Junior Gunners Events FAQs
What are Junior Gunners (JG) events?
Access to JG events are just one of the benefits of being a paid JG member. Events range from exclusive match day experiences, or behind-the-scenes access, to large scale family friendly gatherings.
Who are they for?
We have a wide range of events planned each season providing a variety of age appropriate and family friendly activities. It will be clearly advertised who the event is aimed for at the point of entry. Annual events such as the ‘Family Festival’ will be open to all JG members aged 0-16 years, smaller scale events such as the ‘Ball Squad Trials’ will be open only to Young Guns members aged 12-16 years.
When do they happen?
The JG events calendar is built around school holidays*, weekends and Arsenal fixtures. The exact date will always be made clear at the point of entry. As a general rule, we tend to run a minimum of one event or match day activation per month throughout the season.
Where do I hear about them?
All JG events will be advertised on the Junior Gunners website and in the Junior Gunners app. We will also include announcements in the Membership e-newsletters as the events go live, and across the JG social channels. If you are not subscribed to receive the e-newsletter, you can do so via your preference centre.
How can I attend?
All of our JG events are completely free to attend. Details of what is included as a part of the event will be made clear at the point of entry. In order to make it as fair as possible to all members, we run each event as a competition. The entry criteria will be outlined at the point of entry and an entry is usually made by completing the form on our website or the JG app. We only except one entry per member, and the winners will be selected at random. All of our events are oversubscribed so we use random selection in order to make the process as fair as possible.
How many events can I attend?
There is no limit on how many events you can attend. All invitees are selected at random from the pool of entries that fit the correct criteria. The criteria will be advertised at the point of entry.
What happens if I receive an invite?
When you receive an invite via email, you’ll be instructed to RSVP by clicking a link which will take you through to the Arsenal website. From here a parent or guardian will need to complete the confirmation form, providing any further information we’d need to know about the attendee(s), and providing consent for participation.
The email invite will have a clear deadline stating when we will need to have received your RSVP in order to secure your place at the event. Before the deadline, we will follow up with an email reminder to anyone we have not heard from. If you do not RSVP before the deadline, we will have to assume that you no longer wish to attend, and your place will be released and offered to a JG on the waiting list.
When you submit your RSVP a submission message will appear on your screen, which will be something along the lines of; Thank you. Further information about the event will be sent via email a few days prior to the event. If you receive an error message, please try again and check your membership details are correct. If you are still receiving an error message, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How many people can I bring?
The number of people included in the invite will always be made clear at the point of entry. It will also be made clear on the invite email sent to you if you have been successful. Our events are usually oversubscribed, which means we have to be strict on numbers in order to be as fair as possible to all members.
What happens if I’m on the waiting list?
If you receive an email stating that you have been unsuccessful in your entry to attend an event, you will note that it also states that you have been placed on a waiting list. Those who have received the invite have been given a deadline to RSVP. We will have to assume that those who do not RSVP before the deadline no longer want to attend and their place will be released. A second wave of invites will be sent following that deadline to those on the waiting list. JGs will be selected at random from the waiting list to be included in the second invite send.
When will I find out more about the event I’m attending?
Your invite email will tell you when you can expect to hear from us next, if you have confirmed your place. This information and the ticket email will be sent a minimum of four days prior to the date of the event.
How do I get there?
All the information you’ll need to know about the event, including how to get there, timings and catering, will be sent alongside your e-ticket.
Will there be players?
No. Unless explicitly advertised there will be no players in attendance due to their busy schedules and training commitments.
What happens when I arrive at the event?
On arrival to the event there will be a registration desk. At the registration desk, a member of Arsenal staff will ask for the name of the JG who won the invite. Please ensure you have access to your e-ticket so that we can double check against our guestlist if necessary.
I had my picture taken at an event; how do I get hold of a copy?
Following the event, all attendees will be sent an email with a link to the highlights video, and a link to Arsenal Pics. All of the photos taken by our photographer at our events are uploaded to Arsenal pics. The email sent to all attendees will include details on how to access these pictures, as well as the password to view and download images for free.
*We follow the London school holidays timetable.
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