Foundation’s Barnet and Southgate College team go close in National Cup Final
22 May 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
A Spurs boys’ side from Barnet and Southgate College’s Education and Football Development Centre, run by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, narrowly lost the National Cup Final 1-0 to Liverpool at Molineux after a sensational run in the competition.
The Foundation works in partnership with colleges across North London and Hertfordshire to link football coaching and education through BTEC sports programmes, which also includes a match schedule for representative sides.
Barnet and Southgate excelled this season, recording a string of impressive victories against Sunderland, Portsmouth, Norwich, Birmingham and Chelsea to book their place in the Final at the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The game was an exciting end-to-end affair in heavy rain as both teams went close to scoring in 90 minutes. Extra time was required to separate the sides and Liverpool grabbed what proved to be the winner with five minutes remaining, despite Spurs clattering the bar in the final moments.
Kevin Feaviour, Business Development Manager, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: “The boys are disappointed now, but they did fantastically well to come this far and it’s been an incredible experience to play at Molineux.
“While the programme offers students access to high quality football training and the opportunity to play in games like today, it also provides qualifications in the classroom that can ultimately help them to further their careers.”
Education and Football Development Centres benefit 600 students at present and sit alongside more formal learning opportunities provided through the national curriculum. Courses combine football coaching with active learning methods to encourage young people to channel their passion for football into different employment opportunities.
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