One aspect of Scottish football that seems to be all but forgotten about in the current crisis affecting the game is what will happen to the women’s game.

Of course, it was only a month ago that the Scottish Women’s Premier League season started, and Celtic Women marked the occasion with a fine 2-1 win over Glasgow City.

Since then the league has been forced to cancel its games due to the global virus pandemic. However, will what happen next to the league has to be up for debate.


You would imagine though that some recent developments made by Celtic will allow the Women’s team to survive this current crisis.

The Celtic badge

The Celtic badge (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

In January, Celtic made the announcement that the Women’s team would turn professional for the 2020-21 season.

Great decision in hindsight

In hindsight, this looks to have been a great decision. The fact that the team has gone professional and full-time for the most part means that the player’s wages will be looked after, just like the men’s team.

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Therefore, the team should be able to cope until the women’s game gets the nod to return.

General view of Celtic Park

General view of Celtic Park / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Will this be the same for other clubs in the league? It’s hard to say. However, you imagine that the current crisis will impact on the women’s game just as much as it has impacted on the men’s game.

A shame that early success can’t be built on

It is a real shame for the Women’s side that they, for the moment, will not be able to build upon that early season win over Glasgow City.

However, for the moment football has to take a back seat to the more important things, such as making sure that people stay safe during this ongoing problem.

Once the women’s game is able to return, hopefully the Celtic side can build on their good start to the season and perhaps make a run at becoming champions of Scotland.

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