ContiTeamCup 2009/2010


  • Four qualified men’s teams vie for the local title
  • Hanover women’s finals planned for October


Hanover, September 25, 2009. Who will be Hanover’s local champion? Although that’s still for the gods to decide, one thing is already evident: the round thing has to make it into the square. Under this motto, the men’s team from the Continental plants in Hanover will be locking horns at the Hannover 1878 e.V. field on Saturday, September 26, 2009, to decide the local title in the second corporate world football tournament. The four teams have already qualified for the finals by beating the pants off another ten teams from the headquarters Vahrenwalder Straße and Buettnerstraße and the plants in Hanover-Stöcken, Hanover-Vinnhorst and Hanover-Vahrenwald. The finals for the women’s teams are scheduled for October.


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“The elimination matches have already given the team captains, the organization team and us a chance to witness how very much the colleagues have gotten into this event. And this enthusiasm has made itself felt well beyond the games. The ContiTeamCup helps bolster team spirit at all levels and gives fellow employees from different organizational units, plants and countries an opportunity to get to know one another better and come closer together,” says Henning Michels, team captain and one of the organizers of the matches.

In spring of this year Continental kicked off the second corporate world football tournament. Running parallel to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, with which Continental is associated as official partner, women's and men’s teams from 100 locations are competing to determine the Continental world champions. The Hanover-based international automobile supplier initiated the 1st ContiTeamCup in conjunction with the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™. The tournament caught on with employees and became the largest sporting event in the history of Continental.

More than 150 men's and women's teams from 26 nations contended for the Continental World Cup in hundreds of national and international games viewed by thousands of spectators.

The ContiTeamCup 2009/2010 is being run the same way as the tournament four years ago. All locations are eligible to enter women’s and men's teams. Teams play each other first at the local level, then at the national level, and finally at the group level. The winners of these group-level matches travel to Hanover for the finals. The qualification games are played in the time span April 2009 to June 2010. The finals are slated for September 17 to 19, 2010.

"2010 is another football year, and Continental is involved on two fronts – as an official partner of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ and with the ContiTeamCup 2010," says Heinz-Gerhard Wente, CHRO of Continental AG. "The current difficult economic situation notwithstanding, we have decided to continue with the ContiTeamCup 2009/2010. In rough times like this, team spirit and enthusiasm are especially important. An old football proverb goes "After the match is before the match." Applied to the current economic crisis, this can be translated as "Every downturn is followed by an upturn."

Alexander Lührs
Head of Public Relations
Car Tyre Division
Continental AG l Rubber Group
Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
Büttnerstraße 25 
30165 Hanover, Germany
Phone: +49 511 938-2615
Fax: +49 511 938-2455
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