Football-focused students tour White Hart Lane

22 April 2015

Seven football fans taking part in Norwood’s Life Skills and Learning programme went ‘behind the scenes’ at one of London’s premier clubs, on a visit to White Hart Lane stadium – home of Tottenham Hotspur.

Norwood is the UK’s largest Jewish children, family and learning disability charity. The Life Skills and Learning programme gives adults with learning disabilities the chance to learn throughout life as well as gaining practical skills. The course ‘Football Crazy’ teaches people about the game, as well as helping them to improve their computer and communication skills.

Ian Goldberg, who is taking part in Norwood’s Life Skills and Learning programme said: "The tour was very good – the ground is very impressive! I’ve been a Spurs fan all my life and I’ve been coming to White Hart Lane since the 70s."

During the tour the group of adult learners got a glimpse of parts of the ground fans rarely see, like the Executive boxes and the changing rooms. They also went onto the pitch and sat in the managers’ seats.

Dan Slaughter, Inclusion Development Officer for the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: "We’re proud of the work we do with Norwood, so it was great to be able to bring the people we support to White Hart Lane to see how it works behind the scenes."

Paul Looney, Support Tutor, Life Skills and Learning at Norwood, said: "Everyone had a great day and found the tour really interesting. It was a brilliant way to end the course and I’d like to say a big thank you to Dan and the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation for giving us this opportunity."