Arsenal in the Community began life holding football and other sports activities at Highbury.

Sport has remained the foundation for much of what the team does – it is used to encourage children with their schoolwork and to help participants towards further qualifications and work; to introduce young people to new experiences, and to foster a sense of belonging and increased confidence.

While the community team has helped many young people to notable sporting successes, social outcomes have often been the priority of its sport programmes.

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30 Oct 2015