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Mabbsy an inspiration to adult learners

Posted on 9 June 2016  - 01:54

Gary Mabbutt was a special guest in the chambers of Haringey Council this week as he appeared at the Borough’s annual Adult Learning Services Awards.


HALS (Haringey Adult Learning Services) has been providing support to the Borough’s residents for over 20 years, giving anyone aged 19 upwards the chance to earn vital qualifications needed to gain employment and support their families.

Our legendary former captain addressed those in attendance with an inspirational speech around how he was told as a teenager that he would never be able to continue as a professional footballer having been diagnosed with diabetes.

Over 500 Tottenham Hotspur appearances and 16 England caps later, Mabbsy provided the perfect example of how nothing should stand in your way of achieving your goals as he awarded over 20 individuals who had overcome their own adversities to excel on various courses offered by HALS in the past year.