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Arsenal supports Non-League Day

Arsenal would like to highlight the many matches taking place across England this Saturday on Non-League Day.

While there will be no Premier League football this weekend due to the international break, teams from League One, League Two and the National League will all be in action.

There will also be fixtures played in the FA Trophy and at many levels of the women’s game.

Our friends at Boreham Wood, whose Meadow Park ground is home to Arsenal Women and Arsenal academy matches, take on Halifax Town on Saturday at Meadow Park, kick-off 3pm.

Boreham Wood are offering all Arsenal season ticket holders (on production of season ticket) reduced admission for the fixture. The prices are:

Adults £10

OAPs £8

Under-16s £5

As the fixture is segregated - match entrance will be via the east stand and north stand turnstiles, which are located in the BWFC home car park.

Those with children aged from five to 12 might also like to know that the Boreham Wood community department are putting on a free coaching session on the 3G at Meadow Park between 1-2pm.

Every participant will also receive a free ticket for the game, if accompanied by a paying adult.

Arsenal Women are also in action on Sunday at Boreham Wood against Bristol City Women, kick-off 12.30pm. Tickets for £6 adults & £3 concessions are available here.

For more information on Non-League Day and to find a match near you, click here.

Arsenal in the Community

Arsenal Gappers make a difference in Ghana

Two of our Gap Year students supported a health and awareness programme in Ghana over the summer.

The Alive and Kicking Health Awareness Programme aims to educate young people about the risks of preventable diseases and encourages them to make healthy life decision using sport as the tool in conveying information.

Similar to the work of Arsenal in the Community, the programme uses football as a hook to engage with young people.

Throughout the summer, two Arsenal Gap Year coaches ran six hours of sessions each day with local schools and football academies. In each session, they worked with 30 different children each day in the schools and academies for one week.

1500 school children and 300 young football players took part in the HIV/AIDS and Malaria football sessions at the schools and academies across the programme this summer, resulting in 1800 young school children from Tema and Cape Coast taking part in the sessions. 

The overall programme resulted in 93% of the teachers having a fair understanding of HIV/AIDS and Malaria before the training workshop, but had difficulties knowing some basic history about the disease. However, after the training the figure went up to 98% which shows that there has been increase in knowledge as a result of the training.

300 children from Tema and Cape Coast (250 school children, 45 young football academy players and five children from play soccer) took part in answering the questionnaire (HIV/AIDS and Malaria) before and 290 answered the questionnaire after.  

"Having Arsenal Gappers delivering Alive and Kicking's health programme in Ghana is a real positive for us," said Glenn Cummings, CEO of Alive and Kicking.

“The young coaches are enthusiastic and great coaches and just seeing the Arsenal badge on their shirts is a great thrill for the young people they work with.

“Partnering with Arsenal brings great credibility to Alive and Kicking and I have no doubt increases the effectiveness and impact of the programme.

"The coaches also have a great time and even in the few months that they are with us we see them grow as young men and women. Everyone wins from this!”


Arsenal for Everyone matchday

We marked our Arsenal for Everyone campaign at Sunday’s game against Brighton.

It was an opportunity to celebrate the diverse nature of our team, our supporters and our wider community, and to create an environment where everyone associated with the club feels respected and welcomed.

Our Gay Gooners played a game of football against their Brighton counterparts Proud Seagulls at the Arsenal Hub before kick-off, with comedian and Arsenal fan Matt Lucas dropping in for a surprise visit.

Players wore Arsenal for Everyone warm-up shirts in support of the campaign, and members of our mental health football group were pitchside for a special presentation.

Representatives from a number of inclusivity organisations were invited to watch the game from our Directors’ Box.

For more on our Arsenal For Everyone campaign, click here.

Arsenal in the Community

Arsenal win Lord Mayor's Dragon Award

Our Arsenal in the Community programme has been rewarded for its outstanding work across North London with one of the Uk’s oldest and most distinguished awards.

Run by the City of London Corporation, the annual award recognises business which go above and beyond their normal work to address social issues in their communities.

Since 1985, 1,000 young people have progressed through our trainee programme that has led to 133 people receiving paid employment. We directly employed a further 32 people, who have since delivered 400 hours of programmes each week and during the 2015/16 season, we worked with over 23,000 youngsters in various community based projects. On top of this, out Community Hub welcomes 1,500 people through its doors every week, providing both football, social and educational facilities.

“I applaud all the valuable and innovative work Arsenal is doing,” said Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley, Lord Mayor of the City of London, “which is truly making a difference to our communities, as well as benefitting those employees involved.”

Pictured are our community workers Steve Eadon, Samir Singh and Steven Davies represented us at the awards.

Click here for more information on the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Award.


Robert Pires returns to India

Robert Pires

Robert Pires is returning to India with the club next week to take part in the official Premier League Live (PL Live) event in Bengaluru.

PL Live will be held at KTPO, Whitfield, on October 14 and 15 and is a free interactive family event. We will be hosting a an official club zone that will include an Invincibles walkthrough experience, and fans will have the chance to have their photo taken with Robert Pires and the Invincibles trophy.
Club mascot Gunnersaurus will also be on site to meet supporters and official club partner PUMA will be recreating their 2017/18 home kit launch set at the event, giving supporters another exclusive photo opportunity.
Local fans who attend the event can also look forward to watching the first-team take on Watford on Saturday, October 14 at 10pm local time on a giant screen. Other Premier League matches will also be shown throughout the weekend.
The event will be open from 2pm to 12am on Saturday and 2pm to 10.30pm on Sunday.
Pires was in Mumbai last year for the club’s first official screening in India and always receives a fantastic reception, not just from Arsenal fans but football fans in general after his time playing for FC Goa in the Indian Super League for the 2014/15 season.
For more information on PL Live and to register, please visit and select Arsenal as your chosen club.

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