New City College Sport students had the chance to get pitchside when they were chosen to be ball boys and girls for a Spurs v Blackburn Rovers U23 match.
The students, who are studying the Level 3 Sport course, and are part of the Tottenham Hotspur Football Development Centre at our Epping Forest and Tower Hamlets campuses, were able to see behind the scenes of an important club fixture and get up close to the action.
Paul Griffiths, Tottenham Hotspur Football Development Centre Programme Head Coach at NCC, said: “This was a brilliant opportunity for the students. It gave them an insight into the preparation and work that goes into every game. For some, it was their first time at a major match, so to get the chance to be on the pitch at this world class stadium will be something they will always remember.”
He said the students had to be fully engaged and show initiative throughout the game to ensure that it went smoothly. They were fully briefed beforehand about what was expected of them in their role as ball assistance, their responsibilities and the importance of keeping the game running non-stop.