SWPL suspended for a minimum of three weeks

SWPL suspended for a minimum of three weeks


By Craig Edwards

Following yesterday’s announcement from the Scottish FA, Glasgow City can confirm our three matches in January have been postponed. 

The Scottish FA announced yesterday the suspension of a range of leagues in Scotland, including the SWPL from midnight. 

The suspension is in place until the 31st of January. 

This suspension means our matches away to Celtic on 16th of January, Forfar Farmington on the 24th and our first home match of the year against Motherwell on the 31st have all been postponed. 

We will provide updates of our fixtures once available.

The club are seeking guidance from the football authorities about continuing to train during the suspension.

Chief Executive Laura Montgomery, commented, “We fully support the government in all it is trying to do to control the spread of the virus at this challenging time and understand their reasoning to suspend performance national leagues which are operating without mandatory testing. We have however asked that the elite level of the women’s game be treated similarly to the men’s game and that we be allowed to continue to train under the current guidelines and protocols, which includes weekly testing.  As a professional club, we are looking to continue to train within our existing bio hub and feel there should be no reason why this cannot continue if we meet the same protocols applied to our male peers and we adopt weekly testing.

“We appreciate not all teams in the SWPL may want to direct funds to pay for testing, making the continuation of the League impossible during this three week suspension, but we are hopeful we can continue to train, which would have a massive bearing on the positive mental health of our players.” 

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