Category: News

U19NPL | Welcome to Conor (Head Coach)

We are delighted to appoint a new head coach Conor McRitchie for our under 19s National Performance squad for season 2020. Conor comes with experience in both the mens and womens game.

Currently working as a Youth and Community Coach with Street League, Conor is also a qualified UEFA B Licence coach. He has worked with St Andrews University performance teams and also continues with St Andrews Amateurs. While his experience with the girls game comes from Dundee West.

We look forward to working with Conor and to watch him build on what we have for season 2020, he is assited by Erin Cattanach (SWPL1) and Lotte Deubel (Strength and Conditioning Coach & SWPL 1).

Squad will be announced over the coming weeks.

Pictured with Chairman Colin Brown BEM

SWPL1 | New Signing – Billie Simpson from Cliftonville (Subject to ITC)

The club are thrilled to announce our 3rd new face for 2020 as we welcome Billie Simpson to Farmington. Pending international clearance, Billie will arrive early February in Forfar.

Billie is a Northern Ireland international with 12 caps to her name and is moving across the water from Cliftonville Ladies where she has played for the last 4 seasons.  In 2018 she was voted Ulster Footballer of the Year,  Northern Ireland Women’s Football Personality of the Year as well as Northern Ireland Premier League Player of the Year!

In 2019 she became known across the globe for an incredible goal from inside her own half which was a Top 10 Puskas World Goal of the Year nominee where she was in the company of the likes of Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Head Coach Ryan McConville is naturally delighted to land the player, who can play midfield or defence, for the season ahead – “ I am absolutely delighted to add the calibre of Billie to our squad and when I knew it was going to be possible to bring her in, I didn’t waste any time in tying her up.  She is a highly sought after player in the NIFL Premier League and will be a massive addition to Farmington.   I cannot wait to get started with her and I know on a personal level Billie will be keen to show what she is capable of in the SWPL1.   I’d like to thank everyone at Cliftonville for making this a smooth transition. “

SBSSWPL1 | New Signing | Welcome Megan

We are delighted to announce Megan Paterson as our 2nd new signing as we gear up for the 2020 season.

Megan left Hearts Women at the end of the 2019 season, having been there for ten years, seven of these as captain. She’s a powerful central defender who will no doubt add competition to the back line.

Head Coach Ryan Mcconville commented “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Megan to the Farmington family, a player since after my arrival in Scotland I have tried to get her on board. Over recent weeks she has committed to our vision as a club. She comes with a lot of pedigree and is a natural leader, her attitude and demeanor is fantastic and these are the type of players I want to surround myself with during my time here, I am very excited to work with such a fantastic girl and hope that she can excel in the SWPL this season.”

Welcome Magdalena..

The club are delighted to announce the signing of Magdalena Olafsdottir from Iceland subject to international clearance.

Magdalena is a 19 year old central midfielder who was captain of Hamrarnir in the Icelandic 2nd Div before moving to Por Ka in the top flight during 2019.

She also captained the combined Por Ka Hamrarnir team to the u19 league championship during 2019 and was voted player of the year.

She will arrive in Forfar on 1st February and hopefully be part of the squad for the first league cup game on Sunday, 9th February. 

Head Coach Ryan Mcconville commented “I am delighted to be adding such a talent to the Forfar Farmington squad and want to place on record, thanks to Christopher Harrington on making this possible, I cannot wait to welcome her into our club and start working with her”.

Welcome to Paul Nicoll

New Head Coach Ryan McConville has enjoyed a busy few days in Forfar meeting his squad, staff, committee and other coaches as well as delivering two sessions as he begins preparations for returning from Belfast early in the New Year, ahead of the 2020 season.

He has moved quickly to supplement the existing SWPL staff by bringing in Paul Nicoll as a coach and video analyst  – Paul will also head up recruitment for the main squad.  Paul is based in Dunfermline and has been involved in coaching for around 10 years, primarily at Kelty Hearts youths/Colts , Kirkcaldy YM juniors and more recently Rosebank AFC.   He has also worked previously with Ryan in the Evolution Soccer programme in Farmington, Connecticut.

Chairman Colin Brown is seen welcoming both Ryan and Paul to Farmington.

Club Appoints New Head Coach

The club are delighted to welcome Ryan McConville as our new Head Coach and Club Technical Director. 

Ryan comes with a very impressive CV having coached in Ireland, South Africa, Russia, China and the USA. His latest coaching position was in fact in Farmington, Connecticut with FSA!  

