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OSSIE'S BACK

Posted on 7 September 2007  - 12:00

Spurs legend Ossie Ardiles was back in Tottenham this week to announce his official involvement as ambassador of the Special Olympics Global Football Initiative by taking part in a disability football coaching session run by Haringey MENCAP.

Spurs legend Ossie Ardiles was back in Tottenham this week to announce his official involvement as ambassador of the Special Olympics Global Football Initiative by taking part in a disability football coaching session run by Haringey MENCAP.The Argentinean, who tasted FA Cup and UEFA Cup success during his illustrious playing career with the club during the 1970s and 80s, will play a major part in the launch of the initiative, which will take place at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai in October.

The initiative aims to enable more disabled people to enjoy football and improve the opportunities they have to participate in and enjoy the sport.

And this gave Ossie the perfect opportunity to re-visit his old stomping ground and run the rule over Haringey MENCAP’s Active London Project, which works in partnership with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

Ossie said: "When the opportunity arose to be involved with an initiative like this, I was delighted to take them up on their offer.

"This is the first time I have been involved with something like this. Sometimes, you don't realise how lucky you are, and seeing some of the participants today achieve things many people often take for granted is inspiring."