Swans Ladies celebrate successful season
The Swans Ladies celebrated a successful 2017-18 season at their annual presentation evening.
The Swans finished second in the Welsh Premier Women’s League and won the FAW Women’s Cup last month at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Hosted by Kevin Johns MBE and held at Swansea’s Village Hotel, the evening saw Ria Hughes and Ellie Lake win two gongs each.
Defender Lake picked up both the Young Player of the Year and Outstanding Achievement awards.
After signing for the Swans last summer, Lake captained the Wales Women’s under-19s in the Uefa Women’s under-19 Elite Round and was also called up to the Wales Women’s senior squad for the Cyprus Cup.
“It felt amazing to win the awards. I was shocked as it was my first season but it felt great to pick them up,” said Lake.
“My first season with the Swans Ladies has been great. I am gutted we missed out on the league title but winning the FAW Women’s Cup was a highlight for me.
“I’ve really enjoyed the season and I’m now looking forward to next season.”
Hughes was awarded the Players’ Player of the Year award.
She also shared the top award of the evening, the Player of the Year prize, with midfielder Sophie Hancocks.
Jodie Passmore, who netted 18 league goals in 2017-18, took home the Top Goalscorer award, while club osteopath Laura Beard won Club Person of the Year.
Full list of winners:
Top Goalscorer – Jodie Passmore
Outstanding Achievement – Ellie Lake
Players’ Player of the Year – Ria Hughes
Young Player of the Year – Ellie Lake
Club Person of the Year – Laura Beard
Player of the Year – Ria Hughes and Sophie Hancocks