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*NDC Project

Posted on 4 October 2002  - 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).

Tottenham Hotspur FITC is continuing to work with the New Deal for Community (NDC) Project in Haringey. We have put together a comprehensive coaching programme to involve 3000 local boys and girls from eight Haringey primary schools

The £140,000 project over three years will deliver quality training from our skilled FITC coaches. The sessions are three hours per week to each school over a period of 39 weeks as part of the school PE curriculum.

The aim of the programme is to use the football club as a tool for raising children's interest in learning and to improve skills levels of the children (e.g. fitness, hand-eye coordination, basic football skills, social skills and confidence).

Both FITC and NDC believe that ensuring physical well being for children through a sport as popular as football is the best way of engaging children.

Bhavani Sharma, NDC Education Officer, believes that "the level of motivation that Spurs FITC bring about in the pupils is then transferred to their academic life as well. This further translates into their social well being, which in turn has a positive effect on the community."

As well as local school children taking part in this project, adults from the NDC area who have been police checked, and are at present taking their coaching awards, are observing our FITC coaches. This is to support their final assessments in order to achieve their football qualifications with the hope of joining our scheme in the future.