Aldi supports sporting success

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Aldi has sponsored one of the UK’s biggest university varsity competitions, the Christie Championship.

The sporting tournament will see more than 1,600 students from the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool battle it out for the winner’s trophy across 31 sports including netball, rugby, trampoline, fencing and climbing.

Aldi secured the three year deal to support students of the event, which has been running since 1886.

This year the championship, which will be held on 7th March and 22nd April, will be hosted by the University of Liverpool and the hosts will be looking to take the title from Leeds University, who won it on home soil in 2014.

Danny Harvey, AU President at Liverpool, said:  

The Christie Championships have been running for over 125 years, and it is an honour to be involved, especially organising the hosting of a 'home' event. It's a great showcase of the tremendous sporting talent of the three universities involved, and I cannot thank ALDI enough for their support, without which an event of this scale would not be possible.“

Ruth Doyle, Regional Managing Director at Aldi, commented:

“Aldi is proud to engage with high calibre university students and we are pleased to be sponsoring the Christie Championship for the next three years.

“Team work, leadership and determination are some of the qualities that Aldi looks for in its graduates and so we are looking forward to working closely with the students during the tournament.

“We hope to introduce participants to the excellent career opportunities on offer at Aldi and highlight the benefits of our highly sought-after graduate programme, whilst supporting one of the longest running inter-university events.

“Aldi would like to wish the best of luck to everyone involved.”  

Awards and trophies will be presented to winning teams in a ceremony held at the University of Liverpool’s Guild of Students on April 22nd, and the Christie Shield will be presented to the winning University by Aldi representative.


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