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Club celebrates Black History Month

Wed 09 October 2019, 10:55|Tottenham Hotspur

• Club is celebrating Black History Month throughout October with a number of activities involving players, fans and the local community, supported by Nike
• Our home fixture against Watford on Saturday 19 October will be dedicated to Black History Month and our history of influential black players
• Students from the Black Collective of Media in Sport (BCOMS) initiative to be invited to the match to get an insight into sports journalism at the highest level
• Tottenham Hotspur Foundation will deliver educational workshops to primary school children throughout October on the subject of the local area’s black history

Throughout October, the Club is celebrating Black History Month, the annual celebration of the UK’s black history and heritage, as part of our commitment to promoting equality and diversity for all.

We are dedicating our home fixture against Watford on Saturday 19 October to Black History Month, celebrating the role of influential black players in the Club’s history.

Tottenham Hotspur Foundation will be delivering workshops to local primary school students on the subject of black history in both football and the Tottenham area, supported by players from the Men’s and Women’s First Teams.

The Club is working with Nike and the Black Collective of Media in Sport (BCOMS) initiative, supporting young black media students into journalism. At the Watford game, we shall host a group of students in our media facilities, providing an insight into sports journalism at the highest level.

The Club will also feature in and support Nike’s celebration of black British athletes and their contribution to British sport.

Ledley King, Club Ambassador, said: “I am proud to be involved in the Club’s support of Black History Month – a campaign that has played such a huge role in promoting diversity and breaking down barriers in society for more than 30 years.

“Diversity and equality for all is at the heart of everything the Club does - on matchdays, with its staff and throughout its local community.

“Both the Club and its local community have such a rich black history and it is important that we use Black History Month to both celebrate this and educate future generations.”