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Foundation’s Tournaleague steers youngsters away from crime

Posted on 23 December 2016  - 06:50

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has created a league-based football tournament for 14 to 16-year-olds who have been permanently excluded from mainstream school, as part of an initiative to steer youngsters in North London away from crime.

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The Foundation currently works with the Premier League and Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) scheme to deliver a football-based youth mentoring programme and the Tournaleague has been a popular extension for participants.

Tournaleague involves the Foundation inviting representative sides from other London-based football clubs including West Ham, Crystal Palace and Arsenal to attend league-based tournaments every seven weeks. The latest round of action saw a talented Spurs side finish runners-up at Tottenham Sports Centre.

Grant Cornwell MBE, Chief Executive, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: “We’ve supported hundreds of young people through MOPAC, enhancing their personal and career development whilst tackling youth crime. Tournaleague gives these children a chance to play organised football in a safe environment, whilst improving their teamwork and communication skills and it’s become a vital extension of the programme.”

For more information on MOPAC and Tournaleague, please contact foundation@tottenhamhotspur.com