Arsenal, one of the biggest clubs in U.K’s Premier League, with a strong heritage of success, progressive thinking, and financial stability. The club has been taking advantage of it’s growing fan base in Africa recently by engaging its fans in different ways. In February, Arsenal signed a sponsorship deal with Rwanda, the club is now offering African youth team coaches an opportunity to train in London.
In partnership with digital money transfer outfit, WorldRemit, Arsenal will launch “Future Stars” an exclusive Premier League Club training camp for African Community Coaches.
By making it easier to send money, we help our customers do more for those they care about. Our customers are working hard to use the opportunities they have been given to support their community and we believe we should follow their example. When we set up our partnership with Arsenal, one of our goals was to reward hard-working individuals within the community. Football connects people from all walks of life so this was a natural place to start. – Ismail Ahmed, CEO of WorldRemit explained.
How It Works
The initiative is offering local coaches the chance to attend an exclusive new training camp with Arsenal’s top youth coaches in London and 25 shortlisted coaches will be rewarded with Arsenal kits for their entire youth squad. WorldRemit will arrange for the successful applicant to fly to London and during the camp, they will work together with the Soccer Schools coaches on plans to use this training to build a lasting legacy in their home country. The camp will be free to apply for and open to youth team (under 16s) coaches from across Africa. To apply for the programme, coaches will simply need to complete the short online application form.
Deadline: August 27, 2018.
“In this Centenary year of Mandela, it is a fitting time to recognise and reward those individuals who have harnessed the power of sport for the benefit of young people across Africa. A strong commitment to the community is one of the values we share with our partners at WorldRemit and together we hope to build a lasting legacy and to shine the spotlight on these unsung heroes who give up their time to help to deliver a brighter future for others. We are looking forward to working with all the coaches that join us in London as part of the Future Stars programme,” Simon McManus of Arsenal Soccer Schools said.
Applicants will be assessed by a panel of judges from the partners, which includes the founder of WorldRemit, Ismail Ahmed, his co-founder, Catherine Wines, Head Coach at Arsenal Soccer Schools Simon McManus, Business Manager of Arsenal Soccer Schools Marc Thorogood. The judging panel will select five coaches as finalists. The stories of the five finalists will be shared on futurestars.worldremit.com and the successful applicant will be selected based on a public vote on the site.