Rio Hardy and Ellie Kane win SWPL Player of the Month awards

Rio Hardy won SWPL Player of the Month award
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Rio Hardy and Ellie Kane have collected the November 2023/24 Scottish Women’s Premier League Player of the Month awards, supported by Park’s Motor Group.

Rio Hardy wins the SWPL 1 award for the first time having been previously nominated in September. She follows teammate Kirsty Howat who won the September and October awards.

Hardy has been prolific since joining Rangers in the summer and leads the SWPL top goalscorers chart with 17 league goals as well as three Sky Sports Cup goals.

The forward scored five goals in four matches in November as well as providing three assists. That included a brace against reigning champions Glasgow City to keep Rangers a point clear at the top of the table.

Ellie Kane is SWPL Player of the Month for fourth time
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Kane wins the SWPL 2 award again, meaning she’s won all four months in the 2023/24 season. Continuing her run of having scored in every league game this season, now stretching to 11 matches, she scored four goals in November as well as providing an assist in all three of Queen’s Park’s games.

The Spiders are currently seven points clear at the top of the ScottishPower Women’s Premier League 2 table having won all matches in the month. That included a dramatic late winner, which Kane assisted, away to St Johnstone in their 3-2 victory at the Riverside Stadium.

The nominees for the November 2023 SWPL award were Rachel Donaldson (Partick Thistle), Bayley Hutchison (Aberdeen), and Natalie Ross (Celtic) and for the SWPL 2 award were Beth McKay (Livingston) and Maria Novou Torrente (Boroughmuir Thistle).

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