Report: Tottenham make key full-time Hotspur Way change ‘for the first time ever’

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According to The Sun, for the first time ever, Tottenham Hotspur have allowed the women’s side to train at the Hotspur Way training base full-time.

There have been some major changes to the women’s set up at Spurs over the past few months.

The arrival of USA international Alex Morgan on short-term deal hit the headlines during the summer.

The club parted ways with Juan Amoros and Karen Hills two weeks ago, with Phil Neville’s former England No.2, Rehanne Skinner, replacing them at the helm.

Skinner has now confirmed that the women’s team have relocated permanently to Hotspur Way. The women’s side were previously training at the Enfield hub one day a week and spent the rest of their time at The Hive in Barnet.

The Sun reveal that there are 15 grass pitches across the Hotspur Way site, including four dedicated solely for the men’s first team.

Additionally, there is also a two-storey training centre with medical facilities, swimming hydrotherapy pool, fitness centre, changing rooms and a media centre.

Speaking about the move to Hotspur Way, Skinner said: “We are now training here at the training ground which is a great statement.

“It provides us with unbelievable facilities to start raising the standards that we are looking to achieve.

“The club were very aware that the facilities the players needed, needed to evolve so it obviously shows their interest in the women’s team.

“They felt it was the right time to make that move. It was already something that was happening.

“That made a statement to me about the intent that was around, looking after the women’s team and incorporating them so that’s been a real positive step for everybody.

“We have facilities in and around the lodge and the training pitches that we utilise,

“So we have everything around the players that we need to create a high-performance environment.

“It’s now on our doorstep. We have been trying to maximise the use in that and trying to frame things in the last week.

“It’s a learning curve for us at the moment but the stuff we have access to now is unbelievable and the players are ecstatic about being in this environment, which is great.”

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