Arsenal FC and online money transfer service, WorldRemit, are offering one male and one female football coach from Africa or the Americas the chance to attend an exclusive training programme with Arsenal Football Development coaches in London.
The “Future Stars” project in his second edition was developed by WorldRemit and Arsenal FC to celebrate the positive impact that grassroots youth football coaches have on their communities, helping the children they train to develop life skills both on and off the pitch.
WorldRemit will sponsor two winners, one male and one female, to fly to London for a personalised coaching programme with Arsenal Football Development coaches. Through the programme, 20 shortlisted coaches will be rewarded with Arsenal shirts for their youth squad.
Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva has been appointed as the Ambassador for “Future Stars” project.
Entries are now open on www.futurestars.worldremit.com or via a chatbot on the WorldRemit Facebook page until 4 September.
To enter, coaches simply need to complete a short application form explaining why they deserve to be granted this unique training opportunity and how they would use it to build a lasting legacy of positive change through football.
From the online applications, 20 coaches will be shortlisted to receive Arsenal youth shirts for their team.
From the shortlist of 20, the judging panel will select eight coaches as finalists – four male and four female. The eight finalists’ stories will be shared on www.futurestars.worldremit.com and the winners will be chosen based on a public vote on the website.
Andrew Stewart, Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa at WorldRemit, said: “Our customers work hard every day to send money home to support their communities. Inspired by them, we developed the Future Stars programme with Arsenal to shine a spotlight on youth community coaches who use their passion for football to build a better future for others.
Simon McManus, Head Coach at Arsenal Football Development said: “Community engagement has always been at the heart of everything we do and we continue to work hard to promote greater levels of participation in sport, both in north London and around the world. The Future Stars programme is all about recognising youth coaches across Africa and the Americas who bring communities together and are changing lives through football.”