Sports Science and Management

Spurs Ladies' Football Academy

A Partnership between Barnet and Southgate College and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

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Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and Barnet and Southgate College have come together to offer education with girls football and Tottenham Hotspur Academy style coaching. Girls of 16-19 years will be entered into affiliated league and cup competitions locally, regionally and nationally.

Individuals of varying abilities and from diversified ethnic and social backgrounds can apply for a range of  full-time level 1, 2 or 3 courses in sport or an A-level programme, with the potential to continue onto a variety of higher education courses in sport or into employment, both of which are offered at the College and the Foundation.

You can apply online for practicals for our full range of sports . Your application will be automatically emailed to

You will find the Sports Practical Days Registration Form  in the menu on the right of the page .

Courses for application

1 year courses with progression to the next level on successful completion (or employment)

BTEC Level 1: Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure                                

BTEC Level 2: Diploma in Sport 

NVQ Level1: Certificate in Sport (Football Coaching)                  

NVQ Level 2: Diploma in Sport (Football Coaching)            

NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Sport – Sports Development or Personal training      

2 year courses with progression to Higher Education or employment         

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport –(Coaching, Development and Fitness)                              

A Levels (studied at Barnet Wood Street)

All students joining the Academy must commit to a programme of Full-time education with the College and monitoring of progress made in academic studies will directly affect the ability to play.

Girls are encouraged to contact   directly to express an intrest. Individuals can also apply through schools and local youth and community projects via Barnet and Southgate College website application form. Please state Spurs Ladies Football Academy  in the course options section.

Applicants will be invited to play in an exhibition match, if selected applicants will be invited to attend an initial interview at the College to establish the best academic programme that reflects their qualifications and future ambitions. If not successful for the academy there is still opportunity’s to attend the college with our other sports programmes.

Karen Hills, Head coach of the Barnet and Southgate College Girls Football Programme says: “This is an excellent opportunity for girls who want to combine their Education with playing football every day. The programme has grown over the last couple of years and has led to students going onto to football scholarships in America, local universities and employment opportunities within the sports industries.

We are now into our fourth year and have a number of students on the programme from outside of the London area which shows how the programme has  expanded”.

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For more information on the girls schemes offered at Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and Barnet and Southgate College, please contact

Karen Hills - Women and Girls Development Officer for the Foundation and Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Manager.


Phone:  020 8365 5138

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