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Club announce Kidscape as nominated national charity

Posted on 17 March 2005  - 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).

As part of our ongoing commitment to youth, we have nominated the Award-winning charity Kidscape as our national charity for 2005.

Founded in 1985, Kidscape is the only national charity dedicated to preventing bullying amongst Children.

As part of the relationship, the Club will support the delivery of Kidscape’s anti-bullying projects across schools in the local area and in their own Study Support Centre. These projects include ‘ZAP’ Confidence Building Sessions for Bullied Children, which have proved extremely successful — 76% of participants report that they are no longer bullied after they attended ZAP. The first of these ZAP sessions will take place in Tottenham Hotspur’s own Study Support Centre and will help to illustrate the work that will be carried out through this partnership.

ZAP Sessions include the following elements that help children combat bullying:

· Shouting ‘No!’ to the bullies, and other verbal assertiveness techniques
· Using strong body language
· Advice on who to go to for help
· Get away tactics

Commenting on the nomination, Donna Cullen, Tottenham Hotspur’s Director of Communications said: “Bullying remains a problem throughout the country. Kidscape do outstanding work combating bullying and we hope that by learning through football and using our players, we can help with educating children and young people about the effects of bullying and how to stop it.”

Michele Elliott, Kidscape Director said: "We are very excited at being nominated by Tottenham Hotspur as their National Charity of the year. To have Tottenham players as role models and to know that they condemn bullying will be such a boost to children. Bullying remains a terrible problem and the support of the Club through this relationship will allow us to help hundreds of bullied children all over the country.”