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Jon awards Young Haringey Heroes

Posted on 13 July 2009  - 12:00

Jon Obika attended the 2009 Young Haringey Heroes Awards at the Bernie Grants Arts Centre, Tottenham, on Friday evening.

Jon awards Young Haringey Heroes

Jon Obika attended the 2009 Young Haringey Heroes Awards at the Bernie Grants Arts Centre, Tottenham, on Friday evening.

The young striker, who last term made his Spurs first team debut and won the supporters' Breakthrough Player of the Season award, was present to recognise the achievements of young people from the Borough who have given up time to take part in voluntary work over the past year.

Haringey Heroes are honoured for their work in sport, environment, music, and performing arts, with a total of 11 awards presented on the night.

This year there were almost 200 nominations put forward for the awards. Six judges were tasked with bringing this number down to a mere 20 successful applicants.

Jon said: "It was an honour for me to be here at the Young Haringey Heroes Awards and it is important that the Club recognises the achievements of young people in our local area in this way."

The 18-year-old striker presented the Senior Young Volunteer Award, sponsored by Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, to Ben Holt (represented here by Katie McGlade) for his work in football and literacy coaching among primary school pupils. This is the second year that we have supported the awards.

Jon added: "Ben, as well as all award winners on the night, deserve a lot of credit for their work and the ceremony was a fitting tribute."