Airtel Rising Stars

Your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train at the Manchester United soccer school at Old Trafford!

Airtel & Manchester United is launching the biggest football talent hunt of Bangladesh- Airtel Rising Stars. Show us your skills and you can be one of the talented 12 who will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train at the Manchester United soccer school at Old Trafford.

What is the Airtel Rising Star (ARS)?
ARS is our unique football property that supports talent across our markets by providing them with a real platform to gain football skills in association with Manchester United and ultimately to become football stars.

What will I get from participating in the airtel rising stars program?
The ARS is a football talent hunt program that will cover all 64 districts of Bangladesh to find out the best football talents under 16 years of age.

Through a 3 month long program that will include a mixture of football drills and games, the 200 top talents will get selected and get the opportunity to take part in a 2-day long soccer camp in Dhaka managed by Manchester United coaches

After this camp, the best 12 will be selected by Man United coaches and will then fly to Old Trafford in England to take part in a 7-day training camp at Manchester United Soccer School.

How do I participate in the ARS?
You have to first register by sending an SMS from any airtel number:

Type “airtel district code” and send an SMS to 4321

On the return SMS, you will get your registration confirmation with a unique ID. Please save this SMS as you will need this to take part in your audition.

What is the last date of registration?
The last date of registration will vary by district. Please look in the newspaper for your relevant dates.

Where will the audition take place?
The audition will take place at your district at a nearby venue. Please look at the Prothom Alo newspaper on 8th July, 2012 for name & location of your audition venue.

What are the selection processes of Airtel rising star?
* All boys under 16 years of age are eligible for ARS.
*They have to initially register over SMS
*After SMS based registration, district level scouting will take place to form a ARS District Team of top 20 talents
* Each district team will then compete in a Divisional Level tournament from where one team will be crowned the Divisional Champs.
*Through this tournament, the best 25 talents will be spotted to form the DIVISIONAL ARS TEAM
* A national level tournament will then take place where 8 ARS Division teams will compete to become the National champions
*All 200 participants of the national level will then be handed over to two Manchester United coaches, who will select the best 12 and take them to Old Trafford for an

1.Is there any chance for the players of the final selection to be a part of the Manchester United Youth Academy?

At this point of time the finalists will have an opportunity to visit and get a short training at Man Utd camp.

As you know, many players from Africa have become part of the football world scene and participated in the Man Utd squad. Through proper talent scouting and sustenance, there can be a time when players from different countries can join the Academy including Bangladesh.



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