SWITCHING ROLES: TSG PLAYERS AND AUDI STAFF SWITCH EMPLOYERS
Interesting insights: TSG Goalkeeper Oliver Baumann experienced somewhat of a change of scenery for a few hours at Audi this week. The Bundesliga professional offered a helping hand at the Audi A8 production site in Neckarsulm. Accompanied by production personnel, he tightened the final screws into the cockpit before driving the brand new Audi A8 off the assembly line. "I really enjoyed it. Cars are a great hobby of mine so it was a great opportunity to come here and experience it," remarked Baumann.
Audi staff member Martin Sieber had already previously switched his job role to work in TSG's PreZero Arena for the friendly match against Sevilla FC. He assisted the Hoffenheim operations team for the exhibition match against the Sevillians and got a sneak-peek behind the scenes at a professional football match. Sieber helped the kit manager during game preparations and equipped the players with their shirts and boots. "It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me, to be so close to the players and to walk these sacred halls and the dressing room for myself," he said. Audi has been TSG Hoffenheim's premium business partner for 11 years.
TSG psychologist Jan Mayer to appear on SWR as pundit
This Sunday (8 September), Professor Jan Mayer will appear as an expert on the television programme "SWR Sport in Baden-Württemberg" (21:45-22:30 CET). The TSG Hoffenheim sports psychologist will speak on the show, which will be presented by Lennert Brinkhoff, about his experiences when it comes to observing how elite sportsmen and women deal with performance pressure.