ARSENAL IN THE COMMUNITY WELCOMES TWO NEW STAFF
We are delighted to welcome Jamie Monteith and Ross McKinley to the Department.
Jamie is no stranger to us, having worked on the Kickz project on local estates for the past year. He joins us fulltime to work on the expansion of the Kickz programme and to assist with other Community projects. Jamie has been known to the Department since he was in primary school through his participation in various community initiatives.
Ross joins us as the Double Club junior assistant and will be helping the team as the Double Club education programme reaches even more schools.
D.J. WORKSHOPS STARTING ON TWO LOCAL ESTATES IN
After a successful pilot project on Harvist Estate, Arsenal Positive Futures will be continuing D.J. workshops in the south of the borough on Finsbury Estate and King Square next month. The project is funded by Islington Young Peoples' service. The young people will be taught by Gabriel Myddelton who is from Islington and plays and releases music under the name 'Heatwave'. He also runs a label called Scandalbag. For more information please email Dean Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOXING SESSIONS START AT ISLINGTON BOYS CLUB IN
As part of the Elthorne Kickz project we began sessions at Islington Boxing Club in July. Sessions run from 6-7 pm on Fridays. The sessions are all noncontact, concentrating on control, focus and fitness. They are for all those aged between 11 and 18 years living near Elthorne Park. For more information please email Jamie Monteith at email@example.com.
ARSENAL SOCCER SCHOOLS ARE BACK!
Learn to play the Arsenal Way!
Arsenal Soccer Schools in and around north London:
HAVERSTOCK SCHOOL, HAVERSTOCK HILL, CHALK FARM, NW1
AGES: 6 - 15
SOUTHBURY LEISURE CENTRE, SOUTHBURY RD, ENFIELD, MIDDLESEX
AGES: 7 - 15
ALDENHAM SCHOOL, ELSTREE, BOREHAMWOOD, HERTS
AGES: 7 - 12
MARTINS JUNIOR SCHOOL, PLANE TREE WALK, HIGH RD, EAST FINCHLEY,
AGES: 7 - 12
MONDAY 22 to FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER
10am to 3pm and cost £52.50
HAVERSTOCK SCHOOL IN CHALK FARM:
9am - 10.30am (6 - 8 YEAR OLDS)
10.30am - 12pm (9 - 11 YEAR OLDS)
12pm - 1.30pm (12 - 15 YEAR OLDS)
COST: £3 per session
SOUTHBURY LEISURE CENTRE
9.30am - 11am (7 - 15 YEAR OLDS)
COST: £3 per session
Please visit www.arsenal.com/soccerschools for further details and to download an application form or call 020 7704 4140.
ARSENAL SOCCER SCHOOLS AT ROSEMARY GARDENS
After half term we will also be running sessions at Rosemary Gardens, off Southgate Road, London N1.
YEARS 2, 3 AND 4: 4PM - 5PM
YEARS 5, 6 AND 7: 5PM - 6PM
YEARS 2, 3 AND 4: 9AM - 10AM
YEARS 5, 6 AND 7: 10AM - 11AM
For more information please call the Community Department on 020 7704 4140 or email Martin Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARSENAL GAP YEAR PROGRAMME
Are you interested in joining Arsenal in the Community for a Gap Year? We are considering having a January 2008 start date. Please see the community pages on Arsenal.com for more information or email Samir Singh at email@example.com.
ARSENAL'S EX-PRO AND CELEBS XI
The Arsenal Ex-pro and Celebrity XI are in their 16th year of raising money for charity. Some of those who often line up are Brian Hornsby, Perry Groves, Tony Murtagh, Marvin Berglas, Mark Burdis, Phil Daniels, Tony Hadley, Ralf Little, Mark Ramprakash, Johnny Harrison, Terry Marsh, Matt Mansfield, Alan Paris, Jason Rush, Frank Thompson, Paul Wood, Tommy Walsh and Robbie Gee.
Another two of our players have been in the news recently. Cricketer Mark Ramprakash has just completed another magnificent season for Surrey - scoring more than 2,000 runs and an average of over 100 for the second season running. No other cricketer has achieved a 100 run average in consecutive seasons. There is no ballroom dancing for Mark this winter. He has been granted a benefit year by Surrey in 2008, so he will be busy preparing for that and will also be hoping to get in as much football as he can with Arsenal's ex-pro and celeb team.
It was nice to welcome back Matt Mansfield who made a recent cameo appearance for the team. Matt suffered a terrible broken leg last year and it was great to see him back in action. He showed tremendous courage during his recovery and his first steps on the pitch a few weeks ago also took some guts. Well done Matt.
Below are some of their forthcoming fixtures. Please head down to show your support.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 KICK-OFF: 2PM
WALTON FRINTON F.C. HERONS GATE FRINTON-ON-SEA ESSEX
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 KICK-OFF: 2PM
CHESHUNT F.C. THEOBALDS LANE CHESHUNT HERTS EN8 8RU
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21 KICK-OFF: 1PM
SUTTON UNITED F.C. GANDER GREEN LANE SUTTON SURREY SM1 2EY
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 KICK-OFF: 2PM
ILFORD F.C. CRICLEFIELDS STADIUM 48 HIGH ROAD ILFORD ESSEX IG1 1UE