The FA Premier League chairman, Dave Richards, and MP for Tottenham, David Lammy, were among a number of leading figures from the worlds of sport and politics at White Hart Lane on Monday to discuss the role of football within London’s communities.
The Club played host to around 40 delegates from organisations including the Football Foundation, Sport England, The Prince’s Trust, the Greater London Authority and Local and Central Government, while our own chairman Daniel Levy was also present to say a few words on the work we do for the local community.
The attendees were given a tour of the stadium which included a look at some of the work our Football in the Community scheme carries out at the Lane.
They were shown around our indoor ball court - witnessing a coaching session with local schoolchildren in progress - and were also given an insight into our Study Support Centre which uses state-of-the-art computers to teach school children numeracy and literacy skills using football as the theme.
Following the tour, four organisations were given the opportunity to explain the good work they do within the capital to the chair of the GLA’s Culture, Sport and Tourism Committee, Meg Hillier.
The Prince’s Trust, Playing For Success, Street Football League and Positive Futures all run football-related schemes funded in part by the Football Foundation and targeted at some of the capital’s most vulnerable groups.
Our chairman, Daniel Levy, said: "We were delighted to be able to stage Monday's event.
"These days there is so much more to football clubs than simply the players on the pitch and this meeting serves to highlight that fact.
"We are no exception to that here at Spurs and we had great pleasure in being able to demonstrate just part of the extensive work we do to help our local community.
"Our ever-expanding Football in the Community scheme carries out a significant amount of work in and around the local area while our Study Support Centre is becoming increasingly popular with local schoolchildren and we are fully committed to continuing these and many more projects."