PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Borthwick Scoops Inaugural Prize

Durham Women FC are delighted to announce Megan Borthwick as the first winner of the club’s new Player of the Month prize – awarded in association with Cooper Durham BMW and MINI.

The new award is the next step in the blossoming partnership between the FA Women’s Championship side and the high-profile brand with Cooper Durham having now agreed to become the official partner of the club’s new Player of the Month – which will be awarded to a standout performer in each month until the end of the current campaign.

As part of the partnership, Cooper Durham will provide each winner with a fantastic ‘BMW Driving Experience’, giving players the chance to experience the fantastic range of vehicles on offer at Cooper Durham’s showroom – based in Belmont.

And the first winner of the prize is stopper Borthwick, who enjoyed a stellar January.

She conceded just twice in three games, making a string of fine saves to help the Wildcats to a 1-0 victory over a resurgent Leicester City, while also starring as Durham took top tier Bristol City to extra time in the FA Cup.

Speaking after landing the award, Borthwick said: “I’m over the moon.

“As a goalkeeper you never expect to win player of the month, especially with ten great players in front of you, and to win the first one and get a Z4 for the weekend – I’m absolutely buzzing.”

Borthwick was presented with her award by Richard Skinner, Head of Business at Cooper Durham – and you can watch her full reaction in the video above.

More About Cooper Durham:

Based on Belmont Industrial Estate, just strides from our home ground of New Ferens Park, Cooper are your local  authorised local BMW and MINI retailer, with exclusive offers on New and Approved Used vehicles and for all your servicing and parts requirements.

Their showroom can be found at Broomside Park, Durham, DH1 1HP.

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