Euro 2020: Scotland football WAGs you need to know
Scotland’s biggest fans! From a trainee solicitor to the wife who dated her husband’s manager, the glamorous WAGs who will be cheering on the team in their Euro 2020 debut
- Scotland’s Euro 2020 campaign gets underway in Glasgow this afternoon
- Team will be cheered on by their families, including their wives and girlfriends
- Among the number is a high-flying banker, an artist and a Boohoo ambassador
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.
Scotland’s footballers will be cheered on by their supportive wives and girlfriends as their Euro 2020 campaign gets underway this afternoon.
Not since the 1998 World Cup finals have Scotland played in a major competition and they will be hoping to kick things off today with a win against the Czech Republic at Glasgow’s Hampden Park.
Keeping their spirits high – and their nerves at bay – are their proud partners, who will stand by the players no matter what the score.
Among their number is a high-flying banker, a trainee solicitor and an emerging artist.
Here, FEMAIL reveals the women you need to know about the women behind Scotland’s national team…
Instagram model Robyn Keen is in a relationship with Celtic player Jack Hendry, 26
Sophie Hofford, who stays off social media, will cheer on boyfriend Stuart Armstrong
Stylish: Artist Georgie Bell, pictured, is the girlfriend of Celtic star Ryan Christie
JACK HENDRY’S GIRLFRIEND: ROBYN KEEN
Instagram model Robyn Keen is in a relationship with Celtic player Jack Hendry, 26, after the pair met in June 2018.
The 22-year-old attended school in Solihull, West Midlands before attending the University of Nottingham to study psychology.
After leaving school Robyn, who boasts an impressive Instagram following of over 20K, was scouted to work as a BooHoo ambassador before joining talent agency MUSE.
Hendry confirmed his relationship with Robyn a couple of years ago following months of speculation after when he updated his Instagram bio with her initials.
The gorgeous model often shares updates of her time travelling with Hendry while her boyfriend is on loan to Belgian football club K.V. Oostende.
Stunning Instagram model Robyn Keen, 22, is thought to have met Celtic player Jack Hendry, 26, in June 2018
Robyn boasts an impressive Instagram following of over 20K, and was scouted to work as a BooHoo ambassador before joining talent agency MUSE
Scottish footballer Jack Hendry, 26, is pictured playing in a match for Celtic in July 2018
STUART ARMSTRONG’S GIRLFRIEND: SOPHIE HOFFORD
Born in Inverness, 29-year-old Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong will be supported by his girlfriend Sophie Hofford.
Sophie, who holds degrees from the University of Aberdeen and the University of Edinburgh, is a trainee solicitor.
During her time at Aberdeen, Sophie was given an award in recognition of her ‘excellent dissertation’.
Unlike the partners of some footballers, Sophie prefers to keep a low profile on social media and keeps her Instagram account private.
But proud boyfriend Stuart occasionally gives fans a glimpse into their private life together, including snaps from a holiday to Iceland last year.
In June the couple celebrated Sophie’s birthday with a glass of bubbles – with Stuart marking the occasion in an Instagram snap.
High flyer: Born in Inverness, 29-year-old Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong will be cheered on by his girlfriend Sophie Hofford, a trainee solicitor
Globe-trotters: The couple on a visit to Iceland early last year, before lockdown hit
Scotland’s Stuart Armstrong in action during the UEFA Nations League match between Scotland and Israel
LYNDON DYKES’ WIFE: VICTORIA THOMSON
Australian-born footballer Lyndon Dykes and his now wife Victoria share a happy life together – but it hasn’t always been smooth sailing.
When they first met, Victoria was in a relationship with Jim Thomson, the father of her two daughters, who was Dyke’s manager at Dumfries football club Queen of the South, where he had previously played.
After Victoria and Thomson split, she and Dykes started dating. The couple, who have a 13-year age difference, welcomed a son in 2018.
One source told the Scottish Sun at the time: ‘Everyone was talking about Lyndon getting together with Victoria after Jim’s connection with the club.
‘It’s a strange one and there had been lots of rumours. There’s obviously a big age difference, but they’ve had the baby and they seem happy.’
It later emerged Dykes had stayed with the couple in 2016, while Thomson was manager at the club.
However any cloud over their relationship has long since disappeared and the couple now share a happy family life with their son and Victoria’s two daughters.
Dykes clearly adores his wife. In an Instagram post shared in July, he wrote: ‘Happy Birthday to my beautiful wife. You are amazing. The kids & I love you millions.’
Loved-up: Australian-born footballer Lyndon Dykes and his now wife Victoria share a happy life together – but it hasn’t always been smooth sailing. Pictured, the couple on Instagram
Unusual start: When they first met, Victoria was with Jim Thomson, the father of her two daughters, who was Dyke’s manager at Dumfries football club Queen of the South, where he had previously played. Pictured, Lyndon and Victoria pose for an Instagram snap
Sun-seekers: The couple soak up the sun as they relax together on a summer holiday
Lyndon Dykes celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game against Slovakia in October
RYAN CHRISTIE’S GIRLFRIEND: GEORGIE BELL
Celtic star Ryan Christie, 26, will be cheered on by his artist girlfriend Georgie Bell.
