Young Guns – do you want to be part of the team?

The Ball Squad is always an integral part of each home matchday, helping to keep games flowing from their pitch-side seats. We’re now recruiting another group of talented, motivated and committed Junior Gunners to be part of the best squad in the Premier League, starting in August 2017!

If you are a Junior Gunner who will be in the Young Guns group and aged between 12 and 16 in Season 2017/18, then we want to meet you at our trials! The trials take place on Wednesday April 12that the Hub, right next to Emirates Stadium! Timings will be confirmed in your invitations, however it will take place during the day.

These trials are not about playing football, however you’ll need to be able to throw and catch a ball and be able to read the game and react quickly. If you wish to apply for the chance to be part of next season’s Ball Squad, please complete the form below. Make sure that you have parental permission to apply. 

Please note you must be available to attend every fixture held at Emirates Stadium in Season 2017/18. This includes all first-team fixtures as well as under-21 games, Youth Cup fixtures and Ladies matches held at the stadium. Please note that after all night games, a parent/guardian will be required to pick the Young Gun up at Emirates Stadium.  

The deadline for registering your interest is 11:59pm Sunday, 26th March. Please note that all emails will be sent to the email address provided in the below form on 29th March. 

This competition is now closed.

Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) set out the basis on which you can participate in the [[Junior Gunners Ball Squad Trials 2017] (“Promotion”). By entering the Promotion, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you should not enter the promotion and you will not be eligible to win the prize.

PROMOTION PERIOD: The start date for entries is [21st February 2017] once live on the Junior Gunners website (UK time) (“Start Date”). The closing date for entries is [26th March] at 23.59 (UK time) (“Closing Date”). Entries received after the closing date will not be entered into the promotion.

TO ENTER: To enter the promotion, you need to visit the Junior Gunners website [arsenal.com/juniorgunners] or [the Junior Gunners app]. You will need to [answer the multiple choice question and completed the form] by no later than the closing date. Membership details will be requested as this competition and event is only open to paid Junior Gunners aged 12-16 and in the Young Guns group for Season 2017/18.

ELIGIBILITY: Entry is open to paid Junior Gunners aged 12-16 and in the Young Guns group for Season 2017/18. Only one entry per person is allowed.

If entrants are under 18, consent from a parent or guardian must be obtained prior to entry and the parent or guardian must agree to these terms and conditions in full.  

Employees of The Arsenal Football Club Plc (company number 109244) (“Arsenal”), the promoter or members of their immediate families are not eligible to enter the promotion.

No purchase is required to enter but you will require email and internet access to enter the promotion. No refund may be claimed for any expenses incurred relating to the use of an email account or internet connection for the purpose of entering the promotion.

PRIZE: The chance to attend the [Junior Gunners Ball Squad Trials 2017 on Wednesday April 12th at the Hub at Emirates Stadium. Once trials are completed, 20 final winners will be selected to be members of the Ballsquad. All participants at the trials will be scored anonymously by a team of Arsenal staff. By attending the trials, the Junior Gunner confirm that they can attend every fixture held at Emirates Stadium in the 2017/18 season and that a parent/guardian can pick them up at Emirates Stadium after every night game. Each of the final 20 winners will also receive a JG full membership. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered.

The promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize (or any part of it) for a prize or prizes of equivalent or greater monetary value if this is necessary for reasons beyond its control.  There is no cash alternative to the prize (or any part of it) and unless agreed otherwise in writing the prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. All costs and expenses not included within the prize are the responsibility of the winner(s). Please note that this event does not include meeting players.Third party terms and conditions apply to parts of the prize where applicable. 

SELECTION OF Participants: The participants will be picked and matched against criteria from all eligible entries received between the start date and the closing date. We’ll contact all participants on 29th March via emails. All participants at the trials will be scored anonymously by a team of Arsenal staff. By attending the trials. Once trials are completed, 20 final winners will be selected to be members of the Ballsquad.

The winner will be contacted using the contact details provided on entry within 72 hours of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not respond to confirm details for confirmation of the prize within 3 days, an alternative winner will be selected at random from the remaining eligible and correct entries.

PUBLICITY AND PERSONAL DATA: If the winner is aged 18 or over, the winner agrees to take part in reasonable publicity relating to the promotion and the [promoter][and Arsenal] may use the winner's name and image and his/her comments relating to the Promotion and/or the prize for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice and without any fee being paid.

Details of the winner’s name and county will be available on request for one month after the closing date by writing to the promoter (including providing a stamped self-addressed envelope and stating the name and closing date of the promotion) at the address set out below.

The promoter will use entrants’ personal details for the purposes of administering the promotion and awarding the prize. [The promoter may also pass on entrants’ details to Arsenal, who][the promoter] may use the details to contact entrants about [the promoter’s][Arsenal’s] products and services, in accordance with [Arsenal’s][the promoter’s] privacy policy, available at http://www.arsenal.com/privacy-policy. By entering the promotion, you are indicating your agreement to this unless you tell us otherwise. If you do not wish to be contacted or to receive marketing information, you can opt out at any time by emailing marketing@arsenal.co.uk.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Entries must not be submitted through agents or third parties. No responsibility can be accepted for lost, delayed or incomplete entries, or for electronic entries or winning notifications that are not received or delivered (for any reason including as a consequence of communication or network failures). Any such entries will be deemed void.

The promoter reserves the right to withdraw or amend the promotion or these terms and conditions if circumstances outside its reasonable control make this unavoidable.

Entries must be strictly in accordance with these terms and conditions. Any entry not in strict accordance with these terms and conditions will be deemed to be invalid and the prize will not be awarded in respect of such entry. The promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of any entrant and to exclude any entries which it believes to be invalid or in breach of these terms and conditions.

The promoter’s decision is final in all matters relating to the promotion (including the prize) and no correspondence will be entered into.

Except in respect of death or personal injury resulting from any negligence of Arsenal, to the maximum extent permitted by law, neither Arsenal nor any of its officers, employees or agents shall be responsible for (whether in tort, contract or otherwise):

any loss, damage or injury to you and/or any third party or to any property belonging to you or any third party in connection with the Promotion and/or the Prize (including the winner’s receipt or use of the same), resulting from any cause whatsoever; or

any loss of profit, loss of use, loss of opportunity or any indirect, economic or consequential losses whatsoever and howsoever caused.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION: Please note that this agreement is governed by English law. This means that your entry into the promotion and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it will be governed by English law. You and the promoter both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction in connection with any such dispute or claim.

 SPIRIT OF THE PROMOTION: If you attempt to compromise the integrity or proper operation of the promotion by cheating or committing fraud in any way, [the promoter and Arsenal each reserve][the promoter reserves] the right to render your entry invalid, seek damages from you and ban you from participating in any of their future Promotions.

CONTACT: ask@arsenal.co.uk If you have any questions about the Promotion, please write to The Junior Gunners Team, Marketing Department, The Arsenal Football Club PLC, Highbury House, 75 Drayton Park, London N5 1BU.PROMOTER: The “Promoter” of the Promotion is [Junior Gunners][on behalf of Arsenal].

Copyright 2017 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
16 Feb 2017