SWPL: 'Record' payments to clubs up four fold under new governing body

Glasgow City celebrate
Glasgow City pipped Celtic and Rangers to the title in the closing minutes of last season

Payments to Scottish Women's Premier League clubs almost quadrupled in the first season under Scottish Professional Football League control.

The new governing body paid a record £344,154 to member clubs, with £85,000 distributed as prize money through the Sky Sports Cup.

SWPL managing director Fiona McIntyre said it comes on top of record attendances and TV viewing figures.

"All we've really done in year one is set the bar," she told BBC Scotland.

"That's what we will be judged on. What it means is that it allows them to invest in their women's teams and infrastructure and we can see that already this season.

"We have more professional players, more full-time coaches, better venues."

McIntyre said that broadcast partners Sky Sports, BBC ALBA and BBC Scotland had "collectively driven both financial growth and increased visibility of the SWPL", which secured Park's Motor Group as the first-ever title sponsor of the new league structure.

Scottish Power has acquired the title rights to the Scottish Women's Premier League from the 2025-26 season.