Record-breaking football club Glasgow City FC has scored a new title sponsor as they attempt to win their 11th successive league title in the 2017 season.
Watermans Accident Claims and Care has put pen-to-paper on a two year, five-figure deal to become main sponsor for Scotland’s most successful women’s football team, who secured their tenth straight championship last season.
City, who are coached by former Scotland international Scott Booth, will open their Scottish Women’s Premier League (SWPL) campaign at home in the Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie, against Stirling University this weekend (Sunday 12 March 2017).
Laura Montgomery, club manager for Glasgow City FC, said: “It was an important decision for the club that we partnered with the right company for the main position on the front of our shirts, and Watermans’ have an excellent tradition in backing young Scottish sporting talent through their ambassadors programme. They truly see the value this partnership can bring to our club and we are very much looking forward to working with Scott and his team at Watermans over the next 24 months.”
The Glasgow City players are the latest additions to the elite team of Watermans Sports Ambassadors. The legal firm also supports Commonwealth and Olympian swimmer Hannah Miley, professional boxer Lewis Benson and two-time Mull Rally winner John MacCrone.
Watermans also has a history of supporting community-focused sports clubs. The firm currently sponsors Lochend Boxing Club, which has produced a number of champion boxers in recent years, and the renowned Portobello Community Football Academy.
Scott Whyte, Managing Director of Watermans Accident Claims and Care, said: “Glasgow City are blazing a trail in developing the women’s game and we want to help them build on their already impressive record. This partnership also demonstrates our continued commitment to investing in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. We look forward to cheering the team on in what we are sure will be another great season of success.”
It is a big season in prospect for Glasgow City FC and its players, who once again have the Champions League knock-out stages to look forward to in October. Not only will the City players be seeking domestic and European club success, a number will be doing all they can to write their names in history and be part of the first ever Scotland’s women’s team to take to the field at the UEFA European Championship Finals this summer.
The club’s head coach Scott Booth was playing for Scotland the last time a Scottish team reached a Euro finals, and with a number of current Scotland players in the City ranks including Jo Love, Gemma Fay, Hayley Lauder, Leanne Ross, Lee Alexander and Nicky Docherty, all will be doing what they can to impress to make the final cut for the Finals in the Netherlands this July.