Tottenham Hotspur Foundation hosted its second girls’ football tournament in Brent as part of the Club’s community engagement work in the Borough during their season at Wembley.
Over 70 girls aged 9-11 from nine schools, including Sinai School, in Brent took part in the tournament which was held at the Ark Academy on Friday 23rd March.
The Foundation has been working with our school since September 2017 through its lunchtime football club for girls which has been delivered as part of the Club’s Primary School Sports programme in Brent.
Spurs Ladies First Team player Ronnell Humes and Foundation apprentice Portia Walker joined the tournament to help develop the young players’ skills on the pitch and offer them advice.
Spurs Ladies First Team player Ronnell Humes said, “Female football is a growing sport and community events such as these act as a catalyst in driving increased female participation in football across London. It’s important for young girls to have strong, successful female role models that they can look up to from a young age. I am honoured to be one of those role models and I hope the girls are inspired to keep playing and pursue a career in either coaching or playing football.”
Nikki Kelly, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: “Our School Sports Programme in Brent is one of the many ways in which the Club is actively working with the local community during the Club’s season at Wembley. We’ve already witnessed the positive impact that this provision has among the schools we have been supporting across North London for many years, and we hope that our work will inspire more young people to actively get involved in sport.”
Our school team played 4 matches in the run up to the final where they were crowned runners up after losing out in a penalty shootout!