BANK FC was the Arsenal Gloucester Supporter's Club 5-a-Side
team and was formed in January 2006 by Jayl & Steve Helps.
We played in the Stroud Pitch Invasion League on Monday evenings
until October 2009, when it became harder and harder to keep a
regular team going against the growing recession, with people
having other commitments. We
also featured in 4 Arsenal Supporter's Club tournaments, once
at Highbury in 2006 and again at the Emirates in 2007, 2008 and
getting together for the last time in 2010 - (see pic below).
was emotional ending the team after nearly 4 years, especially
for Jayl, who played more games than anyone, but in that time
many members played for North Bank and dreams came true, especially
with the opportunities to play at Highbury & the Emirates.
It is hoped that in the future a new team bearing the name Arsenal
Gloucester will once again represent us, with a new generation
North Bank FC Team - Emirates Stadium - May 2010
row: Alistair Bidmead, Pete Kinsella, Jayl Gunner, Matt
Ely -- Front: Nigel Newnham, Gary Ballinger, Steve Helps
team played 3 games -- a 0-3 defeat to Arsenal Fermanagh,
beating Arsenal Switzerland 2-0, then a 0-0 draw with Arsenal
Maidstone. 2 clean sheets in the final ever games.
Bank FC was sponsored by GLOUCESTER
Gloucester would like to thank Chris, Cath & Gary + all at