SCOTTISH WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE 2

Queen’s Park are back in the SWPL 2 for the first time since 2016, and the 2020 season is shaping up to be one of the most competitive to date.

There are currently ten teams in the league: Queen’s Park, who were promoted from the SWFL 1 South division at the end of last season; Aberdeen, who were promoted from the SWFL 1 North division; Boroughmuir Thistle, who were promoted from the SWFL 1 South division following Hutchison Vale’s withdrawal from the league; Dundee United; Hamilton Academical, who finished runners-up in the league last season; Glasgow Women, formerly known as Glasgow Girls; Kilmarnock; Partick Thistle; Stirling University, who were relegated from the SWPL 1 at the end of last season; and St Johnstone.

Queen’s Park kick-off their SWPL 2 campaign on Sunday, 23rd February 2020, with an away game against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park in Perth.

A list of the full fixtures can be found here.

SCOTTISH WOMEN’S PREMIER LEAGUE CUP

Queen’s Park have been drawn in Group B of the SWPL Cup, alongside Rangers (SWPL 1), Hamilton Academical (SWPL 2) and Dundee United (SWPL 2).

Queen’s Park kick-off their SWPL Cup group stage campaign on Sunday, 9ᵗʰ February 2020 against Rangers at the Hummel Training Centre in Milngavie. Kick-off is set for 3PM.

Queen’s Park have reached the SWPL Cup final once, in 2007, when they lost 4–0 to Hibernian.

A list of the full fixtures can be found here.

SCOTTISH WOMEN’S CUP

This year’s Scottish Women’s Cup will start in April, and fixtures will be announced in the coming weeks. Queen’s Park have reached the Scottish Women’s Cup final once, in 2004, when they lost 3–0 to Glasgow City.

TRANSFER NEWS

Ahead of the 2020 season, Queen’s Park have announced the re-signings of forwards Ashley McKeown, who scored 49 goals for the Spiders last season, and Frankie Fern, midfielder Monica Anderson, and defender Lauren Ray.

The Spiders have also strengthened their squad with six new signings. Mhairi Fyfe has joined from SWPL 1 side Motherwell; the former Hutchison Vale and Celtic forward played in the United States for Campbellsville University from 2013 to 2015 and for Louisville University in 2016.

Mhairi Crooks and Frances Hopgood have arrived from Glasgow City Academy following a stellar season in the SWFL 1 South.

Former Scotland international defender Jayne Cameron, who as been named as the new team captain by manager Mark Kirk, has signed from Rangers in the SWPL 1.

Hannah Fulton has signed from Stirling University, while experienced midfielders Lauren Kerr and Lauren Coleman and goalkeeper Toni Harkness have all joined from Glasgow Women.

Additional signings will be announced in the coming weeks.