Celtic Women to go full-time in a 'potential game-changer' for Scottish football

27 December 2018

Celtic Women to go full-time in a 'potential game-changer' for Scottish football

Celtic Women have plenty to celebrate after news that they will be going full-time in 2019. © Celtic FC

Scottish football has been gven a major boost by news that Celtic are set to make history by becoming the first club to field a full-time professional women’s team.

The Hoops have committed themselves to a major investment next year in a restructure that will see the women’s side train daily and gear up for a serious title challenge, trying to break the stranglehold of Glasgow City, who have won the title an incredible 12 times in a row.

Celtic finished third this season, 23 points behind Glasgow City.

Scotland’s women’s team will feature at a World Cup finals for the first time next summer, with Shelley Kerr’s squad to go full-time in the build-up to France and this latest development has been greeted positively within the game.

Speaking to BBC Scotland Vivienne MacLaren, Scottish Women's Football chair, said that it is "wonderful news".

She added: "All the other clubs around will sit and take notice and it could be a huge development for the women's game up here.

"Hopefully this will have a domino effect over the next few seasons. It's a very exciting time in the growth of the women's game, not only in Scotland but the UK."

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