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Volkswagen drives sponsorship forward for local sporting legend
Thursday 25th September, 2014

Volkswagen drives sponsorship forward for local sporting legend
Women’s squash world champion, Laura Massaro, receives flowers from new
sponsor, Corkills Volkswagen’s, general sales manager, Allen Blake.

A leading Volkswagen retailer has secured an exciting deal to sponsor one of Lancashire’s most successful sports stars.

Corkills Volkswagen, in Wallgate, has confirmed their sponsorship of the current women’s squash world champion and double Commonwealth Games silver medallist, Laura Massaro.

The sponsorship deal means the sports star gets a brand new Corkills-branded Golf to drive to and from tournaments and events in and around the UK.

Thirty-year-old Massaro, who was raised and lives in Lancashire, is a well-known and much-loved figure in the area. She reached nationwide media exposure when she became World Champion earlier this year and followed up that success with silver medals for England at the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Corkills Volkswagen believe that Laura’s active and healthy lifestyle will make her the perfect role model for potential customers.

Speaking about the sponsorship deal Laura said: “I am a Lancashire girl through and through so to have the backing of a respected local business like Corkills really is a dream come true.

“I’m delighted with my new car. I absolutely love it. The brand, the quality and the reliability you get with a Volkswagen is second to none. I couldn’t be happier.”

A regular on the TV screens, Massaro was also crowned as Britain’s first woman to win the Squash World Championships individually for 15 years and last year she became the first English woman to win the British Open in 22 years.

Jacqui Kaye, brand manager at Corkills Volkswagen, said: “This is an extremely exciting time for us at Corkills.

“Laura is a local success story in the area and her continued progress in being an ordinary woman achieving extraordinary things on the world stage makes her the ideal choice for a growing company like Corkills Volkswagen.

“Plus, it’s always great to hear our customers’ comments after seeing Laura driving around in her customised Golf.”

For more information on Corkills Volkswagen call 01942 324 411 or visit www.corkills.com.

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