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    Owers leaves for Gateshead

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    Early Bird period extended

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    2015/16 Fixtures released

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    John Sutton departs for Saints

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    First pre-season games announced

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    Lee Erwin signs for Leeds Utd

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    Summer Soccer Camp returns

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    Join the Well Society from £10 a month

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    2015/16 Season Tickets still on sale

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    TV: Chalmers keen to prove a point

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    Owers leaves for Gateshead

    Motherwell FC can confirm it has reached an agreement with Gateshead FC to allow Head of Recruitment Gary Owers to take up the role of assistant manager at the English club.

    Gary only recently joined the Steelmen, heading up a new and expanded recruitment department, which now covers the whole of the UK.

    He played a significant role in several of the January acquisitions, including Marvin Johnson’s arrival from Kidderminster Harriers, and has worked with Ian Barclough on numerous targets currently being pursued for this summer’s Transfer Window.

    However, after stints as manager at Bath City and Forest Green Rovers as well as assistant roles at Aldershot and Plymouth Argyle, the 46-year old has always had an itch to get back into full-time coaching and when the opportunity to team up with a former colleagues in Malcolm Crosby at his local club, Gary was keen to go.

    [pullquote]Whilst it is with some disappointment Gary is leaving us for a coaching role at Gateshead, we fully understand his reasons for doing so.[/pullquote]

    ‘Well boss Ian Barclough said: “Whilst it is with some disappointment Gary is leaving us for a coaching role at Gateshead, we fully understand his reasons for doing so.

    “He was up front and honest with us from the start, which is typical of the man. He performed his role fantastically, including setting up a brand new department, which has already proved fruitful in terms of the recruitment of key personnel.

    “Everyone at Motherwell Football Club would like to thank Gary tremendously for his effort over the last six months and wish him all the very best in his new role.”

    Looking towards the 2015/16 season, the Club will now begin the process of finding a replacement for Gary to start as soon as possible.

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    Early Bird period extended

    Motherwell FC has extended the ‘Early Bird’ offer on 2015/16 Season Tickets by a week to next Saturday – 27th June.

    With the fixtures for the forthcoming SPFL Premiership season now confirmed and the first home game set for August 9th against Dundee United, there is a lot to look forward to as Ian Barclough shapes his squad in what will be a busy summer.

    However, the club has also acknowledged that with the uncertainty around the Play-offs last season, the window for purchasing the Season Ticket at the ‘Early Bird’ rate was significantly reduced.

    Therefore, to try and encourage more fans to come and joy the club for the new campaign, you can now purchase your Season Ticket at the reduced rate for another week.

    Details of how you can buy and prices can be found by clicking the banner below:

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    2015/16 Fixtures released

    Motherwell will face Inverness in the Highlands to kick-off the new 2015/16 SPFL Premiership season.

    The Steelmen will take on the Scottish Cup winners on their own patch on Saturday 1st August, before taking on Dundee Utd (h), Hearts (a), Aberdeen (h), St Johnstone (a) and Kilmarnock (h) to complete a busy August.

    Other eye-catching fixtures include the first Lanarkshire derby of the season against Hamilton at New Douglas Park on the 19th September with the return at Fir Park on the 2nd January 2016.

    The first Celtic match of the campaign will be on the 17th October at Fir Park and the Premiership Champions will return to Fir Park in early April, the last match before the league split.

    All fixtures are subject to change for live television picks or potential clashes with teams competing in European competition. Indeed, three of Motherwell’s first five opponents will take part in the Europa League this summer.

    The full fixture list can be found by clicking here.

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    John Sutton departs for Saints

    Motherwell FC can confirm John Sutton has rejected a new contract and has signed for St Johnstone.

    Sutton, who scored thirteen times last season, was offered an extended deal to stay in Claret and Amber but has opted to head to McDiarmid Park.

    The 31-year old first signed for ‘Well back in 2008 and scored 43 goals in 125 games before moving to Hearts in the summer of 2011.

    He returned to North Lanarkshire in 2013 and scored a further 35 goals in 84 appearances in a fruitful two-year spell.

    [pullquote]He has opted to move to St Johnstone and we will now move on and progress with the other targets we have for the striking position.[/pullquote]

    ‘Well boss Ian Baraclough said: “We are obviously disappointed to lose John after making him the best offer we could.

    “However, he has opted to move to St Johnstone and we will now move on and progress with the other targets we have for the striking position.

    “On behalf of everyone at Fir Park, I would like to thank John for his fantastic effort over the five seasons he’s been here and wish him all the very best with his future career.”

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    First pre-season games announced

    Motherwell can confirm the first batch of pre-season fixtures ahead of the 2015/16 season.

