The inaugural Scottish Women’s Premier League will kick off next season with 20 teams set to participate across two divisions. Hampden Park played host to the first Annual General Meeting of the SWPL. It was decided that 12 teams would participate in the first division while eight teams would be a part of the second division. There was also a board of directors appointed.
“This is a historic day for Scottish women’s football. I am delighted to welcome the first 20 clubs to the new league and to congratulate the first club-appointed directors on their election to the board of the SWPL,” Scottish Women’s Premier League Fiona McIntyre said. “It is important to recognize all the hard work that has taken place to get us to this place. Scottish women’s football can now look forward with confidence as a result of that hard work, and the commitment of so many people over so many years.”
“The girls’ performance was second to none and I am so proud of everybody at Rangers Football Club,” he added. “There was pressure, and in terms of dealing with that you can try and do so in training but until you actually go through it and experience it and become a winner, it will add onto the journey into next season.”
SWPL1 clubs: Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Glasgow City, Glasgow Women, Hamilton Academicals, Hearts, Hibernian, Motherwell, Partick Thistle, Rangers, Spartans.
SWPL2 clubs: Boroughmuir Thistle, East Fife, Gartcairn, Kilmarnock, Montrose, Queens Park, St Johnstone, Stirling University.
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