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Good work ref!

Posted on 16 October 2008  - 12:00

Gus Poyet this week tried his hand at refereeing a game of Powerchair football at the Aspire National Training Centre in Stanmore, north London.

Good work ref!

Gus Poyet this week tried his hand at refereeing a game of Powerchair football at the Aspire National Training Centre in Stanmore, north London.

The event was part of our commitment to Premier League community initiative Creating Chances, which will be running throughout October and November.

Aspire one of the UK's leading Spinal Cord Injury charities, is working with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, on a project to develop manual wheelchair football to work alongside the powerchair game.

This year, the Foundation is supporting Aspire and the Aspire Powerchair Sports Club through the Reach 2 Teach Project.

Gus Poyet at Aspire

The aim of the project is to promote and raise the profile of the current sports available that are inclusive to people who have Spinal Cord Injuries and to lead the way in the development of a manual wheelchair football game. With the support of Aspire the project will reach people who have spinal cord injuries across the country.

Aspire and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation will be required to support the project by providing high-level research over a 5 year period so as to positively affect and increase participation within sport to a high percentage of people who have Spinal Cord Injuries.

The project will look at decreasing obesity due to a lack of motivation and sporting opportunities and increasing the co-ordination, health and fitness and general well-being of people who have Spinal Cord Injuries.

This week's event aimed to highlight the positive work and achievements of Aspire, the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and the Aspire Powerchair Sports Club.

Gus said: "The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and Aspire are working together to create what I feel is an extremely positive project that will provide unique sporting opportunities to a number of people with spinal injuries.

"From a Spurs point of view, it is something our community team should be very proud of and I am only too happy to offer my support to the project."

Aspire's Head of Operations, Tasha Dyson added: "The aim of the day was to highlight that Aspire and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation are working together to develop the manual wheelchair football game."