I SAF West District Indoor Championships Kelvin Hall. Glasgow. info: 031 317 7320. 10am. Free. The

cream of Scottish athletics compete in a

full range of indoor events.

Sunday 15

I SAF East District Indoor Championships Kelvin ilall. Glasgow. into: ()31 317 7320. 10am. Free.

Sunday 22

I SAF Senior Indoor Championships Kelvin Hall. Glasgow. info: ()3! 317 7320. Want. Free.


I Race Days 'l‘uesdays. Thursdays and Saturdays. Shawi‘ield Stadium. Rutherglen Road. Glasgow. There are ten races in each meeting starting at 7.45pm.


I Race Days Tuesdays. 'l‘hursdays and Saturdays. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Each meeting includes ten races. starting at 7.30pm. Race programme tree with admission.


Saturday 14


I Aberdeen v Partick Thistle I’iilodric Stadium. Pittodrie Street. Aberdeen. 3pm. I Falkirk v Rangers Brock ville Park. Hope Street. Ealkirk. 3pm.

I Hearts v Dundee United Tynecastle Park. Gorgie Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

I Celtic V Kilmarnock Hampden Park. Glasgow. 3pm.

I Motherwell V Hibs Eirpark. Motherwell.



I St Mirren v Dunfermline St Mirren Park. Love Street. Paisley. 3pm.

I Hamilton v Stranraer Eirhill Park. Firhill Road. 3pm.

I Raith Rovers v Clydebank Starks Park. Pratt Street. Kirkcaldy. 3pm.

I Ayr United v St Johnstone Somerset Park. Tryiield Place. Ayr. 3pm.

I St Johnstone v Dunfermline McDiarmid Park. Criei' Road. Perth. 3pm. I Dundee V Airdrie Dens Park. Sandeman Street. Dundee. 3pm.


I ODS V Dombarton Palmerston Park. Terregles Street. Dumfries. 3pm.

I Stenhousemuir v Clyde ()cliilview Park. Gladstone Road. Stenhousemuir. 3pm.

m I

1 Saturday 14

Football. A lad’s game, right? Aggressive, masculine, highly competitive and capable of inciting high passion and tribal loyalty. Well, half right anyway. Over the last twenty years women have been quietly muscling in on the act and carving themselves a slice of the action on

the pitches.

Founded in 1972, the Scottish

Women’s Football Association has

grown from being the organiser of the

Sunday League for senior players to an

' efficient body responsible for the

coaching, development and promotion of the game, fielding international

teams and maintaining a solid 1 structure for the game to flourish in.

Women’s football in Scotland started in a very organic fashion with groups of women interested in playing the

game, ioining up with like-minded

§ souls to indulge their passion. Today

there are over 1000 women registered

to the SWFA and many more who are

not registered playing regularly on a recreational basis. Figures released

Scottish women footballers are on the ball

; by the Scottish Sport’s Council last

year show football has entered into

1 the top ten participant sports for


Maureen McGonigle, executive

E administrator of the SWFA, has seen a gradual change of attitude towards

women’s football. She argues there has always been an undercurrent of

. popularity for the sport among women § which is now burgeoning. ‘It’s never

been as acceptable before. Iiow you can talk to girls of twelve or under and ; they don’t think: “Football, that’s a boys’ game.” They’re going to be the players of the future. You see fathers ; taking their daughters to play and

: standing at the sideline. It’s no

i different at the end of the day from watching their sons. It just takes a bit more encouragement for them to do it in the first place.’ (Jonathan Trew)

' The SWFA are holding a fund-raising

l sporting dinner at Firhill on 12 Feb.

i Those interested in supporting the

SWFA should contact Maureen

l McGonigle on 041 3531162.

I Morton v Berwick Rangers Cappielow l l’ark. Sinclair Street. Greenock. 3pm.

, I Brechin v Meadowbank Glebe Park. Trinity Road. Brechin. 3pm.

' I Stirling Albion v East Fife Eorthbank

Stadium. Springkerse Industrial Estate.

i Stirling. 3pm.

