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YOUNG POETS' SOCIETY

Posted on 7 November 2007  - 12:00

The Club's rising stars rewarded talented young poets in a ceremony at White Hart Lane on Tuesday.

The Club's rising stars rewarded talented young poets in a ceremony at White Hart Lane on Tuesday.

Academy players and England youth internationals Adam Smith and Ryan Mason handed out prizes to Enfield school students who had entered a poetry competition aimed at supporting the nationwide ‘Kick It Out’ campaign.

The Enfield Local Football Partnership, in association with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, ran the free-to-enter competition throughout October, with the Enfield Library Service running poetry workshops.

Pupils were encouraged to promote ethnic diversity through the medium of poetry, with many focusing on the career of Tottenham Hotspur’s first black footballer Walter Tull.

The best poems were showcased and rewarded at Tuesday’s ceremony, which also included a reading from Tottenham Hotspur Foundation Community Coach Kyle Stewart.

Adam Smith, 16, said: “It was a good experience for me as a young player to meet people from the Club’s local community and reward them for their good work.”

Ryan Mason, also 16, added: “Myself and Adam have only just completed secondary school ourselves, so we know how important education is.”

Both Adam and Ryan are regulars in the England Under-16 squad and have both recently made the step up into Tottenham Hotspur’s Under-18 side.

Tuesday’s ceremony was the last in a string of events run by the Club in support of the ‘Kick It Out’ campaign and Black History Month.

Other events have also included a Question & Answer session with star striker Darren Bent, and a Holocaust Education Day at the Spurs Learning Zone.