Hearts Woman have been promoted to the SWPL top flight after securing the SWPL2 title.
A 3-0 win over Partick Thistle ensured that the Jambos would be playing their football in the top flight next season after a memorable campaign.
A 1,045 strong Tynecastle crowd – a record for a Hearts home game- witnessed the brilliant achievement with owner Ann Budge in attendance.
Coach Andy Enwood says that his side have had to deal with high expectations to deliver this feat.
He told the BBC: “I am relieved that we’ve finally got over the line. We’ve been building this for three years. Last night there was so many things going through my mind – the permutations of what could have happened today.
“I’m a bit drained, I’m a bit tired, but I’m absolutely delighted for the girls that they’ve done it.”
Hearts Women are fully integrated with the Tynecastle club
Last year, Budge announced a six-figure investment ‘year-on-year’ in women’s football at Tynecastle. Kevin Murphy was also brought in from his technical director role at Manchester City to aid efforts.
These will only increase next season as the club gear up for top flight SWPL football. A Danni McGinley brace and Rachel Walkingshaw secured their promotion to that stage in Gorgie.
Enwood’s side only needed a point to secure the title but eventually finished six points clear of nearest challengers Hamilton after their 1-0 defeat to Kilmarnock.
Hearts will now begin preparations for life in the top SWPL tier.