FA Women’s National League Awards for 2022-23 announced

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FA WNL Southern Premier Player’s Player of the Year, Sophie Quirk (Portsmouth). (Tom Phillips/SPP)

FA Women’s National League Awards for 2022-23 included Tier 3 Player of the Year honours for Sophie Quirk (Portsmouth) and Monique Watson (Brighouse Town).

Division One Player’s Player of the Year winners were Zoe Creaney of Solihull Moors (Midlands), QPR’s Katie McLean (South East), Ellie Strippel of Portishead Town (South West), while Charlotte Stuart (Brighouse Town) and Bianca Owens (Norton) shared the North Award.

Nottingham Forest’s Andy Cook is the Northern Premier Division Manager of the Year, Damon Lathrope of Watford the Southern Premier winner.

Division One managerial honours went to Stourbridge’s Andy Fisher (Midlands), Becky Langley of Newcastle United (North), Jason Stephens of Hashtag United (South East) and in the South West to Jamie Phillip from Cardiff City LFC.

Top goalscorers

There was a tie in the Northern Premier Division between Amy Sims of Derby County and Millie Ravening of Burnley, likewise in the Southern Premier with 15 goals each for Oxford United’s Carly Johns and Mollie Coupar of MK Dons.

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Derby County hotshot Amy Sims (R). Gareth Evans/SPP

Niamh Deasy of Stourbridge was Division One Midlands top goalscorer, Hope Knight of Hull City topped the North chart, Ashlee Hincks of AFC Wimbledon the South East winner, while Sarah Stacey netted 29 goals for Exeter City in the South West.

Top Goalkeepers

Sarah Quantrill of Ipswich Town took the Southern Premier Top Goalkeeper gong, Emily Batty of Nottingham Forest won in the Northern Premier.

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Nottingham Forest keeper Emily Batty saves a shot against Manchester City. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Division One’s honoured custodians are Stourbridge’s Amie Preston (Midlands), Jamie-Lee Bamford of Hashtag United (South East), Cardiff City LFC’s Laura O’Sullivan (South West), while the North award was shared by Newcastle United’s Grace Donnelly and Serena Clarke of Barnsley.

Reserves Awards

George Anthony of Oxford United the Reserves Manager of the Year.

Clubs of the Year
Tier 3 – Plymouth Argyle
Tier 4 – AFC Bournemouth
Outstanding Contribution to the FA WNL
Duncan Gibb – Derby County
Respect Club of the Year
Tier 3 – Brighouse Town (changing name to Halifax FC Women)
Tier 4 – Actonians
Programme of the Year
Tier 3MK Dons
Tier 4 – Northampton Town 

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