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Spurs victorious against London rivals in Goals2Work programme

Posted on 1 November 2013  - 08:00

Representatives from the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation got off to a winning start in the first of a series of football fixtures against London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea in the new Comic Relief funded Goals2Work programme delivered in partnership with Catch22 and the National Care Advisory Service.

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Through Goals2Work the Foundation is providing 20 care leavers from Haringey with the opportunity to train and play football, whilst receiving employability, life skills sessions, work experience and potentially employment.

The project is also being delivered by Arsenal and Chelsea in their respective communities and involves monthly football tournaments between the three clubs as well as employability skills training.

Following wins against both Arsenal and Chelsea in the opening tournament hosted by Arsenal last Wednesday, Spurs player of the tournament Bilal said: "I really enjoyed the opportunity to represent Tottenham Hotspur against other London clubs and scoring the winner against Arsenal felt great. The employability session was also helpful and has given me some ideas about career opportunities in hospitality."

Community Development Manager, Alex White, said: "It was a thrilling contest between the three clubs. Our lads can be proud of the performances they put in having scored eight goals and conceded just one during the double-headed fixtures. We look forward to maintaining our winning start at Chelsea next month, but more importantly supporting the lads into employment."