Celtic Captain Kelly Clark on the Uplifting Support the Women’s Team has enjoyed this season

Celtic captain Kelly Clark spoke to the club’s new ‘mixed’ Media Conference on Friday ahead of this afternoon’s Glasgow Derby against theRangers which will be vital in determining which of the two sides makes it into the Champions League next season alongside Glasgow City.

Celtic are a point adrift of TheRangers but they still have to play the league leaders – Celtic don’t. So while a win would put Celtic two points clear with an easier run-in, a draw might result in Celtic waiting for the Glasgow City game against theRangers to see if that spot is going our way. Better to take care of business today though.

A word on describing the Media conference as ‘mixed” – on Friday Celtic put the club captain Kelly Clark and manager Fran Alonso up for the Zoom meeting with the media, which considered of fans media sites like The Celtic Star and Podcasts like the Cynic and a few members of the mainstream media.

We covered Fran’s media conference this morning and you can catch up with that using the link below.

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Celtic captain Kelly Clark presents Chloe Craig of Celtic with a shirt on the occasion of her 200th appearance for the club before the Scottish Womens Premier League 1 match between Hearts and Celtic. Photo by Alex Todd

Speaking to The Celtic Star, Kelly gave us her thoughts on the increasing interest in the Women’s team and she reckons that it is uplifting for the players these days to go on social media and see so many positive comments about the team.  This of course is in stark contrast to the disappointing season that the ‘guys’ team has had – but Kelly didn’t want to talk to much about that!

“People are starting to realise, again going back to social media, the attention that it gets,” the Celtic captain said. to The Celtic Star. “I don’t want to talk about the guys’ season, we all know it wasn’t what we wanted it to be, but us beating (the)Rangers the last couple of times, maybe it has got more press because it’s uplifting for the fans in what has been a disappointing season. “I don’t think the club would mind me saying that because it’s not a lie.

Kelly Clark in action against Glasgow City. Photo: Alex Todd.

So maybe we have taken something from that. But over the last few years anyway, the attention we’ve had has been on the rise. It’s clearly been going up and up,” the Celtic midfielder added.

“Maybe with Covid, there are more games being televised, the fans can’t get to the guy’s games – they can’t get to any games – so everyone is is just looking for any game of football that on TV because we all miss going to the games so much.

It is probably a mixture of everything but I do think that people are starting to realise the enormity of the support that we’ve got behind us.It’s great to see what things go well and you go on social media and you see so many comments like ‘you’re doing us proud’ and all that kind of thing.

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Kelly Clark. Photo by Alex Todd

“With that, if negative results come, we’ll have to take the other side of it, but when it’s going great it’s really uplifting to see the support from people externally who maybe before didn’t really realise. I always go back to it but women’s football has only really had the media coverage over the last couple of years.

“So now people are starting to see more and hear more , it’s just going up and up and it really is great. It’s really uplifting going onto social media and seeing loads of positive comments about the team, about what we’re doing, about individuals, it’s been really good.”

Watch below  Kelly Clark speaking to the Mixed Media Conference ahead of this afternoon’s vital SWPL clash against theRangers, which kicks off at 4pm and is live on BBC Alba. We’ll post team news as and when we get it.


Here’s Fran’s Mixed Media Conference too…

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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