St Dunstan’s College is delighted to announce a new partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club to create a Player Development Programme for students aged between 11 and 18.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Global Football Development team will work alongside staff from St Dunstan’s College to deliver authentic training methods developed within the Club’s Academy, designed to help students reach their full potential.
Club Ambassador Ledley King visited St Dunstan’s College on Tuesday 5 February to officially launch the new and exciting partnership. During his visit, Ledley joined St Dunstan’s pupils, parents and staff, along with children from other local primary schools for a community football tournament.
Ledley also spent time with St Dunstan’s College pupils, who were taking part in a session with the Tottenham Hotspur coaches, offering them advice and answering questions about his extensive football career. Ledley then took part in awarding the medals for the community tournament.
Speaking about the launch, St Dunstan’s Headmaster, Nicholas Hewlett said: “This new partnership is a hugely exciting development and one which will benefit not only the pupils of St Dunstan’s College but also our wider community here in south-east London.
‘We are delighted to be strengthening our links with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club which have been growing through our partnership with the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham, and it will be a privilege to be able to offer our young people the world class training opportunities provided by Tottenham Hotspur’s Global Development Team."
As part of the programme, the coaches will monitor each player individually, giving them the opportunity to learn and develop their skills so they can play attacking football with the flair, fluidity and passion that are the hallmarks of the Club.
Andy Rogers, Head of Global Football Development at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club said: “Our programme has a proven track record of developing players from grassroots to elite level in the UK and across the world. We are delighted to be partnering with such a prominent school and look forward to working with them to help their players reach their full potential. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to run our Holiday Player Development Programme from the school, and we look forward to coaching local players at our next session.”
From this month, the Club will run its Holiday Player Development Programme from St Dunstan’s elite facilities. These programmes are run by the Club’s Global Football Development Coaches and are designed to give young footballers a taste of training like a professional.
St Dunstan’s Director of Enterprises, Gavin Halil, who manages the Jubilee Grounds located next to the College added: “We are very excited to be working with such a prestigious club and global brand in Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
“It is fitting that following a large and extensive re-generation programme of the sports facilities at the Jubilee Ground we have been able to form a partnership with a club whose drive to develop players to reach their full potential level reflects our own ethos”
To find out more and to sign up to a Holiday Player Development Programme, visit https://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/the-club/football-development/uk-courses/holiday-courses/