Jeanfield Swifts Ladies are delighted to announce a partnership with St Johnstone FC.
The agreement will see the Saints provide the Ladies access to their facilities for matches and training with the possibility of developing the relationship further in future.
Following an outstanding 2015 season the Swifts Ladies, after their 2nd promotion in three years, secured a place in the newly formed SWPL2. However despite this success the side remarkably found themselves without a home to play in or the required training facilities to help compete at this level.
Chairman Steve Grossi was understandably delighted. “I’d like to express my thanks to Steve Brown for this huge commitment to supporting ladies football in the community.
This partnership provides us with a fantastic support structure and has ensured that ladies Premier League football can come to Perth for the first ever time.”
Saints Chairman Steve Brown has always been a fan. “Ever since I sponsored the Team of the Year Award that the Ladies won in 2014 I’ve kept an eye on the girls achievements. It’s incredible what they have achieved and the fact that they’ve done it with local players.
It is fantastic to see girls of all ages play football and I’m delighted that we can play our part in allowing the Ladies, after all of their recent efforts, to play Premier League football.”
Head Coach Jason McCrindle agreed with that comment “It is an exciting time for everyone and I believe that the set up I can now offer the players will help me improve the present squad. It is what the girls deserve for their efforts and will act as a huge boost to aspiring female footballers in Perth and the surrounding area.
We can now offer top class facilities, dedicated physio, goalkeeping coaching and this will allow the girls to continue to train and prepare in a professional manner. By working together with Saints I’m hoping we will learn from eachother and develop the relationship further.”
Reported by Steve Grossi
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