Jake Livermore has gone back to his roots – with a visit to Forty Hill Primary School in Enfield.
The midfielder, born in Enfield, attended the school from the age of five and returned with team-mate Tom Carroll to unveil a new Astroturf pitch.
Graduates of our Academy, Jake and Tom have been regular members of our first-team squad this season. Jake made his full debut in the Premier League at Manchester United in August and has featured 15 times already this term, including starting all seven of our Europa League matches. Tom has been a big hit in the Europa League and made six appearances in total.
The pair were shown around the school by headteacher Richard Yarwood, including the playground where Jake honed his footballing skills as a youngster.
They then received a rousing welcome by pupils in the assembly hall where they both answered questions – including one about Jake’s first girlfriend!
“It’s the first time I’ve been back at the school, so obviously the memories came flooding back, especially in the playground and walking around the classrooms,” said Jake.
“There are still a few teachers from when I was there and I don’t think they were too pleased to see me! Seriously though, we both had a great reception and really enjoyed it.
“It also turns out that a few people I know from my class and year group have siblings at the school now, so that was nice.
“The players love to come out into the community and this was a special one for me. I loved every minute of it."
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation already has a huge presence in the Borough of Enfield and currently delivers football coaching for the school’s girls football team.
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