PASSION 4 COACHING PROGRAMME
In October 2018 Jean Matthews Gough, Patron of the Foundation, and Paul Harbinson, Managing Director, visited Tottenham's Training Centre to meet Mauricio and also some of the staff and coaches, two of whom have successfully completed the first phase of their courses.
Jadon, 18, has successfully completed his FA Level 1 coaching badge and is now working towards his Level 2 qualification. He has recently been hired as a coach at the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and works with children who attend their Premier League Kicks sessions. Kairoah, 16, is working towards his FA Level 1 whilst coaching a community football team in Northumberland Park and studying at Haringey Sixth Form College.
Passion 4 Coaching gives young people the opportunity to learn new skills, improve their self-confidence and change their lives for the better
Jean Matthews, said: “Through my father’s legacy, our aim is to give youngsters access to sport and train coaches in a number of sporting disciplines including football, so it seemed very fitting to help fund Passion 4 Coaching.
"We are delighted to be working with Tottenham Hotspur, its Foundation and Mauricio to give young coaches the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills which will benefit football players in their local community.”
Mauricio said: “Passion 4 Coaching gives young people the opportunity to learn new skills, improve their self-confidence and change their lives for the better. Being involved in this programme is really important to me and I am pleased that with the additional support from the Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation we are able to train more local people to be coaches.”
Passion 4 Coaching, a programme that trains youngsters within the Tottenham Hotspur's local community to become volunteer coaches, is being supported by the Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation and the BT Supporters Club.
Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has given his input to the project that sees 16 to 24-year-olds with a desire to become football coaches recruited through the Foundation’s existing outreach work and taken on a training course covering safeguarding, delivering effective coaching drills, equality and inclusion.