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    2024 Fan Survey

  • Club

    2023/24 season review: July

  • First team

    June Season Ticket update

  • Club

    2023/24 season review: June

  • Archive

    Stephen O’Donnell extends his stay at the club

  • Club

    Club shirt auction for Motherwell FC Community Trust

  • Women

    2023/24 end of season squad update

  • Archive

    Sam Nicholson secures permanent ML1 switch

  • First team

    Obika joins coaching staff

  • First team

    2024/25 Premier Sports Cup draw

  • Club

    2024 Fan Survey

    2024 Fan Survey

    The football may been temporarily stopped on the pitch, but off the pitch we’re still working hard.  

    As the beginning of the 2024/25 season creeps closer and closer, we’re continually looking for ways we can improve your experience when you visit Fir Park, and ways we can improve your experience as a fan as a whole.

    That’s why we have created a short survey, ranging from travelling to the stadium to club events. We value your feedback and opinion and want to hear them.

    The 2024 Fan Survey can be found online here.

    Please answer all the questions as honestly as possible and we will collate and look to take this feedback on board going forward.

  • Club

    2023/24 season review: July

    2023/24 season review: July

    The month of July kicked off with the first new face arriving in ML1. Conor Wilkinson joined the club after his departure from Walsall a month prior. 

    Neil Alexander talked us through what a pre-season looks like for a goalkeeping, an area often overlooked during this time of year.

    Head Groundsman Paul Matthew said goodbye after eight years of service, having turned one of the poorest playing surfaces in the country into one of the best.

    Lauren Doran-Barr, Katie Andrews and Kayleigh Bargathi headed for the exit door, with Rebecca Cameron, Laura McCartney and Eve Donald coming in the other direction.

    Motherwell took on Falkirk in a behind-closed-door friendly match, where Blair Spittal and Callum Slattery got on the scoresheet in the 2-2 draw. The Steelmen travelled to Tannadice in their final pre-season test, defeating the Championship 1-0 thanks to a Conor Wilkinson goal.

    The day prior to the first competitive match of the season against Elgin City, the new away kit was released featuring a surprise returnee as a model. Dan Casey was unveiled as the latest player to sign up for the forthcoming season after a successful spell last season at the club.

    Motherwell got their Viaplay Cup campaign off to a flyer with a 2-0 win over Elgin City, with Lennon Miller and Jon Obika getting on the scoresheet as our new home kit had it’s first outing in front of 1000 travelling Motherwell fans.

    Just days later, former Premier League defender Pape Souare arrived on a six-month deal, just in time for the midweek clash against Queen of the South.

    The Steelmen were on their travels again, and after a thrilling 3-3 draw in Dumfries, the match went to a penalty shootout. With Blair Spittal scoring two and Slattery also netting, the pair found the back of the net with their spot kicks, as well as Stephen O’Donnell, Paul McGinn and Wilkinson. Aston Oxborough saved McKenchnie’s penalty, securing the bonus point for his team.

    A tight turnaround, Motherwell faced Queen’s Park in their first home match of the new season, live on Viaplay. A first half Jon Obika strike saw off the Spiders and Motherwell went top of the group.

    Davor Zdravkovski put pen to paper on a two-year deal, arriving from Cyprus. The North Macedonian went straight into the matchday squad for the final group match against East Fife. Connor Shields and Ross Tierney both departed the club days later.

    Conor Wilkinson, Lennon Miller and Callum Slattery all made sure of top spot in the group, helping their side to a 3-0 win in the finale. And with that, Motherwell learned their fate in the next round of the cup would be taking on St Mirren in Paisley.

  • First team

    June Season Ticket update

    June Season Ticket update

    Following the end of our Early Bird Season Ticket discount on Monday 3 June, we can confirm that not only have we exceeded 3000 season ticket sales, but we’re ahead of sales this time last year. 

    The club would like to thank each and every person who has purchased a season ticket ahead of the new campaign.

    Your support continues to be incredible and we look forward to seeing everyone back at Fir Park very soon. We truly are showing strength in numbers.

    You are able to renew or purchase your season ticket for the upcoming campaign here.

    Alternatively, call us on 01698 333333 or email tickets@motherwellfc.co.uk.

    Season ticket holders have until the 30th of June to secure their seat.

    We are introducing a digital Season Ticket for the 24/25 campaign.

