50 Lucky JG’s Go Behind-the-Scenes

This week, 50 lucky Junior Gunners participated in a behind-the-scenes tour and Soccer Schools coaching session at the Arsenal's training ground!

These fans travelled to London Colney to take a look at what only players, coaches, and Arsenal staff usually get to see. Their tour included an exclusive look at the pitches, gym, medical centre and changing rooms where current Arsenal players and Arsenal legends have honed their skills and rehabilitated after injury.

After learning all about the nature of the club, the JGs were treated to a Premier League footballer's lunch in the players' restaurant which was accompanied by diet and nutrition advice from the Club's performance nutritionist. This was followed by a SS coaching session and matches which gave them plenty of time to play football on the same pitches as the first team players train on!

Junior Gunner Kaajal Thakker said: ‘the event was a special opportunity to see the everyday workings of the club and he loved feeling more involved as a fan.'

Stephen Adubofour added that: ‘the information was quite fascinating - I now know that an Arsenal player's life isn't just having a kickabout during the week and a match on Saturday, it is very much real work!'

R Williams agreed, saying: ‘I had the time of my life, meeting some of the Arsenal players including Jack Wilshire, André Santos, and Marouane Chamakh.'

Most importantly, all of the participants had a wonderful time and left the training ground looking forward to more Junior Gunner events, recommending them highly to their fellow fans. Next time, make sure you're on that exclusive list and don't miss out on such an amazing day! Join Junior Gunners today and be a part of something special!

See below for photos from the memorable day.

16 Feb 2012