SPARTANS Football Club is delighted to announce that Spartans FC Women’s team have agreed a new two-year training and match-day kit partnership with leading personal injury solicitors, Friends Legal.
Players Michaela McAlonie and Elena Santoyo-Brown joined Friends Legal Managing Partner Tony O’Malley to launch our new Macron match-day kit at The Spartans Community Football Academy, ahead of the opening SWPL away fixture against Hibernian Ladies at Ainslie Park Stadium on Sunday afternoon (KO: 1pm).
The new sponsorship deal carries forward from Friends Legal’s previous two year agreement to be the SWPL’s team main sponsor. Additionally Friends Legal have committed to providing further investment to the women’s team by providing all SWPL players with specifically tailored strength and conditioning input/sessions on a weekly basis.
Spartans Women are delighted to announce the signing of Scotland WU17’s International Goal Keeper Alicia Yates for the forthcoming SWPL 1 season.
The 16-year-old goalkeeper joins Spartans from Hibernian Ladies where she played in last seasons Scottish Women’s Football League and was recently nominated for Youth Player of the Year at the recent Scottish Womens Football Awards. With Charlene Lessells retiring at the end of last season, Spartans Manager Debbi McCulloch was keen to recruit a young goalkeeper to provide continued competition.
We are delighted to announce the signings of Alana Wilson (previously Marshall) and Bobbie Beveridge for the forthcoming Scottish Building Society Women’s Premier League 1 season. Both have recently had spells away from football to start a family and are very much looking forward to reporting for pre-season in mid-December.
Both players bring a huge amount of experience to the squad with the players having over 300 appearances between them. Beveridge will be entering her twelfth season with club and has wracked up an incredible 176 appearances. Wilson isn’t too far behind Beveridge with her representing the club on 144 occasions and committing to her ninth consecutive season at Spartans Women F.C.
With the SWPL 1 season only finishing last weekend, Manager Debbi McCulloch, has been quick off the mark to secure the services of key signings ahead of next season. Player 1:1 meetings have been taking place throughout this week to look back over Season 2019 and to put in place plans around how we progress further in preparation for Season 2020.
Goalkeeper, Rachel Harrison, and defenders Sarah Clelland, Robyn McCafferty (WU17’s Captain), Ronaigh Douglas, Katie Frew and Dion McMahon have signed for club for the forthcoming season. Unfortunately Katie Frew is set to miss the first half of the new season after picking up a knee injury, in our midweek game against Rangers, and is set to have surgery in early January.
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join SWPL 1 side Spartans as Team Physio.
For the 2020 SWPL Season (January onwards) we are seeking a Physiotherapist specifically for our SWPL Team. The SWPL Physio will be expected to deliver a high standard of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of all SWPL players at Spartans Football Club.
Match report by Campbell Finlayson
Hibs breezed past Spartans to secure their place in the SWPL Cup final with a comfortable win at Broadwood.
The Hibees began brightly and had two chances to take the lead in the opening six minutes. Chelsea Cornet was first to go close, volleying wide from a corner before Kirsty Morrison was denied by Rachel Harrison with Rachael Small firing the rebound over the bar.
Spartans though really should have taken the lead on eight minutes when good work from Zoe Johnstone set up a chance for Tegan Reynolds, but the midfielder’s shot came crashing off the bar.