    The club will travel to the Netherlands on Saturday 4th July for a week’s training in Doorwerth, just outside Arnhern.

    Whilst there, the club will take on Borussia Mönchengladbach Under 23s on Tuesday 7th July in Rheden (Kick Off TBC). Two days later, they will face Eredivisie SC Heerenveen in Drachten (7pm KO).

    On their return to Scotland, Ian Baraclough’s side will face Scottish Championship side Livingston at the Energy Asset Arena (3pm) on Saturday 18th July.

    The club will confirm further fixtures on Scottish soil on Tuesday 14th, Tuesday 21st and Friday 24th July and will announce as soon as possible.

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    Lee Erwin signs for Leeds Utd

    Motherwell can today confirm Lee Erwin has signed for English Championship club Leeds Utd.

    Erwin, 21, who has been at the club for almost ten years and is a graduate of the Elite Academy, had been offered several new deals to stay at Fir Park after flourishing under boss Ian Baraclough.

    However, despite the clubs’ best efforts to keep the former Scotland Youth International, he has chosen to sign a three-year deal with the Yorkshire side.

    Motherwell FC has protected its rights to training compensation for the player and will now pursue that with the Elland Road club at the point of registration.

    Commenting, ‘Well boss Ian Baraclough said: “We are obviously disappointed to lose a player like Lee and I told the lad himself I think he would’ve benefited from a further year playing week to week in our first-team.

    [pullquote]This is yet another example of Motherwell producing or recruiting a player, developing them and helping them move up the football ladder.[/pullquote]

    “However, with that all being said, I understand how football works and Leeds Utd is a great club with a great tradition and it’s a big opportunity for him. We’re very proud of him and what he’s achieved.

    “From our point of view, it’s a feather in the cap for our Elite Academy; from Chris McCart, Gordon Young and Scott Leitch as well as the individual coaches and the scouts who worked with Lee from such a young age.

    “They are often over-looked, but this is yet another example of Motherwell producing or recruiting a player, developing them and helping them move up the football ladder.

    “That’s exactly our strategy for the forthcoming years and the challenge for myself and everyone at the club is to find the next Lee Erwin, and do it all over again.

    “I would like to personally thank Lee for all his effort since my arrival at the club. He has been absolutely superb for me both in matches and in training and has earned this move. We wish him all the very best in his career down south.”

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    Summer Soccer Camp returns

    Motherwell FC Community Trust will again host their successful Summer Soccer Camp for the seven weeks throughout the school holidays.

    The Summer Camp which takes place at Fir Park Stadium runs regardless of our “Summer Weather”, outdoors in the fantastic Astroturf facilities as well as indoors in the Maxim Office Park Stand Gymnasium and is for boys and girls of all abilities aged 5 to 12 years, with the emphasis on positive play and having fun!

    Participants will enjoy a wide range of football activities delivered by SFA Accredited Coaches from dribbling, passing and shooting through to penalty competitions, and small-sided games.

    To celebrate another successful year at Motherwell FC Community Trust we have reduced our prices to only £10 per day 9am to 3pm and £40 for a full week. Half days 9am to 12pm and 12pm to 3pm are also available at only £6 per session.

    Week 1: Monday 28th June – Friday 3rd July

    Week 2: Monday 6th July – Friday 10th July

    Week 3: Monday 13th July – Friday 17th July

    Week 4: Monday 20th July – Friday 24th July

    Week 5: Monday 27th July – Friday 31st July

    Week 6: Monday 3rd August – Friday 7th August

    Week 7: Monday 10th August – Friday 14th August

    For information and booking, call: 01698 239 926 or visit our booking website at: www.motherwellsoccerschools.com

    What We Provide:
    Warm ups and reaction games Technique training including passing, dribbling, shooting, turning, attacking and defending
    Fun games to practise techniques
    Small sided matches
    Penalty Competitions
    Skills competitions
    Expert coaching from our fantastic Motherwell Soccer School Coaches
    Supervision for the day including lunch and breaks
    Promotion of a healthy lifestyle for young people
    Motherwell Football Club promote fair play, respect, discipline, and anti bullying
    Players are coached according to their size and ability

    What To Bring:
    Football kit or tracksuit, or shorts/joggers and t-shirt Football boots or training shoes
    Shin pads (which must be worn at all times)
    Goalie gloves (if applicable) P
    Packed lunch Plenty to drink (not fizzy drinks)
    Sun cream *Warm, waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather
    Any medication (Please note we are unable to administer medication)

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    Join the Well Society from £10 a month

    The Well Society has launched a new, simpler and more accessible membership scheme.

