Josie Green named new Spurs Women captain
Thu 27 August 2020, 10:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Head Coaches Karen Hills and Juan Amoros have appointed Josie Green as the new captain of Spurs Women, following former long-serving captain Jenna Schillaci’s retirement from football in June.
A Welsh international, Josie has been at the Club since 2016, and is one of the longest-serving players in our squad.
Our vice-captain last season, the 27-year-old signed a new two-year contract in June after her first season playing professionally in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League (WSL) where she made 14 league appearances.
During her time at the Club, Josie has been part of the squads that won the quadruple during the 2016/17 season and promotions to the FA Women’s Championship and WSL.
Josie said: “It’s a huge privilege and honour for me to be named captain of this great football club and it’s a really proud moment for me and my family.
“I take great pride in leading by example on and off the pitch. I experienced being vice-captain and leading the team out in some big games last season, and I hope to build and drive the team forward this season.”
Karen said: “Josie has been on an amazing journey with the Club and has stepped up, taken responsibility and was deservedly appointed vice-captain last season and we are proud to now call her our captain. She’s always pushing to raise standards on and off the pitch for herself and her team-mates. She’s a role model who brings positivity through ups and downs and her work rate on the pitch is second to none – she always gives 100 per cent and that’s what we expect from our leader.”
Juan said: “I am incredibly proud of Josie. She has gone through a lot of challenges and changes over the last few seasons. She has played in all the divisions and has always been a key player for us who perfectly understands our values and what we stand for. Last season she did a fantastic job in supporting Jenna, so the step up to captain was only natural.”
Josie will be supported in her role as Club captain by senior players Becky Spencer, Ria Percival and Kerys Harrop as part of the squad’s leadership group.