Feb 10 2012 by Lizzie Smith, Kilmarnock Standard
FC KILMARNOCK Ladies have secured a Scottish Women’s Premier League reprieve and a new head coach.
Despite being relegated last season, a shortfall in teams has allowed FC Killie to stay up in the premier league.
And Alan Cotton, who has had coaching experience at St Mirren, Cowdenbeath, Gretna and Ayr United, will lead the ladies in the top flight this season.
Alan, who currently manages men’s side Dalry Thistle Juniors, said: “We have been given the opportunity to play in the premier league which is more attractive for the club and for me.
“Some of the scores from last season were very poor. It is my job to pull things back together, get the team organised and make them harder to beat.
“I am convinced that will take us forward.”
Alan’s daughter Laura, 19, plays for FC Killie, She has also played for Celtic and Kilwinning.
Said Alan: “I have always watched women’s football. The women’s game in Scotland has absolutely exploded in the last few years with Glasgow City making the last 16 in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.”
FC Killie are looking for talented players who are willing to commit to a new era at Ayrshire’s only premier ladies football team.
The team train twice a week at St Joseph’s Academy on Fridays at 6.30pm and Tuesdays at Grange Academy at 7.30pm.
Anyone interested in playing should pop along to training.