The Journey to Arsenal

Some of our young and inspiring HEJ FC players were given the opportunity to visit and play at Arsenal’s Academy training ground (Hale End) on the 5th of November 2022.

The day started with both the U7s and U8s teams and their parents taking a Marshals coach ride from Milton Keynes to Arsenal’s training ground in London.

The excitement and anticipation filled the air, as the HEJ young footballers were about to play against some of the best young players in the country.

The matches were challenging, but both teams were up for the challenge. The HEJ U7s and u8’s teams managed to score some goals during their games against Arsenal.

The opportunity to play against Arsenal’s academy teams in London was a dream come true for all our players.

The experience was made even more special by the chance to tour the training ground and witness firsthand the hard work and dedication required to become a professional footballer.

The Football Club would like to thank all of the sponsorships from HEJ COFFEE, Jungheinrich, and Flinn Construction, who made this incredible journey possible.

It’s a testament to these companies for supporting local communities in Milton Keynes and promoting healthy and active lifestyles among young children.

The support from these local companies demonstrates their dedication to helping young children pursue their passions and reach their full potential at HEJ Athletic FC.

Overall, the trip to Arsenal was an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. It was a day filled with excitement, camaraderie, and passion for the beautiful game.

All of our young footballers gained valuable experience and learned important lessons about teamwork, determination, and sportsmanship.

HEJ FC is committed to providing opportunities for young people to pursue their love of football and develop their skills on and off the pitch for our beautiful game.