' Saturday 21


i I Hibs V Aberdeen Easter Road Stadium. , Albion Road. Edinburgh. 3pm.

i I Partick Thistle V Celtic Eirhill Park.

‘. Firhill Road. Glasgow. 3pm.

1 I Dundee United v Motherwell Tannadice Park. Dundee. 3pm.

l I Rangers V Hearts lbrox. Edmiston

Drive. Glasgow. 3pm.

i I Kilmarnock v Falkirit Rugby Park.

I Kilmarnock. 3pm.


l I Clydebank v Dundee Kilbowie Park.

? Arran Place. Clydebank. 3pm.

I St Johnstone v St Mirren McDiarmid Park. Criei‘ Road. Perth. 3pm.

I Stranraer v Raith Rovers Stair Park. London Road. Sranraer. 3pm.

I Dunfermline v Hamilton East End Park. Halbeth Road. Dunfermline. 3pm.


I Dombarton v Stirling Albion Boghead Park. Miller Street. Dumbarton. 3pm.

I East Fife v Stenhousemuir Bayview Park. Methil. Eii‘e. 3pm.

I Meadowbank v Morton Meadowbank Stadium. London Road. Edinburgh. 3pm. I Clyde V 003 Broadwood Stadium. Cumbernauld. 3pm.

I Brechin v Berwick Rangers Glebe Park. Trinity Road. Brechin. 3pm.

I Edinburgh Races Musselburgh Race Course. Musselburgh. First race l.lSpm. National hunt racing on the wind swept track of Mussy.

ICE SKATING Saturday 21 -Sunday 22

I Scottish National Competitions for Dance Pairs and Exhibition Skating ice Bowl. Dumfries. Info: 031 3373976. 9.30am. £4 (£2). ideal for getting in the mood for the Torville and Dean Farewell tour later in the year. Presentations at 4pm.

RUGBY Saturday 26


I Boroughmuir v Melrose Meggetland. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Rawick v Stirling County Mansfield Park. Hawick. 2pm.

I Heriot’s FP V Currie Goidenacre. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Gala v Dundee IIS FP Netherdale. Galashieis. 2pm.

I Glasgow High/Kelvinside v Edinburgh Academicals Old Anniesland. Glasgow. 2pm.

I West of Scotland v Jed-Forest Burnbrae. Glasgow Road. Milngavie. Glasgow. 2pm.

I Stewart/Melville FP v Watsonians lnverleith. Edinburgh. 2pm.


I Haddington V Selkirk Neilsou Park. Haddington. 2pm.

I Glasgow Academicals v Grangemouth New Anniesiand. Glasgow. 2pm.

I Peebles v Wigtownshire Hay Lodge Park. Neidpath Road. Peebles. 2pm.

I Corstorphine v Preston Lodge FP Union Park. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Kirkcaldy v Keiso Beveridge Park. Kirkcaldy. 2pm.

I Gordonians v Biggar CountesswellS. Aberdeen. 2pm.

I Musselburgh v Edinburgh Wanderers Stoneyhill. Musselburgh. 2pm.


I Dunfenniine v IIillhead/Jordanhiii McKane Park. Dunfermline. 2pm.

I Edinburgh University v langholm Peffermill Sports Ground. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Dumfries v Royal Iiigh Park Farm. New Abbey Road. Dumfries. 2pm.

I Trinity Academicals v Stewartry Bangholm. Edinburgh. 2pm.

I Hutcheson’s Aloysians v Claritston Auidhouse. Glasgow. 2pm.

I Ayr V East Kilbride Millbrae. Ayr. 2pm. I Kilmamock v Portobello FP Bellsland. Kilmarnock. 2pm.


Friday 20

I Scotland A v France A Hughenden. Glasgow. 2pm.

Saturday 21

I Scotland v Canada Murrayfield. Edinburgh. 2pm. £17. Last time Scotland played Canada we lost 24- I9. but that was back in '9! and we're much better now. sort of. Besides it was an away game.

65 The List l3—26 January 1995