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GRASS ROOTS SPECIFIC FOOTBALL OPPORTUNITIES

Posted on 22 March 2005  - 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).

GRASS ROOTS SPECIFIC FOOTBALL OPPORTUNITIES


Working with a number of local partners and supported by the Football Association, Tottenham Hotspur Community provides football opportunities to children, young people and adults with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Below you will find details of current opportunities.


DEAF/HEARING IMPAIRED FOOTBALL


In partnership with the North London Deaf Children’s Association we have football training sessions every two weeks for children, young people and adults who are deaf or hearing impaired.


Based at the White Hart Lane indoor ball court facility or at Fortismere School in Muswell Hill, North London the sessions also provide participants with advice and support on joining deaf/hearing impaired football clubs or other local community football clubs.


VISUALLY IMPAIRED FOOTBALL


Once a month in the White Hart Lane indoor ball court facility, children and young people who are visually impaired can access our visually impaired football training sessions and football club.


The football club, named LSF Spurs FC (London Sports Forum Spurs), participates in community league and national tournaments on a regular basis in association with the London Sports Forum For Disabled People.


Our visually impaired team recently won the Under 14’s British Blind Sport junior 5-a-side football competition held at Aston Villa.


CEREBRAL PALSY FOOTBALL


We also have opportunities for children and young people with cerebral palsy through our cerebral palsy football training sessions and football club.


The training sessions currently run once a month at the Emerson Park School and Sports College in Hornchurch, Essex.


The football team named EPCP Spurs FC (Emerson Park Cerebral Palsy Spurs) is developing competition opportunities in association with the London Sports Forum For Disabled People.


POWER CHAIR FOOTBALL


For children, young people and adults who use powered wheelchairs, we also have monthly power chair football training sessions and a football club.


Held at the ASPIRE National Training Centre in Stanmore, Middlesex the club, named ASPIRE Hotspur FC, is developing competition opportunities in association with the FA and the London Sports Forum For Disabled People.


LEARNING DIFFICULTIES FOOTBALL

Young people and adults with learning difficulties and voluntary sector groups, including One-to-One (Enfield) for people with learning difficulties, can access our STEP (Special Training Experience Programme) partnership league.


This league takes place once a month and is held at the White Hart Lane indoor ball court facility.


STEP aim to provide a stimulating and enjoyable sporting environment for adults with learning difficulties.


Tottenham Hotspur Community is also working with The London Sports Forum For Disabled People and London Football Association to provide opportunities for children with learning difficulties to take part in a North London league.


For further information or to register for any of the above football opportunities, please contact:
James Isaac
0870 420 5000 (tel)
020 8365 5053 (fax)
community@spurs.co.uk