HAPPY NEW YEAR
A belated happy New Year to everyone from Arsenal in the Community. If your resolution is to improve your football, we can help you learn to play the Arsenal way!

We will shortly be announcing the venues for February half-term Soccer Schools in and around north London, so please keep an eye on www.arsenal.com.

On the site, you can also find details of Arsenal Soccer School's Easter residential course at Sparsholt College, Winchester from Monday, April 7 to Wednesday, April 9, 2008.

There will also be three residential courses in the summer holidays on:
Sunday, July 20 - Friday, July 25
Sunday, August 10 - Friday, August 15
Sunday, August 17 - Friday, August 22

Visit www.arsenal.com/soccerschools for further information and to download an application form or call the Community Department on 020 7704 4140. Residential courses are for boys aged 9-15 and girls aged 9-12. Arsenal Soccer Schools also work in association with other Soccer Schools around the UK. If you live in one of the following regions why not visit the website?

Grassroots - Surrey, Kent, East Essex
www.grassrootssoccerschools.co.uk

Back of the net -Northants, Milton Keynes
www.backofthenetfc.com

Simply Soccer - Devon and Cornwall
www.simply-soccer.co.uk

Premier SC -Glos, Somerset, S Wales
www.premiersportscoaching.co.uk

Premier SC South - Sussex
www.premiersportscoaching.co.uk

World Soccer - North Herts, South Cambs
www.worldsoccersolutions.com

Steve Morrow -N Ireland
reaney@aol.com

Football For All -W Essex
www.footballforall.info

DNF Coaching - Notts and Leics
dnfcoaching@googlemail.com

Atlas Soccer Coaching - Hereford and Worcs
www.atlas-soccer.co.uk

Elite Sports Coaching - N Cambs and Lincs
www.elitesportscoaching.com

Simply Soccer - Warwickshire
www.simply-soccer.co.uk

Players Soccer Schools - Wiltshire
www.playerssoccerschools.co.uk

Drills n Skills Soccer Coaching - Dublin and Meath
johncb1@eircom.net

Luton & Beds Community Schools Football programme -Beds
www.lutonandbedsfooty.co.uk

Jaguar Sports Coaching - Oxfordshire
shane.duff@hotmail.co.uk

ARSENAL AND SPURS TEAM UP FOR WHEELCHAIR FOOTBALL EVENT
Arsenal midfield star Denilson recently attended an event to celebrate wheelchair (powerchair) football. In attendance at the Sobell Leisure Centre, just down the road from Emirates Stadium, were teams from both north London clubs who have been sponsored by Middlesex University. In February 2007 the Community Departments of Arsenal and Spurs also won an award for joint football sessions with visually impaired children.

COMMUNITY CLOSE-UP
INTERNATIONAL SOCCER SCHOOLS
Our Egyptian partner, Wadi Degla Sports Club, recently had a visit from a very special guest. French midfield legend Zinedine Zidane dropped in to play with some of the young people!

Our international soccer school partners are in the following countries:

EUROPE
Ireland (Dublin and Meath) - johncb1@eircom.net
Israel - ifbca@netvision.il
Finland - www.totalfootball.org.uk
Toulouse, France - www.intst.net
Portugal - www.soccerpro.biz
Greece - www.arsenalsoccer.gr
Costa del Sol, Spain - www.arsenalcostadelsol.com

NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA
Mexico - www.arsenalmexico.com
Toronto, Canada - www.arsenalsoccerschool.ca

ASIA
Singapore - www.jssl-arsenal.com
Indonesia - www.arsenalindonesia.com
Thailand - iqbal.maricar@otcagon.com
Malaysia - www.arsenalschoolsmalaysia.com

NORTH AFRICA
Egypt - www.wadidegla.com

AUSTRALIA
South Australia - www.arsenalsoccerschools.com.au
Victoria, Australia - www.arsenalsoccerschools.com.au
New South Wales, Australia - gandjfoster@pip.com.au

We also run an International Festival: www.arsenalinternationalsoccerfestival.com For more information on Arsenal Soccer Schools, email Paul Shipwright at pshipwright@arsenal.co.uk.

GAP YEAR UPDATE:
Wadi Degla is also hosting two of our Gap Year trainee coaches. Eight of the 'gappers' (pictured above) will be coaching football with our international partners for four months in Egypt, Greece, Indonesia and Singapore.

Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 24 Jan 2008