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Arsenal sign new learning partner

Arsenal have signed a partnership deal with Extramarks making the a global provider of new-age digital learning solutions their new exclusive Official Learning Partner in India, South Africa, Indonesia, and the Middle East.

The deal will allow Extramarks to combine football and education to drive understanding of its offerings, attract new-age learners and promote access to ‘Complete Learning Solutions’ for their holistic learning and development.

As part of the multi-year relationship, Extramarks will implement grassroots-level learning programs, football workshops, meet and greets with the players, and other exclusive competitions and experiences in partnership with Arsenal to bolster engagement with its flagship schools and learners.

Extramarks will also have access to a wide array of digital, social, and logistical assets, including Arsenal imagery, club-certified coaches, and access to the club’s London Colney Training Centre to support learning opportunities at all levels.

Commenting on the partnership, Ritvik Kulshrestha, Chief Executive Officer, Extramarks Education, said: “Arsenal is among the best-supported football teams globally and is known for its elegant style of play. Over the years, the club has built a strong resonance and support with young people in India.

“These factors make it a terrific format to expand our audience exponentially. Both Extramarks and Arsenal have a rich history, and it is a matter of pride for us to share our passion for inclusive (or holistic) learning by bringing on-field experiences into the classroom environment.”

Arpit Agarwal, Vice President-Marketing, Extramarks Education, added: “Football is an attractive avenue for fast-paced brands like Extramarks to increase awareness. With a committed fan base in India, the partnership with Arsenal will drive awareness and demonstrate our offerings to a larger audience with a favorable attitude towards digital learning.

“This is a one-of-its-kind partnership for us, and we are excited to team up with Arsenal in the coming year and create a lot of value for our audiences.”

Juliet Slot, Chief Commercial Officer, Arsenal, said: “Extramarks is doing brilliant work around the world to make learning more accessible and exciting for young people.

“Arsenal have millions of followers globally, and we’re delighted to team up with Extramarks to help them reach and engage a new audience with new learning opportunities.

“From our first-teams to our academy and right across the club, we have a passion for learning and development, and we’re excited to work with Extramarks to combine our expertise.”

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