Back in December 2011, National Grid teamed up with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation to deliver the ‘Energise Project’ as part of its commitment to working with local communities, near to Eade Road in Haringey, as part of the London Power Tunnels Project (LPT).
As Energise is drawing to an end this spring, National Grid is celebrating the achievements of the project, along with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, the three local community partners that have benefitted from Energise, and with a little help from LPT staff.
Eade Road in Haringey is a key construction site for the LPT project, which is currently building a 32km tunnel deep below London’s busy streets to provide an underground electricity superhighway, transporting power supplies across the capital.
Due to the nature of the work, the project is causing some disruption to the local community, so as a thank you and to enhance National Grid’s profile in the area, the Energise project was launched to deliver sport and physical activity projects to charities, schools and community groups in the local area.
One of these local community groups benefiting from the scheme is Park View Rangers Football Club based in the Seven Sisters area. The Energise project has provided coaching support from Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s expert coaches and funding for equipment. The coaching provided to the Park View Rangers Football Club has meant that hundreds of children can engage in sporting activity, and the future of the club is supported through opportunities for the club’s current coaches to complete further qualifications.
National Grid staff is being invited to put on their football boots for a five-a-side football match for London Power Tunnels vs. Park View Rangers parents. The match will take place on Tuesday 25 February, at 6.30 – 7.30pm, at Northumberland Park, off Trulock Road in Tottenham (N17 0PG)
For more information about getting involved – as a player or supporter – and for details of future Energise events, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org