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    Fixtures are out this Friday

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    Leeds friendly confirmed

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    Hollis pens new deal

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    Summer Soccer School 2011

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    Semi Final shirts on ebay

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    Skipper signs new contract

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    Football Fans in Training 2

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    Young trio pen extensions

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    Relive the season on MotherwellPics

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    Michael Higdon signs

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    Fixtures are out this Friday

    The countdown to the new season has started, there are only 3 days remaining until the 2011/2012 fixtures are released and you can get them first with “motherwellMobileZone”.

    Simply text CLUB MWELL to 88442* and we’ll send you our fixtures direct to your mobile on June 17th, BEFORE they’re released online.

    Sign up today and start looking forward to the 2011/12 season now, here’s what you’ll receive:

    -First 4 fixtures of the season

    Don’t miss out, text CLUB MWELL to 88442* today and get our new season fixtures first.

     *Premium SMS subscription is available for UK only. Texts costs 25p/text . This is part of the text alerts Gold package

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    Leeds friendly confirmed

    The second pre-season friendly of the summer can now be confirmed with English side Leeds Utd visiting Fir Park on 16th July.

    Simon Grayson’s men, including former ‘Well ace Ross McCormack, narrowly missed out on the Championship play-offs last season and will provide a stern test for the Steelmen.

    The match will kick-off at 3pm with ticketing arrangements to follow.

    Confirmed Pre-Season matches so far:

    • Saturday 9th July 2011 – Dumbarton (A) 3pm
    • Saturday 16th July 2011 – Leeds Utd (H) 3pm
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    Hollis pens new deal

    Goalkeeper Lee Hollis has become the latest player to commit his future to the club by singing a new one-year deal.

    The 25-year old former Airdrie stopper played second fiddle to the outstanding Darren Randolph last year but made his top-team debut at Celtic Park on the final day of last season, turning in a super display.

    ‘Well boss Stuart McCall praised Hollis in the aftermath of that game in May and clearly seen enough to believe the Bellshill-born ‘keeper was a more than able deputy.

    Hollis told motherwellfc.co.uk, “It’s good to get things sorted as I really enjoy it here at Motherwell.

    “I didn’t play much last season but when the guy between the sticks is performing the way Darren was, you haven’t got much of an argument. He will brilliant and I learned a lot from him and Stewart Kerr last year.

    “I will keep working as hard as I can each and every day to make sure that if I am called upon, I am ready for anything.”

    On the same day as Lee Hollis agreed an extended stay, U19s keeper Willie Muir, who is still illegible for the youth team next year, has also signed a new one-year contract extension.

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    Summer Soccer School 2011

    Motherwell Football Club is proud to launch the Summer Soccer School for boys and girls aged between four and sixteen.

    Following on a fantastic season for the first-team which saw us defeat the Champions of Iceland and the Norwegian Cup Holders, finish in the Top Six, and reach the Scottish Cup Final for the first time in twenty years, summer is here again.

    During the summer holidays, the club will again be holding our own Summer Soccer School aimed at young people, boys and girls, between the ages of 4 and 16 at the Fir Park AstroTurf behind the Stadium.

    As usual, we will be providing a fun programme that will have something for everybody.

    For budding young footballers, we will have a wide range of football activities from dribbling, passing and shooting through to penalty competitions, and small sided games. We are passionate about improving the skills of all our players and our experienced Motherwell Soccer School Coaches will help young players take themselves to the next level.

    All our coaches are also accredited with the Scottish Football Association.

    Time will also be devoted to other activities including board games, table tennis, and Wiis will be available so there will be something for everyone.

    For further information on times, prices, a detailed breakdown on what you need to bring with you as well as bookings, visit www.motherwellsoccerschools.com. Alternatively, phone the Community Department on 01698 239 926.

    **DOWNLOAD OUR 2011 BROCHURE**

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    Semi Final shirts on ebay

    The club’s official eBay store is full of claret and amber goodies you won’t find anywhere else!

    From signed merchandise to hospitality packages and money can’t buy experiences, fans have the chance to get their hands on some exclusive Motherwell memorabilia.

    Previous auctions have included match-worn shirts, signed footballs, programmes, tickets, and even sponsor rights. Right now, we have a Steven Saunders and Stevie Hammell match-worn Co-operative Insurance Cup Semi Final top as well as a signed 1991 Scottish Cup Final programme.

    CLICK HERE to browse everything at our official eBay store.

    The club also run charity auctions from time to time where all proceeds go towards one of the many local charities we support.

    If you wish to donate an item please contact us on 01698 333 333 or email bid@motherwellfc.co.uk.

    Standard eBay terms and conditions apply to any purchases.

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    Skipper signs new contract

    Motherwell Football Club are today delighted to confirm that inspirational captain Stephen Craigan has signed a one-year contract extension.

    The 34-year old Northern Irishman, capped 54 times by his country, played fifty times last season in Claret and Amber, taking his overall appearances for the club to 351.

    He remains a vital part of the Motherwell rearguard which kept a record-breaking 19 clean sheets during the 2010/11 season, his testimonial year, helping the club to a second successive top-six finish.

    Speaking exclusively to motherwellfc.co.uk, Craigan said, “I am pleased to have my immediate future sorted out and it’s nice to know you are still wanted.

    “This will be my fourteenth pre-season with Motherwell but I have still got bags of enthusiasm and a willingness to do well week in and week out.

