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    People within the London Borough of Haringey.

    Funded by:
    Bill Nicholson Memorial Fund.

    Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. 

    The Bill Nicholson Bursary Scheme was created by the family of the late Tottenham Hotspur Manager, Bill Nicholson, to provide opportunities for people within the borough of Haringey to gain football and other sports coaching qualifications. The scheme runs until the 2012 -13 Football Season and provides 20 individual spaces per year. The scheme gives local people an opportunity to start their coaching career with the help and support of our staff. 

    This opportunity is for young people who are aged 16 + and attending a Haringey school or college, a resident of Haringey or are able to demonstrate a commitment to volunteering and working within the Borough.


    It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low. And we at Spurs have set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo of glory.
    Bill Nicholson OBE, Tottenham Hotspur Manager 1958 – 1974

    Why needed: 
    •    The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Haringey has reached an 11-year high, new figures have shown. 
    •    Residents in the borough claiming Job Seekers Allowance rose to 10,159 in February 2011, according to the Office for National Statistics. 
    •    The figures show 8% of the adult population of Tottenham is on benefits, a fifth of which is under 24-year-olds. The constituency is now the tenth highest for unemployment benefit claims in the UK. 
    •    An opportunity for local people to start a coaching career with the help and support of our qualified coaches and staff.
    •    Become qualified in the practical and theoretical aspects of sports coaching.

    •    Since the scheme commenced in the 2008/9 season, 60 people have achieved coaching qualifications through the scheme.
    •    50% of the newly qualified sports coaches have gone on to start their careers with us.
    •    40% of the newly qualified coaches have gone on to work within the Haringey area, coaching at local sports clubs.
    •    10% of the newly qualified coaches have gone on to volunteer in other local boroughs.
    •    15% of the newly qualified coaches have required one to one support to achieve their qualification.