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Spurs team up with UCL Academy to offer football-based programmes to students

PUBLISHED: 07:00 09 July 2015

Left to Right: Tottenham Hotspur global coach Josh Willer, UCL Academy’s head of house Kieran McInerney, former Spurs captain Ledley King, UCL’s head of curriculum for PE George Demetriou, UCL vice principal Robin Street, Tottenham’s senior sports development officer Lucy Peirce

Left to Right: Tottenham Hotspur global coach Josh Willer, UCL Academy’s head of house Kieran McInerney, former Spurs captain Ledley King, UCL’s head of curriculum for PE George Demetriou, UCL vice principal Robin Street, Tottenham’s senior sports development officer Lucy Peirce

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Tottenham Hotspur have teamed up with UCL Academy to offer sixth-form students a choice of three football-based programmes.

The first would see students at the Swiss Cottage-based academy take a BTEC course, while the second offers prospective coaches the chance to achieve levels one and two of the FA coaching certificate.

A third option offers budding footballers daily training with a member of Spurs’ global coaching team in preparation for competing in the AOC [Association of Colleges] Sport League and Cup matches.

It is hoped the initiative will encourage students to combine a passion for football with a thirst for further education.

George Demetriou, curriculum leader for PE at UCL, said: “We strive to offer our students an extensive and diverse provision, supported by real world leaders in sport.

“Working with the Tottenham Hotspur global coaching team will provide our students with motivation to be ambitious and achieve their goals into a potential career in the football industry.”

Grant Cornwell MBE, head of global coaching at Spurs, added: “Tottenham Hotspur has worked successfully with a number of colleges across north London for many years now, using football as the hook with which to engage young people into further education.

“Students not only get access to a high-quality football training and match programme, but also qualifications that can ultimately help them further their career.”

If you are interested in this programme, contact Mr Demetriou at enquiries@uclacademy.co.uk or visit www.uclacademy.co.uk/TottenhamHotspur-BTEC.

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