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Football Development a success in Asia

Posted on 16 June 2010  - 12:00

The Club's Football Development team has just returned from a two-week tour of Singapore and Thailand, as part of our growing partnership with Football Asia.

The Club's Football Development team has just returned from a two-week tour of Singapore and Thailand, as part of our growing partnership with Football Asia.

Week one saw the team, led by Football Development Manager, Mark Jones, working with ANZA Soccer in Singapore.

ANZA Soccer is the Australian and New Zealand Association based in Singapore.

The Spurs team spent the week at their Turf City training facility delivering a team and player development programme.

The programme was delivered to children of all different ages giving them an insight into the coaching philosophies of the Tottenham Hotspur Football Development team.

Football Development Manager, Mark Jones said: "It was a great week with ANZA Soccer and we were able to see each player develop during the week.

"The highlight for us is being able to see this change in the players as a result of our coaching programme."

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At the end of the week Joe Keiser - Soccer Coordinator at ANZA - presented our team with ANZA soccer coaching shirts and made Mark and the team honorary members of ANZA.

Whilst in Singapore they also met with officials and coaches from the Singapore FA and Singapore Youth Olympic Games Squad who then embarked on a two-week UK Residential Programme with us here.

The Football Development Team then travelled to Thailand for the second week to deliver a programme which included a Player Development Programme to over 700 players aged ten to 18 years old with TOT-CAT Football Club

TOT-CAT Football Club is currently fourth in the Thailand National League. The Spurs trip saw them undertake a busy schedule which included various different programmes throughout the week.

As part of a Coach Development programme with TOT-CAT FC, the team coached over 60 coaches in classroom-based sessions as well as practical sessions.

The busy week also included 700 children from the TOT-CAT FC taking part in football coaching sessions based around our coaching philosophies.

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At the end of the week there were presentations to the children and coaches from the Tottenham Hotspur team.

Polapee Suwunchwee, Executive Adviser of TOT-CAT FC, kindly presented our team with original traditional Thai silks as a thankyou from all of the TOT-CAT staff.

The team also put the Thailand University team through a coaching session at the end of the week.

For more pictures, click the arrows at the top of the page.

For more information on the Football Development International Programmes please call 020 8365 5059.

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