STARS FROM Tottenham Hotspur Football Club have planted 16 trees outside their training centre to honour the Spurs players who served and died during the First World War. Harry Kane, Mousa Dembele and Michel Vorm were joined by representatives from the Woodland Trust to plant the trees at Hotspur Way
The club lost 16 players during the Great War, many of whom joined as part of ‘football battalions’ – George Badenoch, James Chalmers, Jim Fleming, Fred Griffiths, Alan Haig-Brown, John Hebdon, Alf Hobday, John Jarvie, Ed Lightfoot, Harold Lloyd, Alex McGregor, James Moles, Walter Tull, Findlay Weir, Archie Wilson and Norman Wood.
Harry Kane said: „It’s an honour to be part of this project and commemorate the Spurs footballers who made the ultimate sacrifice for us during the First World War. The trees are a perfect way to commemorate them and create a long-lasting symbol of remembrance.“
The planting is part of the National Football Museum’s ‘For Club and Country’ project, which aims to plant 100 trees for each of the clubs that were professional when war broke out in 1914. The newly created national woodland memorial is within the Woodland Trust’s flagship Centenary Wood at Langley Vale in Epsom.