Forfar Farmington’s new vice captain Holly Napier was delighted to be given the position after the midfielder enjoyed a terrifc season last year.
The 19-year-old was named as Nicola Davidson’s deputy this week and said she’s thrilled to be considered a role model for the squad’s younger players, writes Lee Smith.
Holly said: “It means a lot, it feels good to obviously be considered a role model for the younger players, so it’s really great to be made vice captain.
“I feel like I’m quite loud on the pitch so hopefully I’ll help giving direction but everyone does their part out there.”
Head coach Damon Neish was full of praise for Napier, citing her conduct on and off the pitch as part of the motivation behind his choice.
The boss said: “Holly’s a great role model, you can see from her fitness, the way she’s conducted herself, she is a fantastic role model for the younger ones.
“It’s not just what she’s doing on the pitch, a lot of the things she does on the pitch probably go unnoticed from a lot of people, but it’s the way she conducts herself off the pitch.
“She’s one of the first ones here for training and she doesn’t miss a gym session, a morning session, late evening session, she’s there.
“Nicola Davidson is obviously the club captain and is great at it and she does the exact same thing,
“I think Holly’s taken a lot of things from Nicola and taken them forward, like I said she’s really stepped up over these last six months and now she’s one of the first names on the teamsheet, we build our attack around her and I couldn’t ask any more of her.”
Farmington will head into the competitive season on a high after defeating fellow SWPL side Hutchison Vale 3-1 in a friendly.
Chances were few and far between and it wasn’t until the second half that Forfar went ahead, Napier scoring a delightful free kick.
Lindsey Dunbar made it two shortly after before Napier added a second free kick. Hutchison Vale pulled one back late on.