and successful sports teams in the world, playing one of the most popular spectator sports on Earth. Through our 136-year heritage we have won 62 trophies, enabling us to develop the world’s leading sports brand and a global community of 659 million followers. Our large, passionate community provides Manchester United with a worldwide platform to generate significant revenue from multiple sources, including sponsorship, merchandising, product licensing, new media and mobile, broadcasting and match day.