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
The Foundation’s E18HTEEN project has been shortlisted for
an Impact award which recognises organisations which use sport to address social issues within their
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
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
For further information about Tottenham Hotspur Foundation,
please visit: www.tottenhamhotspur.com/foundation