Monday 22 February 2010

Gold medal winning car for olympic hopeful gymnast

Alan Day Volkswagen is giving practical support to one of Great Britain’s top Olympic hopefuls as he trains for 2012.

Silver medal-winning gymnast, Daniel Keating, has been given a new Volkswagen Polo by the retailer to help him on his journey to success as he travels to training and competition events.

Daniel joins a growing list of Alan Day Ambassadors – high profile sporting personalities and organisations such as Darren Gough, Saracens and Les Ferdinand – who help the Volkswagen dealership in their annual programme of community and fundraising activities, and the Volkswagen retailer is currently considering local events for Daniel to take part in.

Paul Tanner, Managing Director, from Alan Day Volkswagen, said: “Renowned for its dynamic performance, stylish looks and superior fuel efficiency, we believed the new Polo was the ideal vehicle to support Daniel in his preparation for major competitions.

“We have been impressed by Daniel’s undoubted talent and dedication and we are honoured to sponsor him by providing a car with qualities that reflects his skills – flexibility, strength, balance and control.

“What’s more, as the new Polo has just been selected and European Car of the Year 2010, we thought it entirely appropriate that a budding Olympic gold medallist should drive the car currently on the top step of the motoring podium.”

Daniel Keating won the World Championships All Around silver medal at the O2 Arena in October 2009, to add to the silver he took at the Senior European championship in Italy earlier in the year, along with a bronze on the pommel horse. At the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Daniel competed in the All Around final and finished ninth on the pommel horse.

Alan Day, which has sites in Southgate, Hampstead, and the City of London, is a family-owned business that has been delivering the highest levels of customer service to its customers since 1972.

New Polo, the fifth generation of the supermini, is the most technically advanced version in its 34 year history, but it remains true to the brand's core values of safety, reliability, quality and value for money.

Despite the increase in size, the Polo is lighter than the model it replaces leading to improved fuel economy and emissions.

The new Polo is available to order from Alan Day now with prices starting at £10,035.

The Car of the Year is an international award, judged by a panel of senior motoring journalists across Europe. The panel aims to give an expert, independent view of the most outstanding new car to go on sale in the past 12 months.

For more information contact Sue Foster on 01902 714957 or email

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