Youngsters experience trip of a lifetime
25 March 2015|Tottenham Hotspur
Two young people from rural China were given the trip of a lifetime to London over the weekend as part of the Club’s support for the AIA China Youth Football Development programme.
Our shirts worn in the 4-3 victory over Leicester City displayed the logo of the charity that aims to provide sporting opportunities for disadvantaged young people across China.
Mo Wenmin, 14, and Yang Huiyan, 11, are from the remote Dulou village in Guangdong province and were leaving the country for the first time.
As part of their once-in-a-lifetime visit to London, the pair got to visit our Hotspur Way training centre for a football coaching session with Spurs Ladies, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and students from Nightingale Academy in Enfield, before taking in the full matchday experience.
Not only did they lead the teams out as mascots, they were also presented to the crowd at half-time, accompanied by the legendary Ledley King.
Spurs TV has produced this short video of their experience...
Shirts worn in the Leicester match are soon to be signed by the players that wore them before being auctioned off to raise money for the AIA China Youth Football Development programme – watch this space!