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Free football at Ferry Lane

Posted on 2 March 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

During the February half-term holiday, children from the ages of 10-17 were treated to a free five-day soccer school at the Ferry Lane Estate, Haringey.

The event, which was also run last summer, was funded by CIS Co-operative Insurance whose aim is to eventually set up a Ferry Lane football team.

Following significant encouragement from our Community Coaches, attendance at the course increased as the week progressed and by the final day more than 60 children attended.

Football plays a huge role in the lives of the children who live in Ferry Lane.

Apart from the youth club on the estate, the multi-purpose sports pitch is their main source of entertainment and is usually used by the children to have a ‘kick-about.’

The opportunity to take part in organised and professional coaching was very well received and one boy said: "Sometimes when you come with your friends, people just start leaving and then it gets boring. But here it’s better…like you get a prize if you hit the crossbar of the goal, and we play tournaments… that’s why I like it."