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Ledley King visits Spurs sports and education Hub
Former captain of Tottenham Hotspur Ledley King paid a visit to a sports and education scheme run by the club’s foundation today.
The Spurs star attended the Wood Green Community Sports and Education Hub, in White Hart Lane, to see the range of sports provided by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s SKILLS programme.
SKILLS, which has been based at the centre since April this year, offers young people aged between 12 and 19 the chance to take part in a number of sports including football, tennis, boxing, ping pong and wrestling.
The scheme also offers those who have been excluded or having trouble in school the chance to take part in educational workshops to supplement their school work.
Mr King, who had attended the opening of the centre earlier in the year, said: “I think the whole programme is brilliant.
“It’s great to see so many children here getting the opportunity to take part in sport and to see a good mix of boys and girls taking part.
“What I think is good is that it gives kids the chance to find a sport they’re good at and there’s the opportunity for them to get one on one time if they need help with anything.”
So far the foundation has more than 300 young people signed up to the SKILLS programme and are looking to expand and get more involved at the centre.
The programme at White Hart Lane is fully funded by the foundation in partnership with other organisations such as Haringey Council, the Premier League Community fund and the London Boxing Academy who run classes at the centre.
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