St. George’s Park played host to Tottenham Hotspur Women earlier this month, as the FA Women’s Super League side utilised our world-class facilities to prepare for the new season.
As part of the team’s plan to gear up for the 2023/24 campaign, Tottenham Hotspur utilised St. George’s Park as a home base for a pre-season friendly match with WSL rivals, Manchester United. However, Spurs’ use of St. George’s Park for the day went beyond the use of our elite playing surface.
Prior to the game, Tottenham Hotspur were welcome to our on-site Hilton Hotel, where the team enjoyed a pre-match meal delivered to the club’s nutritional requirements. From there, Spurs utilised the National Football Centre’s meeting rooms for a pre-match meeting, and expansive changing rooms to prepare for the match itself.
Following a valuable warm-up match against last season’s league runners-up, which saw Lionesses Mary Earps, Katie Zelem and Ella Toone feature for United, Tottenham Hotspurs’ players were able to then utilise the recovery facilities at St. George’s Park, including the Football Centre’s Hydrotherapy Suite.
Vicky Jepson, Tottenham Hotspur’s Assistant Head Coach, said: “It’s a great facility for us to come to, especially when we’re playing teams from the north as it allows southern and northern teams to come together at a neutral venue. It’s a venue that’s high-performing and that offers some of the best pitches.
“We’ve had our pre-match meal here, which has been supplied and ensures that our players have been able to fuel up so that they can perform to their best. St. George’s Park is a place that a lot of us are familiar with and we know that the service we’re going to get in terms of the staff, the facilities and the catering is going to be world class.
“Everything has been really smooth from a logistics point of view,” Vicky added. “The service we’ve had has been top drawer.”
All at St. George’s Park wish both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United the best of luck in their forthcoming Women’s Super League season.