Alison Debio reckons she couldn’t have asked for a better first season at Forfar Farmington after lifting the Scottish Building Society Scottish Women’s Premier League 2 championship.
The 20 year old also praised her teammates for the vital experience and advice given as she looks to improve her game regularly.
Debio joined Farmington at the beginning of the year and played a part in all but two of the side’s 26 games. The midfielder was delighted with the end product of her first season and feels it was thoroughly deserved after the hard work put in by the squad.
“I don’t think I could have asked for a better year. I’m very grateful for the experience that this season has given me, playing so many games in such a great team has been great fun. Winning the league and the cup run were the product of a lot of hard work and were thoroughly deserved.”
The former Falkirk, Stenhousemuir, Glasgow City and Cumbernauld Colts player had previously played in the league system but had never played in the SBSSWPL prior to joining Farmington. Debio believes that she has learned a lot playing alongside experienced teammates and is looking to further improve herself next season.
“The wealth of experience in the team has definitely been very helpful. You’re always learning playing football and being around people with so many different styles is something that I really enjoyed.”
She continued: “Our squad has a great mix of experience and youth which has benefited everyone, I personally have seen a huge improvement in my understanding of the game and look forward to continuing my learning.”
Debio is eager to get going with the 2018 season with the side now breaking up for a few weeks before returning in early January for pre-season.
“The off season is always frustrating, you just want to be playing all the time. A couple of weeks off to celebrate Christmas and New Year is nice but I’m looking forward to getting back to business during pre-season.”
With Farmington returning to the top flight of the SBSSWPL, Debio reckons the squad has the ability to improve on their last showing when they were relegated in 2016.
She said: “I think we can improve, we have a great depth in our squad already and I’m sure we’ll see some new faces in the off season to help bolster our team. We are very much capable of playing good football so I look forward to the hard work in pre-season to get us up to speed.”
“There is a togetherness in our squad that helps push us through games, we play for each other and that’s what we will need with some tough games ahead.”