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SPURS AMPUTEE FOOTBALL PROGRAMME

Posted on 26 April 2007  - 12:00

Our Assistant Manager Chris Hughton took part in a football training session with a difference this week when he visited the first training session for the Club’s new Amputee Football Programme.

Our Assistant Manager Chris Hughton took part in a football training session with a difference this week when he visited the first training session for the Club’s new Amputee Football Programme.The programme, delivered by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation marks another step forwards in developing regular football opportunities for all – in this case - amputee-specific football opportunities for all ages and abilities.

“The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Disability Football programme is purely focused on ability and enabling people to reach their full potential, said James Isaac, Inclusion Officer for People with Disabilities. “Establishing our amputee football programme is a great example of this and we look forward to this session becoming a regular fixture in our calendar. Having Chris and England coaches on had to deliver the session and to share tips and advice makes a huge difference”.

Training on the Astroturf pitch at the White Hart Lane Community Sports Centre, Chris chatted to coaches from the England’s disability football programme as they put the participants through their paces.

Chris Hughton, fresh from a session with the first team said, “The Club and the Foundation are doing a great job here. I’m continually impressed with the spirit that football can fire in people who otherwise might have given up and who would otherwise struggle to keep active.”

THF will also be developing a schools' programme in partnership with Middlesex University spread across Greater North London, identifying young players who will then have access to specific and pan opportunities.