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AWESOME DAY OUT!

Posted on 8 January 2008  - 12:00

It has been a festive season to remember for Awesome Lane Hotspur, a football team coached by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

It has been a festive season to remember for Awesome Lane Hotspur, a football team coached by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

Not only have they received a £1,000 ‘Christmas Cheer Award’ from the Ham & High newspaper for their hard work during 2007, they were also given the chance to visit our Spurs Lodge training ground last week.

Awesome Lane Hotspur offers football opportunities to children with Aspergers Syndrome and their siblings, and training sessions run by Foundation coaches and the Active London Project take place at White Hart Lane Community Sports Centre every week.

You may remember Pascal Chimbonda paying a visit to one of these sessions back in October as part of our commitment to Premier League community initiative ‘Creating Chances’, and as a result of this the team received a £2,000 grant, which has gone towards buying a brand new kit.

So after the successes of 2007, what better way to kick off the New Year than watching the professionals in action, as well as meeting some of their heroes.

Christina Heidensohn, parent and co-founder of Awesome Lane Hotspur, said: “It was a fantastic opportunity for the children, and good for them to learn from professionals.

“The group is two years old this month and I think we’ve been very successful. We have on average 25 children attending training sessions every week and we’ve worked very hard with schools and the local authority for children with Aspergers Syndrome in Haringey to be able to access mainstream sport.”

The project is an innovative collaboration between Haringey Autism (a branch of the National Autistic Society), Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and the Haringey Mencap LTD Active London Project, funded by Sport England.

Exclusive footage of this special visit is now available to watch on Spurs TV Online. To subscribe for just £3.99 a month, CLICK HERE....