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Girls' Football Week a big hit at Spurs

Posted on 14 November 2017  - 11:05

Over 70 young footballers took part in Tottenham Hotspur Ladies' football festival at Cheshunt FC on Sunday.

Spurs Ladies captain Jenna Schillaci talks to girls at Cheshunt FC on SundaySpurs Ladies watch the action from the sidelines

It was part of the FA's Girls’ Football Week, a national campaign with activities taking place at colleges and universities from November 6-12, encouraging girls of all experience and ability to take part in football and use the sport as a fun and sociable way to stay active, as well as an opportunity to find a new squad of friends.

The tournament took place ahead of Spurs Ladies' match against Doncaster Belles in the Women's Super League. Spurs Ladies' players arrived early to show their support and skipper Jenna Schillaci took time out to talk to a group of budding WSL players.

Spurs Ladies' manager Karen Hills said: "Sunday was the day that the Girls' Football Week really came to life here at Spurs.

"It was great to see so many talented players at Cheshunt alongside our first teamers giving their support and volunteers from our Barnet & Southgate and Epping College programmes. I must also give a big thanks to Danny Hart and Bushra Aden from the Foundation for their hard work."

Below: Players together at the football festival on Sunday

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Earlier in the week, one of Spurs Ladies' top young players, Ronnell Humes, participated in two after-school football sessions delivered by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation with 36 girls from the Totteridge Academy and Whetstone Wanderers.

Foundation coach Danny added: "For the girls who are aspiring to be female footballers, Ronnell is living proof that with hard work you can make it as she’s come through the Spurs Ladies' youth system.

“It was amazing to have 20 girls in the first session and another 16 girls from The Totteridge Academy, Whetstone Wanderers and the community all coming together. To have Ronnell at the session was a real treat for the girls."