Arsenal have completed a deal with India on Track which shall allow the latter to open several branches of the Premier League club’s Soccer Schools in India.
The Gunners will thus establish their first school in Delhi and shall be operational from June this year, and offer sessions led by Arsenal-trained coaching staff to ensure the key principles of ‘playing the Arsenal way’ are incorporated.
Vinai Venkatesham, Arsenal’s head of global partnerships, said: “Partnering with India on Track is an exciting opportunity for us to connect with our passionate fans in India and help create a lasting foundation of structured football participation opportunities delivered by Arsenal Soccer School coaches.”
“In the coming years we hope that tens of thousands of boys and girls will have the opportunity to take part in coaching sessions and learn to play the Arsenal way in a priority market for the Club,” he added.
Gaurav Modwel, managing director of India on Track, said: “Arsenal Football Club has a proud history in developing young football talent. From our early discussions we quickly realised their values are aligned with our own - with the fulfillment of sporting excellence through training and development; a priority. We are very happy to be working together and, with Arsenal's coaches, we can inspire a generation of football-mad youngsters in India and teach them how to play the Arsenal way with energy, skill and enjoyment."