-Neil Warnock spearheads new ‘Coach the Coaches’ programme-
London, UK – 20 May 2013 – Budweiser has today announced a new programme to help non-league coaches improve their skills by learning from some of the biggest names in UK football.
The new initiative, called ‘Budweiser Coach the Coaches,’ is backed by The League Managers Association. The programme aims to help coaches raise their game and improve their skills so they can achieve their full potential and instil confidence in players to reach their dreams in the game.
As a long-standing supporter of football around the world, Budweiser understands the importance of the game at all levels. Former Sheffield United, QPR & Leeds United manager, Neil Warnock has been recruited to spearhead the campaign to enhance coaching at non-league level.
Budweiser will bring together five top football coaches and managers in the UK to visit five non-league club coaches from steps 5-7 of the football pyramid, hosting one-on-one mentor sessions to support their development and enhance their understanding of the game. Each session will be filmed, with the content created showcased online.
The programme ties into Budweiser’s #tothedream campaign which aims to inspire optimism amongst clubs and fans, celebrating the beautiful game and those sporting individuals at the heart and soul of football.
Neil Warnock features in the video introducing the programme to potential applicants, which can be viewed on Budweiser’s UK Facebook and YouTube pages. To get involved in Budweiser Coach the Coaches, non-league clubs will need to visit Budweiser.co.uk/coach-the-coaches before applications close on Friday 31st May*.
Neil Warnock said: “No matter what level of the game you’re competing in, everyone knows the day to day challenges that coaches are under. Coaches at this level of the game are often under greater pressure, as they may have to balance full time work with their coaching commitments. I’m delighted to be backing the Budweiser Coach the Coaches programme which gives a fantastic opportunity, for us coaches that have been fortunate enough to coach professionally, to pass on our experiences and give something back to non-league football.”
Budweiser Marketing Manager, Jennifer Anton, said: “Budweiser is committed to supporting football at all levels and wants to promote the long-term future of the game in the UK. Guidance from professional coaches for non-league club staff will help players develop and clubs’ to build their legacy and progress through the leagues.
“Budweiser has a long history of supporting football. By coaching non-league coaches we hope to inspire communities and their football clubs.”
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Notes to Editors
- To apply for Coach for Coaches please visit Budweiser.co.uk/coachthecoaches*
*Terms and conditions apply
For more information and imagery please contact the Budweiser press office at Mischief PR on 020 3128 6600 or [email protected]
About Budweiser & Football
Budweiser and its parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has a vast heritage in football, including partnerships with the FIFA World Cup™, the Copa América, a number of local leagues and tournaments across the world and, of course, The FA Cup.
Budweiser has already demonstrated its commitment to grassroots football through its FA Cup partnership by sponsoring non-league Wembley FC.
In 2012 Budweiser also announced a £1m investment into grassroots football in the UK through a programme called Budweiser Club Futures. The programme is backed by The FA with Alan Pardew as ambassador.
About Anheuser-Busch InBev
Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in Leuven, Belgium, with American Depositary Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUD). It is the leading global brewer, one of the world’s top five consumer products companies and recognized as first in the beverage industry on FORTUNE Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired” companies list. Beer, the original social network, has been bringing people together for thousands of years and our portfolio of well over 200 beer brands continues to forge strong connections with consumers. We invest the majority of our brand-building resources on our Focus Brands – those with the greatest growth potential such as global brands Budweiser®, Stella Artois® and Beck’s®, alongside Leffe®, Hoegaarden®, Bud Light®, Skol®, Brahma®, Antarctica®, Quilmes®, Michelob Ultra®, Harbin®, Sedrin®, Klinskoye®, Sibirskaya Korona®, Chernigivske®, Hasseröder® and Jupiler®. In addition, the company owns a majority equity interest in the operating subsidiary of Grupo Modelo, Mexico’s leading brewer and owner of the global Corona® brand. Anheuser-Busch InBev’s dedication to heritage and quality originates from the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium dating back to 1366 and the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery, with origins in St. Louis, USA since 1852. Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, Anheuser‑Busch InBev leverages the collective strengths of its approximately 118 000 employees based in 23 countries worldwide. In 2012, AB InBev realized 39.8 billion US dollar revenue. The company strives to be the Best Beer Company in a Better World. For more information, please visit: www.ab-inbev.co.uk.