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.”
“Personally, I’m looking to get more minutes and also to enjoy playing football again. The team have been hugely welcoming and it’s clear to see that the culture of the club on and off the pitch is one big family. My main goal is to help the team secure a top six place.”
McCafferty becomes Debbi McCulloch’s third summer signing and she is delighted Ria has committed her future to Spartans.
“Ria is a fantastic signing and someone I have been a huge fan of for some time now. Her technical ability is superb with her passing range adding quality to an already talented group of midfielders here at the club.”
“It was clear to me after chatting to Ria that she would suit our style of play but would also add a positive energy to our dressing room. I have no doubt that Ria will become a massive asset on and off the pitch and is the type of player that we need at this football club”.
Welcome to Spartans Ria!