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    Hammell gets Scotland call-up

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    ‘Well extend deal with Curtis Sport

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    Two Cup Finals this weekend

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    2013/14 Season Tickets: Early Bird

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    Henrik Ojamaa bid rejected

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    UEFA Europa League Information

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    Club Statement: Stuart McCall

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    Law leaves for Rangers

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    May ‘Football Camp’ this Bank Holiday

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    Community Trust wins prestigious award

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    Hammell gets Scotland call-up

    Stevie Hammell has been called-up to the Scotland International squad for the 2014 World Cup qualifier in Croatia, nine years after winning his first and last full cap.

    The 31-year old last turned out in dark blue back in November of 2004 – a 4-1 friendly defeat by Sweden at Easter Road with the late Tommy Burns in temporary charge.

    With the lack of an established left-back over the years, Hammell, who has played an incredible 464 times in Claret and Amber, can perhaps feel a little unlucky to not have amassed more appearances for the national squad. He has, however, turned out for the ‘B’ squad on more than one occasion.

    Now, with the current (Stuart McCall) and former (Mark McGhee) Motherwell manager involved in the coaching set-up, Hammell has been included after Charlie Mulgrew was forced to miss the match and injury concerns over Lee Wallace, Danny Fox and Phil Bardsley.

    [pullquote]People might say there have been a lot of call-offs but that doesn’t matter in the slightest to me because it’s a fantastic honour to represent your country.[/pullquote]

    Hammell, who is the first ‘Well player to be involved in the senior Scotland squad since Steven Saunders played against the Faroe Islands back in 2010, said: “People might say there have been a lot of call-offs but that doesn’t matter in the slightest to me because it’s a fantastic honour to represent your country.

    “I was thrilled to bits when the gaffer [Stuart McCall] rang me on Wednesday. At first I thought he was winding me up then he said he was deadly serious and that Gordon wanted to know if I was available.

    “I had no hesitation in telling him in the most emphatic of terms. When Gordon ran me, I was delighted to accept. The ironic thing is that I’m doing my coaching badges down at Largs and when the media interviewed me earlier this week, the international scene came up in the discussion.”

    Everyone at Motherwell Football Club would like to congratulate Stevie on his richly-deserved call-up and wish him all the best in Zagreb.

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    ‘Well extend deal with Curtis Sport

    Motherwell Football Club are delighted to confirm a partnership continuation with programme publishers Curtis Sport.

    The Steelmen have enjoyed two fantastic years with the West Midlands based company, culminating in back-to-back ‘Most Improved’ awards from Programme Monthly.

    And with another European campaign on the horizon, it’s an exciting time for the ‘Steelmen Matchday Magazine’.

    Press & Media Manager Alan Burrows said, “I have been absolutely delighted with how the magazine has improved over the last two years.

    “Stuart [Curtis] and his team, including design Karl Wheeler, have been a dream to work with. We have made significant improvements and we hope to go one better this time around.

    ‘We will retain our 68-page publication and hope the forthcoming edition will be the best yet.”

    Just £90 (UK only) sent in a hard backed envelope and dispatched in time to arrive for the day of the game!

    Includes all friendly, league, domestic cup and European games played at Fir Park.

    To order your subscription, or for backdated programmes from 11/12 and 12/13, head to the Curtis Sport website.

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    Two Cup Finals this weekend

    Motherwell FC Community Trust are looking forward to an exciting end to the season with both the U13 Girls & Amateur side reaching their respective finals.

    The Under 13 girls beat Milton Rovers in the Semi-Final and are now looking forward to playing Falkirk in the Final this Saturday, 1st June at Ochilview Park, Stenhousemuir.

    Coach Maxine McCrindle said “It’s a great achievement for the girls. They have showed excellent desire on the road to the final and it would be a real delight to see them crowned Champions.”

    Kick-Off is 3pm and entry is £3 for adult / free for children and we would like to encourage all ‘Well fans to get behind the girls!

    MFC Community Trust Amateur Squad are soaring with confidence heading in to their Final after already confirming promotion in the league.

    The semi-final was a two-leg affair against Glasgow outfit Quayside.

    The Trust won 3-1 away in the first leg allowing them to qualify after a 1-1 draw in the return.

    The Final against Whifflet is also played over two legs with the first being 10am this Saturday, 1st June at Loch End Leisure Centre in Easterhouse.

    For more information on Motherwell Football Club Community Trust visit: http://mfccommunitytrust.org.uk/ or call 01698 239926

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    2013/14 Season Tickets: Early Bird

    You have until 4.30pm on Friday to secure your 2013/14 Season Ticket ‘Early Bird Discount’.

