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Bharti Airtel announced second edition of Airtel Rising Stars,India’s under-16 soccer talent hunt

Jul 11, 2013 13:24 IST

ARS 2013: Airtel Rising Star 2013

Bharti Airtel on 9 July 2013 announced the commencement of the second edition of 'Airtel Rising Stars' (ARS).

Airtel Rising Stars is India’s largest under-16 soccer talent hunt which was started in association with Manchester United in year 2012. 'Airtel Rising Stars' is a thorough exploration program which will screen young footballers across India for capabilities and skillsets basis their performance in tests, real time match simulations etc.

Some facts about Airtel Rising Stars

• The ARS program is open to individual entries and evaluate students from over 450 schools spread across 7 cities in India, and will finally handpick the country' top 11 under-16 footballers who will get the chance-of-a-lifetime to attend a week-long training camp with Manchester United Soccer Schools and possibly kick-off a career in professional football.
• 'Airtel Rising Stars' is India's largest under-16 soccer talent hunt which will give 11 promising youngsters the chance-of-a-lifetime to train with Manchester United Soccer School and possibly kick-off a career in professional football.

The Airtel rising Stars is going to start from August 2013, and will be a 3-month long Inter-Schools Tournament-cum-talent hunt involving participation from soccer players representing over 450 schools in seven cities, as well as individual players, before finally hand-picking the best performers who will get the chance of a lifetime to attend week-long coaching clinic with Manchester United Soccer School coaches.

At the end, the 30 players in the final selection trials will be trained for five days under coaches of the Manchester United Soccer Schools (MUSS) in Goa and will be tested on all structure and composition (including physical attributes, individual skills, match situations and their performances in actual matches) before 11 of the best players are chosen to travel to Manchester for a week and will be trained along with the Manchester United - Under 21 team.

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