Latest News

  • Women

    Ladies side add another two

  • Women

    Ladies snap up Kerry Montgomery

  • Women

    Ladies team make first three signings

  • Women

    Ladies side add another two

    Motherwell Ladies have added another two players to their squad ahead of the forthcoming 2018 campaign.

    The first is 22-year-old defender Stephanie Knox, who has joined the club from SWPL1 side Celtic.

    The former Scotland youth international came through the ranks at Rangers, before making the switch to city rivals Celtic in 2015, playing the last two seasons with the Hoops.

    The second new arrival is striker Sammy Hare.

    It will be Sammy’s second spell working with Eddie Wolecki Black, who coached the player over a decade ago at Newburgh.

    Another former Scotland youth international, she has spent time with Hibernian and had a spell in the United States. She was most recently with SWPL1 side Stirling University.

    “I am obviously delighted to strengthen the squad further,” said Wolecki Black.

    “Both players know the pressures faced with playing football at the top level in this country.

    “They are both individuals who will add experience, drive and talent to a competitive group of players.”

  • Women

    Ladies snap up Kerry Montgomery

    Motherwell Ladies are delighted to confirm the signing of Northern Ireland international Kerry Montgomery.

    The 29-year-old midfielder, who has won eight caps for her country, joins ‘Well from SWPL1 side Celtic.

    Montgomery has previously worked with boss Eddie Wolecki Black at Glasgow City, where she signed in 2015 having just won the Scottish Women’s Premier League’s player of the year with Spartans.

    Kerry’s signing is the fourth new recruit of pre season, following the announcements of goalkeeper Claire Johnstone and defenders Emma Black and Ashley Nicolson.

    [pullquote]The club has real ambitions to be the very best it can be within the woman’s game and I want to help play a part in that.”[/pullquote]

    Speaking of her arrival, Kerry said: “I am delighted to sign for Motherwell and I am really looking forward to the new season.

    “The main attraction of Motherwell was Eddie given I’ve worked with him before and owe him everything. But in addition to that, the club has real ambitions to be the very best it can be within the woman’s game and I want to help play a part in that.”

    Wolecki Black added: “Kerry’s arrival is a massive statement of intent about where we want to go. She had suitors amongst several top league clubs, but when we explained our long-term vision and what we hope to achieve, she chose Motherwell.

    “She’ll bring energy, enthusiasm, commitment and determination to our midfield and not only that, she’ll chip in with goals. She was critical to my plans and I am obviously delighted to have got the deal confirmed.”

  • Women

    Ladies team make first three signings

    Motherwell Ladies have made their first three new signings ahead of the 2018 season.

    Two former Scotland internationals joined Eddie Wolecki Black’s side as they met up for their first training session at Fir Park on Friday night.

    The first is Emma Black, who has spent her entire career to date at Glasgow City, starting out as a striker before reverting to centre defence.

    Black returns after a short spell out of the game, having amassed 40 Scotland caps during his career and being City’s first ever European goal scorer, netting in the UEFA Women’s Champions League against Athletic Bilbao.

    Goalkeeper Claire Johnstone is the team’s second signing.

    She started her career at Kilmarnock before spells in Iceland and at Celtic, Glasgow City and Rangers. The 35-year-old also represented Scotland for eight years.

    The third signing is defender Ashley Nicolson, who joins from Spartans. An established player in the Scottish Women’s Premier League for the last few years, she has also had spells at Hearts and Rangers.

    “We have brought in three very experienced players in Ashley, Emma and Claire,” Manager Eddie Wolecki Black said of the signings.

    “We will be looking to add more to the squad in the coming weeks. We have built a strong squad so far ahead of the new season.”

    Motherwell Ladies start their SWPL2 season in February. Fixture details will be announced in due course.