Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and National Grid wrap up successful year of support for local team with football match

  • Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and National Grid mark end of year’s support for Park View Rangers Football Club with five a side game
  • ‘Energise Project’ has provided coaching support and funding for new equipment for club
  • Other ‘Energise Project’ initiatives running in Haringey include support for fitness initiatives for elderly and disabled

Players, family and supporters at Park View Rangers Football Club were joined by representatives of National Grid and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation for a special commemorative match.

Staff working on National Grid’s flagship London Power Tunnels project challenged parents and staff from the club to a five-a-side football match, winning 4-3 in a closely fought game.

The event celebrated a unique joint National Grid and Tottenham Hotspur Foundation initiative to support Park View Rangers Football Club by providing coaching assistance and new equipment to encourage local football participation.

With funding provided by National Grid and with expert coaching support from the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, the unique project has provided 450 hours of coaching to the club, enabling them to cater for additional players. Park View Rangers Football Club’s current coaches have also been given the opportunity to complete further qualifications, further boosting the club.

Speaking at the celebration event Paul Keenan, chair of Park View Rangers Football Club, said: “The Energise programme was an outstanding success giving Park View Rangers Football Club a major boost. We hope the club can progress and build on the experience. Our coaches have benefited greatly working with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation coaches and all the players have improved beyond all expectations. Our two recently qualified Level 1 coaches are grateful to National Grid for funding their course, supporting the future of the club. We would like to thank National Grid and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation for making this all possible.”

The programme is part of the ‘Energise Project’, a joint National Grid and Tottenham Hotspur Foundation initiative to boost local levels of sports participation and improve the health and wellbeing of people in Haringey.

It has supported two other local initiatives; the Bridge to Healthy Living, which encourages local people to lead healthy lifestyles, and the Motor Activity Training Programme, which provides sport and activity sessions for those with learning and or physical disabilities.

National Grid, which plays a vital role in connecting people to their energy supplies, has a London Power Tunnels construction site in Eade Road, Haringey.

Due to be complete and fully operational in 2018, London Power Tunnels will provide an underground electricity superhighway transporting power supplies across the capital.

David Luetchford, National Grid’s Head of Cable Tunnels, said: “It’s our job to connect people to the energy they use which we do with projects like London Power Tunnels.”

“However it’s also very important to us to connect on a personal level with the communities where we work. National Grid is delighted that we’ve been able to support the community through the Energise Project and to help boost the great work of the Park View Rangers Football Club along with Bridge to Healthy Living and the Motor Activity Training programmes.”

To find out more and to sign up to the Energise Project, which will run until April 2014, please contact 0800 783 2855, londontunnels@grayling.com

www.londonpowertunnels.co.uk

www.tottenhamhotspur.com/foundation

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