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    The ‘Road To Old Trafford’ 2024 Initiative Returns in A Larger Format

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    The “Road To Old Trafford” initiative returns in a bigger format, offering winners of the 5-a-side tournament the chance to play at the iconic Old Trafford stadium.

    Apollo Tyres Road To Old Trafford 2024 Image Credits Official Website
    Apollo Tyres Road To Old Trafford 2024, Image Credits- Official Website

    Apollo Tyres, a leading tyre maker, has announced the launch of the second edition of Road to Old Trafford, a unique five-a-side football tournament supported by Manchester United, to be held across India.

    1. How can a team register for the "<em>Road To Old Trafford</em>" initiative?

      The registrations for the tournament are now open and interested teams can register at: https://www.apollotyres.com/en-in/stories/campaigns/sports/road-to-old-trafford/rtot-consumer-contest/

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    Road to Old Trafford: Apollo Tyres Provides Indian Footballers with Unparalleled Opportunity

    Talented footballers showcasing their best performance will earn an unparalleled opportunity for an all-expenses-paid trip to Manchester, UK, and the chance to play at Old Trafford, home of Manchester United FC. The Grand Finale of the Apollo Tyres’ ‘Road To Old Trafford’ to determine the Global Winner will take place at the iconic stadium on May 31, 2024. The tournament will kick off in six cities — Delhi, Pune, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, and Kochi, with city leg winners competing in the national finale to be held in Chennai.

    Group Head of Marketing for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa Vikram Garga, said that playing at Old Trafford represents a significant milestone and a prestigious opportunity, given the stadium’s rich history, passionate fanbase, and association with Manchester United, one of the most successful football clubs globally. Through the ‘Road To Old Trafford’ initiative, they aim to celebrate the passion for football in India and provide talented footballers with a platform to showcase their performance. They hope that this initiative will motivate and inspire young Indian footballers to elevate their game to the next level.

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    Vikram Garga Image Credits LinkedIn
    Vikram Garga, Image Credits- LinkedIn

    Vikram Garga, Group Head of Marketing for (APMEA) at Apollo Tyres Ltd, expressed, “Playing at Old Trafford is a significant milestone and a prestigious opportunity due to the stadium’s rich history, the passionate fanbase, and the grandeur associated with Manchester United, one of the most successful football clubs globally. With the ‘Road To Old Trafford’ initiative, we aim to celebrate the passion for football in India and give talented footballers a platform to showcase their performance. We hope that this small step goes a long way in motivating and propelling young Indian footballers to take their game to the next level.”

    Kalina Rangers Triumphed in Apollo Tyres Road To Old Trafford Tournament Last Year

    The last edition of the initiative was won by Kalina Rangers from Mumbai, who also emerged victorious in the India leg of the tournament, demonstrating their exceptional football skills. They competed against a legends team, which included former Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov, treble winners Wes Brown and Andy Cole, along with Indian footballing heroes Renedy Singh, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Robin Singh, and Tanvie Hans.

    Kalinga Rangers Winners of the First Edition Image Credits Official Website 1
    Kalinga Rangers, Winners of the First Edition, Image Credits- Official Website

    Prithvi Victor, manager and coach of the Kalina Rangers team said that they are thrilled to have emerged as the champions of the Apollo Tyres Road To Old Trafford tournament. Competing against Manchester United legends and former Indian players was an incredible experience for them, and they felt honored to have had the chance to play at the legendary Old Trafford stadium. They extend their gratitude to Apollo Tyres for providing them with the opportunity to showcase their skills and fulfill their dreams.

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    We are thrilled to have won the grand finale of the Apollo Tyres Road To Old Trafford tournament. It was an incredible experience to compete against the Manchester United legends and former Indian players, and we are honoured to get this chance to play at the legendary Old Trafford stadium. We thank Apollo Tyres for providing us with this opportunity to prove ourselves and fulfill our dreams,” said Prithvi Victor, manager and coach of the Kalina Rangers team, when they won the 2023 edition.

    The registrations for the tournament are now open and interested teams can register at: https://www.apollotyres.com/en-in/stories/campaigns/sports/road-to-old-trafford/rtot-consumer-contest/

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