After Rangers’ historic SWPL win saw the Light Blues end 14 years of Glasgow City dominance of the women’s game in Scotland, Gers head coach Malky Thomson was ‘lost for words’ as his side’s hard work finally paid off in style.
A draw with Glasgow City yesterday meant the Light Blues’ eight-point lead at the top of the table can’t be overcome by City and sparked massive celebrations at the Rangers Training Centre as the club celebrated winning its first-ever SWPL title.
Thomson was delighted for his players and staff after securing the league title ahead of the women’s clubs joining the SPFL in the summer and the Rangers boss couldn’t hide his pride at the final whistle.
“It is fantastic, it is a great feeling for every member of staff involved. It has been a tough tough season, very difficult and we have stayed resilient and we have stayed strong,” Thomson told Rangers TV.
“I am over the moon for the girls. The effort they have put in not just today but in previous weeks has been nothing short of fantastic.
“It is something when we set out at the start of the journey it was very much about learning from last year coming into this year building a squad again and being strong and confident about each other. I am lost for words because I am really proud of this group.”
An incredible achievement by Rangers to dominate SWPL
After watching Glasgow City rack up title after title since 2008, any side that finally ended their dominance was going to have to be special – but for Rangers to do it without losing a game so far is way beyond special.
This Rangers side has a real chance to become a real force at home and in Europe as the women’s game continues to grow at a phenomenal rate.
As clubs pull in massive gates across Europe, hopefully, one day soon the women’s team can pull the sort of crowds to Ibrox that the men’s side do.
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