A local five-a-side football team from Fish Brothers Toyota car dealership in Swindon has progressed to the UK and Ireland finals of the Castrol 5s Championship.
Victory over the other finalists in the five-a-side football tournament will earn its players the footballing experience of a lifetime in Vienna, Austria.
Having beaten off stiff competition in the Castrol Professional Championship regional heats earlier this year, Fish Brothers Toyota will now play teams from all corners of the UK and Ireland for a chance to progress to the European finals. The climax of the continent-wide Castrol 5s Championship takes place from June 20-23 alongside UEFA EURO 2008™ , in Vienna, Austria – one of the tournament’s host nations.
To get there, Fish Brothers Toyota will first have to cope with the pressure of playing the best teams from the UK and Ireland at Villa Park; Aston Villa F.C’s Premier League stadium in Birmingham, on May 11. If the Toyota dealership team continue their winning streak and make it to Vienna, they will go on to play teams from as far afield as Greece, Slovakia and Russia.
Open to teams from franchised dealerships across the UK and Ireland, the Castrol Professional Championship regional rounds were organised by the oil manufacturer to celebrate its sponsorship of the UEFA EURO 2008™ competition.
"The Championship has been a runaway success, and is a great opportunity to get everyone caught up in the excitement of UEFA EURO 2008™ ," explains Adrian Brabazon, Castrol OEM and Workshop Marketing Manager – UK and Ireland. "With nearly 100 teams having entered the competition, Fish Brothers Toyota have done incredibly well to get this far, and I wish them the very best of luck for the UK and Ireland finals at Villa Park!" Brabazon concludes.
In addition to an all-expenses paid three-night trip to Vienna and participation in the European finals of the Castrol 5s Championship, the UK and Ireland winners each team member will also get tickets to one of the UEFA EURO 2008™ Quarter Final matches.