Scottish Women’s Football (SWF) have recently recruited in a number of areas as they evolve to meet the increased demands of the growing game. This ensures the organisation is able to drive the club game forward and contribute to the wider plan for girls’ and women’s football in Scotland.
These appointments are Ann Jane Malloy (right) as the new Child Wellbeing & Protection Officer and Becky Padden (centre) and Jack Mckeown (left) as Club and Competitions Co-Ordinators. With a Commercial Partnerships Manager to be appointed, SWF will have nine members of staff in early 2022.
Aileen Campbell, SWF Chief Executive Officer, said: “I’m delighted to have Ann Jane, Becky, and Jack joining the SWF team. The women’s game continues to grow apace, and we recognise the importance of ensuring we can meet the demands of our members and the game as a whole. These appointments help ensure we can do that.
“The new staff join at an extremely busy time for SWF but already they’ve shown a desire to get involved and have much to offer and contribute to SWF’s vision and ambitions for the women’s and girls’ game. Given their experiences and enthusiasm, I have no doubt they’ll hit the ground running and that our members will get to know them quickly.”
In the Child Wellbeing & Protection position, Ann Jane brings a wealth of experience having previously worked as Safeguarding Officer at Celtic FC and as a Solicitor representing children and vulnerable adults. Speaking about her appointment, she said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to work within the women’s game at a national level, especially at such an exciting time for Women’s Football. I cannot wait to work with the excellent team at Hampden and see the game go from strength to strength throughout Scotland.”
Becky and Jack will join the Club and Competitions team at SWF, helping to cover the 81 competitions that the organisation currently administers.
Becky, who was involved in the Women’s Football team at the University of Glasgow and worked as an Administrative Assistant at the Ministry of Justice, said: “I’m over the moon to join this brilliant SWF team and look forward to playing my part in developing our game every day.”
Jack, who was Club Development Officer at Cumbernauld Colts, said: “It’s an exciting time to join SWF with the growth of the girls’ and women’s game in Scotland. I have a passion for developing girls’ and women’s football and I’m looking forward to working with all the clubs.
“Having joined SWF from a member club, I understand the wants and needs of clubs and I’m hopeful I can represent club views to promote positive change within girls’ and women’s Football.”