Bakcell starts selection rounds for “Manchester United” Summer Soccer School

Bakcell starts selection rounds for “Manchester United” Summer Soccer School

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 1


Bakcell - the First Mobile Operator and Leading Mobile Internet Provider in Azerbaijan and Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan announce the start of selection rounds for the third "Manchester United" Summer Soccer School.

The main goal of the summer soccer school is to reveal young talents among children aged 8-12, who live in the capital and regions of Azerbaijan, and contribute to development of their football skills.

Thus, 32 kids aged 8-12 (years of birth: 2003,2004,2005,2006 or 2007) who successfully pass the selection rounds held with support of the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA), in Baku and other regions of Azerbaijan, will be participating in training sessions, organized at "Bayil Arena" stadium on 1- 6 of June.

The selection rounds will be conducted by the coaches of AFFA's "Elite Training" project and Mick Bennett - the head coach of Manchester United Soccer School, and the main attention will be paid to testing technical skills of children. Participation in the selection rounds is absolutely free of charge.

The selection process will be held in accordance with the following schedule:



Time and date of registration

Selection date


Nizami Ganjavi str., 24, AFFA pitch with artificial turf

5 May 2015, 16:00

6-7 May 2015


Gakh city stadium, Aydin Mammadov str., 42

8 May 2015, 16:00

9-10 May 2015


Khachmaz Olympic Sports Center

14 May 2015, 16:00

15-16 May 2015


Sumgait FC stadium, Samad Vurgun str., 25

19 May 2015,16:00

20-21 May 2015


Bayil Arena Stadium, Sabail dist., Salyan highway 23, area 20

22 May 2015, 16:00

23-24 May 2015

Contact numbers for questions related to registration: 0555119078, 0555119079

Bakcell will provide children, selected to the "Manchester United" Summer Soccer School with the necessary sportswear. The training will be held by coaches, delegated to Azerbaijan by the FC Manchester United. Five participants, who will demonstrate the best results during the training sessions, will spend 4 days in the city of Manchester. All costs related to this trip will be covered by Bakcell.

"The Manchester United Summer Soccer School, organized by our side together with AFFA and Manchester United for two years in a row, has exceeded all of our expectations. Taking a significant interest towards this project into consideration, we have felt our responsibility to ensure that this tradition continues. Children, who've previously succeeded at the selection rounds, have demonstrated outstanding results during their trip to Manchester as well. Being the people's mobile operator, we feel very proud for these results and achievements. I, personally, as well as other persons engaged in implementation of this project, are confident that the enormous potential of Azerbaijani children will serve as a solid foundation for success of our national football in the future" says Bakcell CEO Mr. Richard Shearer.

General Secretary of AFFA Mr. Elkhan Mammadov:

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 Sü[email protected] brand name.

With a long term partnership contract Bakcell is Manchester United's first official telecommunications and broadcast partner in all CIS countries, bringing a range of unique and exclusive content to the country's football fans and in particular the fans of Manchester United.

For more information about Bakcell products and services, please visit or call 555.For press releases please (or 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

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