A Double Grants for Forfar Farmington


[media-credit name=”© Forfar Farmington” align=”alignleft” width=”216″][/media-credit]Native don, Nicky Grant kicked off her career at Cove Rangers, before plying her trade in Iceland with IBV following spells at Cumbernauld United and Stenhousemuir. Grant then made the move to Arsenal Ladies before a stint with German side FFC Frankfurt in 2003.

Injury curtailed her time in Germany and Nicky returned to Scotland playing for Kilmarnock, before further spells at Doncaster and Hibs. She signed for Hamilton Accies in 2006, although spent some time back in Iceland in 2007 and had a spell at Celtic in 2011.

Moving to the Angus area last month due to work commitments, the experienced former Scotland international signed up with Forfar for season 2012.

Farmington head coach Mark Nisbet commented on Nicky’s signing: “We already knew of Nicky’s abilities from our matches against Hamilton in years previous, and she each and every time made life as difficult as possible for our own midfield.

“So without a doubt we were delighted to be able to add her experience, strengths and skills to our squad. She has already made telling contributions during the pre-season period. We are striving to raise our standards on the field and Nicky’s arrival will most certainly assist us in achieving that goal.”

[media-credit name=”© Forfar Farmington” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit]Abbi Grant – the baby signing of the duo – compared to the veteran that is Nicky, finds herself at the start of her career especially at international level. The Scotland Under-17 international has been a regular fixture in the youth ranks of the national team over the past 18 months, and signs on at Forfar from SWPL rivals Rangers.

Abbi commented: “Forfar is a good move for me. The club is well structured, and even before I signed I already knew that the club were ambitious and that the SWPL were really looking to have a big 2012 season.

“I know there are a lot of talented players here, and I am going to have to work hard in training to secure a regular first team place.

“I had a few great years at Rangers, and it was sad to leave them, however everyone at Forfar has been so welcoming and supportive and that has made settling in so much easier. I’m really excited for the season ahead!”

On the signing of Abbi Grant, head coach Mark Nisbet added: “Abbi is a fantastically talented player, and it must have been tough for her to be travelling to Glasgow from her Angus home regularly. So we are really just delighted that she has chosen to step up to the challenge of breaking into the Farmington first team. She has a lot of hard work ahead of her, but her application and attitude in training sessions to date is I think a fair indicator that she is up for the challenge.”

Source: Official Forfar Farmington website


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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