Enfield Grammar earn their Spurs in Premier League Enterprise competition
22 March 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
A team of students from Enfield Grammar represented the Club in the Premier League Enterprise Challenge Final, pitching their football business ideas to a panel of celebrity judges, including former Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Theo Paphitis.
The competition gives secondary school pupils the chance to collaborate with their local professional club on a football business challenge set by Premier League Executive Chairman, Richard Scudamore. This year teams were asked to come up with ideas on how to attract more fans from the USA.
Working closely with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, Enfield Grammar battled through previous rounds, seeing off competition from Arsenal, Chelsea, Bournemouth and Southampton along the way.
The final involved a series of presentations at EY’s global HQ, judged by former Premier League and England Defender Graeme Le Saux, Comic and Sport Relief Ambassador Theo Paphitis and Premier League Executive Office Director Peta Bistany.
After a closely fought day, the boys finished runners-up to eventual winners Derby County.
Kevin Feaviour, Business Development Manager, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: “We’re proud of our team for getting this far and they delivered another outstanding presentation which received glowing feedback from the judges.
“I’ve seen their confidence, teamwork and communication skills grow immeasurably since we started working with them and this experience will stand them good stead for the future.”
For more information on the Premier League Enterprise Challenge, visit: https://www.premierleague.com/communities/programmes/community-programmes/pl-enterprise