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Skills gets a new visitor

Posted on 26 September 2012  - 15:26

Ledley King introduced Gylfi Sigurdsson to the work of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation this week, by showing him around the Skills project.

Skills, with the backing of Ledley, has seen the transformation of a disused youth centre on White Hart Lane turned into a full-time sports and education facility for young people to use every night of the week.

It aims to provide a safe environment to help steer young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour, as well as progress with school studies.

Gylfi, as one of our newest players, was giving a tour of the facility by the legendary Club Ambassador, and also got the chance to take part in a number of activities, including boxing and table tennis.

The Icelandic midfielder said: “It is great to see what the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, and of course Ledley, are doing for young people in this area.

“It is very important for football clubs and players to be involved in this sort of thing and get more young people involved in sport and off of the streets.”

Ledley added: “I am pleased with the progress that Skills has made over the past few months and it was good to catch up with a number of the young people.

“Having Gylfi come along was great and it will no doubt give all the kids something to talk about at school and at home! It’s great to see their reaction whenever we come down.

“Skills is something I’m very passionate about as it’s my way of giving back to a community that has supported me throughout my time at the Club.”

Ledley and Gylfi at Skills