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  • Club

    Fir Park closed

  • Club

    Win £25,000 with the Well Lottery

  • Well Society

    An update from the Well Society

  • Club

    Andrew Wilson rejoins the board

  • Club

    Indefinite postponement of football continued

  • Club

    Full list of activities affected by suspension

  • Club

    All football matches postponed indefinitely

  • First team

    Manager: It’s an opportunity for us

  • First team

    Opposition report: A look at Aberdeen

  • First team

    David Turnbull signs contract extension

  • Club

    Fir Park closed

    Fir Park closed

    Fir Park Stadium will be closed until further notice.

    The Prime Minister announced on Monday that all people should stay at home, except for limited reasons, in an attempt to contain the spread of Covid-19.

    The club was operating a skeleton staff in recent days but will now immediately shut down, with employees working from home where possible.

    To contact the club, please use our contact form on this website.

    We urge everyone to follow the advice issued by the UK and Scottish Governments to stay at home, except for the following limited reasons:

    • To shop for basic necessities.
    • For one form of exercise per day, either alone or with a maximum of one member of your household.
    • For medical or care needs, or to help a vulnerable person.
    • To travel to and from work but only if it is a necessity.
  • Club

    Win £25,000 with the Well Lottery

    Win £25,000 with the Well Lottery

    Want to help fund the future stars at Motherwell Football Club, and also be in with a chance of winning £25,000?

    Our Well Lottery allows you to do just that, backing the next young talent rising through the ranks at the club and being in our weekly draw.

    Priced at £1 per entry, we’ve also got smaller prizes of £1,000 and £25.

    HOW TO JOIN THE WELL LOTTERY

    To join the Well Lottery, you can now choose one of the following options:

    • Sign up online here
    • Fill in the lottery leaflet provided and return via the freepost address provided to Unity.
    • Download a lottery leaflet from the Well Lottery website and return to Unity by post.

    Once you have signed up, you will receive a letter welcoming you to the lottery which will tell you your lottery numbers. You will then be entered into the draw for as long as you wish to play.

    HOW DOES THE WELL LOTTERY WORK?

    For as little as £1 per week, you’ll have the chance to win up to £25,000. At least 50p of every £1 played goes straight to youth development but most importantly, there are no ongoing costs to the club.

    WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

    Every £1 is split three ways. At least 50p of every £1 comes straight to Motherwell FC, which is put towards the club’s youth development and academy programme. The other 50p covers the cost of the administration of the lottery, and goes towards the fantastic prize fund.

    HOW DO I WIN?

    Every player of the Well Lottery will be allocated a six-digit lottery number for every entry they wish to play. This idea is to match your number with the winning number that is drawn on a Saturday in the correct sequence. Every entry in the Unity lottery has an equal one in 63 chance of winning a prize.

    For example:

    325764 – random winning number

    326574 – your lottery number

    This is a three-number match, winning five entries into the next draw.

    HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE WON?

    Players are notified automatically, and prizes sent out by post, so you do not need to claim your prize. If you would like to check the winning number each week, these can be found on Unity’s website and here on the official Motherwell FC website.

    WHAT IS UNITY?

    Unity is a platform on which charities run their own fundraising lottery. It is run by an external lottery manager, Sterling Lotteries, who administer hundreds of charity lotteries for clients across the country.

  • Well Society

    An update from the Well Society

    An update from the Well Society

    The Covid-19 crisis is having a monumental impact across the world and now at home.

    It is both a health and economic crisis at the same time which is doubling the anxiety for us all.

    In this context sport seems less important than ever before, but we also know that our club and our game are at the centre of our home community and national life. We must play our part in getting our community and country through what lies ahead and to a sustainable future on the other side.

    As things stand, we await clarity over what will happen with the 2019/20 season. Until then, it is difficult to state clearly what challenges – if any – lie ahead. As soon as things are made clearer, we will be able to update our members and the entire Motherwell support.

    As a club, we will stand by the decisions taken by our governing body and its board. We know that there can be no easy answers. We also know that now is not the time for self-interest. Now is the time to secure the common good. More than ever. Decisions will need to be taken and we will be part of making good what is decided.

