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Club launches partnership with St Dunstan's College

Wed 06 February 2019, 10:14|Tottenham Hotspur

The Club is pleased to announce a partnership with St Dunstan’s College to create a Player Development Programme for students aged between 11 and 18 as part of our continued drive to develop the game at all levels.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Global Football Development team will work alongside staff from St Dunstan’s College to deliver authentic training methods developed within the Club’s Academy, designed to help students reach their full potential.

This week, Club Ambassador Ledley King joined students, staff and parents from St Dunstan’s College at a football tournament for local primary school children within the school grounds to officially launch the partnership.

As part of the programme, the coaches will monitor each player individually, giving them the opportunity to learn and develop their skills so they can play attacking football with the flair, fluidity and passion that are the hallmarks of the Club.

St Dunstan's College is a co-educational independent school in Catford with state-of-the-art sports facilities. It is also one of nine partner schools to the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham, based within our new stadium scheme, bringing first-class teaching expertise to young people on our doorstep.

From this month, the Club will run its Holiday Player Development Programme from St Dunstan’s’ elite facilities. These programmes are run by our Global Football Development Coaches and are designed to give young footballers a taste of training like a professional.

Andy Rogers, Head of Global Football Development at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, said: “Our programme has a proven track record of developing players from grassroots to elite level in the UK and across the world. We are delighted to be partnering with such a prominent school and look forward to working with them to help their players reach their full potential. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to run our Holiday Player Development Programme from the school, and we look forward to coaching local players at our next session.”

Nicholas Hewlett, Headmaster at St Dunstan’s College, said: “This new partnership is a hugely exciting development and one which will benefit not only the pupils of St Dunstan’s College but also our wider community here in South East London. We are delighted to be strengthening our links with Tottenham Hotspur which have been growing through our partnership with the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham, and it will be a privilege to be able to offer our young people the world class training opportunities provided by Tottenham Hotspur’s Global Development team.”

Holiday programme dates

Monday 18 February – Friday 22 February
Monday 8 April - Friday 12 April
Monday 15 April – Thursday 18 April
Tuesday 28 May – Friday 31 May
Monday 29 July – Friday 2 August
Monday 12 August – Friday 16 August