Spartans Football Club are delighted to announce their fifth summer signing, Nicola Jameison, from St Johnstone Women F.C. The left sided centre back who previously played for Hibernians U23’s will add competition to our defensive options and balance to the team as Manager Debbi McCulloch looks to build a competitive and strong squad ahead of our opening fixture against Glasgow City on Sunday 7th of August.
Our new number 7 is raring to go and can’t wait for the league to kick off. Nicola briefly spoke to Spartans FC Women after today’s pre-season victory versus Hamilton Academical. “I’m absolutely delighted to sign for Spartans as it’s an amazing club with a great reputation within womens football and the SWPL 1. The setup and facility is unbelievable so I’m really excited to get started with the team.”
Spartans Women have further bolstered their attacking options after capturing the signature of Hannah Jordan from Rangers Women. Our new number 21 has been capped at Under 16’s and Under 19’s for Scotland and is looking to push on as she sets her sights on lighting up SWPL 1.
“It feels great to be here and I’m very excited to part of this wonderful club. I met with Debbi and was very impressed by the club’s vision and ambition so even though I had other offers, I knew Spartans was the right place for me to continue my football journey.” (more…)
Spartans Women F.C. can today confirm the signing of Ria McCafferty. The experienced midfielder joins Spartans after a 12 year relationship with Hibernian Women F.C. The 21-year old previously enjoyed a loan spell with SWPL 2 club Boroughmuir Thistle last season before returning to SWPL 1 side Hibernian Women.
McCafferty has no doubt that she can add quality to our current squad as the team looks to to push on this season in what will be a highly competitive league.
“It feels really good to be here. I’m excited to get started as I’ve been speaking to Debbi for a while now and this feels like the right place to be. Spartans is a hard-working, family club and I believe playing here will provide me with the platform to continue to grow as a player.”
Spartans Women are delighted to announce the signing of Mya Bates from Glasgow City F.C. The exciting young winger has penned a one year deal ahead of the new SWPL 1 campaign. As Manager Debbi McCulloch continues to build a competitive squad for the league starting in early August, Bates will bring pace and creativeness to our attacking options.
Speaking to Spartans FC Women, Bates said:
“This is a really good and exciting opportunity for me to progress as a player in the SWPL 1. I spoke with Debbi in great depth and have been so impressed by what the club has to offer and the fantastic facilities Spartans have on offer. It’s amazing and has a great atmosphere.”
Winger Hannah Robinson has joined Spartans F.C. from Rangers Women F.C. The 18 year old was a part of the Rangers Women Academy and continued her development at the club with both the first team and National Performance League U19’s squad.
With a smile on her face, Robinson discussed what it means to sign for Spartans: “Personally, for me, it’s a great achievement to come from an academy set up to a club like Spartans. It’s a great opportunity for myself. The club are looking to push on in the league so I’m looking forward to being a big part of that.”
Spartans Women F.C. are delighted to announce the arrival of coaching guru Donald Park ahead of the new SWPL season as he joins Debbi McCulloch’s backroom staff. Warmly known, throughout the football community as ‘Parky’, Donald will take up the role of SWPL Development Coach, as we look to increase the number of weekly training sessions available to our SWPL players.
Having spent over 50 years in professional football, first as a player with Hearts, Partick Thistle, Brechin City and Meadowbank Thistle, Parky then moved into coaching and football management. His coaching CV includes management roles at Meadowbank, Arbroath, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Hearts, and a caretaker manager at Hibernian F.C.