Creating Chances Places for Players is to return for the new Premier League season.
Running from September to November 2008 the initiative will again highlight the continued and increasing commitment that Tottenham and the other 19 Barclays Premier League Clubs provide to their local communities.
Creating Chances Places for Players is the Premier League's flagship good cause programme. It had its debut season last year when ten players at every club took part in a range of events that highlighted the Club's community work.
Tottenham fans might remember seeing many of our players taking part in the initiative last season.
Some of the activities that we took part in included:
- Michael Dawson taking part in a basketball wheelchair session and game at the Force Wheelchair Basketball Club.
- Jermaine Jenas becoming an employee for the day at the Haringey Citizen's Advice Bureau and meeting with local people in the Tottenham area on citizenship issues.
- Aaron Lennon taking part in a disability sports session with pupils from Vale School Northumberland Park for S.P.U.R.S. He participated in athletics and powerchair football with the children, many of whom have cerebral palsy.
- Pascal Chimbonda taking part in a training session with children suffering from Asperger's Syndrome, to highlight the benefits of playing team sports.
As part of the programme all 20 Premier League Clubs will once more be opening their doors to local not-for-profit organisations to apply for a Barclays Premier League player to help raise awareness and funds of their work. A public national application process, which last season received thousands of applications from all across the country, will open for a month on premierleague.com from July 1st 2008.
During last season's programme Premier League players undertook all manner of different roles in their local communities: baking cakes, singing songs, creating works of art, working in charity shops, sweeping streets, packing bags in supermarkets and even washing hair, there was little that the players didn't put their hand to.
To see how every Barclays Premier League Club took part in the initiative last season click here -
Creating Chances Places for Players is part of Creating Chances, which is now the ‘umbrella brand' for the Premier League's expanding £122 million community programme which aims to use the power of football to engage children and young people in social intervention programmes aligned to five key areas - Social Inclusion, Health and Wellbeing, Equalities, Education, and International Development.