Scottish Building Society confirm continued sponsorship of SWPL in lockdown
Scottish Building Society have confirmed they will continue their sponsorship of the SWPL for 2020, irrespective of the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown. The 2020 Scottish Building Society SWPL season kicked off in February with a media launch attended by all 18 clubs at Hampden Park.
In a measure of how far the women’s game has progressed, player and coach interviews hit the headlines in the national broadcast and print media.
At that point the talk was about how Glasgow City, after 13 years of consecutive titles, would face the challenge from the country’s first full-time professional clubs, Rangers and Celtic.
As with all sports, the girls’ and women’s game soon faced a bigger challenge as Covid-19 resulted in the suspension of the season.
So it is welcome news that Scottish Building Society have confirmed their continued support of the SWPL for 2020, despite the lockdown.
Kerra McKinnie, Marketing Director at Scottish Building Society, said: “We have supported women’s and girls’ football in Scotland for three years and recognise the challenges players and teams face in these difficult times.
“We are determined to maintain that relationship to ensure the SWPL are ready to go when the season resumes.”
Vivienne MacLaren , chair of Scottish Women’s Football, said: “We are delighted Scottish Building Society are continuing to support us through lockdown.
“At a time of uncertainty, this is a major boost in helping ensure the continued growth of the women’s and girls’ game in Scotland.”