Safe place to sport………………

The Dutch 7-a-side Football team and Ledley King, former captain and now ambassador of Tottenham Hotspur have officially opened a Cruyff Court on the Ferry Lane Estate in Tottenham. In the neighbourhood where serious riots broke out almost exactly a year ago.
This ballcourt will contribute to the efforts to regenerate the area and provide young people with a safe place to play sports.
Ledley King: “It’s a great facility. I can only wish there were more things like this available to me when I was a young person growing up in inner city London. There’s been a lot of negativity surrounding the area of Tottenham over the past year but developments like this go to show this community is moving in the right direction. Hopefully we can find the budding sportspeople of the future making use of this facility.”
The Cruyff Court, with its latest generation facilities, including 3G astroturf from TenCate is located next to a basketball and tennis court, and is specially adapted to allow people with disabilities to use court as well. The playground is accessible to everyone and is used for various organised sports activities for the youth, such as the Kickz project of the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.
This is the second Cruyff Court in London. The first, Cruyff Court Dennis Bergkamp, was opened in 2008. This playground is located in the District of Islington and is very successful. In total, there are now 162 Cruyff Courts worldwide, of which 136 are located in the Netherlands.
Tel: +44(0)1977 653200
The Cruyff Court Tottenham Hotspur is partly achieved by contributions of the Peoples Postcode Lottery, Sutcliffe Play, Haringey Council and the Cruyff Foundation and is realised in cooperation with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

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