Date(s) - 28 Oct 2012
Details: Scottish Women’s Premier League Champions Glasgow City will be presented with the trophy in their next home game against Aberdeen.
Glasgow City have been crowned champions for a remarkable sixth successive season.
City cannot be caught and will go into their 3 remaining League matches, knowing that they have achieved a feat like no other in the history of the Scottish women’s game.
City first won the League back in 2005 and despite missing out one season later when they were runners-up, since the start of season 2007, they have never looked back and have dominated the Scottish women’s domestic game ever since.
Club Manager and co-founder of the club, Laura Montgomery, retired at the end of 2010 and has experienced City achievements both on the field and off it. She said, “It is unbelievable to be honest to think that we have won 7 titles in 8 seasons, with the last 6 in a row. I think people believe it is easy, but it has if anything been harder to retain the title year after year.
“It requires a huge amount of focus from the playing and backroom staff to drive themselves to improvement year after year.
“We know that everyone is desperate to beat us and become the one side who can knock us off our perch, but winning the League and playing in the Champions League is what drives these players on.”
“Six seasons ago, we had one full international at our club and if I look at our players now and the signings we have made over these past years, we have only ever signed one regular full international.
“However, we currently have 9 players in the Scotland set up in the first team and I think that says something about the demands placed on our players and the benefits it brings to them and to ourselves as a club.
“Our coaching standards are incredibly high and in turn the demands on our players are incredibly high, but without these, we would not be sitting with our sixth title secured and looking to make it seven next year.”
To commemorate City’s remarkable achievement the club are offering free entry to everyone.
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