Pires Sambangi Jakarta to Print Record Marathon Play Ball
Jakarta – Former Arsenal star Robert Pires, comes back to Jakarta. He came to set a record marathon playing soccer with communities in Indonesia.
The event titled “Arsenal Football Marathon” that will take place in the field International Sports Club of Indonesia (ISCI), Ciputat, Saturday (24/1/20155). Starting at 8:00 pm, the event is scheduled for completion at 17.00 pm.
To create this record participating teams will play in the relay. With this concept, Arsenal want to promote the spirit of mutual help among the participants who took part.
“Everyone can join in this event. So there will be an amazing experience for all who participate,” said Pires while diving session journalist conference in Kasablanca City, Jakarta, Friday (23/1).
“I know, Arsenal have great fans in Indonesia. I’m looking forward to meet and play with these advocates, especially some young people from the project Save the Childen of Bandung,” added the man who also served to become the ambassador of the Arsenal Foundation.
Arsenal’s Head of Marketing, Charles Allen, revealed that this show initiative created specifically for fans in Indonesia.
“This event is exclusive to Indonesia. So, we have not thought of making a record of similar events in other countries. But if it will be successful, there is a possibility we will be holding an event like this in many parts of the world,” said Charles.
This event is also a marker launch Arsenal cooperation with MAP Active as Arsenal’s official retail merchandise sales.
“The number of Arsenal fans in Indonesia is very large, there is interaction with the 3 million people in social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and microsite ‘Art of the Arsenal’. However, the largest jersey sales even in Thailand and Malaysia,” said Director of Operations MAP Active, Michael Chapper.
“With the increasingly frequent European teams to come, I hope the market will evolve. We are also open online sales, in order to reach supoter Arsenal in Indonesia,” he added.
A charity is also tucked away in this event. Arsenal took the apparel sponsor, PUMA, the Gunners will donate the ball to the project of Save the Children.