The New Saints Women Start New Era As Semi-Professional

The New Saints Women entire playing squad will become semi-professional from the 2024/25 season, it has been announced. 



All players will be on professional contracts and will have access to a range of world-class facilities and coaching at the club’s Park Hall home, including a state-of-the-art industry leading gymnasium.


Additionally, the move to a semi-professional model will allow the players more on-pitch training time, as well as enhanced analysis and strength & conditioning sessions, allowing the club to strive to be fighting at the top of the Genero Adran Premier. 


The decision to move to a semi-professional model will give the club the best opportunity to achieve its ambitions of success in the league and cup competitions, as well as fulfilling its goal to become a team that competes on the European stage. 


Additionally, The New Saints Women will be established as an incorporated company to ensure it continues to meet licensing criteria, this move ensures the club aligns with its elite counterparts including those in England’s Women’s Super League (WSL)


Speaking on the announcement, The New Saints Women Head of Women & Girls’ Football, Shauna Duffy, said: “This is an extremely exciting time for the continued progression of The New Saints Women on and off the pitch as we look to strive for success in the upcoming season and beyond.


“This commitment to move to a semi-professional contracted model will be beneficial for all players at the club and ensure we can continue to challenge at higher echelons of the league.


“We are all ready and raring to attack the season ahead, I look forward to welcoming players to our open training sessions next week.”


The New Saints Chairman, Mike Harris, added: “We are delighted to move into a semi-professional model for our Women’s team which reinforces our commitment to growing the women’s side of the football club.


“We have ambitions to mirror the success of our Men’s team and win silverware across domestic competitions, as well as fly the flag for the nation in Europe as well. We will continue to ensure we are at the forefront and setting the standard to support the FAW’s growth of women’s football during an exciting time for the game in Wales.


“We’ve got world class facilities and a coaching team to match at Park Hall as we head into the new season. As the women’s game continues to grow, I encourage everyone to come along to Park Hall and cheer us on next season.”





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