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Tottenham Hotspur Women
Tottenham Hotspur.svg
Full nameTottenham Hotspur Women
Nickname(s)Spurs, The Lilywhites
Founded1985; 36 years ago (1985)
GroundThe Hive Stadium, Edgware[1]
Capacity6,500 (5,419 seated)[2]
ChairmanJune Clarke
Head coachRehanne Skinner[3]
LeagueFA WSL
2020–21FA WSL, 8th 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.[4][5] 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.

The club was founded in 1985, under the name Broxbourne Ladies before it became Tottenham Hotspur Ladies F.C. in the 1991–92 season. The name was changed to Tottenham Hotspur Women in the 2019–20 season.[6] The first team have won twelve trophies, the most recent being the overall FA Women's Premier League in the 2016–17 season.

History[edit]

In 1985, the club was founded as Broxbourne Ladies by Sue Sharples and Kay Lovelock, following the folding of East Herts College.[7] In the 1991–92 season, permission was obtained to change the name to Tottenham Hotspur.[7] The reserve team started in 1992–93.[7] In the 1996–97 season, the club's teams started playing in the national division.[7] 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.[8] In the same season they finished runners up in the Capital Cup nearly completing a cup treble.[9] The following season was the team's most successful, claiming the quadruple including winning promotion to the WSL 2.[10]

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.[11] 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.[12] 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[13] 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.[14] 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.[15] 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.[16] Their licence for the top flight was officially confirmed on 10 May 2019.[17]

On 17 November 2019, the north London derby against Arsenal Women at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium recorded an attendance figure of 38,262, the highest ever for a Women's Super League match.[18]

Ground[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur Ladies moved home grounds to Cheshunt in 2016,[19] moving from Barrows Farm stadium (Harlow Town F.C.).[20] However, the alternative first team stadium stayed the same, as Goffs Lane.[21] On 5 June 2019, the club announced that their 2019–20 season home matches will be played at The Hive Stadium.[1]

Collaborations[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur Women work closely with the Tottenham Hotspur men's first team, such as when supporting CoppaFeel!, a breast cancer awareness charity,[22][23] and when promoting the Stonewall (charity) Rainbow Laces campaign.[24]

Players[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur team in September 2019 prior to a match against Liverpool F.C. Women

First-team squad[edit]

As of 9 October 2021.[25]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Finland FIN Tinja-Riikka Korpela
2 DF Wales WAL Esther Morgan
3 DF Canada CAN Shelina Zadorsky (captain)
4 MF Wales WAL Josie Green
5 DF England ENG Molly Bartrip
6 DF England ENG Kerys Harrop
7 FW England ENG Jessica Naz
8 MF South Korea KOR Cho So-hyun
9 MF China CHN Tang Jiali (on loan from Shanghai Shengli)
10 FW England ENG Rachel Williams
No. Pos. Nation Player
12 DF New Zealand NZL Ria Percival
13 DF England ENG Asmita Ale
14 FW England ENG Angela Addison
16 FW England ENG Kit Graham
17 FW Australia AUS Kyah Simon
18 FW England ENG Chioma Ubogagu
21 MF France FRA Maéva Clemaron (vice-captain)
22 GK Jamaica JAM Rebecca Spencer
23 FW Morocco MAR Rosella Ayane
29 DF England ENG Ashleigh Neville

Out on loan[edit]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK England ENG Eleanor Heeps (on loan at Blackburn Rovers Until 30 June 2022)
DF England ENG Gracie Pearse (on loan at Crystal Palace Until 30 June 2022)

Former players[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Former co-head coaches Juan Carlos Amoros (L) & Karen Hills (R) in September 2019.
As of 7 July 2021
Role Name
Head coach Rehanne Skinner
Assistant Coach Vicky Jepson

Honours[edit]

First team[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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[29]
  • Under 10 [30]

Academy[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur Women also run a football academy in partnership with Barnet and Southgate College for girls aged 16–19.[31][32]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2012) Non-League Club Directory 2013, p582 ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0
  3. ^ "Rehanne Skinner appointed new Tottenham Hotspur Women Head Coach". Tottenham Hotspur.
  4. ^ "Ladies secure promotion spot". Tottenham Hotspur. 1 May 2019.
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  6. ^ "Tottenham Hotspur Ladies to change name next season to Women". BBC Sport. 26 April 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
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  12. ^ "Women's Super League: 15 clubs apply for WSL and Women's Championship licences". BBC Sport. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Wynne returns to Spurs Ladies". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Arrivals and departures for Spurs Ladies". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
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  18. ^ Garry, Tom (17 November 2019). "Tottenham Hotspur Women 0 : 2 Arsenal Women". BBC. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  19. ^ King, Stephen (6 August 2013). "Spurs Ladies to play at Ware this year". Ware FC. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  20. ^ "HOME GROUNDS". Spurs Ladies. Archived from the original on 1 July 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
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  22. ^ Mohamed, Jaber (18 October 2013). "Tottenham Hotspur supports breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel!". Haringey Independent. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  23. ^ "Hodgson joke a compliment – Townsend". BBC. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  24. ^ "Club promotes inclusion and diversity through Stonewall campaign". Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
  25. ^ "Women's First Team". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 4 September 2021.
  26. ^ "KC Lecturer Fires Tottenham Hotspur Ladies to a Historic First". Kingston Collete. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  27. ^ "Honours". Spurs Ladies. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  28. ^ "Ladies lift Ryman Cup". Spurs Ladies. Archived from the original on 3 June 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  29. ^ "Teams". Spurs Ladies. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  30. ^ "Full-Time : Home". fulltime.thefa.com.
  31. ^ "BSC Sports Education Academy". Barnet College. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  32. ^ "About The Spurs Ladies Academy". Spurs Ladies. Retrieved 17 August 2013.

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