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LEDLEY LAUNCHES TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR READING CLUB

Ledley King visited The Prince of Wales School in Enfield last week to help launch the Tottenham Hotspur Reading Club.

Ledley King visited The Prince of Wales School in Enfield last week to help launch the Tottenham Hotspur Reading Club.The scheme which will begin next month in Enfield will see coaches from the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation working with school children across the borough to encourage children to read more. Using the motivational power of football, the Tottenham Hotspur Reading Club plans to help transform the lives of young people and their families by introducing them to the importance and pleasure of reading.

Skipper Ledley visited two classes at the school to chat to children and teachers.

"It’s about encouraging kids to read," said Ledley. "It’s an important part of everyday life and if someone children look up to and see on the TV gets involved, it helps with motivation.

"I wasn’t a bad student. My concentration let me down. People sometimes don’t realise until too late the importance of education. I was fortunate enough to know from a young age where I was going when I left school."

Ledley admitted that his favourite books were autobiographies, with Stan Collymore’s story, ‘Tackling My Demons’ being the last book he had had got his teeth into. "I like to read about different sportsmen, not necessarily footballers."

The Reading Club will be rolled out across Enfield from February this year.