Ledley kicks off Black History Month in local primary schools
Fri 01 October 2021, 15:45|Tottenham Hotspur
Club Ambassador Ledley King was a special guest at Lea Valley Primary School in Tottenham today as we kicked off our Black History Month educational programme.
Black History Month is the annual celebration of the UK’s black history and heritage, and throughout October, the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is delivering workshops in local primary schools focused on the life and legacy of Walter Tull.
Tull was the first black outfield player to appear in the Football League, making 10 appearances for Spurs between 1909-11. He was also the first British-born black combat officer in the British Army, posthumously awarded the British War and Victoria Medal.
Ledley joined students as they pieced together the timeline of his remarkable life, with the former Club captain also providing an insight into his own career as one of the most notable black players in our history.
He said: “Having been with the Club since the age of 14, I’ve always been well aware of the legacy of Walter Tull and the role he played in paving the way for so many black players, myself included, to follow in his footsteps.
“It’s a delight to see youngsters learning about Walter for the first time and taking such interest in what is a fascinating story - it’s so important that the Club ensures his legacy lives on through future generations.”