Kia’s global FIFA and UEFA Sponsorship
UEFA – Official Partner of Euro 2016™
Kia is proud of being a longstanding official partner of FIFA and UEFA and to be sponsoring the 2 largest football events in the world since 2006, taking football all over the world. Kia was there at the World Cup in Germany in 2006, South Africa in 2010 and in 2012 in Brazil, the spiritual home of football (Rio de Janeiro). Kia also sponsored The European Championships in Austria/ Switzerland in 2008, in Ukraine/ Poland in 2012 and ofcourse this year’s EURO 2016 event in France.
Kia UK Competitions
Kia Corporation is as passionate about football as you are, which is why we are excited to be able to offer passionate football fans, ‘once in a lifetime’ experiences related to either the World Cup or the EURO Championship through Kia’s association with FIFA and UEFA.
These experiences can be won by entering Kia-run competitions which are ‘live’ in the run-up to each World Cup / EURO Championship during Kia’s sponsorship. Some very lucky football fans get taken to the heart of the game to watch their team battle it out in an attempt to lift the coveted trophy. Others experience the beautiful game and the World Cup or the EUROS from an alternative and very different perspective, being part of it in some way, courtesy of Kia! Below a few of the previous lucky winners over the years:
Official Match Ball Carriers
Kia offered another once in a lifetime opportunity to two lucky children to walk with their National football team onto the pitch during the match at an England Euro 2016 game. Theo Weiss and Laura Fairey were the lucky UK winners of a global Facebook competition which also was promoted through the Sun newspaper.
5 aside football competition - Kia Champ into the Arena, 2016
This competition offers an exciting opportunity for one team to represent the UK and compete in the five-a-side EURO 2016 Football tournament against teams across the globe. The 2016 competition saw nearly 600 teams and 3,500 individual UK players throughout England participate. Team Evolution were the winning team in the UK and went off to France.
Mascot Friend, 2014
Lucky James Fieldhouse, from Lofthouse, West Yorkshire was invited by Kia to be England’s official Mascot Friend for the team’s game against Uruguay at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. James accompanied the Mascot onto the pitch at half time entertaining crowds and met some of his football heros.
Lucky drive to France, 2016
As the lucky winners of Kia’s test drive competition during a Kia / Telegraph Euro 2016 event at the Kia Bolton dealership, Mike and Pat Collins attended the opening ceremony and the opening game of Euro 2016 (France versus Romania), watching host nation France take on Romania. Their prize included a fully hosted 4 day programme built around Paris and the football.
Win A Year Of Sport, 2014
Craig Dorrian was the winner of Kia’s Win A Year Of Sport competition in 2014. As the winner of the Kia competition Craig attended 4 major sporting events all around the world in one year, with compliments of Kia. Australian Tennis Open in Melbourne Australia, Football World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets in New York, USA and a cricket game at the Kia Oval in London, England.
In –dealer pre- EURO 2016 tournament Events with High profile football figures
In 2016 Kia partnered up with the Telegraph for EURO 2016, Q and A style pre-discussions on EURO 2016 were held at different Kia Dealerships across the country, where the general public, had the opportunity to meet high profile figures in football, including current and past managers and players, Terry Butcher, Neil Lennon, Nigel Clough, Jim white, Ray Wilkins, Sol Cambell, Luke Edwards, Eni Aluko, Steve Clarke, Sam Wallace, Neville Southall, Dean Saunders and Jim White.
FIFA- Official Automotive Partner until 2022
As Official Automotive Partner to both FIFA and UEFA, Kia has been supplying official vehicles from its wide-ranging model line-up to both tournaments from 2007 to now.