Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Chance for school to host Wenger and Arsenal


Students to battle it out for the chance to host Arsenal in their school

PETALING JAYA, JULY 4 – Nike kicked off the “Gunners Interschool KL Challenge” today in conjunction with Arsenal’s pre-season tour to Malaysia.

This year’s edition of the challenge will be an interschool tournament based on Nike SPARQ, a training and conditioning system that helps build better athletes and used by some of the best football clubs in the world.

Nike is expecting more than 20 schools to take part in the Nike “Gunners Interschool KL Challenge” this year.

Last year’s “Gunners Challenge KL” which was held at the Midvalley Megamall attracted more than 1,000 fans as they competed among each other in a 5-on-5 futsal tournament.

This year, the participating schools will be judged based on a series of challenges via Nike’s training and conditioning system, Nike SPARQ.

The school which achieves the highest average SPARQ score and with participants that complete the most “Make it Count” missions will win the opportunity of a lifetime of having some the Arsenal players visit their school and RM5, 000 worth of Nike products.

During the visit, students from the winning school can also look forward to hearing first-hand stories from the Arsenal players themselves and obtain an exclusive inside look at their lives as world class professional footballers.

The event serves to highlight Nike’s commitment to the young football community in the country. By providing an exclusive access to the Arsenal players, Nike aims to empower and inspire young aspiring footballers to take their game to the next level and to ultimately, achieve their goals.

“We at Nike Malaysia have always been committed to playing a part in developing football within the country whilst providing platforms for young aspiring footballers to better their game through various grassroots programs. Through the Nike Gunners Interschool KL Challenge, we want to provide these youths with an exclusive access to the players with the hopes of inspiring them”, Joan Yeoh, Country Marketing Manager of Nike Malaysia said.

Earlier today, members of the media were given an exclusive sneak peek into the Nike SPARQ system. Nike SPARQ consists of four components which tests a player on various abilities such as speed with the 20-Metre-Sprint, agility from the Arrowhead Agility Test, endurance with the Yo-yo Intermittent Recovery Test or YIRT and power with the Vertical Jump.

At the end of the SPARQ test, each player is given a score which tells them their conditioning level. In conjunction with the Arsenal tour, fans can obtain a complimentary RM68 match ticket and a training pass to see the team train by purchasing an Arsenal home jersey at any of the following Nike outlets from July 1 – 21: • Nike Store Midvalley Megamall • Nike Store KLCC • Nike Store Pavilion • Nike Store One Utama (New Wing) • Nike Store Alamanda • Nike Store The Curve • Nike Store Sunway Pyramid • Al-Ikhsan Bukit Bintang Plaza • Al-Ikhsan KL Festival

1 comment:

HSKAMAL said...

Conditioning is very subjective in football. Not only the physical but also the mental need conditioning. Physical is only part of it.

The human brain is situated at one end of the body. The transmission of an intention or moves by the player takes a long time to reach the foot which is located at the other end of the body.

How can we improve the transmission to take place quicker and faster besides the recommended method by Nike SPARQ? Taller players will take longer time then shorter players to transmit their intentions and moves. These is why timing is very important in open sports such as football,rugby,tennis and all non static sport.

Nike SPARQ, method is in-complete after all. There are still rooms to improve in producing the right product for the the sports people out there.

I will give you a hint,... 'CONNECT AND STAY CONNECTED'.