    The Ticket Office will open late on Thursday night (8pm) for fans wishing to secure their spot for next season. Even if you can’t make it to Fir Park before the deadline, if you phone and register your interest, we will ensure you receive your discount when you do buy.

    A season ticket, whether bought individually or as part of a family package, represents tremendous value.

    We have completely frozen prices from last season so if you picked up your ticket after the early-bird offer last term; you have an opportunity to actually save money on your ticket.

    We have also continued our ‘WELLevate’ scheme which allows any adult or senior citizen buying a season ticket at Fir Park to claim a juvenile ticket absolutely free of charge or TWO U16s tickets if you sit in the Cooper Stand

    Season Ticket uptake has grow over 35% over the last three years because of this brilliant initiative – perhaps the single most effective way of recruiting new, younger fans over the last 100 years

    The excellent Season Ticket offers which can be used to earn a host of discounts in a number of well-known businesses makes a return

    The likes of M&D’s, Tony Macaroni, Hamilton Palace, Knockhill Racing and Esporta all return and join a 35 strong list which already contained the likes of McDonalds, KFC, Pizzahut, LivingWell Health Club, Evans Halshaw and many, many more.

    We are Scotland’s Family and Community Club and we want and need you to be a part of that.

    CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE 2013-14 INFORMATION AND PRICES

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    Henrik Ojamaa bid rejected

    The club can confirm that it has once again rejected an offer for Estonian International striker Henrik Ojamaa.

    As was reported in the national press earlier in the week, the 22-year old was subject to an bid from a Polish Ekstraklasa side.

    However, the fee involved falls considerably below what the club deems acceptable for the player, who has ten International caps to his name.

    Chief Executive Leeann Dempster said: “We understand there is likely to be a considerable amount of interest in Henrik given just how well he has performed since arriving at the club in January 2012.

    “He scored five goals in his first seven matches after joining the club and created more goals than any other player in the Scottish Premier League last season; that obviously hasn’t gone unnoticed.

    “However, the bid we have received does not match our valuation of the player.”

    Ojamaa is currently with the Estonian national side as they prepare for friendly matches in Tallin against Belarus [3rd June], Trinidad and Tobago [7th June] and Kyrgyzstan [11th June].

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    UEFA Europa League Information

    Following Celtic’s William Hill Scottish Cup Final success on Sunday, Motherwell have been confirmed as entrants in the Third Qualifying Round of the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League.

    The matches in this round will be scheduled for Thursday 1st August, with the return leg one week later, Thursday 8th August.

    The seedings are yet to be confirmed but it is likely Stuart McCall’s side will go into the draw unseeded.

    Seeded teams already confirmed for the Third Qualifying Round include the likes of Udinese, Club Brugge, Saint-Étienne, Swansea City and Bursaspor.

    The draw for the Third Qualifying Round will take place in Switzerland on Friday 19th July.

    The club will confirm additional information around any proposed charters and ticketing information when more details of the opponent become clear.

    For more information on the 2013/14 UEFA Europa League, vist the UEFA website.

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    Club Statement: Stuart McCall

    Motherwell Football Club is today delighted to confirm manager Stuart McCall has opted to stay on as manager despite interest from English League One side Sheffield United.

    Following a formal request, the Bramall Lane club were granted permission to speak to Stuart last week.

    However, the 40-times capped former Scotland midfielder, who is contracted until the summer of 2015, has decided to continue on with his role at Fir Park.

    Commenting, McCall said: “It has been a really difficult last few days. As most people probably know, I spent five great years at Sheffield United.

    “I was grateful to the board for allowing me to speak to them but I went with an open mind. I had no desire to leave Motherwell after enjoying two-and-a-half great years at the club.

    “There is no doubt Sheffield United are a fantastic club but, after careful consideration and deliberation, I am more than happy to continue my current role at Fir Park.

    “I have built up a tremendous feeling for Motherwell, the people who work at the club and the supporters. It would take something really special to tempt me away.

    [pullquote]I have built up a tremendous feeling for Motherwell, the people who work at the club and the supporters. It would take something really special to tempt me away.[/pullquote]

    “Along with the rest of the coaching staff and the board, we will continue preparations for the new season, adding new players to the squad and looking forward to a return to European football in early August.”

    Chief Executive Leeann Dempster added: “Our admiration for Stuart and the job he has done in the two-and-a-half years at Motherwell is certainly no secret.

