It’s Family Day – Celtic v Dundee Utd: Team News, Match Officials, KO Time and Where to Watch

Celtic FC Women take on Dundee United this afternoon in the SWPL1 match at The Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie as Fran Alonso’s exciting side look set to put on a show for the large crowd of Celtic families expected on a very special day for the women’s team.

Celtic are staging a Family Day and it’s a perfect opportunity to get the young Celti fans in your family along to enjoy the match, the atmosphere, hopefully a big Celtic win and fine performance and enjoy all the additional attractions that the club are laying on specially for children.

And there’s a FREE shuttle bus service provided by Celtic from the Airdrie train station to and from the ground. With children getting FREE admission ( two free with each adult) then it’s a low cost day out and a great way to introduce your children to the thrill of watching Glasgow Celtic, Putting on a Show!

And don’t rush away after the game because as is now a tradition for the Celtic FC Women side, the players will all come over the the fans for selfies, autographs and chats and will spend time with the children in what is a real highlight of the day for the weans!

Oh and the football will be excellent too and as we are all missing football plenty of parents and grandparents will certainly enjoy getting the chance to watch Celtic play!

Team News

Lucy Ashworth-Clifford, as we reported on The Celtic Star earlier in the week, suffered an ACL injury in the draw away to theRangers last weekend and faces months on the sidelines. Both Scottish goalkeepers Chloe Logan and Rachel Johnston remain sidelined while it’s better news on wing-back Shen Menglu who has now recovered from her muscle strain and is in the squad, possibly coming on from the bench.

Fran Alonso likes to rotate his squad and select players who have been showing up well in training so it’s never an easy task predicting his starting eleven. Two who are almost certain to start are the top goalscorers Clarissa Larisey and Jacynta, both extra special talents and if you haven’t seen the before you’ll be both surprised and impressed by their quality and check out Larisey’s pace, she’s rapid!

Match Officials

Today’s match referee is Steven MacDonald and his Assistant referees are Alastair Taylor and James McCluskey. James Wilkie is the Fourth Official.

Record Attendance

Last weekend saw the biggest ever number of supporters attending SWPL1 matches across the league, with the Edinburgh Derby at Easter Road breaking the attendance record for a domestic game in Scotland, with an incredible crowd of 8,066, with your help Celtic can smash that record this afternoon!

Kick-off Time

Celtic v Dundee United kicks off at 4.10pm at he Excelsior Stadium. Tickets are priced at £8 for adults and are FREE for children up to 16 and available HERE. There is ample car-parking facilities at the stadium. Get along early though as there are loads of additional attractions being put on by the club for Celtic’s Family Day. The family fun starts at 3.10pm…

Where to Watch

If you can’t make it along to Airdrie this afternoon then you can watch the game live on the BBC Alba channel. The match is NOT available on Celtic TV but there will, fingers crossed, be a very busy Unique Angle out later this evening or tomorrow morning on Celtic TV.

There will also be unrivalled coverage of the match on The Celtic Star and as usual we will have a photographer at the game capturing the best of the action for The Celtic Star.

READ THIS…It was fantastic. I am talking now and almost getting goosebumps,” Fran Alonso

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor, who 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

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