Clare Shine: Leaving a real legacy at Glasgow City

Clare Shine of Glasgow City looks on during a match
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Clare Shine simply is part of the furniture at Glasgow City. A serial goal scorer on the pitch and a high work ethic off it, she has savoured many highs in Scotland.

As the SWPL1 side recently tweeted: “A wonderful player. A wonderful goal scorer. An even better person.”

An emotional Shine left Petershill Park in tears following a 2-0 win over Hearts for her beloved Glasgow City.

There was a guard of honour from her teammates and a post-match presentation for the 27-year-old after announcing her shock decision to hang up her boots.

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Shine will work with Glasgow City Foundation, who seek to progress a number of wider-charitable objectives in the community.

Despite previous predicaments, she deserves to be acknowledged for making a brave decision to step away from the pitch.

Those conversations and decisions are never easy, and she’ll be a real asset off the park now.

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“It was difficult, I was holding back the tears,” the striker told Glasgow City TV after the Hearts match. “I am proud to be a part of this club, I wanted to do the best I could for the team today.

“I’m looking forward to where my life can take me and explore other opportunities. I look forward to watching the girls in the stands.

“It’s time to promote Glasgow City and the women’s game. I love the club and I have the support from the club. Glasgow City means everything to me, they’ve went above and beyond, I tried to repay them as much as I can.”

Leanne Ross, Jo Love, Laura Montgomery, Gemma Fay and many more are custodians at the club. Clare Shine deservedly joins this list.

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