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Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Women

Tottenham Hotspur Women
Tottenham Hotspur.svg
Full nameTottenham Hotspur Women
Nickname(s)Spurs, The Lilywhites
Founded1985; 35 years ago (1985)
GroundThe Hive Stadium, Edgware[1]
Capacity6,500 (5,419 seated)[2]
ChairmanJune Clarke
Head coachesKaren Hills
Juan Amoros
LeagueFA WSL
2019-20FA WSL, 7th of 12
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Women is an English women's football club affiliated with Tottenham Hotspur, that currently plays in the FA WSL. The club gained promotion for the 2019-20 FA WSL season from the FA WSL 2.[3][4] Tottenham Hotspur currently plays at The Hive Stadium located in Canons Park, on the former site of the Prince Edward Playing Fields in the London Borough of Harrow.

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies F.C. was founded in 1985, under the name Broxbourne Ladies. The first team have won twelve trophies, the most recent being the overall FA Women's Premier League in the 2016-17 season.

History

In 1985, the club was founded as Broxbourne Ladies by Sue Sharples and Kay Lovelock, following the folding of East Herts College.[5] In the 1991-92 season, permission was obtained to change the name to Tottenham Hotspur.[5] The reserve team started in 1992-93.[5] In the 1996-97 season, the club's teams started playing in the national division.[5] In the 2015-16 season, the club completed a historic double as they won the Ryman's Women's Cup and the FA Women's Premier League Cup.[6] In the same season they finished runners up in the Capital Cup nearly completing a cup treble.[7] The following season was the team's most successful, claiming the quadruple including winning promotion to the WSL 2.[8]

At the start of the 2017-18 campaign, the club made high-profile signings such as former England u20 midfielder Coral-Jade Haines and Wales international forward Sarah Wiltshire. The season saw the team claim their first ever victory over a top flight side, beating Bristol City in their FA Women's League Cup matchup.[9] The club finished their first season in a professional league in seventh place out of ten sides. In March 2018 it was confirmed that the club would apply to remain in the newly re-branded Women's Championship and would compete in the upcoming season.[10] There were several moves in made the lead up to their first season in the newly reformed Championship, this included the return of Welsh international Megan Wynne who played on loan for the club in 2015[11] as well as the departure of long time players Katie O'Leary and Shannon Moloney who played for the side for five and seven years respectively.[12] The club announced on 26 April 2019, that the team would be renamed to Tottenham Hotspur Women starting with the next season as well as the appointment of Heather Cowan as Head of Women's Football.[13] After a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on 1 May 2019, Spurs secured a promotion spot to the FA Women's Super League for the first time in their history.[14] Their licence for the top flight was officially confirmed on 10 May 2019.[15]

Ground

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies moved home grounds to Cheshunt in 2016,[16] moving from Barrows Farm stadium.[17] However, the alternative first team stadium stayed the same, as Goffs Lane.[18] On 5 June 2019, the club announced that their 2019-20 season home matches will be played at The Hive Stadium.[1]

Collaborations

Tottenham Hotspur Women work closely with the Tottenham Hotspur men's first team, such as when supporting CoppaFeel!, a breast cancer awareness charity,[19][20] and when promoting the Stonewall (charity) Rainbow Laces campaign.[21]

Players

First-team squad

Tottenham Hotspur team in September 2019 prior to a match against Liverpool F.C. Women
As of 9 October 2020.[22]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Former Players

Club management and support staff

Head Coaches Juan Amoros (L) & Karen Hills (R) in September 2019.

Honours

First team

2016-17 First Team with the FA WPL Championship play-off trophy.
2016-17 First Team with the FA WPL Southern Division league trophy.

Reserves

2016-17 Reserve Team with the FA WPL Reserve Southern Division league trophy.
  • Capital Women's Intermediate Cup
    • Winners (1): 2016-17
  • FA Women's Premier League Reserve Cup
    • Winners (1): 2016-17
  • FA Women's Premier League Reserve Southern Division
  • Greater London Regional Women's League - Reserve Division 1
    • Winners (1): 2006-07
  • London County Junior Cup
    • Winners (1): 2012-13
  • Sue Sharples Memorial Trophy
    • Winners (2): 1995-95, 2006-07

Youth team

  • Greater London Regional Women's League - Reserve Division 3 (West)
    • Winners (1): 1997-98
  • Greater London Regional Women's League - Reserve Division 2
    • Winners (1): 2003-04

Teams

Tottenham Hotspur Women. has numerous teams; which are listed below:

  • First team
  • Reserves
  • Thirds
  • Academy
  • Under 17
  • Under 15
  • Under 14 Blues
  • Under 14 Whites
  • Under 13 FDP
  • Under 13 ECGFL
  • Under 11 FDP
  • Under 11 ECGFL[27]
  • Under 10 [28]

Academy

Tottenham Hotspur Women also run a football academy in partnership with Barnet and Southgate College for girls aged 16-19.[29][30]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Tottenham Hotspur Women to play at The Hive". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2012) Non-League Club Directory 2013, p582 ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0
  3. ^ "Ladies secure promotion spot". Tottenham Hotspur. 1 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Ladies secure promotion spot". Tottenham Women awarded WSL license, will become fully professional. 2 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d "History". Spurs Ladies. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ a b Menno, Dustin (8 May 2016). "Tottenham Hotspur Ladies win the double after lifting FA WPL Cup". Cartilage Free Captain. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Spurs Ladies". Tottenham Hotspur. Tottenham Hotspur Ltd. 27 April 2016. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Spurs Ladies all set for Women's Super League 29 May 2017 - News - tottenhamhotspur.com". www.tottenhamhotspur.com. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "Spurs spring surprise with cup victory over Bristol City". www.fawsl.com. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Women's Super League: 15 clubs apply for WSL and Women's Championship licences". BBC Sport. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Wynne returns to Spurs Ladies". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Arrivals and departures for Spurs Ladies". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "Spurs Ladies to be renamed Tottenham Hotspur Women". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ "Ladies secure promotion spot - report and reaction". Tottenham Hotspur. 2 May 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ "Women's Super League place confirmed". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ King, Stephen (6 August 2013). "Spurs Ladies to play at Ware this year". Ware FC. Retrieved 2013.
  17. ^ "HOME GROUNDS". Spurs Ladies. Archived from the original on 1 July 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  18. ^ "Grounds". Spurs Ladies. Retrieved 2013.
  19. ^ Mohamed, Jaber (18 October 2013). "Tottenham Hotspur supports breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel!". Haringey Independent. Retrieved 2013.
  20. ^ "Hodgson joke a compliment - Townsend". BBC. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  21. ^ "Club promotes inclusion and diversity through Stonewall campaign". Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
  22. ^ "Introducing our Tottenham Hotspur Women players". Tottenham Hotspur.
  23. ^ a b c "Tottenham Hotspur Women Coaching Staff". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 2019.
  24. ^ "KC Lecturer Fires Tottenham Hotspur Ladies to a Historic First". Kingston Collete. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  25. ^ "Honours". Spurs Ladies. Retrieved 2013.
  26. ^ "Ladies lift Ryman Cup". Spurs Ladies. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  27. ^ "Teams". Spurs Ladies. Retrieved 2013.
  28. ^ "Full-Time : Home". fulltime.thefa.com.
  29. ^ "BSC Sports Education Academy". Barnet College. Retrieved 2016.
  30. ^ "About The Spurs Ladies Academy". Spurs Ladies. Retrieved 2013.

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