Beth Hepple was quick to hail her teammates after being named as the North East Football Writers’ Player of the Year for 2020.
The midfielder was handed the award after journalists from across the region voted for who they felt had performed best over the last twelve months.
And Hepple scooped the award – becoming the third straight Durham player to win the trophy.
But she was quick to hail the impact of the entire squad over the course of the season.
“It’s quite a shock really, because I think the whole squad’s had a good season,” said Hepple.
“It could have been anyone this year, so it’s a huge honour and I’m delighted.
“I had a really good start in terms of goals and that’s really helped me this season,” continued the midfielder.
“But as a team this year, we’ve been so great and that’s put me in higher positions up the pitch.
“The club has won it three years in a row now and that just shows what a great team we have and the talent that is in the North East.”
For now, Hepple’s focus in on a stern task – getting the trophy back from last year’s winner, Kathryn Hill.
“I know – she was saying that when I won it!,” joked the midfielder.
“I don’t think I’ll get it back off her!”
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