The Arsenal Gap Programme
Thinking of a year out between A’Level an University? – Arsenal Gap programme is now seeking applications for the 2015/16 intake, starting in August this year.
Participants learn to coach with the Arsenal in the Community team in north London before having the opportunity to travel abroad. Coaches are currently in Italy, Singapore, Vietnam, Australia, Bahrain, Greece and in a number of countries in Africa.
The scheme attracts school leavers in the main but is open to everyone over the age of 18 and here is a quote from a current Arsenal ‘Gapper’
“The Gap Programme gives you a brilliant chance to do something you’re passionate about, it gives you the chance to meet people and see countries that you wouldn’t normally get the chance to. It’s been about so much more than football coaching. It’s about being able to interact with children that wouldn’t otherwise have face-to-face contact with Arsenal and being able to make a positive impact on their lives.”
More info here and apply by August.
The Arsenal Charity Shield
Arsenal in the Community are holding a charity football tournament at London Colney on Saturday 6 June.
XI-a-side teams of all levels are invited to apply to take part. Entry per 15-player squad is £750, so £50 a head. All money raised goes to the Arsenal Foundation.
More info here
Arsenal Football Club is proud to transform the lives of young people through a variety of projects funded through The Arsenal Foundation. The Arsenal Foundation is a fundraising and grant-making organisation designed to grow the reach and effect of the programmes the Club supports to help an increasing number of young people across the globe fulfil their potential and help their communities thrive. The main focus of the work is through education projects, an area where Arsenal has made a difference over many years with community-led and charitable initiatives that motivate and engage young people using the power of the Arsenal name.
We should all be proud to support a team a club that do so much for the under privileged both at home and around the world – I know I and all at Gunners Town are delighted to!
Passionate fifty-something Arsenal supporter who has been making the journey to N5 regularly since the early 1980s – although his first game was in 1976. Always passionate when talking about The Arsenal, Dave decided to send a guest blog to Gunnersphere in the summer of 2011 and has not stopped writing about the Gunners since.
He set up his own site – 1 Nil Down 2 One Up – in February 2012, which he moved on in 2016 to concentrate on freelance writing and building Gunners Town, which he launched with Paul in 2014.
The objective of GT was to be new and fresh and to give a platform for likeminded passionate Arsenal fans wishing to write about their team. Dave still of course, writes for the site himself and advises the ever-changing writing crew.