Golden Girls crown star performers at annual awards bash
The annual Watford Ladies awards night was held in the Sir Elton John Suite at Vicarage Road last Friday.
The ceremony saw nine different players take home honours, as Ellie Mason received two awards for Goal of the Season and being the club’s top goalscorer in WSL2.
Stacie Donnelly and Leighanne Robe were ever-presents for Watford in the league and won Player of the Season and McGinley’s Player of the Season, respectively.
Having made an impact since making her debut at the start of the campaign, Grace Gillard was named the Players’ Player of the Season.
Other players to win accolades on the night were Amber Tullett, Phoebe Read, Josie Green, Shayla Burgess and Mollie Burgess.
There was also a word of appreciation for John Salomon, with the Golden Girls’ now former manager being presented with a couple of gifts from players and coaches.
Award winners: Player of the Season – Stacie Donnelly; Players’ Player of the Season – Grace Gillard; Most Improved – Amber Tullett; Young Player of the Year – Phoebe Read; Goal of the Season – Ellie Mason vs Aston Villa (A); Top Goalscorer (WSL) – Ellie Mason; McGinley’s Player of the Season – Leighanne Robe; Benslow Care Homes’ Player of the Season – Josie Green; Club Ambassador of the Year – Shayla Burgess; Foot Golf Champion – Mollie Burgess.