When I was 10 I was a Junior Gunner and I was actually picked out of a hat to be mascot for a Champions Leauge game at Highbury. One of the best experiences of my life. So now I can say that I've been on both Arsenal pitches! (For football fans out there who want to know it was September 27th 2001, Arsenal 2- 1 Lazio and Freddie Ljungberg scored both goals)
ignore the buck teeth
White pitch marks!
I was part of the team called Thierry Henry so naturally we were going to do well. We came 3rd out of 8 teams which I think is pretty impressive. Had a wicked time.
Playing on the pitch was really great. First thought walking on there was that its HUGE. We were only playing across half of it as well and this knackered me! I dunno how those guys sprint across there every week. They really are super fit!
I played in defence so didn't score any goals but stopped a few which I think managed to give us a clean sheet for two games.
Hopefully get to do it again next year and maybe can put in some practise before then. Absolutely loved it and couldn't walk the next day!
The trophy, though we didn't win I got to have a quick hold :)
Me all rough after football :)