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Spurs in SA

Posted on 22 July 2011  - 12:00

A round-up of Thursday's events in South Africa, including more exclusive pictures...

The lads swapped the training pitch for a trumpet on another eventful day on our tour of South Africa on Thursday.

The day started with a two-hour training session at Sturrock Park, in the grounds of Witswatersrand University in Johannesburg.

And we had special guests at the session - members of our official suporters club in South Africa and young players from the SuperSport/Tottenham Hotspur Academy.

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The session started with a warm-up, jog and stretches before short, sharp sprints and quickfire possession work.

From there, it was onto team shape with Harry Redknapp talking the players through different aspects of their build-up play.

At the end of the session, the lads all went over to meet the fans and Academy players, where they signed autographs and posed for pictures.

It was another double-session for the squad so after lunch, the players worked out in the gymnasium.


There was then a treat in store as the Alexander Field Band paid a visit to the team's hotel.

The event was set up through Investec, our tour sponsors, who have been involved with the Alexander Field Band, a social investment initiative, for the past four years.

Aaron Lennon, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Heurelho Gomes, Wilson Palacios, Carlo Cudicini and Bongani Khumalo joined the band and turned their hand to a number of instruments, including drums, trumpet and steel drums.

While it has to be reported that neither Gomes or 'Pav' could get a note out the the trumpet, Carlo was the star turn on the drums - all to the tune of 'Glory, Glory Tottenham Hotspur'!