    Our club is well-managed, well-supervised and well-owned. We are fortunate. But this competence and preparedness does not make us immune from the implications of what is happening. The focus of the board of the club is on supporting all of those who depend on us for their income. This matters enormously. We also want to do everything we can to engage the community as well in all that will need done in the days ahead.

    Times are uncertain, and so we are encouraged by supporters who have already contacted us looking to support the Well Society during this time.

    We would like to extend a massive thank you to all of our supporters who have recently joined or made a donation to the Well Society, as well as highlighting our gratitude to existing members who continue to support us on a regular basis. The importance of doing this cannot be overstated. Please encourage all your friends that can afford it to do the same. It will be an investment in securing the future of our club.

    We would welcome any other fans who have the means to similarly consider contributing to the Society at this time, either by pledging a monthly sum or by making a one-off donation.

    Joining or pledging to the Well Society helps to safeguard the future of our club at all times, but in particular your support now helps give comfort as we head towards what will undoubtedly be challenging times.

    To become a Well Society member, starting at just £5 per month, you can sign up here. Or, to make a one-off donation, you can click here or donate via Paypal by sending to wellsociety@motherwellfc.co.uk.

    Our understanding is that the club will put season tickets on sale in early April, which we encourage all fans who possibly can commit at that early stage to do so.

    If you have any issues or worries during this ongoing crisis, even if they are unrelated to the Well Society, Motherwell FC or football in general, and are unsure of where to turn, please contact us by clicking here and we will point you in the right direction for advice, guidance and support.

    Again, thank you for all your support. The days ahead will be full of pain, we know that. But our community has demonstrated its resilience through many challenges over the years and this one will be met by the same steel. We will emerge more together, stronger and connected.

    Look after yourselves and those around you. We’ll see you at Fir Park on the other side.

    The Well Society Board

  • Club

    Andrew Wilson rejoins the board

    Andrew Wilson rejoins the board

    Andrew Wilson has rejoined the board of Motherwell Football Club as a director.

    Andrew is a well-known figure in business and public life as an economist, former politician and communications strategist.

    An elected member of the first Scottish Parliament in 1999, he served as a shadow minister across various departments before joining RBS in 2003 in a number of roles, including as deputy chief economist and head of group communications.

    Wilson, who was previously on the board between 2010 and 2015 and was a key player in the creation of the ‘Well Society, is now a founding partner of strategic communications firm Charlotte Street Partners.

    Chairman Jim McMahon said: “We conducted a review into the skill set and the make up of the board and Andrew is an excellent candidate to rejoin.

    “He is experienced in both the public and private sector and is extremely well respected and connected. I am delighted we’ve managed to add someone of his standing.

    “We will continue to review the position with the Supervisory and ‘Well Society boards around further integration of directors, following some of our recent objectives being achieved.”

    Andrew will join chairman Jim McMahon, vice chair Douglas Dickie, chief executive Alan Burrows and Tom Feely on the board at Fir Park.

    “It is a privilege for me to play a part in helping my club succeed and grow,” he said of his appointment.

    “Motherwell FC’s purpose is extremely important to its community and it is a source of great joy and improvement for many people.

    “We have ambitious plans to continue its success and I rejoin at a time when I don’t think the club has been better stewarded.

    “We have a tough crisis to navigate and must play an active part in getting our community and the country through it.”

  • Club

    Indefinite postponement of football continued

    Indefinite postponement of football continued

    The playing of organised football in Scotland remains suspended indefinitely.

    An update from the joint response group of the SPFL and Scottish FA on Monday has reiterated that all league fixtures will be postponed until any order from government and/or further direction from the Scottish FA can be provided.

    Matches and training sessions at all levels of our clubs are now suspended.

    The decision has been made in the interest of public health in the wake of the ongoing spread of the coronavirus, in line with the advice of the UK Medical Officer.

    The joint response group say the decision protects the general public and all involved in putting on football matches, as well as reducing the burden on the emergency services.

    Further updates on when football can resume will be given as soon as possible.

    Our club offices in the Chapman Building will remain open from 10am to 3pm every day. We would ask fans not to visit in person if it can be avoided, and to use online services, contact the club by email or call 01968 333333.

    You can view a full list of club activities affected here.

    How can you help?

