Chelsea Football Club, Wipro Digital, the digital business unit of Wipro Ltd (NYSE: WIT), and Designit, a global strategic design firm and part of Wipro Digital, recently hosted a Digital Inspiration Camp for 30 underserved teenagers from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme in Los Angeles Area and Ventura County.
„We were very excited to bring this opportunity to the kids and the community to share how design and technology play a role in sports, and how it affects what Chelsea does on and off the field,“ said Ian Woodroffe, Chelsea FC Head of International Development.
The half-day event included soccer clinics led by Chelsea FC coaches and guided workshops on design and critical thinking led by Designit leaders. The workshop, titled „The Future of Sport and Training“ consisted of an interactive session on the current state, trends and future of sports technology. Participants were guided through a service design process and creative facilitation process, during which they brainstormed and presented ideas and possible solutions that are at the intersection of technology and sports.
„The kids are learning life skills around collaboration, how to think critically, and how to present their findings to their peers,“ said Omar Zapata, Director of Program Services for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme. „These are important takeaways that will help them succeed in all aspects of their life – whether as an entrepreneur pitching to a venture capitalist or a CEO drawing from other disciplines to come up with new ideas. This is also a huge soccer community and we’re incredibly honored to have Chelsea FC here to provide some world-class coaching to our kids.“
„Wipro Digital, Designit and Chelsea Football Club are proud to have teamed up to create this impactful experience for the kids of the local Boys and Girls Clubs, and to share our expertise in the intersection of design, technology and sports. We are 100% committed to imparting the right skills, particularly in design and technology to the kids,“ said Humberto Matas, Global Managing Director, Designit.
(Chelsea FC Press Release)