Cup final to make history for Scottish Women’s Football

Biffa Scottish Women's Cup Final to make 50 years of SWF
Photo: Colin Poultney / Scottish Women’s Football

The Biffa Scottish Women’s Cup final at Tynecastle on Sunday will be a historic occasion, marking 50 years since the first Scottish Women’s FA was formed in the 1971/2 season.

Scottish Women’s Football CEO Aileen Campbell today visited the Glasgow Women’s Library along with the managers and players from the two finalists, Celtic Women and Glasgow City FC.

Glasgow City manager Eileen Gleeson and player Hayley Lauder, plus Celtic manager Fran Alonso and player Jacynta Galabadaarachchi visited the library, the only accredited museum dedicated to celebrating the lives, histories and achievements of women.

Speaking at the visit, Aileen Campbell said: “Women’s football fought for recognition in the 1970s but the growth in the game since has been huge. This season has been a breakthrough with increased professionalism and more people watching women play football, both in stadiums and at home.

“The Biffa Scottish Women’s Cup final at Tynecastle on Sunday is the showpiece finale of this historic season, where either Glasgow City will recover from losing their 14-year premier league dominance with silverware, or Celtic Women will claim a momentous cup double, having won the SWPL League cup against City in December.

“The stakes couldn’t be higher, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Tynecastle on Sunday, where adult tickets are only £5 and kids tickets are free.”

The game on Sunday 29 May kicks off at 4.10pm and is live on BBC Alba, BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport Website.

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