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Victor and Ossie go to Wembley

Posted on 25 August 2016  - 17:44

Victor Wanyama joined Ossie Ardiles at Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre today (Thursday, August 25) within a stone’s throw of Wembley, where our Champions League home matches will be played this season.

Ossie Ardiles and Victor Wanyama prepare to attend today's eventOssie and Victor get involved in a sports sessionVictor shows the youngsters how it's doneOssie and Ledley pose for a group photo with youngsters

On the afternoon the group stage draw was made, the pair joined coaches from the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation in delivering a sports session for local children run by Brent Council during the school summer holidays.

It is part of a wider programme of community activity the Club will be delivering in the Borough, with the option of us playing all home matches at the national stadium during the 2017-18 season.

Ossie’s name is synonymous with the famous venue thanks to the Chas ‘n’ Dave classic ‘Ossie’s Dream’ and the line ‘Ossie’s going to Wembley, his knees have gone all trembly’ – a part of Spurs folklore after our 1981 FA Cup success.

Now an Ambassador, Ossie was introducing one of our latest signings to the Club’s community work and said: “We are delighted to be playing our Champions League home matches at Wembley this season. The stadium is synonymous with some of our most famous moments, such as 1981.

“Given the Borough of Brent is becoming our temporary home, it is important for us as a Club to engage with the local community here as we do in Tottenham.

“We aim to work closely with the FA and Brent Council to deliver life-changing opportunities to the people of Brent through our award-winning Foundation as we have done successfully over the past 10 years at home in Haringey.”

For Victor, it was a first experience of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s work since joining from Southampton during the summer.

He added: “Spurs is a Club that does so much when it comes to community work and it is important to us that we make local people around Wembley feel involved with the Club when we are playing our home matches here.

“We will aim to make Wembley our home and it will be a great opportunity for the people of Brent to come and see Champions League football. It’s something all the players are looking forward to and we believe we can go a long way in the competition.”

Tottenham Hotspur is excited to be playing UEFA Champions League games at Wembley Stadium. Register now to receive notifications about when tickets go on general sale by visiting www.tottenhamhotspur.com/wembley/community