After a few months of negotiations with Ivan Gazidis, Mark Gonnella and the Arsenal Supporters Forum, we are delighted to announce that the Arsenal Left-Handed Supporters Club is set to become an OFFICIAL Arsenal Supporters Club from the 2017/18 season.
This is great news for a minority group who are often ignored by Arsenal, Football Club, The FA, The PFA and the football world in general. Arsenal are set to make the groundbreaking move establishing the first known supporters group for left-handed fans in the football world.
By becoming an official supporters club, it will enable us to fight the discrimination seen against left-handed fans at football games from within. The Arsenal Left-Handed Supporters Club shall be given a seat on the Arsenal Supporters Forum.
Members of the forum include representatives of domestic and international supporters’ clubs, the Arsenal Independent Supporters Association (AISA), the Arsenal Supporters Trust (AST), RedAction and supporters representing the interests of the following categories of fans: 16-21 year olds, over 60s, disabled supporters, club level members, Gold members, Red Members, family enclosure members, ethnic minorities, gay supporters, women and shareholders.
Alongside the seat on the supporters forum, the Arsenal Left-Handed Supporters Club will also be given various perks that all official supporters clubs enjoy, including (but not exclusive too)
- A banner within the ground where over time we can get our members seated near
- 5 complimentary Arsenal season tickets for the supporters clubs key volunteers
- 20 away scheme memberships so our members can be represented over land and sea
- Guarantee of 50 tickets for an Wembley fixtures
- A limited number of invites to all official Arsenal events, from Junior Gunners events to Ivan Gazidis’ Q&A
- Snazzy jackets for all members (compulsory purchase with membership)
- Use of a cooperate box for a single game to entertain a limited number of members
- Use of Arsenal Football Club’s entertaining facilities at a reduced fee
- A free table at the Arsenal Player of the Season Awards
- 4 car parking spots at the Emirates Stadium on game day
After years of fighting for the rights of left-handed Arsenal fans, we are delighted the club have finally made the move to make our supporters club official.
Details of how to join the Arsenal Left-Handed Supporters Club will be released shortly.