Arsenal Foundation Legends Match to donate £1m for football pitches

first_img Melanie May | 2 September 2016 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Arsenal Foundation Legends Match to donate £1m for football pitches Tagged with: football fundraising events Save the Children  168 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 The Arsenal Foundation is to donate £1m to build football pitches for children in London, Jordan and Somalia following The Arsenal Foundation Legends Match at Emirates Stadium, which takes place this Saturday, the 3rd September.Arsenal Legends including Robert Pires, David Seaman and Freddie Ljungberg will face ‘Milan Glorie’ which includes Rossoneri legends Paolo Maldini, Franco Baresi and Cafu in the match.The event’s objective is to raise money to develop football pitches and programmes local to Emirates Stadium and in camps for refugees and internally displaced young people in Jordan and Somalia, as well as football programmes in the UK. The football projects in Jordan and Somalia are run in partnership with Save the Children. The match is set to be a 60,000 sell out and all net proceeds will contribute to the £1m fund for the projects.To date, working with Arsenal in the Community and Save the Children, The Arsenal Foundation has helped develop 14 pitches locally and recently opened two pitches in Iraq for internally displaced people. Earlier this year, Arsenal Ladies Captain, Alex Scott visited the two pitches funded by The Arsenal Foundation in Iraq and spent time training young girls there. Arsenal Foundation Ambassador, Martin Keown, who will also feature in the match, visited the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan in 2013.Tanya Steele, interim chief executive at Save the Children said:“The Legends’ Match is a chance to celebrate football’s ability to excite, inspire and entertain. It’s a day to recognise the power of football to improve the lives of vulnerable children. For these children, the new playing surfaces will be much more than just pitches. For a child whose life has been torn apart by war, it’s a safe place to play, to make new friends – and to be a child again.”“Thanks to money raised from the Legends’ Match, The Arsenal Foundation will build five football pitches in Jordan and two in Somalia in partnership with Save the Children. Arsenal in the Community will also receive further funding to develop and upgrade pitches in Islington and neighbouring boroughs where its work reaches over 5,000 people every week.”  167 total views,  1 views today Advertisementlast_img read more

Bladt Names Global Chief Sales Officer

first_imgBladt Industries has appointed Nils Overgaard as Chief Sales Officer (CSO), who will be responsible for the company’s entire sales and business development.Overgaard will take the position on 1 May, with the current Vice President for Commercial & Sales Lars Bender continuing as part of his team.The new CSO will be responsible for a newly merged unit comprising Commercial & Sales and Business Development, Bladt said, adding that the appointment is part of the company’s professionalization.“Nils has an in-depth understanding of where the industry and our customers are going – as well as the way in which we can contribute to optimising the competitiveness of our customers. He will be bringing these skills to Bladt with the aim of consolidating our customer relationships further,” said Bladt Industries CEO Klaus Steen Mortensen.Overgaard comes from the position of Head of Energy and Utilities Industry, Nordics at IBM and was previously responsible for strategic customers in the Nordics with Vestas Offshore.“I have spent most of my career building long-term customer relationships internationally and creating close partnerships with customers. I previously refined this at Vestas and most recently at IBM – and I will continue to focus on this at Bladt Industries,” said Overgaard.last_img read more

Gerrard: Henderson deserves Player of the Year award

first_imgLiverpool legend and Rangers boss, Steven Gerrard, has picked his Premier League Player of the Year. Steve Gerrard wants team to bounce back against Hamilton Academical on Wednesday It is that time of year when pundits and managers talk about the stars who have influenced Europe’s most popular league. And Henderson, who has excelled in central midfield for nearly champions Liverpool, is Gerrard’s pick. “If he got it I don’t think anyone could argue or grumble,” Gerrard told The Athletic. “He would deserve it as much as anyone else who is in the running for it.Advertisement “I try to be non-biased when I talk about things like this. Kevin De Bruyne has been superb this season. “The same goes for Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan and Sadio Mane. Any of them would deserve it. Would I like to see Jordan win it? Yes, I would. “I’d also like to see him win the Football Writers’ award. In this day and age, with what we’re going through and what we’ve seen of late, he’s someone who commits himself to the game and is a real ambassador and role model on and off the pitch. read also:Lifting EPL trophy in empty stadium would be ‘strange’ – Henderson “It’s the way he goes about his work, the quality he has shown consistently and his leadership skills. “With these individual awards, I just think sometimes they have to be about more than what just happens on the pitch. I think Jordan is certainly deserving to be in the running for both. If he got both I’d be very pleased for him.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more

