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Apprentice winner inspires students on Enterprise programme

Posted on 2 December 2016  - 07:58

Former Apprentice winner and Spurs fan Lee McQueen visited White Hart Lane to inspire students taking part in a Premier League Enterprise programme run by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

Lee McQueen speaks to the youngstersLee poses for a photo with the group at White Hart Lane

Students from five local schools attended a full day of activities at the stadium for the Sport Relief-funded initiative, which aims to raise motivation and self-esteem levels of secondary school pupils, as well as enabling them to learn about the business aspects of a football club.

The day began with an inspirational talk from 2008 Apprentice winner McQueen. The season-ticket holder shared his knowledge as an entrepreneur and expressed the importance of hard work and dedication. Students then took part in workshops delivered by partner organisations Metro Bank and MACE to discuss topics including financial management and employment prospects in the construction industry.

Lee McQueen said: “As a passionate Spurs supporter, it’s a privilege being asked to come to the Lane and speak to the children about my experiences. The educational work that goes on behind the scenes at the Club is inspirational and it’s a testament to the hard work of the Foundation.”

Grant Cornwell, CEO, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: “We’re proud of the work delivered through the Premier League Enterprise programme to improve employability and life skills of the participants. This forms part of the Club’s wider commitment to provide educational opportunities and intervention activities for students from Key Stage 1 through to higher education.”

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation will work on increasing the aspirations and skills of over 200 students thorough the Premier League Enterprise programme in 2016-17.