Ash and Ben scoop awards
8th October 2013
Swans duo Ashley Williams and Ben Davies scooped awards at the Welsh footballer of the year function in Cardiff on Monday night.
Wales skipper Williams was named Club player of the Year after another hugely successful season with the Swans.
The centre-back played a pivotal role as Michael Laudrup's side finished ninth in the Barclays Premier League along with winning the club's first major trophy after lifting the Capital One Cup at Wembley.
A consistent performer for club and country, it is the fourth time in the last five seasons that Williams has landed the award.
Fellow Swan Davies also capped a dream year after being named Wales young player of the year.
The 20-year-old's phenomenal rise saw him make his senior Swans debut in the second league game of the 2012-13 campaign as a substitute for Neil Taylor in the home win over West Ham.
And, after Taylor sustained a serious ankle injury, Davies was given a starting role in the first team by Laudrup. And it proved a wise choice, with Davies going on to make 49 appearances in all competitions last season, which included five games for Wales.
And his mature displays for club and country have earned the Neath product - also named young player of the year at the Swans' annual awards night in May - his latest accolade.
Gareth Bale took the main award of the night as he named Welsh footballer of the year while the world's most expensive footballer also took the fans player gong.
Meanwhile, former Swans defender Leigh DeVulgt - now at Port Talbot - claimed the Welsh Premier clubman award while former ex-Swans assistant manager Peter Nicholas - capped 73 times by Wales - landed a Service Award.