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Spurs keeper SHARES his earliest sporting memories,

Dukes' Aldridge Academy students were treated to an extra special lesson on Friday 24 September when Tottenham Hotspurs club captain Hugo Lloris paid them a visit to participate in a goalkeeping masterclass. Duke’s is located directly opposite Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The Year 8 students were put through their paces by Hugo with a series of goalkeeping drills. After the physical session, the students had the opportunity to ask Hugo some questions of their own including his earliest sporting memories, what it means to be the captain of Spurs and what are his top tips for aspiring goalkeepers.

The session was hosted by Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, the Club’s charitable arm that is dedicated to creating life-changing opportunities for people across its local community.

Speaking after the session, Hugo said: “I had a great time with the students from Duke’s Aldridge Academy today. There are clearly some promising young goalkeepers in the group, and it was fun to be a part of the session – they kept me on my toes! It’s brilliant to see Tottenham Hotspur Foundation putting on these fantastic sessions for the community and making it easier for local children to access sport.”

One student commented: “It was an amazing experience being able to meet Hugo today. As a huge Spurs fan, it was a dream come true and it was really interesting to hear from him about what inspired him to be a goalkeeper. After today’s session, I’ll definitely keep practising!”

Duke's teacher Mark Franklin said: “It’s been fantastic welcoming Hugo Lloris to our school today. The children have loved having the opportunity to take part in some drills with him and ask him questions about his life as a professional footballer. I would like to say a huge thank you to the Club for putting on a great session that the students will remember for a very long time.”

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