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INVESTMENT AND CAPITAL PROJECTS IN ORDER TO LAY THE STRONGEST FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE STABILITY AND PROSPERITY OF THE CLUB.”
We are proud of the fact that the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation continues to lead the way within Community Sport by developing a wide range of innovative and pioneering projects across London. Within this period we developed and launched the Foundation’s new educational degree course and became an institutional partner with Middlesex University. This is the first partnership of its kind and the learners will undertake an ‘Applied Sport and Community Development’ Foundation Degree focusing on sport and community. The Foundation continues to deliver a number of estate-based projects across four London boroughs (Haringey, Enfield, Barnet and Waltham Forest) and in Harlow. The Section 106 agreement with Enfield Council and Lee Valley Park Regional Authority relating to our new Training Centre at Bulls Cross was also launched. To date a range of projects have been delivered including healthy walks, writing skills courses, estates and health programmes and further initiatives will be delivered over the next 10 years. Our international work continues and Foundation coaches have this year travelled to Sri Lanka, China, South Africa, Portugal, Singapore and Poland to help support work within disability sport and football development. We shall continue to underwrite the work of the Foundation as this Club is fully aware of its responsibility to its communities.
OUR CLUB OUR BUSINESS OUR RESULTS
The Club takes a responsible approach to the challenges of climate change. In addition to being a founding participant of 10:10, we have also embraced leading green technologies in the new Training Centre currently under construction. Notably, the new building will include an inter-seasonal Aquifer Thermal Energy Store (ATES). This will reduce the carbon emissions footprint by a 30% improvement on the minimum standard required and this will be one of the first uses of this type of technology in the UK.
Management and staff
I should like to thank Harry Redknapp, the coaches and all the players for a wonderful season. There is never a quiet period at a football club and I should like to thank all of our staff for their consistent hard work and determination to deliver the very best service to supporters. At the end of the season, John Alexander, our Club Secretary, left us to join Manchester United after 10-years’ service. We thank him and wish him well for the future. I am very pleased to welcome Darren Eales as his replacement, who joins us from West Bromwich Albion. I should also like to once again thank Sir Keith Mills, our Non-Executive Director, for his invaluable guidance and support. We are delighted to announce the appointment to the Club’s management board of Charlie Wijeratna as Executive Director with commercial responsibilities, with effect from December 2010. Charlie joins us from the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games where he was responsible for the delivery of significant commercial revenues. He brings with him a proven track record and will be a great addition to the management team.
Other charitable donations
In support of our international charity SOS Children’s Villages, the Club participated in World Orphan Week. Every player sponsored an orphan from three countries around the world – Haiti, China and South Africa. We specifically arranged sponsorship of children in the Club-funded orphan’s house in Rustenburg, South Africa by our players likely to be selected for England. It was especially heart-warming that in the lead up to the World Cup 2010, Michael Dawson was able to visit the house and meet the young lad he was personally sponsoring. We have also worked with and supported Help 4 Heroes and donated thousands of tickets to Tickets for Troops. We regularly send out flags and kit to our fans in the armed forces serving overseas. We auctioned the Poppy Appeal match s