    We’ve received countless offers of support from supporters and the wider community, with many of you asking if there’s anything you can do to help.

    Our club is owned by its supporters. The Well Society is a member organisation where you can pledge a monthly ongoing amount of your choice, from which the club benefits. You can also make one-off donations should you wish.

    To do so, head to our Well Society sign-up and pledge page. To find out more about how the Well Society works, you can read all about it here.

    Our plan is to have season tickets for the 2020/21 campaign on sales in early April. Fans who are able to buy early will be a huge help to the club.

    We thank everyone who has been in touch. We will provide greater clarity on what will happen next as soon as we possibly can.

  • Club

    Full list of activities affected by suspension

    Full list of activities affected by suspension

    As a result of the Scottish FA’s suspension of all football activities due to the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus, the following club activities are affected as follows.

    Please note that the situation is constantly evolving and you should check back for updates.

    Last updated on Monday, 23 March.

    Cancelled
    • All first team matches until further notice.
    • All women’s team matches until further notice.
    • All reserve team matches until further notice.
    • All academy matches until further notice.
    • All academy training until further notice.
    • All community team matches until further notice.
    • All community trust training.
    • Community Trust McDonald’s programme on Sunday.
    • All futsal, Steel Tots, Mini Steelkids and Skills Centres are cancelled until after Easter.
    Revised opening hours

    Our club offices in the Chapman Building will remain open from 10am to 3pm every day.

    We would ask fans not to visit in person if it can be avoided, and to use online services, contact the club by email or call 01968 333333.

    Closed
    How can you help?

    We’ve received countless offers of support from supporters and the wider community, with many of you asking if there’s anything you can do to help.

    Our club is owned by its supporters. The Well Society is a member organisation where you can pledge a monthly ongoing amount of your choice, from which the club benefits. You can also make one-off donations should you wish.

    To do so, head to our Well Society sign-up and pledge page. To find out more about how the Well Society works, you can read all about it here.

    Our plan is to have season tickets for the 2020/21 campaign on sales in early April. Fans who are able to buy early will be a huge help to the club.

    We thank everyone who has been in touch. We will provide greater clarity on what will happen next as soon as we possibly can.

  • Club

    All football matches postponed indefinitely

    All football matches postponed indefinitely

    The Scottish FA has suspended the 2019/20 season until further notice, in light of the ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus outbreak and the risk to public health.

    As a result of the suspension, the SPFL has postponed this weekend’s fixtures. Friday night’s home match with Aberdeen will not go ahead, and our SWPL match with Hibernian on Sunday has also been cancelled. All academy games are also off.

    You can view a full list of club activities affected here.

    The Scottish FA and SPFL will continue to liaise with governments in relation to forthcoming fixtures in the coming days. More information will be communicated at the appropriate time.

    We encourage everyone to practice good hand washing hygiene in accordance with government advice.

    • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.
    • always wash your hands when you get home or into work.
    • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
    • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
    • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
    • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
    • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

    If you are showing symptoms, follow the advice to self-isolate for seven days. The NHS lists symptoms as a high temperature or a new, continuous cough. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital, and do not call NHS 111 to inform them you are self-isolating,

    Use the NHS 111 online service if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

  • First team

    Manager: It’s an opportunity for us

    “It’s an opportunity for us. We’re third and we believe we can stay up there.”

    Stephen Robinson previews Friday’s third-place clash with Aberdeen.

  • First team

    Opposition report: A look at Aberdeen

    Opposition report: A look at Aberdeen

    Aberdeen come to Fir Park on Friday as the race for third spot hots up.

    Here’s a look at our opponents.

    The story so far

    Derek McInnes’ team sit a point behind Motherwell in the Ladbrokes Premiership table with 30 games played.

    The Dons have had experienced mixed fortunes during the course of the season but are still in a strong position. They also have a Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic on the horizon.

    Coming up against a Hoops side determined to win their fourth successive treble will represent a massive challenge for the Dons, though there’s a sense that his may be a year in which a first piece of silverware in six years and a first Scottish Cup in 30 years makes its way into the trophy cabinet at Pittodrie.

    This season Aberdeen have already come to Fir Park and won convincingly – claiming a 3-0 success back in October, however Motherwell gained a degree of revenge when Liam Donnelly’s header ensured a 1-0 victory for Stephen Robinson’s side at Pittodrie.

