Arsenal Hosts Free Football Skills School for Kids

Cover-More Travel Insurance and Arsenal Football Club have announced a free summer Skills School for the next generation of footballing superstars

Exactly 19 years from the day Thierry Henry signed for the Gunners, young football fans will get the chance to train under the official club coaches, just as Arsenal’s all-time record goal scorer once did.

At Arsenal’s Skills School, taking place 2-3 August 2018 in west London, kids will be put through their paces in a programme specially designed by Arsenal coaches to develop their agility, control, speed and precision. Applications are now open for the chance to attend.

Simon McManus who heads up the Arsenal Soccer Schools programme will lead the Skills School, assisted by Tom Hartley and Scarlett Hanrahan.

Football training for kids in London: Cover More & Arsenal host summer Skills School

Cover More & Arsenal host summer Skills School

‘The Skills School programme provides young footballers with a great opportunity to train the Arsenal way in a safe, fun and friendly environment,’ said McManus. ‘We’re looking forward to teaming up with our partner Cover-More to help improve and develop the skills of every child who takes part.’

Cover-More, Arsenal’s Official Travel Insurance Partner, will be providing lunch and refreshments, plus a bundle of football goodies including an exclusive Skills School jersey, drawstring bag and water bottle for each child.

‘As we head into our second season as an official partner of Arsenal, we’re really excited to be working with their talented coaches to give young football fans this amazing opportunity,’ said Glenn Broadhurst General Manager, Global Digital and Direct at Cover-More. ‘We’re insuring for a strong England team at World Cup 2030!’

A number of spots for the Skills School will be filled via an email lottery. To enter a child for the chance to attend, email the child’s name, age and guardian’s contact information to by midnight on Sunday 22 July.

Children must be aged 6-12 and available to attend Skills School on 2-3 August at Burlington Danes Academy in White City.