Clarkston woman on goal with new anthem

Sharon Martin songwriter with the Scottish Women's football team
Sharon Martin songwriter with the Scottish Women's football team

A Clarkston woman and former pupil of Williamwood High is riding high after finding her song has been chosen as the Scottish Women’s Football anthem.

Sharon Martin, (36) has been into music from a very young age, first picking up a guitar at school.

Having left education, Sharon then went on to study at the University of West of Scotland where she graduated with a BA (Hons) in Commercial Music.

And, the rest, as they say, is history. Sharon has gigged and recorded extensively, sharing the stage and the studio with a multitude of award winning, world class musicians.

A professional session vocalist, Sharon has been involved in numerous recording projects, for multinational music publishing companies, hit record production and songwriting teams, Grammy award winners and British record breaking music producers.

And now it’s all culminated in her having written the very first Scottish Women’s Football anthem. Sharon performed this for the first time at the match against Iceland in front of 3000 people including the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.

Nicola wrote to Sharon afterwards, saying she loves the song. She has also performed it at the Mary Barbour Awards for the Lord Provost of Glasgow.

Sharon told The Extra: “It is my intention to make it not only a Scottish Women’s Football anthem, but a women’s National Anthem – delivering an inspirational message to every female in our country – because I believe every human being has greatness inside and gender equality is imperative for the future of our nation.

And if you thought you had heard of this Clarkston superstar before you probably have. She featured heavily in the BBC TV documentary ‘Glasgow City FC’.