Women's First Team
About Tottenham Hotspur Women
The Club was formed in 1985 as Broxbourne Ladies by the late Sue Sharples and Kay Lovelock after the East Herts College team folded.
For the 1991/92 season, the team got permission granted for the name of Tottenham Hotspur to be used and at the start of the 1992/93 season a reserve side was added to the senior side.
Glenn Weaver became Chairman in 2000 and he continued to develop and grow the teams during this time, constantly recruiting people with passion and enthusiasm that shared his vision. He inspired people at all levels to take an active role and in 2002 the Club received the ‘Sport England Volunteer Investment Programme Award’ for the London area.
In 2006, we were awarded the FA Charter Standard Club and the FA Charter Standard Female Club for the London FA in 2008. Sadly, Glenn passed away suddenly in February, 2015. He was posthumously awarded the FA National Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Community Football’ in 2015.
In 2019, we finished second in the FA Women's Championship, resulting in promotion to the top tier of Women's football in the UK, the Barclays FA Women's Super League (WSL).
In November 2019, the north London derby at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium set a new all-time attendance record for the Barclays FA WSL. A crowd of 38,262 turned out to watch the historic fixture, which was not only the inaugural meeting between us and Arsenal in the top flight of the women’s game, but also the first ever north London derby at our world-class new home.
Today, Tottenham Hotspur Women is one of the biggest clubs in London and has an extensive player development structure in place: our Female Talent Pathway. Launched at the start of the 2020/21 season, the pathway enables us to work with local grassroots clubs to identify talented female players and provide them with a progressive series of footballing programmes to develop their game, nurturing their skills using our renowned coaching methods to help them play at the highest level possible.
The pathway is comprised of six programmes, including our Football Development College programmes and Women's Academy, each tailored to provide a different level of support to players of certain age groups and abilities. The structure gives girls from across north London a clear pathway to fulfil their potential with a view right to the very top of the women’s game in this country.
• Middlesex County Cup Runners-up: 1991/92
• Greater London Regional Women's League Premier Division Runners-up: 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97, 2000/01
• Greater London Regional Women's League Division One Champions: 1997/98
• Greater London Regional Women's League Cup Winners: 1995/96
• Greater London Regional Women's League Cup Runners-up: 1998/99, 2003/04
• London and South-East Regional Women's Football League Premier Division Champions: 2007/08
• FA South-East Combination Champions: 2010/11
• London County Senior Cup Winners: 2011/12
• Ryman’s Women's Cup Runners-up: 2014/15
• Ryman Women's Cup Winners: 2015/16, 2016/17
• Capital Women's Cup Runners Up: 2015/16, 2016/17
• FA Women's Premier League Cup Winners: 2015/16, 2016/17
• FA Women's Premier League Southern Division Winners: 2016/17
• FA Women's Premier League Championship Play-off Winners: 2016/17 (promoted to tier two)
• FA Women's Championship Runners-up: 2018/19 (promoted to FA Women's Super League)
Female Talent Pathway
The new player development structure enables the Club to work with local grassroots clubs to identify talented female players and provide them with a progressive series of footballing programmes to develop their game, nurturing their skills using our renowned coaching methods to help them play at the highest level possible.