Perm hosted the First international tournament of WTG FOOTBALL CUP. The contest was organized by the Russian business community Winter Technologies Group (WTG). This year the largest sports event of the community joining industrial enterprises specializing in winter technologies became international: apart from 10 Russian teams, WTG participants and partners, the football battles were joined by colleagues from Belarus.
Competitors in the qualifying games were the teams of UZPM (Krasnokamsk), Bionord (Perm), Sintez (Moscow), NGT (Perm), Polyex (Perm), Galopolimer (Perm), Galopolimer (Kirovo-Chepetsk), BSZ (Berezniki), Metafrax Chemicals (Gubakha), Goznak (Krasnokamsk) and Belaruskali (Soligorsk). UZPM and Bionord, Goznak and Belaruskali met In the semi-finals.
The decisive encounters of the WTG FOOTBALL CUP 2022 were preceded by a grandiose drum show which set the proper mood, intense and dynamic as the game itself.
Founder of WTG business community Rustam Gilfanov addressed the tournament participants and their fans with welcoming words. He thanked all the participants and heads of companies who responded to the invitation, as well as the numerous fans who overcrowded the tribunes of the stadium.
"This tournament began as an excuse to escape the stuffy offices and workshops of our enterprises to play football and socialize. Now our tournament is turning into a real festival of sports, the Industrial Enterprises Cup. It motivates us all to new achievements and new victories. Sports and business today are similar: there are rules, respect to the rival and partner, fans and referees. In the long run, the most important uniting force is heartfelt love and joy of the business you do," said Rustam Gilfanov.
The distinguished guests of the international tournament were Tatyana Chesnokova, Minister of Sports of Perm Krai, and Valery Chuprakov, president of Amkar-Perm Football Club. The latter noted that social focus of the production company is its greatest achievement. Such an enterprise is an appealing employer; its advanced corporate culture helps engage the employees' families in sports activities.
The main sensation of WTG FOOTBALL CUP 2022 tournament was a visit of the legendary football player, forward of Zenit St. Petersburg and the Russian national team Andrei Arshavin. He supported the players of the teams on the tribune and gave a training for all young football fans.
Team Belaruskali became the owner of the honorary trophy of the tournament, Perm Bionord losing only one goal in the battle for the cup in the finals. Dmitry Pylev, General Director of Ural Plant of Deicing Materials, member of WTG business community, said that the tournament was held at a superior level.