Reading FC Women players recognised by FAWAt the 25th annual Football Association of Wales Awards 2015 on Monday, Reading FC Women defender Kylie Davies was named Player of the year and Royals teammate Charlie Estcourt was named Young Player of the Year.
Helen Ward, who was named Players’ Player of the Year, it completed a trio of gongs for Reading FC Women players. They received their awards at City Hall, Cardiff, in front of a packed crowd which included Chris Gunter and Hal Robson-Kanu.
Defender Davies, who recently passed the 50-cap mark last year and helped the Royals to a 4-0 win against her former side Millwall on Sunday, staved off the competition to be awarded the top honour on the night.
Meanwhile Estcourt, who rejoined Reading from Chelsea in January after previously representing the Royals Centre of Excellence, made the step up from Under-19 to full international and won five caps for her country during a breakthrough year in the Wales set-up.
The Royals players still have a chance to cap their national commendations with some silverware with Reading; if the Royals win their final two games of the season – away at Everton and Aston Villa – they will take the FA WSL 2 title.
On winning the top award, Kylie said: “I really wasn’t expecting it. So it is a lovely surprise and a great honour.”
Midfielder Estcourt gave reaction to her award, saying: “It’s amazing – it is really surreal for me to even be here! So to win an award is just an honour. If someone had told me last year that I would have five caps for Wales by now, I would have thought they were joking!”
Many congratulations to Kylie, Charlie and Helen on their individual awards and very best of luck for the WSL 2 run-in with Reading FC Women over the next two weekends.