- Program to majorly focus on development of football at the grassroots level in the region
Pune, December 4th 2014:IOT – Arsenal Soccer Schools today announced the launch of the program in Pune, which will be hosted at HotFut Sports Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.
India On Track (IOT), a football development organization has partnered with Arsenal FC, one of the leading football clubs in the world and together with the Club, run IOT – Arsenal Soccer Schools in India, providing full-time training and conditioning to students and teaching them to ‘Play the Arsenal way’. With the program already operational in Delhi, Mumbai and Kochi, IOT will also have centres running in Bangalore and Chennai by January 2015.
The program brings top-level technical expertise to the fore through a team of highly qualified international and Indian coaches, spearheaded by IOT’s Technical Director David MolinerMonedero, a UEFA Pro licensed coach. David, a Spaniard, has worked extensively in India in the field of grassroots development and is a specialist in identifying and developing talented young footballers.
The training programs are conceptualized, designed and developed by the Technical Director in accordance with Arsenal’s globally renowned soccer schools programme.
The first IOT – Arsenal Soccer Schools centre in Pune will be operational from January 2015 at the Hotfut facility in Mundhwa. IOT will set-up, operate and manage the program at Hotfut facilities across the region.
The program will consist of training sessions conducted 2-3 times a week for each batch. Student development and progression will be tracked and evaluated regularly and the program will also provide an opportunity for students to participate in international exchange programs for further development and exposure
IOT- Arsenal Soccer Schools will be setup in partnership with reputed educational institutions from Pune which possess quality sports infrastructureand share IOT’s passion and fervor for football and grassroots development.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vivek Sethia, CEO, India On Track (IOT)said “IOT is an organization dedicated to providing a sustainable and encouraging eco-system for budding Indian sportspersons to be able to hone and train their skills and inherent talent under the guidance of qualified individuals, while paying equal attention to the science and rigor of their sport. With India on the crossroads of a footballing breakthrough, we see tremendous untapped potential amongst the youth, for who the limits are unknown. Our partnership with Arsenal FC allows us to provide top quality training and coaching facilities to young footballers, thereby giving them the best possible opportunity to maximize their potential. With the success of the ISL and India hosting the Under -17 World Cup in 3 years time, we along with Arsenal FC aim to be at the heart of India’s football story”
Pavit Singh,Director HotFut Sports Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd said, “This novel initiative will provide an international level program, state-of-the-art amenities and training facilities at affordable rates. Our main aim is to develop football in Pune at the grassroots level and enable budding players to further hone their skills and talent.”