Women’s Performance Programme Expanded

The club are pleased to announce the launch of an expanded performance based senior programme, which will see an enlarged first team pool enjoy a holistic, player focused approach to development within a competitive SWPL environment.

With the impending launch of a next seasons SWPL Development League, the enlarged Performance Squad will operate as a single entity which will complete fixture cards for both the SWPL and SWPL Development League.

The expanded Women’s Performance Programme will benefit from the already established, and in some cases, enlarged support packages.

  • 4x football session per week
  • Coaches (including goalkeeping) qualified to level required for SWPL1.
  • Sports Science support including; strength & conditioning, training monitoring (via latest methods including GPS), and more. 
  • Physiotherapist & sports therapist support dedicated to the SWPL Performance Squad.
    Individual & team video performance analysis.
  • 1st Class facilities at the club’s own Market Muir HQ
  • Training & playing facilities at Forfar Athletic’s 3G Station Park (SWPL1 Compliant)
  • Dedicated Media Officer Support.
  • Club Chaplaincy support

“We carried out a successful mid-season pathway re-boot which has already borne fruit” explains SWPL Head Coach Nisbet. “Our new 17s squad are now being challenged week in, week out and the players in the current Development Squad are acquitting themselves extremely well at SWFL1 level” 


“With the forthcoming SWPL Development League, expanding our senior performance programme to a size where it can complete both SWPL and SWPL Development fixture cards was a natural progression of the initial groundwork that has already taken place. There is nothing overly new in this approach in my opinion, indeed myself and the staff already have a proven track record for developing players over a number of years. We now apply a slightly augmented methodology to players from our current SWPL & Development squads.”


“We want as many players to be given the opportunity and support they need to be the very best players they can be, and the best way for us to provide that is to operate a fully integrated performance programme of established SWPL players and the best youth players in the region”.

“We are fortunate to have numbers in both categories already, however servicing two fixture cards means there are opportunities for new faces from both groups to join us. We aim to provide a centre of excellence for players in the region.”

Check back next week for more comment from the club’s senior coaching staff.