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WOMEN'S AND GIRLS' PLAYERS' AWARDS SUCCESS

18 May 2015


Brighton & Hove Albion hosted the Women’s and Girls’ Players' Awards evening at the Amex, with players from the club’s centre of excellence all the way through to the first team honoured on the night.

The ceremony was hosted by Seagulls TV presenter Anna Bingham and the evening honoured those who have contributed to a hugely-successful season for the women’s and girls’ set-up at the club.

Elite women and girls football manager, Tracy Doe, began with a few welcoming words before the manager’s player and player’s player awards were given to the centre of excellence under-9 to under-17 teams.

Among the stand-out winners of the night was Kirsty Barton, who was voted by her team-mates as the first-team’s players' player of the season, and she also picked up the senior achievement award - selected by the coaching staff.



Goalkeeper Faye Baker received the second senior achievement award following her excellent displays during her first season at the club.

Fliss Gibbons completed a personal double when she picked up the senior manager’s player of the season, adding to the women’s player of the season award she won at the men’s ceremony last month.



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Albion’s internationals were recognised for their outstanding progress this season, after Hannah Gardener, Amelia Ritchie, Hollie Olding and Natalie Taylor all represented England and Wales at youth-team level.

The club’s academy side also had a superb first season after winning both the Hampshire and Sussex County Cups and Emily Baker was one of the two individuals singled out, after she picked up the players' player award. Meanwhile, Annie Rolf received the manager’s player award.



Baker also received a second award of the night after receiving the players' player award for the development squad. Danielle Rowe was selected by coaches Dan Wright and Ed Stimpson to receive the manager’s player gong following her recent progression into the first-team set-up.



Finally, Lisa Fulgence was given the sportswoman of the year award as she continues her recovery from a long-term knee injury, recognising her tremendous efforts to ensure she is fit for the start of next season.


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