WorldRemit, Arsenal to Train African Coaches
By Dipo Olowookere
English Premier League outfit, Arsenal Football Club and notable digital money transfer experts, WorldRemit, have come together to give coaches in Africa the opportunity to attend an exclusive new training camp with Arsenal’s top youth coaches in London.
A statement issued by WorldRemit disclosed that 25 African coaches would be shortlisted for the programme and then rewarded with Arsenal kit for their entire youth squad.
It was disclosed that WorldRemit will arrange for the successful applicant to fly to London, where they will attend an exclusive training camp with Arsenal Soccer Schools coaches.
During the camp, they will work together with the Soccer Schools coaches on plans to use the 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.
Ismail Ahmed, CEO of WorldRemit explained that, “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.”
Simon McManus of Arsenal Soccer Schools said, “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.”
to apply for the programme, coaches will simply need to complete the short online application form at https://futurestars.worldremit.com by August 27, 2018 explaining why they deserve to be granted this unique opportunity and the legacy they plan to build on their return home.