The deadline to apply for a place on the Arsenal Gap Year is tomorrow.
Imagine waking up on the edge of a rainforest in Uganda, you lace your boots as the sun rises ready for another day of coaching enthusiastic local kids on behalf of Arsenal.
Starting in November, our gappers will have an intensive month of coaching education – learning how to coach kids and adults from Arsenal in the Community coaches. They will then explore how the game can be used as a social vehicle to engage those hardest to reach and build life lasting friendships.
They will also develop your coaching skills and confidence in local primary and secondary schools as well as get involved with numerous Arsenal in the Community activities before getting ready for an adventure of a lifetime.
After stage one, the gappers will spend three months coaching football and developing your leadership skills at one of the club’s partners from India, Uganda, Ghana, Bolivia, Australia or South Africa, Philippines and Hong Kong.
Previous gappers have gone on to careers in teaching, social work, sports marketing, coaching roles at professional clubs – both in the UK and abroad, as well as into further education.
To apply you must be 18 years of age (17 if you are from Scotland or the Republic of Ireland).
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