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SPURS KICKOFF WITH COLLEGE OF NORTH-EAST LONDON

Posted on 8 April 2007  - 12:00

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s latest venture, Kickoff@FE got off to a flying start last week when a Spurs team of students with learning disabilities took part in the launch of a new national FA campaign.

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s latest venture, Kickoff@FE got off to a flying start last week when a Spurs team of students with learning disabilities took part in the launch of a new national FA campaign.Students from the College of North East London (CNEL) represented the Club along with teams from Chelsea, Fulham, QPR, Watford, Brentford and Crystal Palace at an all-day football competition in Cobham, Surrey. The day also saw Kickoff@FE fixtures launched across the country with disability players for the first time taking part in competitive football representing community and college teams.

With over 100 colleges taking part, it is the biggest scheme ever launched for post 16 adults with a disability within UK colleges. The project aims to encourage those with a learning difficulty and disability to play and develop their football skills at college.

"This is a tremendous project and it’s great to see football clubs working with Further Education colleges up and down the country,” said James Isaac, THF Inclusion Officer for People with Disabilities. “The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is really looking forward to developing a good relationship with CNEL, one that will see students of all abilities develop, gain confidence and skills and improve their fitness through football.”