Hugo Lloris helps to inspire American Scholars
Fri 22 February 2019, 15:49|Tottenham Hotspur
Players from New England Futbol Club (NEFC), the Club’s Global Football Development partner, have been given a unique training session by our Global Football Development coaches as part of their trip to the UK.
Hugo Lloris, our World Cup-winning captain, paid a visit to Harlow Town Football Club this week to help 100 football scholars from the east coast of America with their skills and offer them advice and encouragement.
Tottenham Hotspur and NEFC joined forces earlier this season to help drive the development of the game in North America. Through the partnership, former Spurs player and FA UEFA Pro Licensed coach, David Kerslake, worked alongside New England Futbol Club’s coaching staff for six months of the year to help drive player development. Kerslake supported technical sessions with selected elite teams, while overseeing player development using renowned coaching methods established within the Tottenham Hotspur Academy.
NEFC is the leading youth football club in New England, developing and training youth football players aged between six and 21 in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. NEFC’s Academy uses specific methods that are designed to maximise player development, creating a pathway for players to progress from grassroots to elite level.
The Club also has a Global Football Development partnership with Florida Elite Soccer Academy and, in March and August, we are welcoming their players to the Training Centre for an Elite Player Residential Programme which will be taken by our Global Football Development coaches.
Hugo said: “Developing young players around the world is one of the Club’s unique qualities – it’s part of our DNA. It’s been interesting to meet some of North America’s up and coming talent and find out more about the training they receive from our Global Football Development coaches. I wish them the best of luck for the rest of their season.”
Theodore Gleason, New England Futbol Club goalkeeper, said: “Having the chance to meet a World Cup-winning footballer and ask him questions about his life as a professional footballer has been a brilliant experience. I learned a couple of new skills from him and the Spurs coaches that I’ll be sure to put into practice when I next play back home.”