Chattanooga Football Club is thrilled to release the special edition pregame jersey for the Women's team in 2022, designed locally by the VW Women in Motion mentorship program in Chattanooga.
"This pregame jersey signifies the strength of our athletes and the strength of the VW partnership with our Club," said Jeremy Alumbaugh, CEO of Chattanooga Football Club.
This jersey was one of many excellent entries from local workers at VW.
"This one truly embodies the focus of electrifying soccer and highlighting the StrongHER program which is a focal point of increasing involvement of women and girls in soccer," added Alumbaugh.
“We applaud the Chattanooga Football Club’s addition of a women’s team,” said Burkhard Ulrich, senior vice president of human resources at Volkswagen Chattanooga.
“For Volkswagen, diversity in the workforce is a strength that we aim to continue building and fostering. Just as Volkswagen is the People’s Car, soccer is the people’s sport; it’s a natural fit for us.”
The collaboration between CFC and VW is structured around three pillars: Electrifying soccer, Diversity and Inclusion, and Sustainability. The Scenic City will soon become the “Home of the ID.4,” as VW builds out their plant to produce the all electric ID.4.
This item is a pre-order with a deadline of Sunday, May 22nd (11:59pm ET). A very limited number of jerseys will also available at the CFC Store inside Finley Stadium for our June 11th match. If you want to guarantee your jersey, please order through this pre-sale.
Made in the USA!
Sizing information: These are the same jerseys that the team wears, but with a somewhat looser fit. In addition to the unisex option, this jersey will be available in a women's fit which run smaller than the unisex.
The first step of the project began this spring in cooperation with CFC's Operation Get Active. It will focus on three different areas: Training, Mentoring, and Education. VfL Wolfsburg has sent a trainer, Julia Hofmann, to Chattanooga to run a soccer camp twice a year for 10 weeks, in which up to 30 girls from socially disadvantaged communities can participate free of charge. In addition to the training, which takes place twice a week, future plans include mobile soccer schools for girls in rural areas and disadvantaged communities that lack access to organized sports. As part of StrongHER, interested participants will also be offered the opportunity to train as coaches, which will be conducted and certified by VfL Wolfsburg. More here.