Playing Squad Update
It has now been 224 days since our last match against Hutchison Vale U19’s on Friday the 9th of October. A lot has happened for our ladies team since then:
- 2 New Coaches
- New Puma Kit Deal Announced
- 4 Signings
- Player Departures
- SWF Championship – Null & Void
- Games Programme Fixtures Announced
As we look forward to this summer where we now have a scheduled fixture list for the first time since last autumn we have caught up with Head Coach – Allan Milne on his thoughts. Firstly though lets recap on the current playing squad:
The following players have now left the club: Natalie Ramsey, Michaela Stewart, Lyndsay Hopper, Claire Cummings & Eilidh Knox. We also had the departure of club goalkeeping coach Mark Mcguinness in the last week. We wish all the players and coaches all the best for the future.
We have recently completed the signing of 4 players across the break as well as the already announced addition of our two new coaches Derek Johnston and Ryan Smith. The 4 new player signings will be announced over the next week on our social media pages.
Amy Lickley, Nicole Mundie, Rachel Vickerman, Natalie Buckle, Heather Bundy, Laura Thomson, Carolanne Phee, Rhona Cameron, Summer Garrity, Nicole McPhee, Rebecca Robertson (On Loan to Stirling Uni), Carly Lauder, Aimee Gillian, Erin Wilson, Caitlyn Wishart, Eva Ralston, Molly McIntyre & Aimee Thompson.
Ladies Team Head Coach – Allan Milne
First and foremost I would just like to say a massive thank you to all the front line and key workers who though out this past year have been absolutely brilliant, and if it wasn’t for there hard work we wouldn’t be able to be getting back to football so from myself and everyone at Stenhousemuir Ladies we would like to thank them.
Return to Training
It’s great to finally be back, it’s been a tough year with a lot of stops and starts and months where football has been missing. To be able to get everyone back together again is fantastic. But the hard work starts now for everyone involved to be ready come August when the new season starts. It’s been fantastic to be back already and even more so now that myself and our head of woman’s and girls Andrew Thomson have worked so hard off the pitch to make some great improvements. This has now built a strong structure and base for the ladies department that can only help us improve year by year.
Puma Kit Deal
I am absolutely delighted with the news of 5 year Puma kit deal, I think it just shows the where Stenhousemuir Football Club is going as a whole club and having a brand like puma can only help that. .. as a player myself I know going to a team that has good brand and quality of kit can make a massive difference. It’s something that we hope will allow us to attract more players to this fantastic football club.
We have some great friendlies lined up against some top teams, these will be a great test to us as a team, but that’s the level we want to be playing at so it will be great to see how we collectively as a coaching staff and players handle that kind of environment. Myself and the coaching staff want to really challenge the players when ever we can, and with friendlies against good teams like Hamilton WFC, St Johnstone WFC and Glasgow Uni Woman’s it will allow us to do that. With that said the focus for us within these games is not the result it’s self, it’s to get across our game model and really focus on making sure the players really understand it.
I am looking forward to the games programme as it allow us get more game time under our belt, the fixtures are not long out and having looked at them there won’t be an easy game, and that’s what we want, we want it still be challenging for us. It’s also going to be a great test for the players, because you know what it’s like when your not playing for something it can be hard to keep the players motivated, but that is a challenge myself and the coaches are really relishing. But I believe we have the right group of players that it won’t be a problem for us.
23/05 – Home v Hamilton WFC – Ochilview Park – 3pm Kick Off
30/05 – Home v Glasgow Uni – Ochilview Park – 1:30pm Kick Off (Subject to Covid Restrictions in Glasgow area)
01/06 – Home v St Johnstone WFC – Ochilview Park – 8pm Kick Off
Games Programme Fixtures
06/06 – Away v United Glasgow
13/06 – Away v Morton
20/06 – Away v Gartcairn
27/06 – Away v Clyde
04/07 – Home v Ayr
11/07 – Away v Airdrie
18/07 – Home v Falkirk