Scottish Women’s Football is the governing body for women’s association football at every level below the Scottish Women’s Premier League, including youth games and the senior pyramid.

We exist to support opportunities in football for girls and women across Scotland. We organise and run over 70 competitions and seek to strengthen the women’s and girls’ game by building resilience, visibility and increasing investment into it. Our pursuit of growth is driven by the values of respect, friendship and kindness. We are determined to use football as a powerful force for positive change for women and girls in Scotland, both on and off the pitch.

Our Members

The growth of our game is driven by the hundreds of clubs and teams taking part in our leagues and competitions and fuelled by the countless volunteers dedicating their time to support our players.

Club Finder

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Our Competitions

Across Scotland, SWF runs leagues and competitions enabling thousands of girls and women to play the sport they love with spirit, grit and resolve. With over 70 competitions, our game is dynamic, inspiring and growing.

Fixtures and Results

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United in Progress

Empowered for Growth

Realised in Scotland’s Girls and Women

Our History

SWF was originally formed in 1972 amid a challenging time for women’s football.

Our History

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Our Team

Aileen Campbell CEO

As an elected politician for 16 years and serving in various roles in the Scottish Government, including as the Minister for Sport, Aileen brings a wealth of experience to SWF. A lifelong fan of football and mother of two fitba daft sons, she is passionate about levelling the playing field for women and girls in a sport she cares deeply about. A dodgy centre-half in her day, she feels privileged to be part of SWF.

Kim Guthrie Club and Competitions Coordinator (Senior Game)

As a former player who’s participated in the SWPL and Championship, Kim brings a huge amount of football experience to SWF, particularly from a player perspective. Kim is committed to ensuring player voices are recognised within the governance of football. Beyond football, Kim is a true creative force who makes jewellery and hand-painted cards. This sporty Aberdonian quine also plays Aussie rules football, five aside football and loves to cook!

Kirsty Fowler-Waugh Operations and Competition Manager

Kirsty’s extensive knowledge of the third sector and of the sporting landscape means SWF’s competitions and governance are in safe hands. Kirsty is a keen fan of football and has worked for Scottish Hockey and Scottish Judo ensuring SWF can help drive improvement in football through learning from the best of what other sport can offer. Kirsty splits her free time between coaching hockey,touring Scotland and beyond with her caravan and dog walks.

Rebecca Padden Club and Competitions Coordinator (Youth Game)

Rebecca has played football all her life and continues to play five aside. A passionate believer in equality and fairness, Rebecca is committed to advancing the women’s game to ensure the young players in the leagues she administers have bright futures in the sport. Rebecca’s academic background is in film and TV and loves any opportunity to bring her creativity to SWF. A Munro bagger, Rebecca’s never happier than out in the great outdoors in her campervan.

Tom Freeman Media and Communications Manager

Tom has held various senior communication and journalistic roles across politics and public life with his main passion being story-telling. He is inspired by the girls and women who play our sport, their determination, strength and courage and wants to give voice to them, showcasing what they do on and off the pitch. A keen follower of football, tartan army member and father to his football-daft daughter, Tom is also a trained actor and has appeared in Casualty!

Gillian Wood Club and Competitions Coordinator (Youth Game)

Gillian is an experienced player and coach of football. She is passionate about the womens’s game and can be found supporting her local youth teams right up to the SWNT. Gillian brings excellent administrative skills from previous roles and is keen to streamline process for clubs, making clubs journeys through football positive and practical. Gillian loves to keep fit, she enjoys a kick about or quiet runs in outdoor spaces with a good playlist.

The SWF Board

Vivienne MacLaren Chair
Ainslie Pettie Policy Director
Bill McGowan Legal Director
Daljeet Dagon Child Wellbeing & Protection Director
David Stephen Finance Director
Karen McGowan Perform & Win Director
Kerra McKinnie Commercial Director
Vincent Bryson Strategy Director

Sponsorship

Football is the largest team sport played by girls and women in Scotland. With over 17,000 participants, over 700 teams, and national coverage on BBC ALBA and BBC Sport Scotland, there has never been a better time to join a forward thinking and fast growing organisation.

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