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Foundation programmes shortlisted for Beyond London Awards

Posted by Spurs Comms Team on 10 July 2013  - 11:11

Two Tottenham Hotspur Foundation programmes have been shortlisted at the inaugural Beyond London Sports Awards

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Two Tottenham Hotspur Foundation programmes have been shortlisted at the inaugural Beyond London Sports Awards.

The awards celebrate those organisations and individuals who have used the power and support of the London 2012 Olympic Games to raise awareness and create a positive social impact across a range of topics such as inclusion, employment and innovation.

The Foundation’s E18HTEEN project has been shortlisted for an Impact award which recognises organisations which use sport to address social issues within their local communities.

The Foundation’s Degree programme has also been shortlisted for an Employability award which highlights the work of organisations helping to tackle unemployment by providing participants with the necessary skills and experience to enter the workplace.

E18HTEEN involves Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Jermain Defoe as an active ambassador, positive role model and mentor over a two year period to 160 young people aged 16 - 19 years who are either in care or are care leavers.

Each young person involved has been identified to participate in the programme by Local Authority ‘Virtual Schools of Children in Care’, with the objective of keeping them in or getting them back into training, education and employment as well as ultimately preparing them for independence and adulthood.

The project offers an individually tailored learning and development programme with free access to 18 separate training and life skill workshops and 18 different sports.

Foundation Degree courses on offer through the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation include FdA Applied Sport & Community Development and the newly launched FdSc Applied Football Coaching & Performance, both of which are validated by Middlesex University.

Our Foundation Degrees are unique in that they provide practical and applied theory combined with work based learning at the inspirational White Hart Lane Stadium and are taught by highly qualified academic lecturers.

On completion of a Foundation Degree, students then have the opportunity to top-up to a full undergraduate degree by studying their 3rd year at Middlesex University.

The Foundation offers a variety of educational programmes helping local people to gain employment including apprenticeships in Sport, Retail, Hospitality and Finance, along with BTECS in Sport, NVQs covering IT Engineering and Foundation Degrees.

Awards winners will be announced at a prestigious award ceremony on Monday 15 July with special guests from sport, government, business and development present including Lord Coe, Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Olympic Gold Medallist Katherine Grainger and Multi-Paralympic Gold Medallist Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.

For further information about Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, please visit: www.tottenhamhotspur.com/foundation