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Turnford School Sports College Partnership launched

Posted on 16 September 2010  - 12:00

Jake Livemore was a special guest at the White Hart Lane launch of a partnership between the Club's Football Development programme and Turnford School Sports College, Hertfordshire, this month.

Turnford School Sports College Partnership launched

Jake Livemore was a special guest at the White Hart Lane launch of a partnership between the Club's Football Development programme and Turnford School Sports College, Hertfordshire, this month.

The partnership will see coaches from our Academy-trained Football Development staff deliver BTEC and NVQ Level 3 courses to Sixth Form students at the College, as well as an Elite Player Development Programme to Year 7/8 students.

Students and their families were invited to the Lane where our Football Development coaches gave a presentation on the partnership.

Young midfielder Jake was on hand to greet and sign autographs for all in attendance.

The Sixth Form model will run over two years (72 weeks) with up to 25 students studying 12 hours per week with the opportunity to achieve FA Level 1 and 2 coaching qualifications.

Meanwhile, the Elite Player Development programme will see 18 Year 7 and 18 Year 8 students train nine hours per week with our Football Development Coaches, with the opportunity to participate in trial and selection days at the Club under a player analysis and assessment scheme.

"We are delighted to announce our partnership with Turnford School Sports College. This exciting opportunity will create unique learning opportunities and develop pathways for young players and coaches under the guidance of Tottenham Hotspur Football Development."
Mark Jones, Head Of Football Development, Tottenham Hotspur.

"This is an outstanding opportunity for our students, one that is unique to Turnford and Tottenham. Through working with the professionals our students will not only gain in terms of their football they will gain a real and professional experience which will improve their skills in commitment, teamwork, and resilience, which they can apply to all their learning."
Mrs Jo Gant - Headteacher, Turnford School

"We are very honoured to be working with such a prestigious football club like Tottenham Hotspur. The knowledge and experience our students will receive will be invaluable in preparation for a career within the football industry. Here at Turnford School, we pride ourselves with high standards and expectations which are mirrored with our new partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. This is a unique programme and a very exciting time to be a student at Turnford School."
Director of Football Mr George Demetriou Turnford School

You can find out more about these unique programmes on the school's website.

For additional partnership information, please contact Andy Rogers on 0208 365 5130 or email andy.rogers@tottenhamhotspur.com