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Teams proudly represent club in PL Schools at the Etihad

Posted on 20 May 2014  - 13:00

Two school teams proudly represented Tottenham Hotspur in the eighth annual Premier League Schools Tournament at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium today (Tuesday, May 20).

Our teams walk out at the EtihadCapel Manor U11 boysFortismere U13 girls

Capel Manor U11 boys team and Fortismere Academy U13 girls team secured their chance to represent the Club after beating fierce competition from 49 local schools in the qualifying rounds earlier this season.

After four games battling it out on the pitch, our boys team finished fifth in Group B, with the girls team finishing third in Group Q.

Players from both teams were given an authentic Premier League experience, using Manchester City’s changing rooms, proudly wearing the Tottenham Hotspur kit and walking down the tunnel on to the pitch at the Etihad.

Grant Cornwell, Chief Executive Officer, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation said: “Both teams did a fantastic job of representing Spurs today - they played really well throughout the competition and showed outstanding attitude and sportsmanship both on and off the pitch.

"They should be proud of their achievements in reaching the finals of the Premier League Schools Tournament and we hope they enjoyed the experience of playing at the Etihad stadium.”

The Premier League Schools Tournament is all about increasing participation in football for boys and girls and offers schools nationwide the chance to team up with their local Premier League club. Each of the 20 Premier League clubs staged their own regional competitions to select a school to represent them in the finals.

Below: The teams prepare for their trip to the Etihad - with a little help from Emmanuel Adebayor...