Scottish Women’s Football has unveiled its shortlists for the prestigious showcase awards next month.
Supporters nominated throughout September and now an all-women panel of judges will choose the winners of the ScottishPower SWF Awards, to be announced at a ceremony on the 25th November at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
Glasgow City’s Lauren Davidson joins Rangers’ Brogan Hay and Celtic’s Caitlin Hayes on the SWPL1 Player of the Year shortlist, alongside former Rangers player Emma Watson, who signed for Manchester United in August.
Clubs shortlisted for the new ScottishPower Sustainable Club of the Year include Highlands & Islands double winners Buckie Ladies, fast-growing youth team Busby Girls, far-travelling Shetland Girls and Dundee club Dryburgh Athletic.
Shortlists in the youth categories recognise success in the elite National Academy Programme as well as young players and coaches making their mark in the regional youth competitions and club sides.
The Kat Lindner Award for Outstanding Athletic and Academic Achievement, named after the former Glasgow City player who died suddenly in 2019, honours a player who has excelled both on and off the field.
The shortlist in this category include Hearts keeper Charlotte Parker-Smith, Stenhousemuir’s Eva Ralston, trainee paramedic Brogan Anderson of Livingston and Musselburgh Windsor youth coach Samantha Windram.
Commenting, Scottish Women’s Football CEO Aileen Campbell said: “Women’s football has become more visible than ever before, which has led to more players registered and more teams being launched. It’s therefore tremendously exciting to reveal the shortlists for the ScottishPower SWF awards, which showcases the best the women’s game has to offer.
“We had hundreds of nominations from across Scotland, highlighting some amazing stories of success, bravery and sportswomanship, sometimes against all odds. I have been struck too from accounts by team-mates by how many players across all the leagues don’t realise the power they have as role models.
“I can’t wait to celebrate them at Hampden in November, but first the judging panel has a difficult job ahead.”
Scottish Women’s Football chair Vivienne MacLaren said: “I’m so excited for this year’s awards, and enormous credit is due to our principal partner ScottishPower for recognising the power of visibility in the women’s game, as well as media partners MG Alba and the Sunday Post who continue their fantastic support.”
Volunteer of the Year: Scott Duncan (Dyce) Laura Duncan (Buckie Ladies) Niomi McConnell (Easterhouse) Brady Hutchison & Gary Cother (Annan)
SWF’s SWPL1 Player of the Year: Lauren Davidson (City), Brogan Hay (Rangers), Emma Watson (Rangers/Manchester United), Caitlin Hayes (Celtic)
SWF’s SWPL2 Player of the Year: Louise Brown (Montrose), Abby Callaghan (Queen’s Park), Charlotte Gammie (Montrose), Ami Robertson (Gartcairn /Queen’s Park)
SWF’s SWPL Coach of the Year: Fran Alonso (Celtic), Craig Feroz (Montrose), Eva Olid (Hearts), Leanne Ross (Glasgow City)
Championship Player of the Year: Clare Docherty (Ayr United), Natasha Frew (Livingston), Emma Donnelly (Renfrew), Francesca Millar (Morton)
League One Player of the Year: Kayleigh Traynor (Westdyke), Deborah McLeod (Edinburgh City/ Boroughmuir), Lauren Shaw (Falkirk), Natalie Brown (Edinburgh Caledonia)
Championship & League One Coach of the Year: Andy Enwood (Edinburgh City/Boroughmuir), Jonathan Watt (Westdyke), Paul Jaconelli (Livingston), Julie McSherry (Rossvale)
SWFL Player of the Year: Charlotte Smith (Queen of the South), Rhian Williams (Annan Athletic), Rose Thomson (Edinburgh South), Claire Rae (Harmony Row/Renfrew Ladies)
SWFL Coach of the Year: Gail Murphy (Harmony Row), Louise Cardno (Buchan), Jamie Carter (Bonnyrigg Rose), Ross Meechan (Queen of the South)
Highlands & Islands Player of the Year: Franci Hutchison (Sutherland Ladies), Lisa Mason (Nairn St Ninian), Sophia Golebiewski (Buckie Ladies), Carly Erridge (Caithness)
Youth Team of the Year: Hearts U16s NAP, Glasgow Girls U16s, Musselburgh U18s, Dunfermline Athletic 14s Whites
Youth Player of the Year: Erin & Jessica Husband (Hearts 16s NAP), Niamh McCulloch (Hamilton Accies 14s NAP), Skye Stout (Glasgow Girls 16s), Ellie Anderson (Inverness Caledonian Thistle)
Youth Coach of the Year: Nichola Greig (nee Sturrock) (Hearts U16s NAP), Sam Windram (Musselburgh Windsor 16s & 18s), Paul Dorian (Glasgow Girls 16s), Alex Gray (Milngavie Girls U10s)
International Player of the Year: Caroline Weir, Rachel Corsie, Martha Thomas, Lee Gibson
ScottishPower Sustainable Club of the Year: Buckie Ladies, Busby Girls, Shetland Girls, Dryburgh Athletic
Kat Lindner Award for Outstanding Athletic and Academic Achievement: Charlotte Parker-Smith (Heart of Midlothian), Eva Ralston (Stenhousemuir), Brogan Anderson (Livingston), Samantha Windram (Musselburgh Windsor)
*Where two teams are listed, the latter team is where the person has moved to now.