Junior Gunner Adam has a real blast at The Emirates

Junior Gunner Adam Yule, seven, went head-to-head with Theo Walcott at The Emirates Stadium. Picture (c) Alan Walter
Junior Gunner Adam Yule, seven, went head-to-head with Theo Walcott at The Emirates Stadium. Picture (c) Alan Walter

A youngster from TringRugby Club enjoyed a day to remember as he scored a goal at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

Adam Yule, seven, was invited to play a part in the 30th anniversary celebrations of the club’s Junior Gunners young supporter scheme.

He was one of 30 Junior Gunners to take part in a game of football with the Arsenal first team on the Emirates Stadium pitch.

The match – which was the first of its kind at Arsenal – saw the young fans take on Arsene Wenger’s team, with the help of England star Theo Walcott who joined the Junior Gunners team midway through. Adam scored his team’s second goal.

To commemorate the Junior Gunners’ 30th birthday, Adam then headed out into the middle of the pitch to release one of 30 balloons into the sky.

Each contained a free Junior Gunners membership for the 2013/14 season, to be claimed by the people that found them.

On a memorable day, Adam also had the chance to watch the Arsenal team train and to attend a Gunners’ Q&A session where he was able to put a question to his favourite player Jack Wilshere.

Adam said: “I had a brilliant day at Arsenal. Not only did I get to meet my favourite players I was able to play football with them too!”

Arsenal-mad Adam was selected at random to take part in the day from more than 30,000 Junior Gunners.

For more information on the scheme visit www.alwaysaheadofthegame.com/junior