Trützschler China is now an active sponsor and supporter of a Corporate Social Responsibility project from the German soccer club Borussia Mönchengladbach.* With the motto “Soccer is for everyone”, the project aims to provide regular soccer sessions for children of primary school age, while also building a sustainable soccer base in Shanghai where professional coaches help youngsters make their sporting dreams come true.
Many people move to Shanghai from other areas of China – and particularly from disadvantaged regions. The parents are attracted by opportunities for work, but this means their children have to leave their hometowns, their communities and their other relatives behind. The children often face financial and social challenges. That’s why Borussia Mönchengladbach, Trützschler and the German kitchen storage solution manufacturer Kesseböhmer are now partnering to help these kids by promoting physical activities and developing important life skills such as teamwork, respect, tolerance and fairness.
“We are delighted that our support enables so many children to enjoy professional soccer training as part of their daily life alongside their school routine. And we are also proud to be a partner of Borussia Mönchengladbach soccer club because they come from the same hometown in Germany as Trützschler,” says Harald Schoepp, Managing Director at Trützschler China.
Martin Thiess, General Manager of Borussia Mönchengladbach in China, adds:
“There’s nothing better in this world than smiling children. We are very happy to conduct this meaningful project. Together with our partners, we are supporting these kids and giving them happiness through enjoying exercise and playing soccer.”
This sporty project offers children a fantastic opportunity to grow and develop, and its ambitions go far beyond scoring goals on the soccer field. It also aims to help create a more harmonious society in Shanghai – and to strengthen the ties of friendship between Germany and China.
*Since 2018, Borussia has had its own subsidiary company (Borussia Mönchengladbach (Shanghai) Sport Development Co. Ltd.) in China that aims to implement local soccer development projects effectively.