It sure feels good making history. Tottenham Hotspur Ladies have had an impressive start to the newly re-branded FA Women’s Championship, the second tier of English women’s football. Now their manager is getting recognized for their awesome form.
Spurs manager Karen Hills has been named the first ever FAWC Manager of the Month for September, but as is typical of Hills, she deflected personal attention and attributed the award to the strong play of her team and dedication of her coaching staff.
“Credit to the staff and the players because it wouldn’t have been possible for me to stand here and collect this award without them, so I collect this on behalf of everyone at #SpursLadies."— Tottenham Hotspur Ladies (@ThlfcOfficial) October 8, 2018
A proud @hillsyk5 on her @FAWC_ Manager of the Month award. #COYS pic.twitter.com/yHrJBgeBfg
It’s Tottenham’s second year in England’s second division, but they’re having their best start since their historic promotion season two years ago. Spurs won their first three matches of the season over London Bees, Leicester City, and Crystal Palace. They are currently second in the table, one point behind newly formed (but somehow, still a juggernaut) Manchester United Women.
The top two teams have the option to become fully professional sides and promote to the Women’s Premier League at the end of the season. Spurs’ last match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, but their next match is on October 14 at Lewes, another undefeated side and one that could challenge Spurs for second place.