    Existing Season Ticket holders can continue to use their physical Season Ticket card but if you would like to change to a digital Season Ticket, you will need to select this option when purchasing your Season Ticket(s) and your physical card will become void.

    If you opt for the digital version, you will receive information by email on how to add your Season Ticket to your digital wallet after you have completed your purchase.

  • Club

    2023/24 season review: June

    2023/24 season review: June

    The month of June started off with the group stage Viaplay Cup draw, with the Steelmen placed with Queen of the South, Elgin City, Queen’s Park and East Fife. 

    The inevitable end of season squad update brought the news that Jake Carroll was departing the club after four years of service, with David Devine and Jack Aitchison also parting ways with the club.

    As the beginning of the new season drew closer and closer, the anticipation was building in the stands as over 3000 season tickets had been sold.

    With only a short three weeks off, the players return to Fir Park for pre-season ahead of the new campaign

    Prior to their departure, the start of the rebuild began with the addition of Jon Obika and Harry Paton on permanent contracts. But as arrivals were confirmed, a big looming departure was also given the green light. Record breaker and fan favourite Kevin van Veen joined Groningen for an undisclosed fee after a 29 goal haul in the season prior.

    Academy graduate Dean Cornelius made his move away from the club, joining League 2 Harrogate Town.

    The Women of Steel began their summer rebuild with the additions of Sarah Gibb and Kaitlyn Canavan.

    New threads were released as the ‘Truly Traditional” Motherwell home kit was released, with a new front-of-shirt sponsor G4 Claims.

    The squad set off for Delden, Netherlands for a seven day warm pre-season camp.

    In their seven days away, the first friendly test took place against HSC Haaksbergen. With a hefty Motherwell support in the stands, an own goal from Mika Schrijver just before half-time proved to be the difference between the two sides as Stuart Kettlewell aimed to get much needed minutes into the players legs following a four-week break.

    It was confirmed that Motherwell would face a trip to newly promoted Dundee on the opening day of the 23/24 season, as all the fixtures were revealed.

    As their stay in the Netherlands drew to a close, Motherwell rounded off the pre-season tour of Holland with a comfortable 0-6 win over S.V. Longa’30.

    Blair Spittal got two, with Mark Ferrie also notching a double. Callum Slattery blasted one in from 25 yards before Ross Tierney rounded off a comfortable evening. The Steelmen returned home to continue pre-season preparations ahead of the Viaplay Cup kicking off in two weeks time.

  • Archive

    Stephen O’Donnell extends his stay at the club

    Stephen O’Donnell extends his stay at the club

    Stephen O’Donnell has extended his stay at the club after agreeing a contract extension.

    The defender, who has been a mainstay at Fir Park since signing as a free agent in 2020, has put pen to paper on another two-year extension after previously agreeing to a two-year deal in 2021 after an impressive maiden season at the club.

    Representing the club at the EURO 2020 and making 147 appearances since his arrival in ML1, the local boy has committed to another two years at the club. This extension is a one-year deal with the option of another.

    “Stephen is an excellent professional,” manager Stuart Kettlewell.

    “From availability to a high standards shown in training, he is a role model for young players.

    “In my time here, he has been tremendous. Last season, he was asked to play in a number of positions but applied himself impeccably.

    “It’s another player signed up early which is something I’ve been wanting to do.”

    O’Donnell made his 500th professional appearances at the end of last season and the 32-year-old is excited to be back at Fir Park.

    “This club means a lot to me,” Stephen O’Donnell said.

    “I live locally and I’m very proud to represent a club that is a pillar in the community.

    “Extending my contract is a delight. I’ve loved my time here and frankly didn’t want it to end.

    “I will continue to give my all for the badge and give it my everything.”

  • Club

    Club shirt auction for Motherwell FC Community Trust

    Club shirt auction for Motherwell FC Community Trust

    With the 2023/24 season at an end, there are a mixture of match worn shirts that need to find new homes. 

    This year, we are running auctions on each shirt. Unique and unavailable to purchase anywhere else, this is truly a one and only time chance to get your hands on some amazing merchandise.

    From Mika Biereth to Lennon Miller, all shirts are either medium or large, with home and away tops available.

    The money raised from each shirt auction will directly go to the Motherwell Football Club Community Trust to help run vital community programmes, including mental health awareness and school summer camps.

    All shirts can be found online here.

    Each auction will run for one week only.

