Dream Tour for Harry
29 July 2014|Tottenham Hotspur
Our Tour of North America was sporting utopia for Harry Kane.
A huge fan of US sports, especially American Football, Harry got to train with members of NFL champions Seattle Seahawks, meet NBL All Star Steve Nash in Toronto and had the honour of throwing the ceremonial first pitch at Wrigley Field, the world-famous home of Chicago Cubs before the Cubs-Padres game in the NBL on Thursday.
NFL is Harry’s first love though and he was thrilled to meet Seahawks players Doug Baldwin (wide receiver), Steven Hauschka (kicker) and KJ Wright (linebacker) at the impressive VMAC Training Facility.
Indeed, he was soon throwing passes to Doug, who scored a touchdown in Seahawks’ 43-8 triumph against Denver Broncos in the SuperBowl in January.
“I love my US sports and I’ve been able to train with Seattle Seahawks and throw the first pitch at Wrigley Field, both fantastic experiences,” reflected Harry.
"Meeting the Seahawks was something special, not least as they are the NFL champions. I was like a kid in the playground. They were great guys.”
Below: Harry kitted up in Seahawks' gear with Etienne Capoue
The pressure was on though in Chicago, as Harry walked to the pitcher’s mound in front of over 30,000 fans at Wrigley Field.
Following in the footsteps of Presidents, film stars and celebrities, Harry’s aim was to throw a clean pitch straight into the catcher’s glove - bounce it, and get ready for the reaction!
In the end, there was no doubt as Harry threw a perfect pitch to Cubs’ pitcher Jason Grimm, much to the delight of a crowd that included more than a few Spurs fans!
“It was a once in a lifetime experience, I guess I’ll never do that again,” added Harry. “It was further (to the catcher) than I thought when I got there, but I was happy with the pitch in the end.
“Overall, it’s been a great Tour, on and off the field.”