Local youngsters help to unveil new kit
Thu 18 July 2019, 18:50|Tottenham Hotspur
Inspirational youngsters from North London have helped unveil this season’s new kit by modelling items from the 2019/20 collection.
Mary Otumahana, Georgia Petrou, Lauren Black, Isabella Woodcock and Kish Patel all work in the creative arts, sport or business industries and were hand-picked by Nike to unveil our new apparel.
Mary, 29, is a rap artist and founder of The RecordShop, a free recording studio situated on Tottenham High Road that supports young people from low-income households who are looking to start their music careers. The free space allows young music artists to grow, develop and achieve their dreams within a safe space. The RecordShop also runs four 10-week projects per year, where participants get the opportunity to create music, meet new friends and ask for advice on how to progress in the music industry.
Georgia, 23, is a film and fashion photographer whose pictures have been featured by the likes of BBC Radio One and the Ministry of Sound. After completing a bachelor’s degree in Fashion Promotion at Ravensbourne University in London, she pursued a career in photography working with DJs and music artists including Chase & Status. Georgia is currently freelancing and works with brands such as Nike, shooting their streetwear and sports products.
Lauren, 22, was born and bred in Tottenham and is a Programme Co-ordinator at Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. She helps deliver ‘To Care Is To Do’, a programme which provides extra-curricular activities for children aged 4-16 who are in full-time care. She organises football tournaments, summer parties, trips to the cinema and an awards ceremony to help the youngsters develop their transferable skills, improve their self-confidence and meet new friends. Lauren first came to the Foundation at the age of eight, when she took part in football sessions and summer camps with her brother.
Isabella, 18, was born and raised in Enfield and currently attends the College of Haringey, Enfield and North London (CONEL) where she is studying Sport Science. She is working towards completing her Level 2 FA football coaching course and in the future would like to pursue a career as a personal trainer helping to keep others fit and healthy.
Kish, 19, is originally from Hackney and is a part-time model. He works for fashion brands and is often featured in fashion shows. Later this year, he is going to Manchester University to study Criminology. He is a huge Spurs fan and has been attending games with his dad since he was a young boy.
The new 2019/20 season kits see us return to our roots with a bold and sophisticated take on our traditional colours. Our home kit reflects our powerful and iconic identity – pure white shirts with deep blue shorts, finished with white socks. Our new away kit makes a real statement through a vivid purple graphic on the front of the shirt. The kit, which is navy blue from head to toe, is lit up by this unique pattern which uses the word ‘SPURS’ multiple times to create a series of jagged lines across the chest.
The First Team will wear the home kit for the first time when we face Manchester United in the International Champions Cup in Shanghai on 25 July while the away kit will get its first outing against Juventus in Singapore four days earlier.
The 2019/20 Tottenham Hotspur home kit is available now at the Spurs Shop, online and in-store. The away kit is available to pre-order through our online Spurs Shop, with stock expected from 3 August.