The all new SSE Scottish Women’s Cup trophy was this week unveiled by Ella Sharp at Hillhead Primary School in Glasgow.
The 11-year-old won a competition to design a new trophy for the tournament, beating off hundreds of worthy entries from children aged 5 to 13 years across the country.
Ella, who is a keen football player herself, was joined by Scotland international and Hibernian defender Joelle Murray and Motherwell forward Suzanne Mulvey who will both lead their teams out, in Sunday’s final of the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup. The pair couldn’t keep their eyes off the magnificent trophy, as they hope they will be the one to create history by lifting the trophy for the first time.
The new trophy was brought to life by Hamilton & Inches, Scotland’s premier silversmiths and producers of some of the finest creations around; from Golf’s Scottish Open Trophy, the famous Calcutta Trophy to even some of the grandest Royal jewellery in the world. More than 200 hours have gone into the finished piece, which is made from sterling silver, gold plating and amethysts. Sitting on a walnut wood plinth, the trophy will proudly display the name of every team that takes it home for the next 50 years.
The sides will meet on Sunday 4 November at Firhill Stadium, kick-off 4.10pm. The showdown between Hibernian and Motherwell will be shown live across the United Kingdom on BBC Alba. The coverage starts at 4pm, and will bring pre-match build up, all the action in the 90 minutes and will bring you post-match reactions.
SWPL 2 champions Motherwell overcame SWPL 1 opposition, Spartans, in the Semi-Final to set up a glamour tie against their cup-final opponents, Hibernian. The Edinburgh side is aiming to clinch their third title in-a-row which would see them match Glasgow City’s historic record of eight Scottish Women’s Cup titles.
Tickets will be available on the gate, priced at £5 for adults, £2 for concessions, and Under 16s go free. Alternatively, you can purchase your tickets online at www.scotwomensfootball.com/about/the-sse-scottish-womens-cup/