Arsenal’s youth membership scheme, the Junior Gunners, and Arsenal Soccer Schools are hitting the road this pre-season with their ‘Gunners on the Road’ interactive experience centre, visiting 17 towns and cities across the UK including Swindon.
Free of charge and open to all, the ‘Gunners on the Road’ tour will set up shop at Swindon, Wharf Green at 9am on Friday 29 July giving youngsters the chance of a behind the scenes peak at what life is like for Arsenal’s stars at their training complex and Emirates Stadium.
Starting at the Arsenal Training Centre, the virtual tour will begin with preparations for a big match, with participants introduced to Arsenal’s coaching staff via a video message. They will also have the chance to test their reaction speeds against top Arsenal players on the Batak Wall, a hi-tech gym machine used by the team to improve reflexes.
Next, after grabbing some pictures against virtual Arsenal backgrounds, the youngsters will head for the players’ changing rooms at the virtual Emirates Stadium. Laid out as it would be for a typical Premier League game, they will get prepared and start to warm up.
When ready to go, the youngsters will sample the adrenaline rush of heading down the players’ tunnel, with the sound of a cheering crowd ringing in their ears, to run out onto an astro-turf football pitch, where they’ll be faced with a penalty shoot out to bring the tour to an end.
On the day there will be the chance to win some great prizes, including two tickets to an Arsenal home match during the 2011/2012 season.
For more information or to register your attendance and claim free gifts go to www.arsenal.com/gunnersontheroad