Steelettos cheer on their Claret and Amber heroes

SUPPORTING THE STEELMEN . . . the Steelettos will be cheering on Motherwell FC this season.
SUPPORTING THE STEELMEN . . . the Steelettos will be cheering on Motherwell FC this season.
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FIR Park has received a boost in the glamour stakes as Motherwell FC now has its own adult cheerleading squad.

The Steelettos have given the Lanarkshire side extra support since they made their debut last month, when Motherwell took on Rangers, and it’s hoped their cheers will help keep the ’Well at the top reaches of the SPL.

The group of talented athletes and dancers will work with the community-run youth initiative ‘Wells Bells’ which comprises of school-age girls.

A new structure is in place where The Steelettos will work with the ‘Wells Bells’ performing at home games on a rotational basis.

Among the new team of cheerleaders is Kelsey Ferguson (21) who is bound to know a thing or two about cheering on Motherwell FC given that her dad is former Fir Park hero, striker Iain Ferguson.

The Motherwell legend helped the Steelmen lift the 1991 Scottish Cup, scoring the opening goal in a 4-3 win against Dundee United.

Unfortunately for Kelsey, who is now a mum to six-month old Archie, being the daughter of a former player made her the target of bullies at her old high school.

For full story and more pictures, see this week’s Times & Speaker, dated Thursday, September 8.