Arsenal and Magic Bus come together to organize football clinic in New Delhi
?Ray Parlour & ?Sol Campbell signed jerseys were awarded to winners
Sport is often regarded to be one of the best mediums for inculcating life ideals and personal development among individuals including children. The values learnt through participation in activities on the field are believed to be applicable not only in the field of competition but off it too.
What’s encouraging these days is a lot of corporate entities are aligning to a similar line of thought. One such recent endeavour was an exclusive football clinic for children organised by the Arsenal football academy at the capital’s DLF promenade mall this weekend. The clinic saw spot registrations for as many as 80 young football enthusiasts. Held over a period of 2 days, 29th – 30th August, the clinic saw as many as 80 on the spot registrations.
The enthusiastic kids played with coaches from the prestigious academy and won Ray Parlour & ?Sol Campbell signed jerseys, amongst other goodies. DLF awarded special scholarships to 3 under-privileged children of Magic Bus, a non-profit organisation, which works towards the welfare of underprivileged children via sports.
They will now get to train under the Arsenal academy for the entire year. While awarding the scholarship to the Magic Bus children, Dinaz Madhukar Sr. Vice President & Mall Head, DLF Promenade said, “India is a land of champions and we need to instill core values like self-belief and focus into them. Through this soccer clinic in association with the Arsenal Football academy, we wanted to encourage families visiting the mall to involve their children in sports and also support these talented and deserving children from Magic Bus to realize their potential."
Also present at the occasion, Jaideep Bhatia, Head, Fundraising, Magic Bus mentioned, “We believe that sports can catalyze change for the children we support. I am glad that DLF Promenade is supporting the training of budding talent with one of the best of International soccer programmes available her in India.”
David Moliner from Arsenal Soccer Schools added, “Soccer is the second best sport loved by all children from various age groups after cricket in India. To facilitate such a clinic for budding talent & soccer enthusiasts is a great way to get them involved in the sport. I hope this encourages new talent and drives kids to participate in our world-class training programme.”
The action-packed weekend fun was doubled by the screening of some popular football matches from across the world. Needless to say, the kids and the parents seemed jubilant and vouched for more such deeds in the near future.