    Form guide

    Aberdeen have won three, drawn one and lost one of their last five matches in all competitions.

    An incredible last-gasp, 4-3 win in the Scottish Cup at Kilmarnock kicked off the latest sequence, with victories also coming in the league against St Mirren and Hibernian. A draw with Kilmarnock and a loss to Ross County have also come in the run.

    Three to watch

    Lewis Ferguson

    Scotland Under 21 international Lewis Ferguson played a crucial part in Aberdeen’s comeback win against Hibs last weekend.

    Playing in an advanced midfield role, the former Hamilton youngster has flourished this season – contributing three goals and nine assists in all competitions.

    Still only 20, Ferguson has been included in Scot Gemmill’s squad for the upcoming Euro Under-21 Championship qualifiers with Croatia and Greece

    Niall McGinn

    During his time at Aberdeen, Niall McGinn has shown a real fondness for finding the net against Motherwell.

    The Northern Irish international has scored 11 goals since arriving at Pittodrie in 2012 and was on the scoresheet when the Dons eased to a 3-0 win at Fir Park in October.

    This season McGinn has been involved in almost 40% of Aberdeen’s Scottish Premiership goals, demonstrating his continued attacking threat with six goals and nine assists.

    Curtis Main

    After a somewhat slow start to life in the Granite City, Curtis Main has begun to show some of the qualities that endeared him to the ‘Well support in the early stages of his spell with the Steelmen.

    The English striker has found the net three times in his last games – including the clinching goal in the 3-1 victory over Hibernian.

    During his time at Fir Park, Main scored 14 goals in all competitions with his most notable contribution

    Buy in advance or pay at the gate

    Tickets are available online now or from the Fir Park ticket office. Cash gates are also available on the day.

    Adult£24 / £20
    Over 60s / 16-18s / full-time students£17 / £16
    Children aged 15 and under£3
    One adult and two kids£28 / £24

    The cheaper price is for our John Hunter Stand for home supporters. Away fans can pay at the gate at the South Stand.

    Fans who require ambulant or wheelchair access should contact Andy Sim on 07428 225254 or email tickets@mfcdsa.com.

    Can’t make it? Listen live

    There’s a live stream available outside of the UK/Ireland, and live audio available to all from Motherwell v Aberdeen on Friday.

    To subscribe and get all Motherwell home matches – and the majority of away games – head to tv.motherwellfc.co.uk now and sign up.

  • First team

    David Turnbull signs contract extension

    David Turnbull signs contract extension

    We’re delighted to announce David Turnbull has signed a one-year extension to his current contract.

    The midfielder, one of the most exciting talents the country has produced in many years, has extended his stay until the summer of 2022.

    The new deal comes shortly after he made his long-awaited comeback from knee surgery.

    The 20-year-old returned ahead of schedule to get the last 20 minutes against St Mirren in his first match back, before also making an appearance from the bench against Heart of Midlothian at the weekend.

    “As soon as I knew I was back, fit and ready to get some game time, I wanted to make sure my contract was sorted,” Turnbull said.

    “I have been here a long time. I feel as if I owe the club and the supporters for the way I have been looked after and treated.

    “I’ve missed most of this season, so this puts us back to pretty much where we were at this stage last year in terms of my deal, giving the club a little more protection as I was coming into the last year of my contract.

    “All my focus now is on spending the next few weeks getting up to full fitness, get back to just playing and enjoying playing football for Motherwell.”

    An academy graduate, Turnbull made a blistering start to his ‘Well career, scoring 15 league goals in just 30 appearances, helping him to sweep the board at the club’s own Player of the Year awards as well as net the Scottish Football Writers’ Young Player of the Year gong.

    His form brought about attention from both sides of the border with club-record bids received from Celtic and Norwich City.

    But he remained a Motherwell player after preventative surgery was required to repair an asymptomatic knee problem.

    “The fact David has agreed to extend his deal says everything about him as a person and about his family,” manager Stephen Robinson.

    “To have such a talented player available to us again and signing for an extended period is significant for the club.”

    You can watch the tale of his comeback in our feature documentary David Turnbull: The comeback story here.