On Friday 21st April, Huddersfield Town team sheet sponsor, Viessmann, recreated the classic football rivalry between England and Germany by organising a friendly match between its German and English installers at Huddersfield’s PPG Canalside Training Ground.
The English installers were hoping to deliver the same success as the 1966 England team. Unfortunately, the German team took the honours with an emphatic 6-1 victory.
Viessmann area business manager, James Carter, who organised and played in the event, said, “The match was fought very professionally, albeit with some crunching tackles and a number of noticeable limps the next day! Without meaning to make excuses, the German team benefitted from a stand out performance from its striker who plays football at a high level in Germany. Besides the match itself, our Vriendly was a valuable exercise in getting Viessmann installers together, sharing their on and off-pitch experiences over the whole weekend.”
Both teams stayed to watch Huddersfield Town’s Sky Bet Championship match against Fulham at the John Smith’s Stadium the next day as guests of the club.
“We are pleased to be a partner of Huddersfield Town and are very proud of David Wagner and the team’s achievements this season,” concluded Carter.
High res image of ‘Vriendly’ shirts.
High res image of Viessmann Germany captain Sven Kiontke collecting his Vriendly trophy from Viessmann UK MD, Graham Russell.
High res image of Huddersfield Town’s PPG Canalside Training Ground where the match took place.
About Viessmann Ltd.
Viessmann Limited is part of the Viessmann Group of companies, which is one of the leading international manufacturers of heating, industrial and refrigeration systems. Founded in 1917, the family business, headquartered in Allendorf, Germany, is overseen by president of the executive board, Prof. Martin Viessmann. The Group has annual turnover of EUR 2.25 billion and employs a staff of approximately 12,000. With 22 production companies in 11 countries, distribution companies and representative offices in 74 countries and 120 sales offices throughout the world, 54 percent of turnover is generated internationally.
Viessmann’s comprehensive product range of domestic and commercial heating systems has an output range of 1.5 to 120,000 kW. It offers oil and gas-fired boilers, solar thermal and photovoltaics, combined heat and power modules (CHP), ground, air and water sourced heat pumps, biomass boilers and fuel cell heating systems.