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Busy summer at Skills

Posted on 7 August 2012  - 10:24

Ledley King stopped by to meet young people making use of his Skills project during the summer school holidays.

The recently-named Club Ambassador has put his name to the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation project offering free sport and education opportunities to local 12-19 year olds on a daily basis.

One year on from the troubles that hit the area last summer, Skills now receives an average of 60-70 young people per evening taking part in activities ranging from football to wrestling every evening.

In partnership with Haringey Council and the London Boxing Academy, youngsters experiencing problems at school are also reffered to the centre on White Hart Lane where they can study and brush up on IT skills during the day.

The summer holidays have seen more and more young people make use of Skills, and Ledley was delighted to see how the project has progressed since beginning earlier this year.

On his latest visit, the former Club captain observed boxing and football training sessions, while taking part in table tennis and a mentoring session led by Tottenham Hotspur Foundation coaches.

Ledley said: “I think the whole programme is brilliant. It’s great to see so many children here getting the opportunity to take part in sport and to see a good mix of boys and girls taking part.

“What I think is good is that it gives kids the chance to find a sport they’re good at and there’s the opportunity for them to get one on one time if they need help with anything.”

Ledley at Skills