World Cup winner Romero inspires the next generation in Enfield
Tue 17 January 2023, 18:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Cristian Romero surprised Year 4 children at Suffolks Primary School, Enfield, today (Tuesday 17 January) when he dropped in with his World Cup winner’s medal.
The defender featured in all seven of Argentina’s matches in Qatar as he helped his nation lift the biggest prize in football with a dramatic penalty shootout victory eventually seeing them over the line after contesting a thrilling final against defending champions France.
At the school, Cristian took part in a football session delivered by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, taking time to give pupils some football tips, sign autographs and take photos.
His visit forms part of the wider work delivered by the Club and its Foundation to create life-changing opportunities and experiences for young people across its community.
Speaking at the event, ‘Cuti’ said: “It was great to come to Suffolks Primary School today and have the chance to meet the students and share my winner’s medal with them. It’s important to give back to our community and, hopefully, I’ve inspired the children and given them a day to remember.”
James Wheeler, Deputy Head Teacher at Suffolks Primary School, said: “It has been brilliant having World Cup winner Cristian Romero come in and surprise the children today. Having him bring in and show his gold medal is incredibly inspirational to the students and helps to remind them that hard work pays off. A big thank you to Tottenham Hotspur for making this happen.”
One pupil added: “I loved watching the World Cup so to meet Romero today was a dream come true. He helped us learn some great new football skills and it was really cool to see his medal.”
The Club has well established relationships with local primary schools across Enfield who are invited to the Hotspur Way Training Centre to take part in football sessions led by our Academy scholars whilst they are completing their coaching badges.
Our Foundation delivers Premier League Inspires, a 10-week life-skills programme targeting secondary school children, and Premier League Primary Stars, a six-week programme supporting the delivery of physical education whilst encouraging students to engage in Maths and English.