    “The manager has already added one new face in Michael Higdon; a couple more of that quality and we’ll be looking to have another good season.”

    Elsewhere, young goalkeeper Tom Bradley has joined fellow former U19s Jamie Pollock, Steven Howarth and Ross McKinnon in signing a one-year contract extension and will join up with the first-team squad when they return for pre-season training later this month.

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    Football Fans in Training 2

    FFIT

    Motherwell Football Club and the SPL Trust are now recruiting for year two of Football Fans in Training.

    FFIT is a 12 week course aimed at tackling men’s health problems across all the SPL Clubs. Each session combines dietary and healthy living advice alongside physical activity at {Club Name}.

    This is a great opportunity to get involved with your Football Club and help yourself live a healthier life. The programme is open to men aged between 35-65 who fit any of these criteria:

    • BMI of 28+ 
    • Belly 40 inches + 
    • Trouser waist size of 38 inches +

    Previous Motherwell FC FFIT participant Dougie Henderson said, “The course was great – full of guys like me.

    I’ve felt more energetic and much better in myself. For the first time I can see myself carrying on with weight loss and an active, healthier lifestyle.”

    If you are keen to get involved in this excellent project please register your interest at ffit@sphsu.mrc.ac.uk or alternatively call 0800 389 2129 or text FFIT to 88802.

    Please leave your contact details and state which club you would like to attend the course.

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    Young trio pen extensions

    U19s trio Jamie Pollock, Steve Howarth and Ross McKinnon have today signed one-year contract extensions at Fir Park.

    All three, regulars for Gordon Young’s side last term, are now too old to play with the youth team.

    However, their progress has been rewarded with one-year professional contracts and they will join the first-team squad next term.

    Pollock, a creative midfield/forward player, is no stranger to the senior squad having already featured several times in the top team. He made his debut against Celtic in December of 2009, under then boss Jim Gannon, but has only featured on a few occasions since.

    Centre-forward Howarth, who signed from Clyde last summer, made an immediate impact in Claret and Amber by bagging eight goals; enough to finish top-scorer for the team last season. He is joined by left-back and Captain Ross McKinnon, nephew of former ‘Well favourite Rab, who has been a consistent performer throughout the year.

    As reported last week, U19s Liam Sloan, Bradley Halsman and Gavin Griffin have all left the club.

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    Relive the season on MotherwellPics

    If you’ve joined us for Hospitality at Fir Park this season, chances are we’ve caught your special moment on camera.

    2010/2011 has been one of the most successful in the clubs’ distinguished 125-year history.

    We’ve had terrific highs including reaching the Co-operative Insurance Cup Semi Final, reaching the top-six in the SPL and finishing the season in a Scottish Cup Final.

    Over and above that, we’ve had some terrific matches at Fir Park. Craig Kennedy and Angie Isaac have been in and about the ground on matchdays, visiting all our suites, snapping people enjoying the very best the club has to offer.

    You can purchase your special memory, via motherellpics.com, over a number of products including photographic pictures, frames, Mouse Mats, Mugs, Jigsaws, Fridge Magnets and much more.

    For the full season Hospitality Gallery, click here.

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    Michael Higdon signs

    Motherwell Football Club are today delighted to announce the signing of striker Michael Higdon on a two-year contract.

    The 27-year old Liverpudlian, on the score sheet fifteen times for St Mirren last season, was out of contract after spending two years at St Mirren Park.

    The 6ft 2’ striker started his career with Crewe and made his debut for the Railwaymen aged 20 in December of 2003.

    He moved to Falkirk in the summer of 2007 and scored 17 goals in his two seasons at the Falkirk Stadium, including the winning goal at Inverness on the final day of the 2008/09 season to avoid relegation.

    Gus McPherson took him to St Mirren in the summer of 2009 and he caught the eye in the last campaign, scoring some excellent goals and even a hat-trick against Lanarkshire neighbours Hamilton Accies.

    Speaking exclusively to motherwellfc.co.uk, Higdon said, “I am really pleased to be here and I can’t wait to get going.

    “Last season went very well for me; it was just unfortunate it had to end when it did because when you are scoring goals, you just want the games to keep coming. It was hard to leave St Mirren as I really enjoyed my time there; they are a good club and I wish them all the best for the future.

    “However, the opportunity to work with Stuart McCall was a big attraction. A lot of people I know in football speak very highly of him and the club certainly seem to be progressing and heading in the right direction.”

    ‘Well boss Stuart McCall added, “When I was made aware that Michael didn’t want to go back down South, which was first reported, he was our number one striking target.

    “If you look at the way the game is played in Scotland, you need a physical presence. And, allied with his goal scoring record, we are hoping he will be a good signing for Motherwell.

    “I actually remember him from his days at Crewe as a young lad; I seen him play a few times both as a midfielder and a striker

    “He came up to Scotland with Falkirk and did well and likewise at St Mirren, he enjoyed a good spell. His SPL record last year was 14 goals in 29 games – that’s almost one goal in every two games; terrific in anyone’s language let alone for a team who are fighting near the bottom.

    “Hopefully with the way we play, with two wide men, we can create opportunities and Michael can take them.

    Michael passed a medical and signed his contract this morning but will only be registered a Motherwell player when the Transfer Window re-opens next Thursday, 9th June 2011.