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Europcar launches competition for five-a-side tournament at the Emirates

Arsenal fans get the chance to follow in the footsteps of their heroes



For football fans young and old, the idea of emulating their heroes and scoring a vital goal on their team’s hallowed turf is the stuff of which only dreams are made.  Now, thanks to Europcar, the official car and van rental partner of Arsenal Football Club, Arsenal fans have the opportunity to make that dream a reality with the announcement of the Europcar Cup Five-A-Side Tournament. It takes place at Emirates Stadium, 27th May 2015, with Arsenal legend, Ray Parlour, on hand for team-talks as well as presenting the Cup.

Four teams of fans will be invited to pull on their boots and take centre-stage in the home of their footballing idols.  They will even be able to get ready for the game in the Emirates Stadium changing rooms and receive a pre-match briefing in the dug-out. All they have to do to be in with a chance of winning a squad number is enter a social media competition hosted by Europcar.

“This unique experience is guaranteed to make our winners the envy of their friends and fellow supporters for a very long time,” said Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group. “Entering couldn’t be easier and gives Arsenal fans from right across the UK an equal chance of stepping onto the pitch at the Emirates.”

All fans need to do to enter is tweet an image containing the hashtag #EuropcarCup, of themselves in their Arsenal shirt.  Four lucky winners will be selected from the entries enabling them each to bring five of their friends to play with them at the Emirates. Winners will be announced by 20th May 2015.

The four fans teams, picked from the social media competition, will be joined by a team of Arsenal bloggers, another team consisting of travel and sports journalists, and a team chosen from one of Arsenal’s many dazzling supporters’ clubs. Transportation to and from the ground will also be taken care of, courtesy of Europcar’s Shuttle Service, allowing teams to relax and focus on the big day ahead.


“We’re already looking forward to seeing Arsenal fans sending in their pictures for a chance to win,” concluded Ken McCall. “The winning entries will have the chance to emulate their heroes this May.”


To find out more about the competition visit @EuropcarSport on Twitter.  Closing date for entries is 5pm, 8th April 2015.

About Europcar

Europcar is one of the leading mobility players in Europe. Present in over 140 countries, the Group provides customers with one of the largest vehicle rental networks through its own operators, franchisees and partnerships. Europcar Group operates worldwide its own brands Europcar® and InterRent®, which is its low cost brand. The group puts customers at the heart of its mission whether it is innovation or service. All the employees of the group are committed to delivering customer satisfaction. Europcar is actively promoting Corporate and Environmental social responsibility. Europcar has been awarded again in 2014 for the 6th consecutive year, by the World Travel Awards (« World’s Leading Green Transport Solution Company »). Europcar was also designed « Leading Car Rental Company » in Europe, Africa, Middle-East and Australia.  Europcar is owned by Eurazeo, one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe.



For further press information please contact the Europcar UK Press Office Ed McCambridge, Madeleine Roles or Wendy Harrison on 020 8977 9132.  europcarukteam@harrisonsadler.com




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