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Nicole’s Wembley surprise

Posted on 9 November 2016  - 14:07

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s Regional Participant of the Year, Nicole Littleton, was given a surprise at Wembley last Wednesday night, as Club legend Ledley King presented her with the award before kick-off at our Champions League match with Bayer Leverkusen.

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Nicole arrived before the match for the presentation after scooping the award for her efforts volunteering with children since enrolling in the Foundation’s Premier League 4 Sport programme.

Nicole’s journey began when she attended free Premier League 4 Sport satellite tennis sessions in September, 2015, giving her new levels of confidence that resulted in her joining Bush Hill Park Tennis Club in Enfield, completing her Duke of Edinburgh Award and volunteering in leading sports activities for children.

Ledley King said: “It was great to meet Nicole and see how the work of the Foundation helps give young people the confidence they need to succeed. The Foundation’s strong links in the community provide the perfect platform for people like Nicole to develop their sporting skills in a fun and safe environment.”

Nicole said: “It was brilliant to win the award. Going onto the pitch at Wembley to meet Ledley King was amazing. I’m glad the Foundation has given me the chance to play tennis regularly and it’s really helped my confidence.”

The Premier League 4 Sport programme sees Tottenham Hotspur Foundation coaches deliver a range of sporting activities to young people in 22 satellite clubs at schools and community sports hubs across Haringey, Enfield, Barnet and Waltham Forest. The initiative has the aim of encouraging participants to try new, unfamiliar sports and gives them the opportunity to engage in regular sporting activity as part of the London 2012 legacy.