Amy’s opportunity to train with Spurs

Amy in her Tottenham training top receiving her volunteer certificates from Ken Dullaway
Amy in her Tottenham training top receiving her volunteer certificates from Ken Dullaway

A teenager has landed an opportunity of a lifetime to play for Tottenham Hotspur.

Any Sinden, 17, will be attending and playing for the club’s Ladies Academy.

The sports enthusiast is an avid ambassador for Hastings Borough Council’s Us Girls and StreetGames scheme and is a volunteer on the Hastings project working with young females in football for more than two years.

During this time Amy has worked towards her Level 2 in Coaching qualification, accredited by the Football Association (FA).

Cllr Dawn Poole, the council’s lead member for leisure and amenities, said: “StreetGames is committed to the development of young people in sport at a local level.

“Amy’s success shows that with determination and commitment great things can be achieved. Amy will be a great loss to our project but we are all very pleased that she has been given the opportunity to move on and be an ambassador for female sport. We wish her the very best of luck in her future sporting career.”

Amy, who will be studying Level 3 Sports Science at Barnet College, said: “I am very excited about the new challenges ahead. My role within Hastings StreetGames and the Us Girls Project has really built up my confidence and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity.”

The teenager added that said she models herself on Manchester City and England Player Toni Duggan.

Tottenham Hotspur was founded in 1882 and won the FA Cup for the first time in 1901.

The Tottenham Hotspur Academy coaches young footballers from the ages of eight to 18. While under the age of 16, players are coached or play in the evenings and the weekend while they are in full-time education. On reaching 16, the best players are offered a place in the U18s Academy on a full-time two-year scholarship contract. This provides an academic programme alongside their football commitments. Notable players to come through the Tottenham Hotspur Academy include Glenn Hoddle and Sol Campbell.