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Black History Month launches at The Lane

Posted on 7 October 2008  - 12:00

Today marked the launch of the Club's Black History Month Workshop at White Hart Lane as part of the work Tottenham Hotspur and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation will be implementing throughout October.

Black History Month launches at The Lane

Today marked the launch of the Club's Black History Month Workshop at White Hart Lane as part of the work Tottenham Hotspur and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation will be implementing throughout October.

The Foundation will be working with local schools in Enfield and Haringey in order to use football and White Hart Lane as part of the education and learning programme during Black History Month.

The Black History Month Workshops will welcome children and schools to the Spurs Learning Zone at White Hart Lane to take part in a series of education programmes based around the history of black footballers, including Spurs players past and present such as Ledley King and Walter Tull.

Chris Ramsey, Head of Player Development Under 9-16s and Assistant Academy Manager, attended the first day of workshops and offered his support to the launch, saying: "The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation does a fantastic job in the community and their work during Black History Month will involve hundreds of kids in the local community. Football provides a great platform for education and in Walter Tull there's a fantastic demonstration of how a single individual can have an immense impact on establishing racial and social equality."

Joe Lyons, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Schools & Outreach Co-ordinator said: "The Black History Month Workshops are a fun and insightful lesson into black history in Britain, through the vehicle of football. October is officially Black History Month, but our courses will continue until the end of the year and over the next few months, children from across Enfield and Haringey will be here at the Spurs Learning Zone taking part in the programme."

Ramsey was named the first ever black FA Regional Director, covering London and the South East regions, and also the first ever male black manager of an England national team after being announced as Head Coach of the England Under-20s and assistant coach to the Under-18, 16 and 15 squads. He was also recently named on 'The Black List', the 30 most influential black people in English football, published by The Voice in association with Kick It Out.