Spurs Women players pay half-term visit to local girls’ tournament
Sat 22 February 2020, 12:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Club captain Jenna Schillaci and forward Jessica Naz this week visited New River Sports Centre on White Hart Lane to get involved in a half-term girls’ football tournament hosted by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.
Both Jenna and Jessica were on hand throughout the afternoon to give the girls some words of advice and motivation, demonstrate their skills and hand out prizes to the winners.
The tournament saw 18 grassroot teams from across London and beyond competing for the titles of Under-12 and Under-14 champions, with Brighton & Hove Albion in the Community and Haringey Girls Academy going on to take home the spoils in the respective age categories.
Speaking after the trophy presentation, Jenna said: “It was great to see so many girls enjoying their football and keeping active during half term. We’ve been in their shoes as young players starting out, so hopefully us being here can give them some inspiration to keep working hard.”
Jessica added: “Jenna and I loved meeting all the girls and doing a few team talks. We were impressed by the skills on show! As players, it’s important that we take the time to come down to these programmes and see the good work being done in our local community.”
The event was one of many being delivered by the Foundation in the local area during the half-term break.
Alongside its regular community programmes, the Foundation has put on additional free football tournaments and coaching courses during the school holidays to help young people stay active.
It also runs several year-round programmes aimed at giving women and girls more opportunities to play football, including girls’ Premier League Kicks and walking football for women aged 40 and over.
For more information about how to get involved with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @SpursFoundation.