Wednesday 3rd August, 2022 at 9:59am
With the start of the 2022-2023 SWPL season now just a matter of days away we are in the happy position of being able to confirm who will be the new captain of Partick Thistle Women’s FC and who her vice-captain will be.
With Colette Fleming retiring at the end of last season manager Brian Graham was left with the task of picking a new captain for his side and there was a clear choice to take the armband.
Wearing the captain’s armband this season with be Demi Falconer who was vice-captain for the previous two seasons, captaining the side while Colette was out injured for a long period.
Demi was the centre of attention last season when she completed an incredible run of 100 consecutive fixtures without missing a single second of action across spells with Stirling University and, of course, Partick Thistle.
Demi leads by example out on the pitch as does her vice-captain for the season ahead Cheryl McCulloch.
Between Demi and Cheryl the centre half pairing have clocked up approaching 100 appearances as Partick Thistle players and have played major roles in our journey to the top flight of the game in Scotland.
Displaying leadership qualities in abundance they are sure to continue to lead from the front as we face fresh, exciting, challenges in the season ahead.
Demi Falconer said: “I’m very proud to be named captain of this club. We have a special group of girls here so to lead them each Sunday is a pleasure and something I’m incredibly lucky to be able to do, it’s an honour to be their captain
“I’m very proud to be named captain of this club
“I want to thank Brian and the coaching staff for giving me this opportunity and I look forward to trying to do this club proud”
Manager Brian Graham said: “I’m delighted to announce Demi officially as captain of this football club. She has filled in as captain a lot over the last few seasons but being named officially as club captain is an honour for anyone and it is something Demi should be very proud of.
“She leads by example on and off the park and is a player everyone in the team looks up to, I’m sure she will continue to do that now wearing the armband. I think every manager would love eleven Demi Falconers in their team.
Cheryl is the natural choice to be vice-captain, she has a wealth of experience and she demands a lot from her team mates. It won’t matter who wears the armband however,
Both players are leaders in how they play the game and both represent Partick Thistle brilliantly.”