As the women of the World gather to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th representatives from Scottish Women’s Football united to launch their 2017 Season at Hampden. The overwhelming feeling was that this season will be very special indeed.
With all 16 clubs from SWPL 1 and 2 in attendance, the message was clear: 2017 will be the most important year for the women’s game ever.
From newly promoted East Fife and Motherwell, to the Scottish League Champions Glasgow City, the players and coaches were in positive spirits looking forward to the next round of the League Cup and the Euros this Summer.
Vivienne MacLaren, Chair of SWF said: “Every year we see more and more women and girls playing football. The amazing work carried out by players, coaching staff and volunteers has meant there has been a tremendous improvement in the game year on year, which is wonderful.”
The call to action from the team at Scottish Women’s Football is to urge supporters to go and see a game live this season. By driving footfall to the games they hope to also encourage growth in investment, which will in turn help the clubs.
With International Women’s Day on the on March 8th and the 2017 theme being #BeBoldForChange SWF believe fans can champion that message by supporting their local team by volunteering or cheering them on from the stands.