Rangers get board spot in new SWPL set up after 'historic' SPFL switch
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Rangers get board seat in new SWPL set up after 'historic' SPFL switch

Rangers have become one of 20 teams to join the inaugural Scottish Women’s Premier League after the SPFL took control of the top two tiers of women’s football in Scotland.

After winning the title last season, Rangers and the other clubs joined the same body that’s responsible for the top tiers of the men’s game, bringing them under the same umbrella for the first time.

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As part of the changes, a new board of directors has been appointed, with Rangers’ Amy McDonald one of six club representatives elected alongside Chris Duffy (Celtic), Andrew McKinlay (Hearts), Laura Montgomery (Glasgow City) and Zola McGoldrick (Boroughmuir Thistle.)

“This is a historic day for Scottish women’s football,” Fiona McIntyre, Interim Managing Director of the SWPL said.

“I am delighted to welcome the first 20 clubs to the new league and to congratulate the first club-appointed directors on their election to the board of the SWPL.

“It is important to recognise all the hard work that has taken place to get us to this place. Scottish women’s football can now look forward with confidence as a result of that hard work, and the commitment of so many people over so many years.”

Here’s how the two leagues will look next season as Rangers look to win the first title of the SPFL era in Scottish women’s football:

SWPL1

Aberdeen
Celtic
Dundee United
Glasgow City
Glasgow Women
Hamilton Academicals
Heart of Midlothian
Hibernian
Motherwell
Partick Thistle
Rangers
Spartans

SWPL2

Boroughmuir Thistle
East Fife
Gartcairn
Kilmarnock
Montrose
Queens Park
St Johnstone
Stirling University

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