England soccer stars in driving seat for Euros
The England soccer squad visited lead sponsor Vauxhall Motors, at the carmaker’s headquarters in Luton before flying out to Krakow in Poland ahead of Euro 2012.
As the England team coach pulled up on Osborne Road, Vauxhall Motors staff congregated in reception to welcome the team.
The England team were led into the building by Roy Hodgson and his management team of Ray Lewington and Gary Neville as Vauxhall Motors’ staff wished the team luck for the championships and their first fixture against France next Monday in Donetsk.
Captain Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney and the squad posed for pictures with Vauxhall staff, the award-winning Vauxhall Ampera and signed a special commemorative autograph board during the visit.
Robert Parker, forecasting manager at Vauxhall Motors said “It was a privilege to meet the England squad before they travelled out to represent us in Poland and the Ukraine.
“Football fever is definitely alive and kicking at Vauxhall Motors. We’ll be supporting the team through all their fixtures and we’re looking forward to their first game.”
Vauxhall Football TV will be keeping supporters up to date with what's going on in the England camp with daily broadcasts from Poland and Ukraine.
The visit coincided with the launch of Vauxhall Motors’ Home Nations football TV advert. ‘Supporting a Nation’ features current members of the England squad, football fans and Vauxhall staff.
The new advert focuses on the England team as they prepare for a major fixture. It reflects on how fans stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the players, supporting the team and bringing the nation together.
To view the new Vauxhall England TV ad, visit www.vauxhallfootball.co.uk/england2012