DUNFERMLINE Athletic Ladies have strengthened their backroom team heading into next season with two new recruits.

Head coach, Charles Dignan, and his staff will be joined by Kevin Candy and Paul Young, who have both agreed to take on roles with the Pars.

Candy, who holds a UEFA goalkeeping coaching B licence, arrives as head of performance, having previously had a spell in charge of St Johnstone Women, as well as stints with clubs such as Forfar Farmington, Boroughmuir Thistle and Aberdeen.

Young will take on the role as the squad's sports therapist, in which he runs his own business in Dalgety Bay, having previously worked as a physio and chiropractor in Edinburgh.

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Holding an HND in sports therapy and rehabilitation, he is working towards attaining a degree, and has previously worked with both Dunfermline Rugby Club and Inverkeithing Hillfield Swifts.

Meanwhile, the club held their end of season awards evening last Thursday at KDM Group East End Park.

Hannah Colyer and Alex Davie were both feted with two accolades each, whilst there was also recognition for Jodie Barclay, who was named as the most improved player of the year.

Colyer was named as the players' player of the year and the coaches' player of the year for her efforts throughout the season, whilst vice-captain Davie took home the supporters player of the year and top goalscorer awards.

The club are continuing to seek committed, experienced players ahead of the new campaign.

They train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Pitreavie and, for more information, find them on Facebook or X, formerly Twitter.