Arsenal continue success (off the pitch)

Arsenal Ladies captain Alex Scott presents an award. Picture: Arsenal FC

Arsenal Ladies captain Alex Scott presents an award. Picture: Arsenal FC - Credit: Archant

It was a troubled year on the Emirates Stadium pitch for Arsenal’s first team. But off it, the club continues to thrive around Islington.

On Monday, it celebrated with the annual Arsenal in the Community awards at the stadium’s Royal Oak suite.

Watched by Mayor of Islington Cllr Kat Fletcher, Gunners U21 striker Kaylan Hinds (who grew up near Elthorne Park and was involved in the community scheme as a youngster) and Arsenal Ladies captain Alex Scott helped celebrate the achievments of 350 people by handing out the awards.

The club’s Alan Sefton said of the day: “Our awards ceremony is a great way of celebrating everything the young people we work with have achieved over the past 12 months.

“We have had schoolchildren take part in national football and enterprise challenges, young men and women find work through our employability programme and hundreds of young people develop confidence, new skills and a sense of belonging through their involvement with Arsenal in the Community.

“I would like to congratulate all of our award winners and look forward to their continued progress during 2016/17.”

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