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Schools World Cup Held @ Lane

Posted on 16 June 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's Football in the Community scheme hosted a World Cup day for schools in the local area, in conjunction with McDonald's, on 6th and 7th June 2002. School children took part in a morning of coaching skills followed by a tournament against opposing schools.

Each school represented a country featuring in the World Cup, and competed for medals on the day. There were 120 school children taking part with winners on the first day being St Paul's & All Hallows Primary, while Lea Valley Primary proved victorious on day two of the event.

Other schools taking part included: Belmont Primary, Lancasterian Primary, Welbourne Primary, Down Lane Primary, Lordship Lane Primary, Devonshire Primary, Earlsmead Primary, St Francis de Sales Primary, Risley Primary, Coleraine Primary and Seven Sisters Primary.

The event was held on the ball court at White Hart Lane. McDonald's sponsored both days, providing T-shirts for each school (country name & number on back), lunch, free food vouchers and the tournament trophies & medals - which were replicas of the Jules Rimet World Cup.

Spurs provided trained coaches, a THFC goodie bag and special awards for player of the tournament and most sporting player. Face painters also were on hand - painting national flags on the children's faces for the country which they represented on the day.

Tottenham's Football in the Community Scheme will be running coaching courses for children throughout the summer holidays in many of the local areas. If you would like your children to be coached by Tottenham Hotspur, call the community office on 020 8365 5049.

Meanwhile, St Pauls and All Hallows CE Junior, St Francis de Sales RC Junior, Bruce Grove Primary and Northumberland Park Community Secondary School were all invited to watch England play Nigeria at White Hart Lane yesterday as part of Tottenham's Study Support Centre programme. David Lammy, MP for Tottenham, also attended showing his support for the centre.

All the invited schools take part in the Tottenham Hotspur Study Support Centre scheme which is part of the Government's 'Playing for Success Initiative' to encourage out of school learning. The children were walked back to lessons following the 0-0 draw to continue their school day.

Centre Manager, Anna Rimington, commented: "This was a treat for over 60 students who have attended the Study Support Centre and it was a great success. The World Cup is a big thing at the moment and we wanted to give the kids a chance to watch a match at the ground."

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