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Academy Report - Pat Holland

Posted on 1 August 2003  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Pat Holland's under-19 side today begin their participation in the prestigious Eurofoot Tournament in Belgium.

The coach and his new charges left on Thursday morning for the event, in which they get to take on, among others, Catalan giants Barcelona.

"This will be our third year going to it and it is quite a nice tournament," reported Pat. "The travel arrangements are excellent and they send a coach over from Belgium.

"There are a lot of sides from Belgium taking part and, in our section, we've got Barcelona, so that will be an incentive for the kids and for us, as coaches, to see how they play.

"Celtic are also back there, so it is a good tournament and they have adapted it as the years have gone on - at first the games were too short. It is quite hectic and we are guaranteed six games - so they'll have enough football over there."

Pat added that the boys should not be short on support when they take the field.

"There are a lot of Tottenham supporters over there and we've got a good name, so the kids should enjoy it."