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Broxbourne and Beyond: Story of the evolution of women’s football at Tottenham Hotspur told in new SPURSPLAY documentary

Thu 17 November 2022, 10:00|Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur has told the full story of the evolution of women’s football at the Club in a new documentary, Broxbourne and Beyond, released exclusively on SPURSPLAY, Friday 18 November.

With the women’s game in the spotlight more than ever before following the England Lionesses’ triumph at last summer’s European Championships, the documentary provides an in-depth look at how Tottenham Hotspur Women has undergone a transformation from forming as grassroots outfit Broxbourne Ladies in 1985 to a top five Barclays Women’s Super League (WSL) side in 2022.

Broxbourne and Beyond

· New and exclusive documentary details the journey of Tottenham Hotspur Women from grassroots to a highest-ever finish in the Women’s Super League
· We hear from key figures that have been instrumental in the Club’s evolution, having originally been formed as Broxbourne Ladies in 1985
· Broxbourne and Beyond takes an in-depth look at elite setup of the present day, led by Head Coach Rehanne Skinner, while reflecting along a timeline of pivotal moments in the Club’s history
· Documentary released exclusively on SPURSPLAY, the Club’s digital streaming platform, on Friday 18 November

We are given unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to the elite environment created by the Club in the present day, led by inspirational Head Coach Rehanne Skinner, that enabled Spurs Women to achieve its highest ever WSL finish last season.

While focusing on the key games of that landmark campaign – such as the 2-1 away victory at Manchester City, north London derby draw with Arsenal and final day triumph over Leicester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – the documentary moves back along a timeline to look at the pivotal moments in the Club’s history.

This includes:

  • the formation of the Club as Broxbourne Ladies by Kay Lovelock and Sue Sharples, and how it took on the Tottenham Hotspur name under the guidance of the late Glenn Weaver
  • the exponential rise through the steps of the women’s football pyramid – progressing out of the Greater London League, winning the FA Women’s Premier League South on a famous night at White Hart Lane and an eventual promotion to the WSL under Karen Hills and Juan Carlos Amoros
  • the emotional story of tireless volunteers June Clarke and Valerie Weaver handing the day-to-day running of the Women’s team over to the Club itself and the transition into a professional, full-time setup

The story is beautifully told through rare archive footage and first-person accounts from those that have played a key role on the journey – the Club’s founders, players and coaches past and present and Tottenham Hotspur Executive Director, Donna-Maria Cullen.

Viewers also get an in-depth insight into the philosophy of Rehanne Skinner and how she has developed an elite culture within the dressing room since becoming Head Coach exactly two years ago this week.

The documentary is rounded off with Rehanne and the players stating their hopes of being able to inspire a future generation of young female footballers through continued success and increased visibility of the women’s game.

Rehanne says: “I’m immensely proud of what we’ve achieved. We put in a lot of work in different areas in order to get us to the point where we could be consistent. As a group of people, staff and players, I can’t fault anyone for the levels of effort they’ve put in and the way they’ve tried to apply themselves. That culminated in us having our most successful season to date.”

Broxbourne and Beyond is exclusively available on SPURSPLAY – the Club’s home of live and on-demand video content, launched in July this year.

Fans are able to get unlimited access to premium content, including all SPURSPLAY originals, for an annual subscription of £45 (£35 for Season Ticket Holders and One Hotspur Members).

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