Tottenham fullback Benoit Assou-Ekotto is taking a bigger role in the local community.

The Cameroon international is involved with the 2011 Haringey Educational Achievement Awards held at White Hart Lane - a joint initiative between the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and Haringey Council.

He is very active in the local community, particularly after the recent riots in Tottenham.

"Being in a fortunate position I think it's important to give something back," he told the Sunday Mirror. "If I can make the slightest difference it helps. When I ­finish playing I have no interest in staying in football. There are more productive things I can do, like support various charities and help those less fortunate than myself."