Now that Euro 2012 is over, guess what? One of English Premier League‘s top football clubs is traveling hundreds of miles across the world to see their fans. That could be you!

So, in conjunction with Arsenal’s 2012 Tour in Malaysia, Nike Malaysia will be launching an interschool challenge that will give one (and ONLY ONE) school an opportunity of a lifetime of having the players of Arsenal FC visit their school.

(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)

Working peeps, we can hear you wishing so hard that you were back in school again!


Last year, to commemorate Arsenal’s 2012 tour, the event was held in Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur. But this year, it seems that the format has been slightly tweaked. The challenge will now include an interschool tournament based on Nike SPARQ, a training and conditioning system that helps to build better athletes and is used by some of the best football clubs in the world.

The schools (more than 20 expected to participate) will be judged on a series of tests such as speed (20 meter dash), agility, endurance, and power. After which, the school with the highest average SPARQ scores and with participants that has completed the most “Make It Count” mission will win the opportunity of a lifetime of having Arsenal visit their school on top of winning RM5,000 worth of Nike products.

(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)
(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)

At the press conference, Joan Yeoh (Country Marketing Manager of Nike Malaysia) said, “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 hope of inspiring them. Students from the winning school can look forward to hearing first-hand stories from the Arsenal stars and gain exclusive insight into their lives as world class professionals.”

We have to say, though. Some lucky Arsenal “fanboys” are “Gunner” be really happy!

(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)
(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)

The Arsenal team is scheduled to arrive in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 22nd July 2012 (Sunday) and will be playing against the Malaysian XI at the Bukit Jalil Stadium on the 24th July 2012  (Tuesday) at 9:45am.

Not a student? Fret not! You too can snag a chance to watch the match when you purchase the Arsenal home jersey at any of the Nike outlets from 1st July 2012 until 21st July 2012. Go get ’em, tiger!

(Taken with a Samsung GALAXY S III)

For more information, visit Nike Malaysia’s website.

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