The Latest: Zverev beats US teen in 2nd round at Open

first_imgKvitova beat Kateryna Kozlova 7-6 (3), 6-2 in an hour and 40 minutes Wednesday, overcoming her nervousness in the first set. This is her 14th U.S. Open. It’s the only Grand Slam tournament where she has failed to reach the semifinals. She reached the quarterfinals twice, in 2015 and 2017. She has two Wimbledon titles.___1:05 p.m.Angelique Kerber is on her way to the third round of the U.S. Open, which she won in 2016. Associated Press The No. 17 seed opened play Wednesday and beat Anna-Lena Friedsam 6-3, 7-6 (6) in an hour and 40 minutes. Kerber emerged on the WTA Tour by reaching the semifinals at Flushing Meadows in 2011. Last year, she got knocked out in the first round.The women’s bracket also had an upset Wednesday. No. 12 Marketa Vondrousova lost to Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-1, 6-2 in only 65 minutes. ___The second round of the U.S. Open is underway with a cloudy sky and a chance of rain at Flushing Meadows.Seventeenth-seeded Angelique Kerber is getting things started in the women’s bracket against Anna-Lena Friedsam, ranked No. 109 in the world. Former champion Naomi Osaka plays Wednesday night after a day off to rest a worrisome left hamstring. The Latest: Zverev beats US teen in 2nd round at Open Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):___4:25 p.m. September 2, 2020center_img This is her first Grand Slam tournament.She will face No. 8 Petra Martic in the third round.___2:05 p.m.Sixth-seeded Petra Kvitova needed only two sets to reach the the third round of the U.S. Open, the Grand Slam event that his been her most elusive. This is quite a comeback.No. 30 seed Kristina Mladenovic served for the victory while leading 6-1, 5-1 against Varvara Gracheva in the second round of the U.S. Open — and lost.Mladenovic let that huge lead slip away, failing to convert four match points along the way, and eventually, Gracheva came all the way back to win 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-0.Said Mladenovic: “She was brave and she went for it.”Gracheva is a Russian who is ranked 102nd and is a month past her 20th birthday. Alexander Zverev has won his second-round match at the U.S. Open, using a dominating serve to beat 19-year-old American wild card Brandon Nakashima 7-5, 6-7 (8), 6-3, 6-1.Zverev, a German who is seeded fifth, regrouped after losing the tiebreaker when he double-faulted with a 133 mph serve. He overcame 10 double-faults, hit 24 aces and won every service game.Zverev advanced to his first career Grand Slam semifinal at this year’s Australian Open. His best showing at the U.S. Open came last year, when he reached the fourth round.___3:15 p.m. On the men’s side, top-seeded Novak Djokovic tries to remain unbeaten in 2020 when he plays Kyle Edmund. Djokovic is 24-0 this year, has won 18 of his last 19 matches in Grand Slam tournaments and is heavily favored to pick up his fourth U.S. Open title.The weather could play a factor, given the chance of rain, especially through early afternoon. Temperatures of 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) are predicted.___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

Rafa Nadal: “I’m back in the big leagues”

first_imgRafael Nadal’s season ended with a jolting loss to world number one Novak Djokovic on Saturday but after a worrying early-season rankings slide the Spaniard is happy to be back in the big league of men’s tennis.The 29-year-old will end the year as world number five and with his tally of grand slam titles stuck on 14 after failing to land one of the big four titles for the first time since 2004.It is more than a decade since the Mallorcan left-hander ended a year ranked outside the top four but, having slumped to 10th in June after a demoralising loss to Djokovic in the French Open quarter-finals, he is heading back in the right direction.This week at the ATP World Tour Finals he comfortably beat world number four Stanislas Wawrinka and number two Andy Murray before outlasting compatriot David Ferrer to complete a 100 percent record in the round-robin stage.Djokovic proved a step too far in Saturday’s semi-final, winning 6-3 6-3 with a sublime display of power and accuracy. The Serbian, though, has been too good for just about everyone this year and Nadal was upbeat about his prospects for 2016.”I was not able to think about Novak for the whole season,” Nadal told reporters. “I have been playing in another league. “Seems like the last month-and-a-half, two months, I was in this league, I am in this top league. “So my motivation and my goal is try to keep being in that top league, that is the top five, top four of the world. That’s my goal, and we’ll see if I am able to keep doing this.”A fully functioning body will help in his mission as he nears his 30th birthday. Nadal missed the Tour Finals last year after appendicitis surgery, having missed three months of the season with a wrist injury following his loss to Nick Kyrgios at Wimbledon. He has also struggled with knee problems throughout his illustrious career.–last_img read more