Yamaha has signed on as a major sponsor of the 2019 FootGolf Asia Cup and FIFG 250 World Tour, which is set to deliver a major boost for the development of this new hybrid sport in Australia.
The Yamaha 2019 FootGolf Asia Cup will be held at Horizons Golf Resort in Port Stephens NSW from 18 – 22 November. The event will see the best FootGolf talent from 10 Asia Pacific countries on display, with a chance for our Australian players to show their skills on home turf. Players will be competing for individual honours and in a team event covering Mens, Ladies and Seniors divisions. The FootGolf Asia Cup will be followed by a FIFG 250 World Tour event from 23 - 24 November which is open to players from 40 countries!
President of FootGolf Australia Leonardo Fernandez said, “We are pleased to welcome Yamaha as a major sponsor and naming rights partner of the 2019 FootGolf Asia Cup. Yamaha is a well-known brand with close associations to leading sports around the world. We hope to develop stronger ties with AsPac countries with the aim of growing FootGolf across the region.”
Yamaha Motor Australia's Managing Director Taka Kaieda said, “We are excited to be the naming rights sponsor of the Asian FootGolf Cup. Yamaha Motor Corporation supports sport around the world, and this is just another event, we are very proud to be associated with. We look forward to seeing players from many nations competing to be the Asian champion."
The Yamaha 2019 FootGolf Asia Cup is a free event to ensure there are no barriers to the community experiencing this world class tournament. There are exciting activities planned such as free FootGolf clinics and a new bLU cRU kids experience for children aged 5-10 years hosted by Yamaha.
The bLU cRU kids experience is a rare opportunity for children to enjoy laps within a supervised test arena on Yamaha’s popular PW50, TT-R50 and YFZ50 machines all with the expert guidance of accredited bLU cRU coaches in safe environment. It is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression!
FootGolf is a wonderful sport for the whole family. Children as young as 6 years can play. FootGolf Australia and Yamaha extend a warm invitation to families, social groups and businesses to experience the Yamaha 2019 FootGolf Asia Cup and FIFG 250 World Tour event in Port Stephens.
- Yamaha’s bLU cRU programme is a platform to support the next generation of young riding talent in both road and off-road racing.
- The platform creates a professional environment that is used to encourage, nurture and build tomorrow’s racing stars through the guidance and unparalleled experience of the Yamaha Racing world.
- FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of football (soccer) and golf. The game is played on a golf course, using a regulation #5 football which is kicked into 52 cm diameter holes. The rules largely correspond with those of golf.
- Since its inception in 2009, FootGolf has expanded around the world and it is currently played in over 40 countries. The sport is governed internationally by the Federation of International FootGolf (FIFG).
- FootGolf Australia has been a member country of the Federation for International FootGolf since 2013. This number is increasing steadily as golf courses seek additional revenue streams and look to engage a wider demographic of the local community.
- Every two years there is a World Cup, and in between these are the continental competitions such as the European Tour, Americas Cup and the Asia Cup.
- Throughout the year, the FIFG holds World Tour events. Players must compete in a cross section of these events in order to earn world ranking points. Horizons after winning the bid for the 2019 FootGolf Asia Cup was able to secure a FIFG 250 World Tour event which runs from 23 - 24 November, right after the Asia Cup.