Rangers’ Kirsty Howat and Queen’s Park’s Ellie Kane have gained the SWPL and SWPL 2 Participant of the Month awards for October.
Howat turns into the primary participant to win the top-flight award in consecutive months after persevering with her effective type for Rangers as they gained all 4 of their matches in October.
She contributed to at the very least one objective in each sport, scoring six – together with 4 at Ibrox towards Hibernian – and supplied two assists as they moved again to the highest of the desk.
Rangers additionally reached the quarter-finals of the Sky Sports activities Cup final month with a win away at Hearts.
Howat stated: “I’m honoured to win the October award and it is particular to develop into the first-ever SWPL participant to win these awards back-to-back. The staff have began the season properly and I am delighted that has been recognised by these concerned within the sport.”
Within the ScottishPower Girls’s Premier League 2, Kane continues to set the league alight and has scored at the very least one objective in each SWPL 2 match this season.
She scored six instances in October as Queens Park reclaimed their lead on the prime with three wins, though they did exit the Sky Sports activities Cup away to Boroughmuir Thistle.
On her newest award, Kane stated: “I can not fairly imagine that I’ve gained this award for a 3rd time. In such a aggressive league with so many nice gamers, I am delighted and wish to thank everybody on the membership for supporting me.
“My goal is to maintain this way going and assist get Queen’s Park into the highest division subsequent season.”
The nominees for the October 2023 SWPL award had been Louise Brown (Montrose), Chloe Craig (Celtic), and Linzi Taylor (Partick Thistle) and for the SWPL 2 award had been Abby Callaghan (Queen’s Park) and Morgan Steedman (St Johnstone).
SWPL golf equipment obtain ‘report’ funds
Scottish Girls’s Premier League golf equipment acquired ‘report’ funds final season – with figures nearly up 4 instances in comparison with the earlier marketing campaign.
A complete of £344,154 was issued to golf equipment, with nearly £260,000 of that coming by way of membership charges and the remaining £85,000 by way of prize cash for the Sky Sports activities Cup.
New broadcast offers, together with at the very least 5 video games stay on Sky Sports activities – plus report attendances in the direction of the tip of final season – noticed historical past made within the ladies’s sport in Scotland.
“These are exceptionally robust figures for the primary full season of the SWPL and are a testomony to the onerous work of our golf equipment to advance ladies’s soccer in Scotland,” stated SWPL managing director Fiona McIntyre.
“Driving worth again to our member golf equipment is a crucial a part of our technique to proceed the present development trajectory we’re seeing in ladies’s soccer.”
McIntyre additionally stated broadcast companions had “collectively pushed each monetary development and elevated visibility of the SWPL”.
Golf equipment are additionally receiving licence charge funds from new match ball accomplice PUMA, whereas Park’s Motor Group had been named the first-ever title sponsor of the league, whereas ScottishPower acquired the title rights to the SWPL.
Greater than 100,000 followers attended ladies’s video games in Scotland final season whereas the home report attendance for a single sport was additionally damaged on three events.
Simply over 8,000 watched Hibernian host Hearts within the Edinburgh derby earlier than Celtic Park hosted 9,553 followers for Celtic vs Glasgow Metropolis.
Celtic broke the report once more on the ultimate day of the season, with 15,822 turning out to observe their 2-0 win over Hearts.
The marketing campaign additionally noticed an exhilarating finale the place Glasgow Metropolis, Celtic and Rangers all went into the final day with an opportunity of changing into champions earlier than Metropolis secured the title with a dramatic late objective.
Key dates for the 2023/24 SWPL season
Winter break – December 18 to January 13
First post-split fixtures – March 17, 2024
Ultimate spherical of matches – Might 19, 2024
Play-off finals – Might 23/24, 2024
Sky Sports activities Cup closing – March 23 or 24, 2024
Scottish Premiership and SWPL on Sky Sports activities
Sky Sports activities – This season as much as 48 cinch Premiership video games can be out there throughout Sky Sports activities’ flagship channels, together with Sky Sports activities Soccer and Sky Sports activities Most important Occasion, plus at the very least 5 SWPL matches. From 2024/25, as much as 60 cinch Premiership can be stay on Sky Sports activities, along with the SWPL.
Sky Sports activities Information – Operating 24 hours a day, seven days every week, Scottish soccer followers can get pleasure from Sky Sports activities Information’ (channel 409) rolling editorial protection of the cinch Premiership and SWPL all through the season.
Sky Sports activities Digital – Comply with all the most recent from Scottish soccer throughout SkySports.com and app, together with unique options and interviews, plus devoted stay weblog protection, in-game clips from matches stay on Sky Sports activities and free highlights.
Sky Sports activities Social – Alongside protection and visibility for the league throughout all Sky Sports activities’ major social media channels, the bespoke Twitter channel @ScotlandSky will proceed to be the house of all Scottish soccer content material on Sky Sports activities.
Highlights present – Tune in for a devoted round-up from the cinch Premiership each week on Sky Sports activities Soccer.
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