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FA Women's Awards 2011

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Uploaded on Oct 21, 2011

Women's football took centre stage earlier today when the 13th annual FA Women's Awards took place at the prestigious London venue, the HAC.

Club officials, players and dignitaries from the women's game all gathered to honour those who have made the biggest impact in the game in 2011, capping off what has been a huge year for the sport with the launch of the WSL, England's World Cup campaign in Germany and the UEFA Champions League Final taking place at Craven Cottage.

Among those who picked up awards was Birmingham and England forward Rachel Williams, who was voted Player of the Year by her peers to add to her FA WSL Top Goalscorer award.

International honours went to Everton's Jill Scott, who was singled out by her England team-mates for her performances this year, which included a superb World Cup in Germany this summer.

Sue Hough, Chair of The FA Women's Committee, believes these awards simply highlight the huge steps the women's game has made this year.

"2011 has been a break-out year for the women's game in England," she said.

"We have seen a hugely successful opening season of the WSL which has exceeded our greatest expectations, England's performances in Germany really inspired a new generation of fans and we also had the Champions League Final at Fulham which was a great occasion for everyone connected with the sport.

"The awards today recognise the wonderful work done by so many people this year. It was a great day for women's football."

Full list of winners:

Top Goalscorer, FA Women's Premier League
Gemma Bryne, Charlton Athletic

Top Goalscorer, FA WSL
Rachel Williams, Birmingham City

Young Player of the Year
Gemma Rose, Bristol Academy

Digital Award
Gillingham

FA Club of the Year
Bristol Academy

Coach of the Year, FA Women's Premier League
Mick Mulhern, Sunderland

Coach of the Year, The FA WSL
Laura Harvey, Arsenal

International Player of the Year
Jill Scott (Everton)

Players' Player of the Year
Rachel Williams, Birmingham City

Special Achievement Award
Fay Glover, Nottingham Forest

Goal of the Year
Jemma Rose, Bristol Academy

Save of the Year
Siobhan Chamberlain, Bristol Academy

Fan of the Year
Lisa Paterson-Sleep, Sam Paterson-Sleep

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