|Double Grants is just the order for SWPL|
|Team News - SWPL Team News|
|Sunday, 11 March 2012 21:33|
Forfar Farmington are delighted to confirm the double signing of Nicky Grant and Abbi Grant to the clubs SWPL side.
The signing of the like named, but unrelated, duo comes as a major boost to the SWPL side as they continue their preparations for next Sunday’s SWPL kick off against Champions Glasgow City.
A native of Aberdeen, Nicky started her career at Cove Rangers, before spending some time in Iceland with IBV by way of a successful spells at Cumbernauld United and Stenhousemuir. A short spell at Arsenal would be followed by a move to FFC Frankfurt in 2003. Returning to Scotland due to injury Nicky signed up for Kilmarnock and spent two seasons there with spells at Doncaster and Hibs to follow in the following two campaigns.
Signing for Hamilton Academicals in 2006, Nicky would spend a number of years with the South Lanarkshire side, with short spells in Iceland and at Celtic in 2007 and 2011 respectively.
After moving to the Angus area last month to further her employment, the vastly experienced former Scottish internationalist chose to sign up at Farmington for the 2012 season.
Commenting on Nicky’s arrival at the Market Muir, SWPL Head Coach Mark Nisbet commented “We already knew of Nicky’s abilities from our matches against Hamilton in years previous, and she each and every time made life as difficult as possible for our own midfield”
“So without a doubt we were delighted to be able to add her experience, strengths and skills to our squad. She has already made telling contributions during the pre-season period. We are striving to raise our standards on the field and Nicky’s arrival will most certainly assist us in achieving that goal”.
Whilst Nicky has already amassed over 90 caps for her country, Abbi Grant finds herself at the start of that particular journey. The Scotland U-17 internationalist has been a near permanent fixture in the national youth ranks for the last 18 months, and moves to Farmington from SWPL rivals Rangers.
“Forfar is a good move for me” explains Abbi. “The club is well structured, and even before I signed I already knew that the club were ambitious and that the SWPL were really looking to have a big 2012 season.”
“I know there are a lot of talented players here, and I am going to have to work hard in training to secure a regular first team place.”
“I had a few great years at Rangers, and it was sad to leave them, however everyone at Forfar has been so welcoming and supportive and that has made settling in so much easier. I’m really excited for the season ahead!”
Commenting on Abbi’s arrival Mark added “Abbi is a fantastically talented player, and it must have been tough for her to be travelling to Glasgow from her Angus home regularly. So we are really just delighted that she has chosen to step up to the challenge of breaking into the Farmington first team. She has a lot of hard work ahead of her, but her application and attitude in training sessions to date is I think a fair indicator that she is up for the challenge.”
Abbi’s arrival marks something of a double for the Grant family, with younger sister Nikki, recently signed to the club’s U-15 side, netting a goal on her debut yesterday.
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