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Tottenham fullback Walker taking local leadership role in aftermath of London riots

Tottenham fullback Kyle Walker is taking an active role in rebuilding the local community following the London riots.

Walker grew up on an estate in Sharrow, central Sheffield, the son of a builder.

"Hopefully what happened in August is past us," he told the Sunday Telegraph. "Now we can rebuild for the future. I grew up on a council estate like a lot of these kids so it's good to give something back to the community around here. I hope they have enjoyed it as much as I have.

"I wish we had had things like this after school, a bit of basketball or football. We just used to do it on the street. With what happened it's really important to give back to the community, and to keep doing it. I think Tottenham do that very well. Hopefully we can continue doing it.

"The lads are always talking about the new stadium and we talk about what we can do for the community. People need to know that we are here. We are not big famous people you can't speak to, we're approachable guys. I hope people can grow to understand that."

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