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Foundation's Duke of Edinburgh participants achieve Gold Award

Posted on 25 October 2017  - 09:09

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation participants have become the first group from a Premier League club to achieve a Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

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The Foundation supported nine young people from the local area to gain the Gold Award after completing a series of complex and challenging activities promoting leadership, teamwork and organisational skills while providing experience of setting and achieving goals.

Of the nine participants, two have also completed all three of their Duke of Edinburgh Awards with the Foundation, which is considered one of the top non-school license holders in London for the scheme.

Nikki Kelly, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: “We’re extremely proud of the success of our Duke of Edinburgh participants and the programme.

“It is challenging to complete any Duke of Edinburgh Award so to gain a Gold is a real testament to the hard work and dedication of all the participants and coaching staff involved.

“The skills gained on the scheme are well regarded by employers and will work in favour of the young people when they come to apply for jobs in the future.”

The Foundation’s Duke of Edinburgh programme is supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. To find out how to get involved, visit www.tottenhamhotspur.com/foundation/community-development/duke-of-edinburgh/