Spartans Women are delighted to announce the signing of full back Ellie Simpson. The 22-year-old joins Spartans from Stirling University where she played in last seasons Scottish Women’s Premier League 2.
Spartans Manager Debbi McCulloch said “I’m really pleased to have secured Ellie’s signature for the forthcoming season. She is a player who we have kept an eye on over the past four years since she left Spartans so we undoubtedly know that she will be a great addition to our squad and add value in a key area where we needed additional competition.”
Speaking to SpartansFCWomen, Ellie said “I’m absolutely delighted to have signed with Spartans for the upcoming season. It was firstly an opportunity I couldn’t pass up as it holds such a special place in my heart – it’s where I started my football and I hold so many amazing memories here. Meeting with Debbi really highlighted the fantastic set up and support available up at The Academy and it is so great to see first hand the club growing from strength to strength.”
“I am confident that this is an environment where I can really take my football to the next level. On top of the experienced coaching staff, the squad is full of great talent and I am really looking forward to learning from everyone. There is such a high standard and demand from everyone at training and I’m really looking forward to pushing myself and those around me.”
“I am expecting the season to be hugely challenging but judging from the past few sessions, the fight and performances shown from this group last season, it’s not a challenge any of us aren’t looking forward to. I’m really excited to be part of this team and back competing in SWPL 1 and I’m more than prepared to give all I can to this squad to secure a top 4 finish.”
A product of our Girls Academy, with 28 senior appearances all ready under her belt, Ellie returns to the club ready to hit the ground running. Welcome home Ellie!