Jermain joins the classroom discussion
Jermain Defoe paid a visit to Northumberland Park School in Tottenham earlier this week to take part in a class discussion on anti-racism.
Speaking to Year 11 pupils, the striker helped students with their GCSE Citizenship Studies project, focusing on the issue of racism in football.
Joined by representatives from the Game’s anti-racism campaign ‘Kick It Out’, Troy Townsend and Roisin Wood, and Tottenham Hotspur Foundation coach Richard Allicock, Jermain sat on a discussion panel answering questions from the students.
Jermain said: “It’s important for us to educate our young people about the issue of racism and continue to work with organizations like Kick It Out to help stamp it out of the game and society as a whole.
“It was a good discussion and there were some very intelligent questions from the young people. Hopefully this helped them with their project and they will take a lot away from the day.”
Three times a week, Northumberland Park School hosts the Foundation’s Kickz project.
Kickz works alongside the Metropolitan Police within the London Boroughs of Waltham Forest, Haringey and Enfield, using the appeal of the Club to engage young people in sport and positive activities outside of normal school hours.
The project aims to break down barriers between the Police and local young people, whilst providing social support and education to young men and women, helping to tackle the issues of crime, anti-social behavior, gang activity, alcohol and drug misuse.
For more information about the Kickz project, visit: tottenhamhotspur.com/foundation