Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Women

Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Women is an English women's football club affiliated with Tottenham Hotspur, that currently play at The Hive Stadium. Since the 2017–18 season, the club has competed in the FA WSL 2. They gained promotion to the FA WSL for the 2019–20 season and were awarded an FA WSL license.[3][4] This will make the team fully professional for the first time in its history.

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.

Tottenham Hotspur Women
Tottenham Hotspur
Full nameTottenham Hotspur Women
Nickname(s)Spurs, The Lilywhites
GroundThe Hive Stadium, Edgware[1]
Capacity6,500 (5,419 seated)[2]
ChairmanJune Clarke
ManagerKaren Hills
LeagueFA WSL
2018–19FA Women's Championship, 2nd of 11 (promoted)
WebsiteClub website


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]


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]


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]


First team

Tottenham Hotspur LFC v Blackburn Rovers LFC, 28 May 2017 (01)
2016–17 First Team with the FA WPL Championship play-off trophy.
Tottenham Hotspur LFC v West Ham United LFC, 19 April 2017 (387)
2016–17 First Team with the FA WPL Southern Division league trophy.


Tottenham Hotspur LFC v West Ham United LFC, 19 April 2017 (019)
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


First-team squad

As of 05 July 2019.[25]

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

No. Position Player
1 England GK Chloe Morgan
2 Spain DF Lucia Leon
4 Wales MF Josie Green
5 England MF Sophie McLean
9 England FW Rianna Dean
11 England DF Jenna Schillaci
14 England FW Angela Addison
15 Wales MF Anna Filbey
17 England FW Jessica Naz
No. Position Player
19 England DF Ashleigh Neville
20 England MF Coral-Jade Haines
England FW Rosella Ayane
England FW Gemma Davison
England MF Chloe Peplow
New Zealand DF Ria Percival
England FW Lucy Quinn
England GK Becky Spencer
Netherlands DF Siri Worm

Club management and support staff

Tottenham Hotspur LFC v West Ham United LFC, 19 April 2017 (416)
First team manager Karen Hills holding the FA WPL Southern Division league trophy.
Role Name
Manager Karen Hills[26]
First team Coach Juan Amoros[27]
Goalkeeper Coach Arron Tillbrook[28]
Sports Physiotherapist Sarah Budd[29]


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[30]
  • Under 10 [31]


Tottenham Hotspur Women also run a football academy in partnership with Barnet and Southgate College for girls aged 16–19.[32][33]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Tottenham Hotspur Women to play at The Hive". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 5 July 2019. Retrieved 6 July 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 17 August 2013.
  6. ^ a b Menno, Dustin (8 May 2016). "Tottenham Hotspur Ladies win the double after lifting FA WPL Cup". Cartilage Free Captain. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Spurs Ladies". Tottenham Hotspur. Tottenham Hotspur Ltd. 27 April 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Spurs Ladies all set for Women's Super League 29 May 2017 - News -". Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Spurs spring surprise with cup victory over Bristol City". Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Women's Super League: 15 clubs apply for WSL and Women's Championship licences". BBC Sport. 12 March 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Wynne returns to Spurs Ladies". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Arrivals and departures for Spurs Ladies". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Spurs Ladies to be renamed Tottenham Hotspur Women". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Ladies secure promotion spot - report and reaction". Tottenham Hotspur. 2 May 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Women's Super League place confirmed". Tottenham Hotspur. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  16. ^ King, Stephen (6 August 2013). "Spurs Ladies to play at Ware this year". Ware FC. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  17. ^ "HOME GROUNDS". Spurs Ladies. Archived from the original on 1 July 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  18. ^ "Grounds". Spurs Ladies. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  19. ^ Mohamed, Jaber (18 October 2013). "Tottenham Hotspur supports breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel!". Haringey Independent. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  20. ^ "Hodgson joke a compliment – Townsend". BBC. 18 October 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  21. ^ "Club promotes inclusion and diversity through Stonewall campaign". Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
  22. ^ "KC Lecturer Fires Tottenham Hotspur Ladies to a Historic First". Kingston Collete. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  23. ^ "Honours". Spurs Ladies. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  24. ^ "Ladies lift Ryman Cup". Spurs Ladies. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  25. ^ "Introducing our Tottenham Hotspur Women players". Tottenham Hotspur.
  26. ^ Leighton, Tony (28 January 2012). "Old friends set to do battle in Women's Premier League Cup". The Mirror. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  27. ^ "First Team Coach". Spurs Ladies. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  28. ^ "Goalkeeper Coach". Spurs Ladies. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  29. ^ "Sports Physiotherapist". Spurs Ladies. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  30. ^ "Teams". Spurs Ladies. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  31. ^ "Full-Time : Home".
  32. ^ "BSC Sports Education Academy". Barnet College. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  33. ^ "About The Spurs Ladies Academy". Spurs Ladies. Retrieved 17 August 2013.

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2019–20 Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Women season

The 2019–20 Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Women season is the club's 35th season in existence but only their first as a professional team having been promoted to the FA Women's Super League, the highest level of the football pyramid, at the end of the 2018–19 season. Along with competing in the WSL, the club will also contest two domestic cup competitions: the FA Cup and the League Cup.

Canons Park

Canons Park is a residential suburb of London, situated in the north west London Borough of Harrow. It is located to the south of Stanmore, the west of Edgware, and the north of Queensbury. It takes its name from a former country estate which partially survives as a public park.

The Hive Stadium

The Hive Stadium is a stadium in Canons Park, on the former site of the Prince Edward Playing Fields in the London Borough of Harrow. The stadium is home to National League football club Barnet, London Bees of the FA Women's Championship and Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Women of the FA WSL.

The stadium's official capacity is 6,500, but its record attendance is 6,215, set on 28 January 2019 for Barnet's 3–3 draw with Brentford.

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2019–20 FA Women's Championship teams
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