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Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper teaches mobility skills to disabled pupils

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Communities and also in Education

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Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris visited Oakleigh School in Barnet last week to help ten disabled pupils enhance their mobility, balance and core function skills.

The goalkeeper was taking part in a Tottenham Hotspur Foundation-led multi-sport session as part of Level Playing Field’s Weeks of Action - a national initiative which aims to highlight the positive work sports clubs across the country carryout for their disabled supporters.

Coaches attend the Oakleigh School each week providing both lunchtime and afterschool activities as part of the Foundation's School Sports Programme.

Gareth Jones, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s Senior Inclusion Projects Officer, added: “It was a real pleasure to have Hugo visit Oakleigh School and take part in the session, supporting the pupils to have fun.

“The weekly activities, delivered by Tottenham Hotspur Foundation coaches, are now an important part of their school day, enhancing their development by allowing pupils to take part in multi- sports activities together, while having fun.”

Headteacher of Oakleigh School and Early Years Centre, Mrs Jenny Gridley, said: "The event last Thursday was brilliant and it was heart-warming to see the interaction between Mr Loris and our children.

"We have been in the enviable position of working with Tottenham Hotspurs for several years now. They have been able to provide us access to excellent community coaches who give all of our children the opportunity to enjoy sport and to enhance all areas of their development."

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