    “However, we think it is only right never to stand in our staff’s way if a big offer comes in. That is why we granted permission and respectfully remained silent during the process.

    “That being said, we are absolutely delighted our manager has decided to stay with us. Stability and continuity when we are changing the squad is very desirable so it’s a huge bonus to have Stuart continue in his current role.

    “We are really excited about the future and the focus of everyone at the club will be to give Stuart and his staff all the support they need at an important time of the year.”

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    Law leaves for Rangers

    Nicky Law has today completed his pre-contract move to Scottish Third Division Champions Rangers.

    Law, 25, joined Motherwell in the summer of 2011 from Rotherham United and has enjoyed two terrific years at Fir Park.

    He has helped the club finish ‘best of the rest’ in both 2011/12 and 2012/13, playing a major creative role from midfield. He also played in both the UEFA Champions League, against Panathinaikos, and in the UEFA Europa League, against Levante U.D. in what was a memorable 24 months for the Steelmen.

    Schooled at Sheffield United as a youngster, Law notified the club some weeks ago of his intention to leave at the end of his contract. He departs having played 86 games, scoring 13 goals.

    A number of clubs were reportedly interested, but the Englishman has chosen to move to Ally McCoist’s Rangers as they plan their assault on the Scottish Football League Second Division next season.

    Everyone at Motherwell Football Club would like to sincerely thank Nicky for his fantastic contribution whilst at Fir Park and wish him every success in his future career.

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    May ‘Football Camp’ this Bank Holiday

    The Motherwell FC Community Trust will again host Football Camps aimed at young people aged between 5-14 at the Fir Park AstroTurf this weekend

    The two-day course, which runs on Friday 24h May and Monday 27th May, will provide a fun programme for attendees.

    For our football enthusiasts, 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 SFA Accredited coaches will help young players take themselves to the next level.

    Prices are £10 per day or £20 for the full 2 days; half days are also available for £5.

    The sessions will run from 9am-4pm, for more information on what you need to bring with you as well as bookings, visit www.motherwellsoccerschools.com. Alternatively, phone the Motherwell Football Club Community Trust on 01698 239 926.

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    Community Trust wins prestigious award

    The Motherwell Football Club Community Trust has become one of the first professional clubs in the country to be awarded the SFA Quality Mark.

    This award is in recognition of the valuable contribution to grassroots football, that Community Trust make on a daily basis, offering the local community the chance to get involved with the club.

    The Community Club Award, part of the Quality Mark Accreditation Scheme run by the Scottish FA in partnership with McDonald’s and sportscotland, recognises pro-active clubs and schools working to increase youth and community participation.

    Clubs and schools receive the award after meeting standards in areas such as coach and player development, management, administration, welfare and planning.

    There are four Quality Mark categories – Standard, Development, Community and Legacy. So far more than 400 clubs and schools have achieved accreditation over the categories, and over 5,000 coaches have benefited from coach education and first aid training.

    McDonald’s, Scottish FA’s community partner since 2002, are committed to helping young footballers shine by attracting 13,000 new volunteers and 10,000 new coaches by 2014, as well as supporting 600 clubs and 52,000 players through new and existing football networks.

    Through Quality Mark, McDonald’s and the Scottish FA aim to provide support to grassroots clubs and schools across Scotland as they strive to broaden youth and community participation and to enhance player, coach and volunteer development.

    The Quality Mark Accreditation Scheme is supported by sportscotland, the national agency for sport. sportscotland has one clear focus – to develop a world class sporting system for Scotland – and works with partners to build success for Scottish sport.

    sportscotland is a key partner in the delivery of youth football programmes, investing over £1m per year in activities including employment of club development staff, discounted coach education and training for volunteers.

    Graeme McArthur, Programme Development Manager for Motherwell Football Club Community Trust explains “We are delighted to have received this award in recognition of the hard work that everybody within the Trust has put in since its inception.

    “To be recognised at a national level and to be one of only a few professional clubs to have received this award is a great honour for us and one which we are very proud of. Through the Quality Mark award we now have  a variety of teams from children through to adults offering the opportunity to get involved in football and represent Motherwell Football Club Community Trust.”

    Alan Taylor, Regional Development Manager for the SFA continued “The Scottish FA are delighted to recognise Motherwell FC Community Trust as a Community level Quality Mark club, the award is in recognition of the quality provision that the club offer to players within the non professional game.

    “The club have a wide range of playing opportunities for all members of the Motherwell community and we look forward to working with the club to continue to increase the number of players, coaches and volunteers involved in the clubs community programmes”