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The FA Community Awards supported by McDonald's have paid a fitting tribute to a stalwart of women's grassroots football.
Glenn Weaver, who passed away in February, was posthumously honoured with the People's Award for his outstanding contribution after a lifetime of dedication to the development of women's football.
Each year, thousands of incredible grassroots football volunteers are nominated for the People's Award. They are whittled down to a shortlist of eight finalists with the winner selected through a public vote.
Involved with the club from the very beginning, Glenn was present when Tottenham Hotspur Ladies was formed in 1985, back when it was originally known as Broxbourne Ladies.
Over the past three decades, Glenn's passion for Ladies football saw him work at growing the Ladies club to run three senior teams, a development side and teams at Under-17, 15, 14, 13, 11 & 10 levels. Glenn was always gregarious and approachable, and ensured that he got to know all the teams, their parents and coaches.
In his role as Chairman, Glenn was involved in every facet of running the club, from administration, attending meetings and even stepping-in to referee games when needed.
As a direct result of Glenn's support and involvement, the THLFC U14 team became the UK National Futsal champions in 2014, while this year, Tottenham Hotspur Ladies are challenging for a top four place in the FA Women's Premier League South, are into the fourth round of the FA Women's Cup for the first time in 20 years and into the Ryman Cup Final.
A keen talent spotter, Glenn was always quick to identify parents who had the right leadership qualities to take on more responsibility and help the club grow. He could often be found encouraging the club's supporters to get more involved with Tottenham Hotspur Ladies, and through his endeavours, a number of parents have completed their FA coaching awards and have managed teams at the club.
On Thursday 19th February, Glenn Weaver unfortunately passed away, but his legacy at Tottenham Hotspur Ladies lives on.
Spurs Ladies club secretary June Clarke was on hand to collect the award at the glitzy Wembley ceremony ahead of Sunday's FA Community Shield game between Arsenal and Chelsea and said: "We are so happy to collect this award for Glenn. This is the ultimate thank-you for all the hard work he has done over the years.
"He was all about helping and being there for others and today the attention is on him. Glenn, thank you and congratulations."
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