Scotland Starting 11 Vs Jamaica

The Scotland women’s A squad for the forthcoming world cup has recently been announced and there is a graduate of Heriot Watt University in the squad.

Kirsty Smith is an Accountancy and Finance graduate, now starring for Manchester United F.C. Kirsty recently won the Women’s Championship and gained promotion to the FA Women’s Super League.

Kirsty Smith & Scotland team mate Lizzie Arnot celebrate winning the FA Women’s Championship

The squad also features six players who have in previous years been part of the National Performance Academy hosted at Oriam. 

The players are: Lee Alexander, Jenna Fife, Chloe Arthur, Kirsty Smith, Lizzie Arnott and Fiona Brown. 

The squad recently defeated Jamaica 3-2 in their last warm up game before they head to Paris for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The opening game of the squads campaign is against England, followed by Japan and Argentina. We wish all the players every luck throughout the tournament.


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Judy Murray & new boss Steve Clarke address the squad after their win over Jamaica

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