Arsenal are to open football training schools across India this summer to develop young footballers in India and give thousands of children across the country somewhere to learn and play safely away from the dangerous streets.
It has just been announced that six teams from India will be starting a new football League, primarily in the West Bengal area, and they are going to have a cricket-style auction of the some top-class veterans including the ex-Arsenal star Robert Pires.
Barclays Bank, who sponsor the English Premier League, have been holding a competition in India to find the country’s biggest football fan, in the “Biggest Fan of India” contest. They started their search over six months ago and thousands upon thousands of football fanatics from all over the vast continent applied for the award, sending in scrapbooks, videos, photos and long letters in support of their claims.
Yesterday i published a brilliant story that Tony Attwood from Untold Arsenal had written especially for the 11Gunners website. It is great that Arsenal blogs from all over the world can get together to help each other out, and especially to help promote football and Arsenal in the massive continent of India.
I have a football website, as you can see, and i get to look at many similar websites every single day, you could not imagine exactly how many there are in the world. I have been doing this for a few months now and i am still finding new ones every day.