A once in a lifetime opportunity to join Arsenal Legends Per Mertesacker and David Seaman, trekking for 4 days through the spectacular desert of Jordan to demonstrate support for Arsenal and The Arsenal Foundation. Meet new people, push yourself out of your comfort zone and raise as much as possible to empower children across the globe through Coaching for Life.
23-28 MARCH 2020
DAVID ‘SAFE HANDS’ SEAMAN
David ‘Safe Hands’ Seaman, MBE, is an English former footballer who played as a goalkeeper. In a career lasting from 1981 to 2004, he was capped 75 times by England, and is best known for his time playing for Arsenal, winning 3 League Titles, 4 FA Cups, 1 League Cup and 1 European Cup Winners’ Cup.
Per Mertesacker is a World Cup winning, former Arsenal captain and current Arsenal Academy Manager. Mertesacker is a fan favourite, fondly know as the “BFG”, endearing himself to the fans by scoring his first goal against Tottenham. He won 3 FA Cups for the Gunners and was capped over 100 times by Germany.
THE ARSENAL FOUNDATION
Each participant will be tasked with raising funds for The Arsenal Foundation. The Arsenal Foundation uses the power of football and the Arsenal name to inspire and support young people in north London and across the globe. The Arsenal Foundation has co-developed the ground-breaking Coaching for Life programme which utilises football to improve the mental wellbeing of children affected by conflict and violence.
The programme is currently operating in the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan and the slum communities of Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia, Coaching for Life is working with children living in dense urban slums where many are at risk of extreme hunger, exploitation and child marriage. In Jordan the project is working with Syrian refugee children who have seen their lives torn apart by conflict. The programme aims to reach 4,500 boys and girls ages between 12-18.
GUNNERS IN EUROPE EXPERIENCE!
Each participant will be tasked with raising funds for The Arsenal Foundation. The highest fundraiser and their guest, will be invited to travel with the official club party to watch Arsenal play in European competition next season. The package includes a flight on a private aircraft, an overnight stay and breakfast in a four/five-star hotel (twin room), plus transfers in an overseas destination and tickets to watch the Gunners take on a European opponent in a UEFA competition.
The cost to take part in The Arsenal Foundation Challenge Jordan 2020 is 1,950 GBP (450 GBP deposit due immediately and the balance of 1,500 GBP in December 2019). Your entry fee includes everything throughout the challenge (food, accommodation, transfers, full trekking and medical support team, guides, porters, activities and a final night celebration). Flights are not included in and out of Amman (QAIA Airport). Thechallenge cost of GPB 1,950 relates to the challenge itself, not fundraising.
All those who wish to take part in The Arsenal Foundation Challenge 2020, must complete the below application form.