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Harry goes back to school to promote Spurs coaching programme

Posted on 27 January 2017  - 10:40

Harry Winks this week paid a visit to The Cavendish School in Hemel Hempstead – where he was formerly a student – to promote a new full-time sports programme delivered by the Club’s Global Coaching team.

Harry Winks returns to his former schoolHarry is interviewed on stageHarry presents a signed Spurs shirt to the schoolCatching up with staffAll smiles in the office!Overseeing a sports session

Staff outlined the benefits of the course to an audience of potential pupils and parents, before the young midfielder spoke about the levels of support offered by his former school and Spurs during his development.

The Sixth Form programme, developed in conjunction with The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, involves coaches delivering 10 hours of football training a week and a match schedule, while students will also be provided with an opportunity to achieve their FA Level 1 coaching award.

Accessible to students who have achieved four A – C grades in GCSEs or gained a Merit for their Level 2 BTEC in Sport, completing the course will allow pupils to enrol on a number of sports degrees such as Sports Management, Sports Coaching, Sports Science and Physical Education.

Grant Cornwell MBE, our Head of Global Coaching, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with The Cavendish School to offer this exciting new programme, which combines education and football to inspire students to reach their full potential.

“Students will not only get access to a high quality football training and match programme, but using football as the hook will also see them gain qualifications in the classroom that can ultimately help them to further their careers and lead to Higher Education or employment opportunities.”

Harry said: “It’s great to see us teaming up with my old school to provide students with a full-time sports programme. This course is another example of the great work the Club does in using football to support the education of local young people.”