Rangers’ Kirsty Howat and Queen’s Park’s Ellie Kane have gained the SWPL and SWPL 2 Participant of the Month awards respectively for September.
Howat, 26, scored seven of Rangers’ 25 objectives final month, together with the important end of their 1-0 win over Partick Thistle.
Her spectacular type additionally earned her a call-up to the Scotland Ladies’s Nationwide Group, changing the injured Emma Watson, for his or her current match in opposition to Belgium.
In the meantime, within the ScottishPower Ladies’s Premier League 2, Kane turns into the primary participant to win back-to-back awards after Queen’s Park’s unbelievable begin to the brand new season.
She has scored in each single match she has performed this season, taking her whole to 11 objectives and 4 assists.
Queen’s Park had scored a complete of 23 objectives by the tip of September, which means she had a contribution charge of simply over 65 p.c.
The opposite nominees for the September 2023 SWPL award had been Jorian Baucom (Hibernian), Rio Hardy (Rangers), and Meikayla Moore (Glasgow Metropolis); and for the SWPL 2 award, they had been Erin Burns (Livingston) and Fiona Gibson (Boroughmuir Thistle).
Report attendances for begin of SWPL season
The SWPL introduced record-breaking attendances for the beginning of the brand new season – with crowds up 30 per cent in August in comparison with the identical interval final yr.
Rangers’ residence recreation in opposition to champions Glasgow Metropolis attracted the largest crowd final month, with 1,196 watching the 1-1 draw at Broadwood Stadium.
Greater than 100,000 followers watched SWPL matches throughout final season, whereas the home file attendance for a single recreation was additionally damaged on three events.
Celtic maintain that file with 15,822 turning out to look at their 2-0 win over Hearts on the ultimate day.
SWPL managing director Fiona McIntyre stated: “We’re thrilled, at this early stage within the season, to look at a major enhance of practically 30 per cent in attendances throughout the league.
“The SWPL and our golf equipment try to repeatedly enhance the product on and off the pitch and we’re delighted that extra folks than ever earlier than are selecting to attend ScottishPower Ladies’s Premier League matches.
“Final season, whole attendances exceeded 100,000, which was an enormous milestone for the league to succeed in in its inaugural yr. We all know that video games shifting to main stadiums over the course of final season performed a major half in breaking the 100,000 mark.
“We’re assured, given these sturdy opening numbers and the success of matches in main stadiums final season, we’ll see much more in 2023/24.
“It is unbelievable that Tynecastle and Easter Highway have already been confirmed because the venues for the upcoming derby matches between Coronary heart of Midlothian and Hibernian. This Sunday’s match between the 2 sides at Tynecastle gives a unbelievable alternative for followers to look at elite girls’s soccer in probably the greatest stadiums within the nation.
“I want to take this chance to thank followers for his or her continued assist of the SWPL, their golf equipment, and the entire girls’s recreation. For anybody who has by no means been to a recreation earlier than, there has by no means been a greater time to become involved.”
Key dates for the 2023/24 SWPL season
Winter break – December 18 to January 13
First post-split fixtures – March 17, 2024
Remaining spherical of matches – Might 19, 2024
Play-off finals – Might 23/24, 2024
Sky Sports activities Cup ultimate – March 23 or 24, 2024
Scottish Premiership and SWPL on Sky Sports activities
Sky Sports activities – This season as much as 48 cinch Premiership video games might be accessible throughout Sky Sports activities’ flagship channels, together with Sky Sports activities Soccer and Sky Sports activities Essential Occasion, plus no less than 5 SWPL matches. From 2024/25, as much as 60 cinch Premiership might be dwell on Sky Sports activities, along with the SWPL.
Sky Sports activities Information – Operating 24 hours a day, seven days per week, Scottish soccer followers can take pleasure in Sky Sports activities Information’ (channel 409) rolling editorial protection of the cinch Premiership and SWPL all through the season.
Sky Sports activities Digital – Observe all the newest from Scottish soccer throughout SkySports.com and app, together with unique options and interviews, plus devoted dwell weblog protection, in-game clips from matches dwell on Sky Sports activities and free highlights.
Sky Sports activities Social – Alongside protection and visibility for the league throughout all Sky Sports activities’ foremost social media channels, the bespoke Twitter channel @ScotlandSky will proceed to be the house of all Scottish soccer content material on Sky Sports activities.
Highlights present – Tune in for a devoted round-up from the cinch Premiership each week on Sky Sports activities Soccer.
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