Smile! Junior Member's family photoshoot!
18 March 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
It was a dream come true for One Hotspur Junior Member Joshua Hill after he won our latest competition for a family photoshoot and the chance to see behind-the-scenes at White Hart Lane.
Joshua’s family has six generations of Spurs fans who lived in Tottenham until the 1940’s.
His Uncle Richard Harris has been going to games since 1986, and has been a Season Ticket Holder in Paxton Road since 1998.
The day was a perfect opportunity for the family’s newest addition, four-year-old Joshua, to experience White Hart Lane for the first time.
Already Spurs-obsessed - his first baby-grow was purchased from the Spurs Shop on the day he was born - Joshua and Uncle Richard were also joined by his mum Debbie; his dad, Mark; and Richard’s girlfriend Charlotte.
On the day, Joshua woke up very excited (and very early!) and wanted to put on his Spurs kit straight away. His excitement grew when the family reached the stadium and Josh saw the cockerel at the entrance.
He was in awe of the whole place and couldn't believe how big it was, especially the pitch.
Below: Charlotte, Richard, Joshua, Debbie and Mark at the Lane
“Sitting in the home dressing room, the director's box, and in the manager’s seat in the dugout was an awesome experience,” said Richard. “I would thoroughly recommend the stadium tour just for this experience alone. Our guide Gary Belsham was very knowledgeable and made us very welcome.
"The highlight of Joshua's day was sitting in front of Harry Kane's shirt. He's been admiring the picture ever since and couldn’t wait to show all his friends at school.
"Another highlight for all of us was seeing and getting pictures with the FA Cup and League Championship trophies. It really was a great honour and privilege to follow in the footsteps of Bill Nicholson.
"Walking through the tunnel and seeing the pitch as the players see it when they first walk out was quite inspiring. It's great that the ‘fan wall’ has been strategically placed in the tunnel so that the players see it as they run out.
“We all feel tremendously lucky to have won the photoshoot - it just goes to show that it pays to sign up your children, nieces and nephews as Junior Members!
“It was great to see the club from the players' perspective, and we all had a fantastic time. The day exceeded our expectations in every way, and we have some fantastic photos to treasure from the day. Joshua has wanted to come back every day since and he says he wants his summer holiday to be in Tottenham!”
Junior Membership is now closed for 2014/2015, but there will be loads more great once-in-a-lifetime experiences when we re-open membership for the new season.
Register your interest here - http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/membership/juniors/ - so we can notify you as soon 2015/2016 membership re-opens.