Keira Walsh was the night’s big winner at Blackburn Rovers’ Centre of Excellence annual awards evening.
The 17-year-old playmaker picked up the Special Achievement award after a breakthrough season for both club and country.
Keira, who has spent six seasons with the Centre, made her debut for England Women’s Under-19s at the end of January, before successfully stepping up to the Rovers Ladies first team a month later.
She netted three times in nine league starts for Gemma Donnelly’s side, including the Ladies’ 2013-14 Goal of the Season winner for her stunning strike away to Derby County in March.
It was also a night to remember for defender Hannah Godfrey, who picked up the Manager’s Player and Players’ Player awards for Rovers Under-17s, who reached the semi-finals of this season’s FA Girls’ Youth Cup.
The full list of award winners is as follows:
Contribution Awards (for leavers)
Lorrie Doze – 7 seasons
Keira Walsh – 6 seasons
Hannah Godfrey – 6 seasons
Thea Mallet – 6 seasons
Aisha Yallop – 5 seasons
Millie Chandarana – 4 seasons
Ceri Holland – 3 seasons
Georgia Lambe – 3 seasons
Manager’s Player – Hannah Godfrey
Players’ Player – Hannah Godfrey
Most Improved – Millie Chandarana
Manager’s Player – Georgia Stanway
Players’ Player – Brenna McPartlan
Most Improved – Ellie cook
Manager’s Player – Poppy Schofield
Players’ Player – Ebony Stinson
Most Improved – Farah Rudd
Manager’s Player – Tilly Brand
Players’ Player – Emma Taylor
Most Improved – Katie Smith
Manager’s Player – Sophia Woods
Players’ Player – Maddison Hutton
Most Improved – Jasmine Ripley
Rising star Keira Walsh receives her Special Achievement award from Rovers Under-17s head coach Matt Johnson.
Double delight for defender Hannah Godfrey, who is presented with her trophies by Rovers Ladies ace Amie Fleming.