Apollo Tyres & Manchester United to nurture Indian football talent
New Delhi (Ekta Khangwal)- Mikael Silvestre, former Manchester United defender, launched the Apollo Go The Distance Scholarship programme to nurture young football talent in India. Apollo Tyres in association with Manchester United Football Club and Youth Football International launched this programme.
Apollo Go The Distance Scholarship programme, which started on 11th May at the American Embassy School in New Delhi, was continue till 15th May. Two especially flown-in Manchester United Soccer School coaches, along with Mikael Silvestre, has shown a range of movements and techniques linked to Manchester United coaching methods and then selected six kids out of the 192 participants, one each from U9, U11, U13, U15, U17 and U19 age groups basis on the skills. The selected kids would be offered a one year scholarship by Apollo tyres for their training with Youth Football International in Delhi. From the chosen kid one kid would also get an opportunity to join a week long residential training camp with Manchester United Soccer Schools in UK.
The event also saw the unveiling of the special edition dual branded Apollo and Manchester United Tyres for the Indian market. Marco Paracciani, Chief Marketing Officer and Satish Sharma, President, APMEA (Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa), Apollo Tyres and Phil Townsend, Manchester United’s Director of Communications & Deputy Chairman of the Manchester United Foundation were also present at the event.