    Please sign up for as little as £10 a month and get immediate benefits including access to exclusive Q&A sessions with the manager and players, an annual quiz night featuring the playing squad, a vote on Well Society matters, and much more.

    By joining, you will

    • receive several benefits that will take you closer to the club and players

    • avoid the club being sold to outsiders with no connection to Lanarkshire

    • protect the club financially and help it develop a strong, sustainable future

    • support the Lanarkshire area and people – the MFC Community Trust touches the lives of more than 35,000 people each year

    • help Motherwell fans own the club they love

    With one click below, and within 60 seconds you can become part of the club and help Motherwell FC towards a financially stable future.

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    As you probably know, Les Hutchison has provided a major five-year interest free loan to the club. Without this input Motherwell FC could have been sold to a foreign consortium or, worse still, plunged into a deep financial crisis. Instead we are moving towards a sustainable, self-sufficient financial future.

    But Les cannot do this alone – he stepped in to protect the club for the benefit of the community and to ensure it can be in the hands of supporters for generations to come. We, the supporters, now need to step up and the Well Society is asking all of you to pay what you can to continue to be part of something special.


    Fans who cannot commit to monthly payments can also pay a one-off sum – every contribution will be recorded and can lead to further benefits in the future.

    Please note that the direct debit system does not work for overseas bank accounts. We are trying to install a Paypal option and we hope to do that soon.

    Very many thanks for your support.

    Brian McCafferty


    Motherwell Football Club

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    2015/16 Season Tickets still on sale

    Being a Season Ticket holder at Fir Park is more than just a right to view games. It is a true and genuine commitment to the Motherwell Football Club family.

    Whilst there can be no doubt the club launched Season Tickets against the backdrop of a difficult season overall and the uncertainty around the Play-offs, there is a firm belief that being a Season Ticket holder represents your bond to the institution that is Motherwell Football Club.

    And now the Play-off Final ended in a superb 6-1 win over Rangers, all thoughts are now focused on the upcoming campaign and a summer rebuild.

    Our majority shareholder, Mr Les Hutchison, has spoken in detail about that link in his address to Season Ticket holders – click here A message from Les.

    And although this season has been tough, the club is asking you to stick by us, through thick and thin, whilst we rebuild. We still believe whether bought individually or as part of a family package, the season ticket represents tremendous value.

    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 Under 16s tickets if you sit in the Cooper Stand…

    [pullquote]That’s just over a £5 each per league game for an ‘Adult’ WELLevate ticket or, incredibly, just £3.25 each per match for a ‘Senior Citizen’ WELLevate ticket.[/pullquote]

    Season Ticket uptake has grow over 34% over the last five 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 is back and bigger than ever.

    The likes of Barrett and David Wilson Homes, Motorpoint, First Bus, Subway and Peter Vardy have been added to a 37 strong list which already contained the likes of McDonalds, KFC, Pizzahut, LivingWell Health Club, Evans Halshaw, M&D’s and many, many more.

    We’ve enjoyed a fantastic run in the last six or seven years. Together, the club and our loyal fans can continue to grow Scotland’s best community and family club.

    From more information and prices, click below:

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    TV: Chalmers keen to prove a point

    New recruit Joe Chalmers says he’s motivated to prove he’s good enough to play at SPFL Premiership level.

    The Under 21 International watched on as the Steelmen secured their spot in the Scottish top flight last weekend, knowing a deal was likely the following week.

    Now the former Celtic player, who played three games for the Hoops and eleven whilst on loan at Falkirk during the 2013/14 campaign, wants to show the qualities that allowed him to progress through the Academy at Lennoxtown.

    Chalmers said: “I knew Celtic were going to release me and I spoke to a few clubs.

    “Motherwell showed interest and with them being in the play-off, I got the chance to come in to train for a couple of days and the manager was happy with what I did.

    [pullquote]But I am 21 now and I just felt it was the right time for me to move on. I just want to play first-team football so I can’t wait to get started.[/pullquote]

    “They were waiting to see where they were going to be and luckily they came through the play-off and everything worked out so I was delighted.

    “It wasn’t a big issue (Premiership status). I just want to play games.”

    Chalmers “loved every minute” of his time at Celtic where he came through the youth academy but knew that for the sake of his career it was time to move on.

    “I wouldn’t change my time at Celtic for anything,” said the defender, who had a loan spell at Falkirk in 2014.

    “It was tough to leave Celtic. From the football side it wasn’t as hard as I felt it was the right time to move on.

    “But with the amount of good people and the amount of friends I made it was hard.

    “But I am 21 now and I just felt it was the right time for me to move on. I just want to play first-team football so I can’t wait to get started.

    “In the last two seasons I have only played a couple of months’ football.”