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Golden boys visit Hotspur Way

Posted on 24 November 2015  - 14:00

As part of our ongoing support of UK Disability History Month (November 22–December 22) and Kick It Out, we were delighted to welcome two members of the Special Olympics gold medal winning Team GB football team to Hotspur Way.

Sean Ellingham and Ben KellySean and Ben with Harry KaneLedley at a coaching clinic for Special Olympics in Seattle - 2014Nabil Bentaleb at a football training clinic run by Special Olympics Asia Pacific and Tottenham Hotspur Foundation at the Singapore Sports School - 2015Danny Rose trains with Special Olympics in Sydney - 2015Sean and Ben meet Ben Davies and Tom Carroll

Sean Ellingham and Ben Kelly, both lifelong Spurs fans from Hertfordshire, struck gold at the World Games held in Los Angeles earlier this year.

Special Olympics is a global organisation providing sporting opportunities for people with learning disabilities throughout the world.

The Club, through its Foundation, have been a proud partner of Special Olympics for a number of years now, both through promoting its Unified Football programme locally and delivering football coaching clinics in partnership with the organisation across the world, including during recent first team tours to the US, Malaysia and Australia.

The Special Olympics World Games are held every two years, and at their first attempt, Sean and Ben helped lead Team GB to gold in the Men’s 11-a-side competition, beating Bangladesh 8-6 in a thrilling final back in August.

Today (Tuesday, November 24) the pair were rewarded with the chance to watch Mauricio Pochettino’s time at close quarters and meet the players after the session.

Ben even lent his gold medal to his favourite player, Harry Kane, on what was a day to remember for the lads.

We will be bringing you more exclusive news and features as we continue our support for UK Disability History Month.