  • Women

    2023/24 end of season squad update

    2023/24 end of season squad update

    Now that our 2023/24 ScottishPower SWPL season has reached it’s conclusion, we can provide an update on our playing squad.

    Players under contract
    • Emily Mutch
    • Katie Rice
    • Lucy Ronald
    • Chelsie Watson
    • Gill Inglis
    • Louisa Boyes
    • Eve Donald
    • Jo Addie
    Loan players returning to parent club
    • Laura Berry
    • Brooke Nunn
    • Kayla Jardine
    • Sophia Martin
    Players departing
    • Amy Anderson
    • Kaela McDonald-Nguah
    • Georgie Rafferty
    • Kaitlyn Canavan
    • Shana MacPhail
    Players offered new contract and negotiating
    • Bailey Collins
    • Tara McGonigle
    • Morgan Hay
    • Morgan Cross
    • Sarah Gibb
    • Murron Cunningham
    • Laura McCartney
    • Rebecca Cameron
    • Katie Andrews

     

  • Archive

    Sam Nicholson secures permanent ML1 switch

    Sam Nicholson secures permanent ML1 switch

    Sam Nicholson has re-joined the club on a permanent basis.

    The midfielder, who has been on loan at Fir Park since January, has put pen to paper on a two-year deal after an impressive maiden season at the club.

    The 29-year-old made 16-appearances throughout his time in Lanarkshire; netting twice, including an exceptional goal of the season contender from distance against Livingston.

    “It feels to good to be back here permanently,” Sam Nicholson said.

    “I had to be patient when I first arrived but just tried to take my chances when they came.

    “The fans and club as a whole have been welcoming and a joy to represent. That’s why I was keen to return permanently.

    “The excitement is already building for next season.”

    “Sam has shown his quality,” manager Stuart Kettlewell added.

    “His match fitness wasn’t quite there when he first came in but when he got a run in the team, I think everyone was impressed with his energy and pace.

    “He works hard for the team and will offer lots to us next season. With a full pre-season under his belt, he will have all the ingredients for a successful campaign.”

  • First team

    Obika joins coaching staff

    Obika joins coaching staff

    Jon Obika has announced his retirement from playing and will join our coaching staff for the 2024/25 season.

    The forward missed large spells of the 23/24 season with a recurring hamstring injury and following discussions with Stuart Kettlewell, has opted to hang up his boots and focus on his coaching career.

    On his new role, Obika said, “I just feel this is where I’m supposed to be.”

    “When reflecting back, I just knew that this opportunity doesn’t come often under people you value and respect. I feel honoured.”

    After discussing his motivations behind the decision to progress as a coach, Obika expressed the experience and dedication of Stuart kettlewell as a motivating factor.

    “The gaffer was a big part [of my decision],” Obika explained.

    “When he first came in, just watching how he took over and across the 18-months seeing him work, he is someone you want to deliver for. I feel in this role, I can deliver for him.

    Having developed a closely-bonded relationship with players, coaches and supporters over his two and a half year spell in North Lanarkshire, Obika described how vital the close connection will be during the first steps on his coaching journey.

    “The fans have been fantastic since I’ve come here,” Obika said.

    “Before I joined St. Mirren, there was a chance of coming to Motherwell, but things didn’t work out, so it’s always been a club I’ve looked out for.

    “You can see how committed [the fans] are to the cause. As players, we feel it and now even more as a coach, I feel I can deliver.”

    Stuart Kettlewell said, “This has been something we’ve had in the pipeline.”

    “I‘ve often said how nice a person Jon is. His season has been tricky from a playing perspective due to injury and extending his contract beyond this season wasn’t something we were going to do.

    “However, I feel Jon’s experience in the game, playing at various levels, mixed with his personality, is a perfect combination for a first-team coach.

    “Obviously, it’s been a big decision from Jon to hang up the boots, and one we wanted him to take his time over.

    “Thankfully, he has agreed to our proposal and now we can look forward to him bringing fresh ideas to the back room staff next season.

    “It’s an exciting time at the club as we continue to build for the future.”

  • First team

    2024/25 Premier Sports Cup draw

    2024/25 Premier Sports Cup draw

    We have been drawn in Group G of the 2024/25 Premier Sports Cup group stage.

    Partick Thistle, Montrose, Edinburgh City and Clyde will be the opponents.

    Fixtures will be announced shortly, with the first game being on the weekend of 13/14 July.