For those of you unfamiliar with Scottish women’s football, I can tell you that it has risen dramatically in popularity since the Scottish Women’s Football Association was founded in 1972.
In 1999, clubs from the SWFA formed the Scottish Women’s Football League that was divided into four divisions. From 2002, the top two are now know as Premier league 1 and Premier league two, followed by a SWF Championship.
The SWFL currently has 35 clubs with Glasgow City winning the premier league in season 2022 – 2023 with Celtic women a close second.
Celtic Women also retained the women’s cup by beating Rangers 2 – 0 in the final.
As the Celtic Women are aiming to close the gap on Glasgow City and are expected to have a telling transfer window, and it is being reported that the twenty one year old Jenny Smith became Celtic’s first summer signing on her 21st birthday on the 20th June. As a Hearts player, she was a talented midfielder who has collected a number of international caps at Scotland’s youth level.
Jenny has 5 Scotland caps at U19 level, 15 at U17 level, 3 at U16 level, and 1 at U15 level.
🗣 "Celtic is a massive club and I have high ambitions to compete in the top three and compete for the title."
— Celtic FC Women (@CelticFCWomen) June 20, 2023
Celtic have also announced the exciting signing of Collette Cavanagh on a two-year contract after she scored 6 goals in 11 games for Rangers last season.
No doubt, Fran Alonso, the women’s coach, is delighted with the new signings and he will be aiming to top Glasgow City in the league in the coming season.
By Jack Anderson