Joined by Paralympian, Liz Johnson, and the Mayor of Haringey, Cllr Kaushika Amin, Ledley presented awards to 12 winners for their leadership, team building and commitment to sport. Five young volunteers were also commended for encouraging their local schools to engage in a range of sports.
Two of the 12 awards went to Spurs Ladies for Junior Team of the Year and Coach of the Year. The U15s team was named ‘Junior Team of the Year’ in recognition of the seven major trophies the team won last season, which included League Champions, League Cup Winners, London FA County Cup Winners and Championships of England at the FA National Futsal Finals. Karen Hills was crowned ‘Coach of the Year’ for her work with Spurs Ladies as the first team coach.
Speaking about the award win, Karen Hills said: “It was an honour to be nominated for this award, let alone win, which is why I was so shocked when they called out my name as the winner.”
Ian Biggadike, who coaches Spurs Ladies U15s, said: “I am so proud of this team and what they have achieved last season. Their success can be put down to their dedication and hard work. They have been a credit to Tottenham Hotspur and I am convinced that many of the players in this team will go on to represent our first team in a few years to come. They really deserved this award.”
The annual awards ceremony celebrates the sporting achievements within the local community across the borough of Haringey.
Speaking at the awards, Ledley said: “Congratulations to all of the winners here today. They should all be proud of their achievements, which I know will help to inspire other people within Haringey to get involved in sport within the local community.”
The Club has supported the Celebrating Sport Awards in Haringey for a number of years and is the principal sponsor of the event. The Club also donated Spurs goodybags to the nominees and winners who attended the ceremony to mark their hard work and commitment to sport in the local community.
The 12 winners included:
Sports Performer of the Year – Jeamie Tshikeva, White Hart Lane Boxing Academy
Volunteer of the Year – John Morris, Alexandra Park Youth Football Club
Junior Volunteers of the Year – Tequila Inico, Haringey Sixth Form Centre Dance Project
Sporting School of the Year – Tetherdown Primary School
Junior Sports Performer of the Year – Lily Beckford, London Heathside Athletics Club
Disabled Sports Performer of the Year – Amariah Williams, HR Sports Academy
Haringey Sports Project of the Year – Pedal Power Cycling Club
Junior Team of the Year – Tottenham Hotspur Ladies FC U14s
Disabled Team of the Year – Alexandra Park Inclusive Kwik Cricket Team
Sportivate Project of the Year – Ducketts Common Basketball Project
Club of the Year – Haringey Aquatics Club
Coach of the Year – Karen Hills, Tottenham Hotspur Ladies FC 1st Team Coach
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