Georgie, who is from Tommatin, near Ryan’s hometown of Inverness, now lives with her boyfriend in Glasgow where she works as a full-time artist.
The talented 27-year-old studied at Inverness College (UHI) before moving to Aberdeen to study Contemporary Art at Gray’s School of Art.
After a brief stint as a distillery tour guide, Georgie decided to focus on her art full-time.
She regularly shares snaps of her work on her Instagram account. Proud boyfriend Ryan also gets involved – carrying canvases and helping to transport her artwork.
Georgie praised his support in a post celebrating his upcoming Euros appearance, writing: ‘Thank you Ry for helping me everyday, picking up rolls of canvas, carrying frames up and down countless flights of stairs, delivering work with me, letting me use our entire flat as a studio and everything in between!!! You’re just amazing. Go smash it buddy.’
Talented: Georgie regularly shares snaps of her work on her Instagram account. Proud boyfriend Ryan also gets involved – carrying canvases and helping to transport her artwork
Proud: Georgie and Ryan in a photo shared on his Instagram account in late 2019
Goal scorer: Ryan celebrates scoring a goal in the Nations League match against Israel
ANDY ROBERTSON’S GIRLFRIEND: RACHEL ROBERTS
Scotland captain Andy Robertson, 27, has his own mini fan club in the form of his girlfriend Rachel Roberts and their children, Rocco, and Aria.
The couple met as teenagers while they were both students St Ninian’s High School, Giffnock, in East Renfrewshire.
‘Rachel was the year below me in school [near Glasgow], but we hung about with the same friends,’ Robertson has said of the early days of their relationship. ‘We got together when I was 19.’
They welcomed their son, Rocco, in 2017, and proud father Robertson said at the time that Rachel had taken to motherhood like a ‘duck to water’.
Daughter Aria arrived in January 2019. There are reports that the couple are engaged but that has not been confirmed.
The family moved to England in 2018 when Robertson signed for Liverpool.
Rachel is now friends with fellow Liverpool WAG and Little Mix star Perrie Edwards, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Daddy’s fan club: Scotland captain Andy Robertson, 27, has his own mini fan club in the form of his girlfriend Rachel Roberts and their children, Rocco and Aria
Glamorous: Andy Robertson and Rachel Roberts during the 2019 PFA Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, last year. Robertson plays club football for Liverpool
Liverpool star Andy Robertson is expected to captain Scotland this afternoon
STEPHEN O’DONNELL’S WIFE: KELLIE O’DONNELL
Motherwell defender Stephen O’Donnell shares a son, Cillian, with his wife Kellie, who works in Investment and Wealth Management for Barclays.
The 29-year-old revealed last year that having more time with his young family was one of the benefits of lockdown.
‘I’m enjoying getting to spend a lot of time with my wee boy, we’ve been floating about the house, really,’ he said in an interview with Glasgow Times.
‘It’s great to see him so much because normally you’re always thinking about having to train or “no I can’t do that because I need to go to the gym”. It’s good just to get time alone where it’s just myself, him and Kellie.’
The couple married in a stunning ceremony in 2017. Kellie prefers to be a quiet presence of social media and has a private Instagram and Facebook.
Family time: Motherwell defender Stephen O’Donnell shares a son, Cillian, with his wife Kellie, who works in Investment and Wealth Management for Barclays
Scotland’s Stephen O’Donnell in action with Israel’s Hatem Elhamed in October 2020
JOHN McGINN’S GIRLFRIEND: SARA STOKES
One of the most low key Scottish WAGs is Sara Stokes, who is dating Aston Villa’s John McGinn, 26.
The couple have been together since at least 2018 but choose to keep their relationship out of the spotlight – and off social media.
However Sara, who is studying for a degree in social work at Birmingham City University, continues to be a constant support to the midfielder behind-the-scenes.
Speaking to the Daily Record in June 2020, he said: ‘My girlfriend was doing a social work university course at Birmingham City Uni so that has been flung up in the air.
‘It’s something she takes a keen interest in and she has always wanted to do something that she feels passionate about.
‘She has been pretty good. They have been doing a lot of the classes on Zoom and letting me moan about there being no football on.
‘I am just glad the German games are back on so we can socially distance in the house!
‘Thankfully, she has made some friends at uni down here, which helps me on the park as well, knowing off the park everything is settled and everyone’s happy.’
Low key: John McGinn and Sara Stokes, pictured, have been together since at least 2018 but choose to keep their relationship out of the spotlight – and off social media
DAVID MARSHALL’S WIFE: MICHELLE MARSHALL
One of the most established couples is goalkeeper David Marshall and his wife, Michelle.
Like McGinn and Sara, the Marshalls prefer to keep their relationship private and do not share personal snaps on social media.
The couple have been together since at least 2012 and share two children, a son and a daughter.
One of the most established couples is goalkeeper David Marshall and his wife, Michelle
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