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Youngsters experience trip of a lifetime

Posted on 25 March 2015  - 13:30

Two young people from rural China were given the trip of a lifetime to London over the weekend as part of the Club’s support for the AIA China Youth Football Development programme.

Mo and Yang with the mascots from Saturday's match against LeicesterThe girls try their football skills at the Training CentreOur match shirts will be signed and auctioned to raise money for the AIA China Youth Football Development programmeMo and Yang at half-time with Ledley and Mark Saunders, Paul Ip and Alger Fung of AIA

Our shirts worn in the 4-3 victory over Leicester City displayed the logo of the charity that aims to provide sporting opportunities for disadvantaged young people across China.

Mo Wenmin, 14, and Yang Huiyan, 11, are from the remote Dulou village in Guangdong province and were leaving the country for the first time.

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As part of their once-in-a-lifetime visit to London, the pair got to visit our Hotspur Way training centre for a football coaching session with Spurs Ladies, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and students from Nightingale Academy in Enfield, before taking in the full matchday experience.

Not only did they lead the teams out as mascots, they were also presented to the crowd at half-time, accompanied by the legendary Ledley King.

Spurs TV has produced this short video of their experience...

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Shirts worn in the Leicester match are soon to be signed by the players that wore them before being auctioned off to raise money for the AIA China Youth Football Development programme – watch this space!

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