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“Manchester United” Soccer School held trainings in Azerbaijan
28.06.2013

Bakcell, The First Mobile Operator and The Leading Mobile Internet Provider in Azerbaijan held another tremendous project within the frames of its “Football with Bakcell” program.  Bakcell -   the official partner of famous football club “Manchester United” in CIS region brought another great opportunity for Azerbaijani kids and continued investing into Azerbaijani football.    Signing of official partnership with “Manchester United” in the frame of “Football with Bakcell” program brought innovation into Azerbaijani football. Renaming the “8th kilometer Stadium” into “Bakcell Arena”, as well as commissioning complete football grounds at various districts of Baku were just a start of upcoming big projects.  This time, Bakcell invited coaches from “Manchester United” Soccer School to Azerbaijan, thus taking its contribution to football in Azerbaijan to a whole new level. This initiative created an opportunity to reveal talents among Azerbaijani youth, and turn children into future stars. “Bakcell makes big attention and cares about the development of football in Azerbaijan being a part of two big projects in cooperation with Manchester United and AFFA. Implementing of Manchester United Summer School is a huge investment for the future of the Azerbaijani football and we are pleased to a part of this process. Together with our partners, we were sure that there is a huge potential of young people both in regions and in Baku and the selection process held between June 11-22 across the country proved this. These young people with great potential needs to be trained by professionals and their skills need to be revealed. I am sure that there are children who can be very popular Azerbaijani footballers in future among these 32 children”, says Ainur Abzhanova, Chief Marketing Officer of Bakcell  Being one of the most famous football academies in the world, “Manchester United Football School” discovered such legends as David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs. Selection rounds for the school were organized in Baku and several regions of Azerbaijan (Ganja, Mingachevir, Lenkoran and Sumgait) with support of the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA).  Thirty two selected young talents aged 8-12 participated in training sessions, held by coaches from “Manchester United” football school Carl wild and Paul Gray at “Bakcell Arena” on 24-28 of June.   Elkhan Mammadov (AFFA Secretary General): “This is a great project! During the last two weeks, children born in the period from 2001 to 2005 have participated in the selection process held in Mingachevir, Ganja, Lankaran, Sumgait and Baku, and the most talented kids were selected for the training camp. In my opinion, the selection process was held in the fairest way. The trainings are held and guided directly by the coaches delegated by “Manchester United”.  We will select the most talented children amongst those who attended the training camp, and send them to famous European clubs within the frames of joint project of AFFA and Bakcell.  Five young talents selected by results of the training sessions gained an opportunity to travel to the city of Manchester and visit legendary “Old Trafford” stadium, “Manchester United Football Academy", as well as the team’s training ground. *** About Bakcell Bakcell, The First Mobile Operator and the Leading Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan offers a variety of products for modern mobile communications customers.  Bakcell provides class leading 3G mobile internet experience in the country under the Sür@ brand name. Bakcell’s network covers more than 99% of the population and 92% of the land area of the country (excluding occupied territories). Bakcell is a leader in innovation and it focuses on bringing the best of the mobile internet to Azerbaijanis through new partnerships and its Sür@ services. With 257 retail outlets and 7 Customer Service Centers operating 24x7 Bakcell provides the best customer experience to its customers.   For more information about Bakcell products and services, please visit www.bakcell.com or call 555.For press releases please see www.bakcell.com/az/news (or www.bakcell.com/en/news for press releases in English). If you are not a Bakcell subscriber, but wish to find out about Bakcell and its services, please call 055 000 05 55