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Foundation volunteer meets Sir Steve Redgrave

Posted on 16 December 2011  - 09:00

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation volunteer Adam Stapleton has become the first individual in London to complete his 10 hours volunteering pledge under the new Sport Makers programme.

As a reward, Adam got the opportunity to meet five-time Olympic Gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave at Middlesex University.

Sport Makers is part of the Places People Play legacy programme that is bringing the excitement of a home Olympic and Paralympic Games into communities across the country.

Every Sport Maker will be invited to an informal and interactive workshop where they’ll gain the skills and opportunities to get involved in sport in North London.

These individuals will then be introduced to organisations and join forces with others who want to make sport happen locally. There will also be opportunities to meet top athletes for continuous inspiration.

On his Sport Makers experience to date, Adam said: “I was born in Tottenham and have always lived there. I also work in the community through Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s Volunteer programme so it is great to give back and share my love of sport with other people in the area.”

Sir Steve Redgrave also commented: “I’ve been really impressed with the early stages of the project and really encouraged by the number of people who have already signed up to Sport Makers.

"It goes to show you don’t need medals to become a sporting hero. The people I’ve met have shown that by helping people to get involved in sport you can do something amazing for them as well as having fun at the same time.”

Adam is currently volunteering through the ‘Volunteer – Tottenham Hotspur’ programme on a number of volunteering projects across the North London.

Liam Hope, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s Volunteer Co-ordinator, commented: “The Volunteer programme has a structure which allows us to signpost volunteers into the new Sport Makers programme and continue to make a difference to their community. We fully support this great new volunteering scheme and it’s fantastic that Adam has become the first Sport Maker in London to complete his pledge.”

For more information on our Volunteer programme visit http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/foundation/volunteering - CLICK HERE...

For information on Sport Makers opportunities and workshops in your community please visit http://www.sportmakers.co.uk/ to register now - CLICK HERE - or for more information please contact Charlie Watts on 0208 411 6740 or at c.watts@mdx.ac.uk