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Foundation’s Tournaleague steers youngsters away from crime

23 December 2016|Tottenham Hotspur

The Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has created a league-based football tournament for 14 to 16-year-olds who have been permanently excluded from mainstream school, as part of an initiative to steer youngsters in North London away from crime.

The Foundation currently works with the Premier League and Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) scheme to deliver a football-based youth mentoring programme and the Tournaleague has been a popular extension for participants.

Tournaleague involves the Foundation inviting representative sides from other London-based football clubs including West Ham, Crystal Palace and Arsenal to attend league-based tournaments every seven weeks. The latest round of action saw a talented Spurs side finish runners-up at Tottenham Sports Centre.

Grant Cornwell MBE, Chief Executive, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: “We’ve supported hundreds of young people through MOPAC, enhancing their personal and career development whilst tackling youth crime. Tournaleague gives these children a chance to play organised football in a safe environment, whilst improving their teamwork and communication skills and it’s become a vital extension of the programme.”

For more information on MOPAC and Tournaleague, please contact foundation@tottenhamhotspur.com