18th March 2019 We’re delighted to announced that the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust (AST) have partnered with Kickaround to donate a six-issue subscription of the magazine to all 47 primary schools in the London Borough of Islington.
The donation was made from the AST with the aim to support the school children in the community local to Arsenal Football Club in north London, giving every primary school and its pupils access to the magazine. It is hoped the donation will assist schools who are constantly experiencing tighter budgets, while encouraging reading for pleasure and a continued love of football.
Nigel Phillips, the AST Treasurer, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring this brilliant magazine to so many young readers in the immediate vicinity of Arsenal Football Club. We really hope that the children are inspired to read more about the great game of football through the physical magazine rather than relying on devices – and hopefully it will encourage them to turn off their screens and go out and play as well.”
Editor of Kickaround Tom Hocking said: “It’s an incredible gesture from Arsenal Supporters’ Trust, who have shown how football can be a force for good in their local community. We launched Kickaround with the aim of using football to inspire young people of all abilities to read about and get involved in the game we all love. We’ve had amazing feedback from parents, teachers and, most importantly, the young readers themselves about our fresh approach to creating a children’s football magazine. It doesn’t matter who you support or play for, football has the power to bring us all together and improve lives. This partnership with the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust certainly does that, and I hope our magazine can make a real difference to the teachers and pupils across Islington.”
The first issue of that the children will receive, which features an article on Arsenal's Women’s Super League title race and a pull-out poster of Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, will arrive at the chosen schools this week along with an illustrated Giant World Football Map to display in classrooms or libraries.
For more information about how to buy Kickaround, including discounts for schools, visit our online shop.
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