ContiTeamCup 2010

06/11/2010 German Finals in Continental’s Second World Soccer Tournament

  • Four teams vie for the German championship in Ingolstadt
  • Heinz-Gerhard Wente, CHRO, supports team from the grandstand
  • Highlight: Special match played by local management
  • Winning teams goes up against South Africa and the UK

Ingolstadt/Hanover, June 11, 2010. Who will be the German champion in the ContiTeamCup? Although that is still for the gods to decide, one thing is already evident: Under the motto “Fit for the future”, the teams from the Gifhorn, Korbach, Ingolstadt, and Villingen plants will be facing off in a round-robin series at the TV 1861 Ingolstadt e.V. field to determine the German champion in the second corporate world soccer tournament of the international automotive supplier Continental. The four teams came out as regional champions after elimination matches against 15 other teams. The German champion will then face off against the national champions from Port Elizabeth, South Africa and Ebbw Wale, and the United Kingdom. Heinz-Gerhard Wente, Executive Board member for human resources of Continental AG will also be in the stands cheering on the teams. As a further highlight, the local Continental management will play a special match to show how they measure up when it comes to ball-playing skill and competitive stamina.


“The elimination matches have already given the trainers, 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 Roland Wolfschläger, production manager and one of the organizers of the tournament in Ingolstadt


Back in the spring of 2009, Continental blew the starting whistle for its second corporate world soccer tournament. Running parallel to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, for which Continental is an official partner, women's and men’s teams from 100 locations are competing for the Continental world championship title. The Hanover-based international automotive supplier initiated the 1st ContiTeamCup in conjunction with the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™. Arousing enormous enthusiasm, the 2006 tournament evolved into the greatest sports event ever in the history of the company. Cheered on by thousands of spectators, over 150 women’s and men’s teams from 26 countries competed against one another for the Continental world cup in hundreds of national and international matches.


The ContiTeamCup 2009/2010 adheres to the same regime as the tournament four years ago. All the plants can participate with 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 group winners advance to the finals in Hanover. The qualification games are played in the period from April 2009 to June 2010. The finals are slated for September 17 to 19, 2010, in the corporation's home town of Hanover. “2010 is again a soccer year – and Continental is in on the action in two ways: as an official partner of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ and with the ContiTeamCup 2010,” says Wente. “Team spirit and enthusiasm are especially important in rough times like this. After all, one of Continental visions is: Performance is our passion.“


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
Denise Maria Eichhorn
Press Officer
Continental AG 
Vahrenwalder Str. 9
D-30165 Hanover, Germany
Phone: +49 511 938-
Fax: +49 511 938-1055
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