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Interview: We talk to new Spartans SWPL Head Coach Paul Greig

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Spartans FC are delighted to unveil Paul Greig as their new Head Coach for the 2018 SWPL 1 campaign.

 

 

Greig returns to his native Scotland after successful spells in opposite sides of the world, having coached in both New Zealand and America.

 

 

Greig takes over at the helm from Suzy Shepherd in a bid to re-energise the squad that finished fifth in the table following a rollercoaster campaign.

 

 

The new manager was introduced to players at a specially convened meeting at Ainslie Park on Monday evening following his selection from a strong field of candidates.

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U11 Blues leave it late in hard-worked win

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Coach Zsolt Jakri gives us the lowdown on how his young side battled back to snatch the win.
 
 
It was probably the warm Scottish weather to blame, but the team started very slowly, with a more experienced and older Cockenzie team leading attack after attack.
 
 

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Latest News: Spartans sign talented teenager Michaela McAlonie

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Spartans are delighted to unveil their latest signing, Scotland age-grade Internationalist Michaela McAlonie.

 

The 15 year old Central Midfielder arrives at Ainslie Park after three years at Hearts Ladies. 
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SWPL: Spartans extend unbeaten run against Rangers

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Spartans continued their undefeated start to the SWPL campaign with a 3-1 victory over Rangers at Ainslie Park.

 

Goals from Colette Cavanagh, Zoe Johnstone and Carla Boyce made it seven points out of a possible nine at the beginning of the season.

 

There was a return between the sticks for Rachel Harrison in a largely unchanged side that defeated Aberdeen 4-1 last time out. (more…)

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Captain Centurion: Magic milestone moment for Marshall

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Alana Marshall became part of an exclusive club last weekend when the Spartans Captain made her 100th appearance in the White and Red colours, leading her side to victory in the process on the road at Hamilton.

 

With an opening day draw up in Aberdeen together with the three points at New Douglas Park, Spartans remain undefeated in a tough start to the fixture card with a hat-trick of fixtures away from home in SWPL 1. (more…)

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McConaghy installed as new Spartans Girls’ and Women’s Chairperson

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Spartans Girls’ and Women will head in to the forthcoming season with a new face at the helm of the organisation.

 

Anne McConaghy was successfully returned by members as their Chairperson at the recent AGM in what has been described as a ‘significant appointment’ by the Ainslie Park club.

 

Following her election to replace outgoing chair Walter McGill, McConaghy, the former SFA Head of Strategy and Partnership for Girls’ and Women’s Football Development, said, “First of all it’s great to be part of a club like Spartans.  It’s has always been a beacon of light in terms of how the Girls and Women’s game has developed.  (more…)

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