Scottish Women's Football League Second Division

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Scottish Women's Football League Second Division
Flag of Scotland.svg
Country Scotland
Founded 2002
Divisions 4
Number of teams 41
Levels on pyramid 3
Promotion to SWFL First Division
Relegation to no relegation
Domestic cup(s) Scottish Cup
League cup(s) SWFL Second Division Cup
Current champions Stonehaven (North)
Dunfermline Athletic (East)
Hearts (South East)
Murieston United (West)
(2012)
Website Scottish FA

The Scottish Women's Football League Second Division is the third and lowest tier of the women's football league pyramid in Scotland. It contains forty-one clubs divided into four regional divisions. The champions of each division are eligible to enter play-offs for promotion to the Scottish Women's Football League First Division.[1]

Members 2013 Season[edit]

The most regular home ground, if any, is shown. Many clubs play matches at other venues throughout the season.

North Division[edit]

No clubs accepted promotion from the 2012 North competition with champions Stonehaven and runners-up Dee Vale competing again in 2013.

Luthermuir are transferred from the Second Division East where they played last season. Elgin City were formerly known as Moray Ladies.[2]

Team Home city Home ground
Aberdeen LFC Development Aberdeen
Aberdeen LFC Reserves Aberdeen Balgownie
Buchan Ladies Youth Cruden Bay
Dee Ladies Aberdeen Tullos Park
Dee Vale Maryculter Corbie Park
Elgin City Elgin
Kemnay Kemnay
Luthermuir Luthermuir Luthermuir Park
Stonehaven Stonehaven Mineralwell Park
Turriff United Turriff The Haughs

East/Central Division[edit]

2012 champions Dunfermline Athletic and runners-up East Fife Ladies were promoted to the SWFL First Division however both clubs have entered reserve sides in the Second Division this season. East Fife add the suffix Violet after linking up with Cupar Violet GFC.[3]

Raith Rovers were relegated from last season's First Division. Falkirk FC are transferred from last season's South East Division while Stenhousemuir arrive from the West Division. Tayside Ladies who are a senior section of Celtic Girls (Tayside) enter for the first time. Arbroath CSC and Monifieth who resigned during the 2012 season do not return.

Team Home town Home ground
Dundee City Dundee Charlotte Street
Dunfermline 2013 Dunfermline Pitreavie
East Fife Violet Levenmouth Stratheden Hospital, Cupar
Falkirk FC Falkirk Bo'ness Academy, Bo'ness
Falkirk LFC Reserves Falkirk Westfield Park, Denny
Riverside Stirling Stirling University
Fairfield Dundee Fairfield Park
Raith Rovers Kirkcaldy Beveridge Park
Rob Roy Hamilton Ravencraig Sports Centre
Tayside Ladies Dundee Glenesk Park

South East Division[edit]

2012 champions Hearts were promoted to the SWFL First Division but enter a development side in the Second Division this season.

Edinburgh Caledonia, Hutchison Vale Reserves and Murieston United Reds are new clubs.

Team Home town Home ground
Boroughmuir Thistle Edinburgh Meggetland
Edinburgh Caledonia Edinburgh Heriot-Watt University
FC Edinburgh Ladies Edinburgh Peffermill
Hearts Development Edinburgh Foresters Park, Tranent
Hibernian Development Edinburgh
Hutchison Vale Reserves Edinburgh Edinburgh Academy
Leith Athletic Edinburgh Leith Links
Murieston United Reds Livingston Bankton Mains
Musselburgh Windsor Musselburgh
Seton Ladies Port Seton Meadowmill, Tranent
Spartans Reserves Edinburgh Spartans Academy

West/South West Division[edit]

2012 champions Murieston United were promoted to the SWFL First Division.

Hamilton Caledonian, Irvine Thistle, Kilwinning Development, Mill United and Whitburn join the league. EK Galaxy drop out while Hamilton Academical Reserves withdraw to play in a new development league.

Team Home town Home ground
Claremont East Kilbride Ballerup
Dumfries Dumfries Kingholm
Glasgow Girls Glasgow Budhill Park, Shettleston
Hamilton Caledonian Hamilton Hamilton Palace
Irvine Thistle Irvine Greenwood Academy
Kilwinning Development Kilwinning Kilwinning Sports Club
Mill United Hamilton
Stranraer Stranraer Rephad Primary School
Viewfield Rovers Lochwinnoch
Whitburn Whitburn Blaeberry Park


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Regional league winners seal play-off place". SWF News. Scottish Womens Football Association. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Moray Ladies merge with Elgin City Girls Elgin City Ladies FC on Twitter. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Introduction". Cupar Soccer Sevens. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 

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