Last week, Glasgow City became one of the 20 clubs to make history in the Scottish women's game, when we signed up to be part of the new Scottish Women's Premier League.
The historic meeting saw the creation of SWPL1 with twelve teams (from the previous top tier of ten teams) alongside the creation of SWPL2 with eight teams entering the league. With 20 teams now confirmed across the two leagues, alongside the appointment of the board directors for the SWPL, this formally concludes the adoption of the professional women’s game into the new format which is designed to grow and promote women’s football across Scotland.
The inaugural clubs of the SWPL are:
Dundee United FC
Glasgow City FC
Glasgow Women FC
Hamilton Academical FC
Heart of Midlothian FC
Boroughmuir Thistle FC
East Fife FC
Queens Park FC
St Johnstone FC
Stirling University FC
In addition, our own Chief Executive, Laura Montgomery was elected as one of the five directors of the board of the SWPL representing SWPL clubs. Laura was joined by Chris Duffy (Celtic FC), Andrew McKinlay (Heart of Midlothian FC), Amy McDonald (Rangers FC), and Zola McGoldrick (Boroughmuir Thistle FC).
"I am delighted to be one of the new elected board members representing all SWPL clubs. It is an exciting time for Scottish Women's Football as we look to do everything we can to grow the professional game to a new level in our country. As we enter into our 25th year as a club, it is a timely move and a real indication of how far everyone involved over the years has helped developed women's football over this period. Whilst we still have lots of work to do as a collective, we look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead of us."