Play against Arsenal stars of yesteryear

Arsenal Football Club is pleased to announce that its traditional annual end of season 11-a-side men’s (over 18s) football tournament will take place on Sunday, June 9 at The Arsenal Training Centre, London Colney.

The Arsenal Charity Shield 2013 is giving supporters the chance to enter a team that will face off against the Arsenal Legends Charity Team, set to feature a number of ex-Gunners including Paul Davis, Martin Hayes and Jimmy Carter as well as celebrities such as Ralf Little and Sam Attwater.

Taking place for the first time at the Club’s state-of-the-art training centre at London Colney, participating teams will take part in a group format competition before the leading four teams enter a final knockout stage. Games will last up to 20 minutes depending on the number of teams involved. The exact format and competition rules will be circulated to teams when the final entry numbers are confirmed.

In order to take part, each team will be required to make a donation to The Arsenal Foundation of at least £750 for a squad of 15 players.

In the event of there being more than 10 teams applying to play, teams that pledge the ten highest amounts will be selected to play in the competition.

If you are unable to enter a team but know individuals that would like to play, then individual players will be accepted (numbers permitting) in return for a per player donation of £100.

Two members of the winning team will be given the opportunity to have their trophies presented to them pitchside ahead of a fixture at Emirates Stadium during the 2013/14 season, while the team that raises the highest fundraising amount will also be given the chance to present their donation to a representative of The Arsenal Foundation.

If you would like to take part, please submit your entry to Beverley Nicholas at no later than Wednesday, 5 June 2013, with the following information:

Name of team organiser:
Donation pledged:
Contact phone number(s):

Name of additional contact:
Contact phone number(s):

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