As head coach at Linfield Ladies in Ireland he guided the team to numerous trophies in 3 seasons and to the women’s champions league for the first time in their history, also successful at Lurgan Ladies who won their league earlier this year.  

He has held a UEFA A Licence for 9 years, and now a UEFA A Elite Youth Licence candidate along with many other qualifications. His key strengths are player development, leadership, communication and teamwork and he has worked with a number of girls and women who have progressed to international squads. 

We are excited to welcome Ryan on board and to build for 2020.

Thanks to all candidates for their interest in the role.

2019 Presentation Evening Award Winners

A fantastic evening was had by all at our 14th Annual Presentation Evening on Saturday 30th November. Thanks goes to all our coaches for their continued support, players, parents and all those involved in supporting the evening.

Photos of the evening are now available.

Presentation Evening Award Winners

Lisa Evans, U7, U9 and U11 sides not involved with competitive football, were awarded medals for their efforts while the older sides were presented with awards ranging from a Clubwoman Award to Players’ Player of the Year.

Farmington U13 Dynamos
Clubwoman: Alisha Stewart
Most Improved Player: Erin Reynolds
Player of the Year: Daisy Hickie

Farmington U13 
Clubwoman: Nicole Gibson
Most Improved: Ashleigh Davidson
Player of the Year: Iona Henderson

Farmington U15
Club women: Eilidh McDiarmid
Players player: Alix Saddler
Player of the year: Martyna Kisiel

Farmington U15 Cobras
Clubwoman: Molly Dishington
Players Player: Karla Millar
Player of the Year: Laura Findlay

Farmington U17 Falcons
Most improved: Liberty Whyte 
Players player: Beth Mowatt
Player of the Year: Melissa Coull

SWFL2 Ladies
Clubwoman: Lyndsey Clyne
Players Player: Pauline Harley
Player of Year: Pauline Harley

SWPL1
Young Player of the Year: Beth McPherson
Players’ Player: Fiona McNicoll
Player of the Year: Donna Paterson

Club Awards

Community Award: Leah White
Youth Player of the Year: Beth Mowatt

New Signing | Haley Kern

The club are delighted to announce the signing of 21 year old midfielder, Haley Kern from Oregon, USA.

Haley a student at Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee played for the first women’s Academy team in the US, known as the Portland Thorns Academy (Located in Portland Oregon). She then moved to play two years for Highline community college where they became 2017 Northwest Athletic Conference champions.

Haley has been involved with youth coaching in the states where she was assistant coach and referee. 

She is looking forward to the challenge ahead  moving into next season playing for Forfar Farmington as we look to secure our place in SWPL1 football next season.

Awards:

  • 2013 NWOC Second Team All-League Midfield –Freshman
  • 2014 NWOC First Team All-League Midfield –Sophomore
  • 2013 NWOC Honorable Mention Midfield –Junior
  • 2017-18 Vice Presidents List for Highline Community College
  • 2018 Presidents List for Mt. Hood Community College

New Signing | Charlotte Gammie

The club are delighted to announce the signing of 26 year old striker, Charlotte Gammie from Division 1 Montrose Ladies FC.

Charlotte started her footballing career in the Middle East where she played for Qatar Ladies National team before leaving Doha in 2012 to go to Abertay University Dundee. After a break from football to concentrate on her degree, Charlotte joined the newly formed Montrose Ladies FC in 2017.

Last season as top goal scorer for the club with an impressive 41 league goals Charlotte was instrumental in the clubs success securing promotion to Division 1 in only their second season and this year securing a middle table finish and guaranteed football in Division 1 next year. Charlotte also won the 2018 SWFL Div 2 player of the year award for her hard work and commitment.

Charlotte is ready for the challenge ahead and is looking forward to playing for Forfar Farmington in the top tier in Scottish football, as they strive to secure SWPL1 football next season.


Next fixture : Tuesday 8th October, Hibernian v Forfar Farmington

SBSSWPL1 | Rangers 2 v 1 Forfar Farmington

Rangers started the game strong and took an early lead, but after withstanding periods of pressure, Farmington created a few half chances towards the end of the first half.

Second half saw Farmington grow in confidence and grabbed an equaliser with 15 mins to play. Despite a solid defensive performance Rangers scored from a free kick 7 minutes from time.

Congratulations to 15 year old Maria McSherry who scored her first goal in SWPL1 today.