Ajax and the Zillertal Tourism Board have signed a supplier agreement which will start on July 1st 2016. The commitment is for three years and runs up to June 30, 2019. The official ceremony will take place in the Amsterdam ArenA stadium on the first of May, just before kick-off of the League match Ajax – FC Twente.
Zillertal will host the Ajax Summer Training Camp in July for the coming years. The new Official Supplier will be visible in the Amsterdam ArenA and at the Ajax training facility ‘de Toekomst’. The cooperation with Ajax should increase the popularity of the Austrian region Zillertal with the well known villages of Fügen, Kaltenbach, Gerlos, Mayrhofen and Tux within the Netherlands.
Zillertal is the most versatile valley famous in winter as the largest ski valley in the world with of choice more than 500 kilometres of slopes and in summer for family orientated summer activities like hiking and cycling/mountainbiking with more than 1.400 kilometres of paths including a stunning panorama.
Ajax director Edwin van der Sar: ,,Our history with Austria already lasts for a long time. Zillertal consists of eg Mayrhofen and Fügen and both places offer great possibilities for our annual summer training camp. We are the first Dutch club with such a solid partnership and are glad to follow some other international teams from European top-leagues to Tyrol. We will promote Zillertal in the Netherlands the whole season and they provide us with the best pre-season training facilities. We’re looking forward to a pleasant and effective partnership.”
CEO of Zillertal Tourism Board, Gernot Paesold: ,,It is no coincidence that the professionals of the successful Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam will be completing their summer training camp in Zillertal for the first time. With its optimal altitude and fresh mountain air, the valley offers the best training conditions for the coming season. We are happy that Ajax Amsterdam checked the infrastructure for their requirement profile and found it to be perfect. The situation of the stadium in the holiday region Mayrhofen / Hippach in the middle of the glorious Zillertal 3000-metre mountain region is ideal. It is a great advantage that there are many further opportunities for group-dynamic mountain adventures and sustainable team building very near the practice pitch such as rafting, canyoning and of course mountain biking.”
More info about Zillertal: www.zillertal.at