Capital gains as Donachie signs for Spartans

Tracy01Spartans Women have completed another pre-season signing by securing the services of Tracy Donachie from Hutchison Vale.

Donachie, 31, looks set to bring a wealth of experience to the Club from a career spanning over a decade of top flight football, which has included a hat-trick of stintsoverseas.

“I’m excited for the next part of my footballing journey and what better place to do so than with Spartans”, said Donachie after putting pen to paper at Ainslie Park earlier this week.

She added, “The high intensity of training, a great group of highly talented players and the professionalism behind the scenes that I haven’t experienced since I played overseas were some of the main draws when deciding to sign for the Club”

Tracy’s travels during her career have seen her play for Icelandic Premier League side Grindavik FC, Australian top flight outfit Adelaide City Ladies FC and the Old Dominion Monarchs in Norfolk, Virginia.

Manager Debbi McCulloch, said,  “Tracy has been involved with the team helping us with psychology sessions over the past season and recently joined us for a couple of training sessions after the festive break where we noticed that she could bring several qualities to our current squad.

“Her fitness levels are the best I have seen in a player and she reads the game very well due to her high level of playing experience.  I feel we can improve her as a player and to have her positive attitude in our dressing room will benefit the other players.

Myself and Head Coach Mike Ross look forward to working with Tracy and progressing her football career to the next level.”

Once described as the “nomadic footballing journeywoman”, Tracy has good footballing blood running through the family too.  Her uncle is none other than Willie Donachie, the former Manchester City and Scotland star, who now coaches at Newcastle United’s Academy.