1899 Hoffenheim are set to travel to India on 11 May 11 to fly the flag for the Bundesliga abroad
1899 Hoffenheim are set to travel to India on 11 May 11 to fly the flag for the Bundesliga abroad

Hoffenheim ready to promote the Bundesliga in India

Sinsheim - 1899 Hoffenheim will close out their 2013/14 Bundesliga campaign with a one-week trip to India (11-19 May). Alongside promoting the Bundesliga, the club will also take part in various social projects in the country.

Hoffenheim as “international ambassadors”

In close cooperation with the club’s main sponsor SAP, a German multi-national software corporation, the Sinsheim outfit will initiate four new projects. The team will also visit schools and football clubs in Kolkata, Goa and Aizawl and take part in training sessions with local children, amongst other activities.

In Calcutta, the squad is scheduled to visit a local orphanage, while the sporting highlight of the trip will be a friendly encounter with a select XI from the state of Mizoram, which will take place in the mountainous region of Aizawl (Tuesday 13 May, 16:30 CET). Global United FC have provided additional organisational support for the 'Tour of India'.

“We’re delighted to be making this trip as international ambassadors for the Bundesliga and to help set various sustainable and socially relevant projects in motion,” said sporting director Alexander Rosen. “From a cultural and social perspective, our squad of young players gain some invaluable experience.”

Key dates on 'Tour of India':

11 May: Depart from Frankfurt to New Dehli

12 May: Connection in New Dehli, depart to Kolkata

13 May: Flight to Aizawl, evening friendly (16:30 CET)

14 May: Football camp in Aizawl, return flight to Kolkata, football camp in Kolkata

15 May: Sightseeing, orphanage visit, flight to Goa

16 May: Sightseeing in Goa

17 May: Training camp at a local football academy

19 May: Return flight to Frankfurt