Durham Women hosted their annual Awards Evening for the first time in three years – as the whole club united to celebrate the 2021/22 season.
Players from our senior teams and Regional Talent Club were all present at Ramside Hall on Friday 13th May as the Wildcats reflected another year of progress and success.
Hosted by Andy Sixsmith, the Awards Evening was the first once since the 2018/19 season with COVID putting a stopper to previous plans.
And it was certainly a night to remember as we recognised the achievements of all our teams.
Individual awards were dished-out for each team, with Beth Hepple scooping two first-team trophies – as she took home the Golden Boot and coveted Players’ Player of the Year trophy.
Sarah Wilson was named as Player of the Year while Grace Ayre was awarded the Young Player of the Year prize.
That wasn’t the only award that Ayre claimed, with the defender also earning Durham Cestria’s Player of the Year gong.
Jordan Atkinson was Cestria’s Golden Boot and Players’ Player of the Year winner, with Kirsten Donald taking the Most Improved player prize.
There was also a special presentation to Mark Elliott, who will take a step back this summer after over 13 years of volunteering at the club – most recently working with Durham Cestria.
A full list of winners can be found below:
Golden Boot: Beth Hepple
Young Player: Grace Ayre
Player of the Year: Sarah Wilson
Players’ Player of the Year: Beth Hepple
Golden Boot: Jordan Atkinson
Most Improved: Kirsten Donald
Player of the Year: Grace Ayre
Players’ Player of the Year: Jordan Atkinson
Golden Boot: Poppy Pritchard
Most Improved: Freya Johnson
Player of the Year: McKenzie Darrington
Players’ Player of the Year: Zoe Norton
Most Improved: Courtney Pigford
Player of the Year: Lucy Mutch
Players’ Player of the Year: Anya Prested
Most Improved: Kayleigh Wharton
Player of the Year: Jenny Priestley
Players’ Player of the Year: Freya Sinclair
Most Improved: Demi-Leigh Tapping
Player of the Year: Darcey Dixon
Players’ Player: Olivia Little
Most Improved: Anna Hind
Player of the Year: Macy Bangura
Players’ Player: Ellen Swan
Most Improved: Holly Hudspith
Player of the Year: Aliya Aujla
Players’ Player: Halle Fort
A full gallery of award winners will follow here on the official website on Sunday.