Arsenal and Citroen release football fans’ summer survival guide
There’s plenty to keep family and football-loving friends happy until the new season begins, so it’s time to get out and about
The end of the football season can be an unwelcome prospect for many a football-loving fan, however, after 380 games of Premier League football alone, the 2014-15 season has sadly come to a close.
And to beat the post-season blues, Citroen – Arsenal’s official automotive partner – has created the Football Fan’s Survival Guide, which suggests a top 10 list of things to do in the close season.
Whilst Arsenal and Aston Villa fans still have the FA Cup final to look forward to this weekend, they too will shortly be joining the rest of the football-loving nation in contemplating how to spend the next couple of months without watching their favourite club in action.
So to give support and guidance to all football fans, Citroen has created the ultimate football fans’ top 10 survival guide.
1. Zorb Football
The beautiful game in an inflatable bubble. Skills are less crucial to get the ball from your opponent, you simply need to bash into them!
Venues available nationwide including London Bubble: www.londonbubblefootball.co.uk
2. Visit the National Football Museum
Experience the world’s greatest sport at the National Football Museum. Whether you’re a diehard football fan or planning a visit with your family to Manchester you can enjoy your visit to the world’s biggest and best football museum. www.nationalfootballmuseum.com/
3. Learn to Football Freestyle
Want a few more tricks up your sleeve for next season? Why not give Freestyle Football a try: www.beyondfootball.com/category/freestyle-football-tutorials
4. Play Footvolley
Hire a badminton court with some mates and see if you’ve got the same tekkers as this lot.
5. Camp Bestival Football School
A family-focused football experience for festival-goers to enjoy throughout the event. Younger guests can enjoy Arsenal’s soccer school coaching clinics, play games, and win prizes. www.campbestival.net
6. Play a round of FootGolf
Try one of the fastest growing activities in the country. FootGolf is played on a golf course using a size 5 football. The object of the game is to get the ball into the hole using only your feet in the fewest number of shots possible. Courses are available nationwide: www.ukfootgolf.com
7. Emirates Stadium Tour
To make the visit to Emirates Stadium truly unforgettable, why not join one of the Legends Tours? More information at http://www.arsenal.com/emirates/emirates-stadium-tours
8. Join a 5-a-side league
With venues like Goals Soccer Centres and Powerleague located nationwide why not grab some mates and get stuck in yourself? Find your nearest centre here: www.goalsfootball.co.uk/about/centres
9. Come to the Emirates Cup
Joining the Gunners at Emirates Stadium for this summer’s pre-season tournament will be three of Europe’s leading clubs – Olympique Lyonnais, Villarreal and VfL Wolfsburg . Find out more here: http://www.arsenal.com/news/news-archive/20150514/emirates-cup-2015-ticket-information
10. Play Headis
Headis is a high-intensity German sport combining ping pong and soccer. A regular ping pong table is used, but the 7-inch ball can be struck only by a competitor’s head. The sport has been around for eight years and continues to grow. Here’s how to play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kNsXDgOt9w