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This is your chance to be part of the Arsenal Ball Squad

Each season, we select 20 Junior Gunners for the Ball Squad at Emirates Stadium to assist the players and get the ball back into play at Arsenal home games. Due to the impact of Covid-19, our Season 2019/20 Ball Squad’s experience was unfortunately cut short, we therefore made the decision to invite them back to fulfil their matchday roles when it is safe to do so*. 

We’re pleased to announce that we have two available spaces for the 2020/21 Ball Squad and if you’re a Young Guns Member, you can apply for virtual Ball Squad trials now.  

To try-out for this season’s Ball Squad, simply submit a video telling us why you should be selected, demonstrating your catching, throwing, coordination skills and attitude to teamwork to juniorgunners@arsenal.co.uk. Each video will be assessed by an Arsenal representative, five candidates will be shortlisted to take part in a virtual interview and two will be selected to join the Ball Squad.  

The closing date for entries is Sunday 6th September at 11.59pm (UK time) and entry is open to all paid Junior Gunners aged 12-16 and in the Young Guns group for Season 2020/21. Please ensure to include your JG’s name and membership number in your email, along with the subject line ‘Ball Squad Trials 2020’. *PLEASE BE AWARE: We cannot confirm when the Ball Squad will be allowed back into Emirates Stadium which will be set by government guidance. 

 

These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) set out the basis on which you can participate in the Junior Gunners Ball Squad Trials 2020 (“Promotion”). By entering the Promotion, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you should not enter the promotion and you will not be eligible to win the prize.

PROMOTION PERIOD: The start date for entries is August 2020 once live on the Junior Gunners website (UK time) (“Start Date”). The closing date for entries is Sunday 6th September at 11.59pm (UK time), whichever comes first.  (“Closing Date”). Entries received after the closing date will not be entered into the promotion.

TO ENTER: To enter the promotion, you need to send a video demonstrating your catching, throwing, coordination and attitude to teamwork to juniorgunners@arsenal.co.uk by no later than the closing date. Membership details will be requested as this competition and event is only open to paid Junior Gunners aged 12-16 and in the Young Guns group for Season 2020/21.

ELIGIBILITY: Entry is open to paid Junior Gunners aged 12-16 and in the Young Guns group for Season 2020/21. Only one entry per person is allowed. If entrants are under 18, consent from a parent or guardian must be obtained prior to entry and the parent or guardian must agree to these terms and conditions in full.  Employees of The Arsenal Football Club Plc (company number 109244) (“Arsenal”), the promoter or members of their immediate families are not eligible to enter the promotion. No purchase is required to enter but you will require email and internet access to enter the promotion. No refund may be claimed for any expenses incurred relating to the use of an email account or internet connection for the purpose of entering the promotion.

PRIZE: Two final winners will be selected to be members of the Ball Squad. All video entries will be scored anonymously by a team of Arsenal staff. By sending a video, the Junior Gunner confirm that they can attend the vast majority of fixtures held at Emirates Stadium in the 2020/21 season and that a parent/guardian can pick them up at Emirates Stadium after every night game once safe to do so. PLEASE BE AWARE: We cannot confirm when the Ball Squad will be allowed back into Emirates Stadium which will be set by government guidance. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. The promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize (or any part of it) for a prize or prizes of equivalent or greater monetary value if this is necessary for reasons beyond its control.  There is no cash alternative to the prize (or any part of it) and unless agreed otherwise in writing the prize is non-refundable and non-transferable. All costs and expenses not included within the prize are the responsibility of the winner(s). Please note that this event does not include meeting players. Third party terms and conditions apply to parts of the prize where applicable.

PUBLICITY AND PERSONAL DATA: IIf entrants are under 18, consent from a parent or guardian must be obtained prior to entry into the campaign and the parent or guardian must agree to these Terms and Conditions in full.  Selected entrants may be required to supply a completed parental/legal guardian consent form in accordance with The Arsenal Football Club Plc’s (company number 109244) (“Arsenal”)  directions in order for their entry to be used in the campaign.

If entrants are aged 18 or over, they agree to take part in reasonable publicity relating to the campaign and Arsenal may use the entrant’s name and image and his/her comments relating to the campaign for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes in any media worldwide without notice and without any fee being paid.  Arsenal will use entrants’ personal details for the purposes of administering the campaign.  More information about how Arsenal handles personal data is available at www.arsenal.com/privacy-policy.”

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Entries must not be submitted through agents or third parties. No responsibility can be accepted for lost, delayed or incomplete entries, or for electronic entries or winning notifications that are not received or delivered (for any reason including as a consequence of communication or network failures). Any such entries will be deemed void.
The promoter reserves the right to withdraw or amend the promotion or these terms and conditions if circumstances outside its reasonable control make this unavoidable.
Entries must be strictly in accordance with these terms and conditions. Any entry not in strict accordance with these terms and conditions will be deemed to be invalid and the prize will not be awarded in respect of such entry. The promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of any entrant and to exclude any entries which it believes to be invalid or in breach of these terms and conditions.
The promoter’s decision is final in all matters relating to the promotion (including the prize) and no correspondence will be entered into. Except in respect of death or personal injury resulting from any negligence of Arsenal, to the maximum extent permitted by law, neither Arsenal nor any of its officers, employees or agents shall be responsible for (whether in tort, contract or otherwise):

    1. any loss, damage or injury to you and/or any third party or to any property belonging to you or any third party in connection with the Promotion and/or the Prize (including the winner’s receipt or use of the same), resulting from any cause whatsoever; or
    2. any loss of profit, loss of use, loss of opportunity or any indirect, economic or consequential losses whatsoever and howsoever caused.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION: Please note that this agreement is governed by English law. This means that your entry into the promotion and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it will be governed by English law. You and the promoter both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction in connection with any such dispute or claim.

SPIRIT OF THE PROMOTION: If you attempt to compromise the integrity or proper operation of the promotion by cheating or committing fraud in any way, [the promoter and Arsenal each reserve][the promoter reserves] the right to render your entry invalid, seek damages from you and ban you from participating in any of their future Promotions.

CONTACT: ask@arsenal.co.uk If you have any questions about the Promotion, please write to The Junior Gunners Team, Marketing Department, The Arsenal Football Club PLC, Highbury House, 75 Drayton Park, London N5 1BU.

Copyright 2020 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source.