Vimto announces partnership with Salford City FC to support youth programme

Vimto has announced a partnership with Salford City Football Club to support Academy 92, the club’s youth development programme.

To launch this partnership, Vimto has called on talented youngsters to submit their own trick shots to @RealVimto on Twitter or Vimto on Facebook using #VimtoSalfordChallenge for a chance to win a trick shot evening with Class of 92 stars, Paul Scholes and Gary Neville.

Academy 92 was founded by the celebrated Manchester United ‘Class of 92’ in July 2017, in association with Salford City FC, with the aim of uniting best-in-class football coaching with an education for life.

Founded by former Manchester United stars Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville and Phil Neville, the academy offers ambitious youngsters aged between 13 and 17 the opportunity to develop their confidence and independence as well as honing their football skills and fitness to help further their careers in football.

The partnership with Salford City sees Vimto honouring its North West roots on the 110th anniversary of the business, after the drink was created in Manchester in 1908, with its first factory in Salford.

Vimto will also be publicising the partnership by offering the opportunity to win tickets to see Salford City FC vs Bradford Park Avenue on Saturday, Feb 3rd, which will see Vimto zorb fun, as well as various Vimto giveaways on the day.

Emma Hunt, head of marketing, at Vimto, a Nichols Plc brand, said: “Our new partnership with Salford City FC to support the Academy 92 Foundation will mean we’re a part of ensuring young aspiring football stars have the opportunity to develop their own skills and education. We’re delighted to be working with another business that sees the importance of education and support for young people.”