Malik, 19, from Enfield, recently started his Sports Coaching Apprenticeship at the Foundation and spends 35 hours per week helping to deliver the Club’s community sports programmes in the local area. Malik said: “A-levels weren’t for me which is why I decided to go down the route of an apprenticeship. It’s much more hands-on and I’ve gained an incredible amount of quality work experience to put on my CV.
“I’ve always dreamed of becoming a sports coach and tournaments like the Euros as well as the success of local teams definitely helps to encourage young people like me to aim for a career within the industry.
“Seeing the professionals, both at Spurs and at the Euros, has made me more determined than ever to fulfil my dream of becoming a coach and I know that with the support of the team at the Foundation I can do it.”
Pictured above: Malik, centre, meets Ledley King at White Hart Lane.
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