tottenham hotspur ladies fc

club history

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 Tottenham Hotspur to be used and at the start of the 1992/93 season a reserve side was added to the Senior side.

The Club were winners of the Greater London League Cup in 1995/96.  In 1995, the Reserve side were the proud winners of the new Sue Sharples Memorial Trophy named after our founder and Secretary who tragically died suddenly on 19th April 1994 aged just 32.

The end of the 1996/97 season saw a major re-organisation of the Club and the two teams, now containing many young players, took their respective places in Division 1 and Reserve Division 3 West.  At the end of that season, Tottenham Hotspur Ladies had won the two respective leagues League titles - the first team dropping just two points along the way.  The Russell Cup also found itís way on to the trophy shelf after a 2-1 win over Fulham. 

In 1998/99 the Club finished third in the Greater London Premier Division and were runners-up in the League Cup.  The Club once again finished third in The Greater London Premier Division in season 1999/2000. The 2000/01 season saw the Club finish runners-up by one point to West Ham United.  

In 2006-07, the Reserve side won the Greater London Regional Women's Football League Reserve Division 1 title and the Sue Sharples Trophy, being runners-up in the GLRWF League Cup.

With the First Team winning the London and South-East Regional Women's Football League - Premier Division league title in 2007-08, they gained promotion to the FA Women's South East Combination - the third level of the Women's league football structure.

At junior level, the teams have won a number of trophies over a period of years in the Hertfordshire Girls Football League and the Home Counties Girls Football League as well as the London Youth FA Cup and the Tesco Cup.

The First Team are currently wearing replica Puma kit and sponsorship from Directa plc and Team Colours are also of great help in the development of the club and such support makes a big difference to the teams.

The Club runs three senior sides and also junior sides at Under 16, Under 15, Under 14, Under 13, Under 12, Under-11 (two teams) and two at Under-10 in 2009-10.

The club have played at a variety of grounds and in different locations.  They started off in Hertford at Bengeo, then at East Herts College, before moving onto the Tesco Country Club at Cheshunt, which had a lovely pitch.  The team then had the Brimsdown Rovers ground as their home turf, before moving close to White Hart Lane by playing at the Frederick Knight Sports Ground on Willoughby Lane at Northumberland Park (near the gas holders).  Having moved the first team games to Broxbourne Borough FC, while the Reserves will stage their home fixtures at the Frederick Knight Sports Ground, along with all junior teams that the club runs.

The club continues to grow and their reliance on realising player's true potential has seen many move on to Centres of Excellence and through to the First team after progressing through the junior sides.

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