Forfar Farmington midfielder Holly Napier was delighted to be named Clubwoman of the Year at the club’s presentation evening at the Reid Hall on Saturday.
The 19 year old ended her season with the award while 16 year old Amy Gallacher was named the Premier League side’s Player of the Year, contributing ten goals and eight assists over the season.
Alongside Napier and Gallacher, captain Nicola Davidson was awarded Player’s Player of the Year with Lindsey Dunbar and Keira Johnstone sharing Young Player of the Year.
Speaking after the awards ceremony Napier spoke of her admiration for her team mates “It feels great to win this award. This is such an amazing team with so much talent and I am honoured to be a part of Forfar Farmington with this group of girls. It’s like a family instead of a club team and I really believe that’s why we stayed up this season. We all fought so hard for one another and that is why we are going to be successful this season coming as well.”
There was also an award for Sydney Cairns; the 16 year old had been out with an ACL injury since April and she was given a Resilience Award for her fantastic effort battling back. The under 17’s also awarded one to Erin Thomson who suffered the same injury in the summer.
Napier praised Cairns for the prize in a month where she returned to the training pitch as she steps up her rehabilitation.
“There’s no other award that is more made for Sydney, her determination and fight to come back and get into training has been excellent.” she said. “We were all gutted when we saw her go down during our game against Inverness and knew it didn’t look good. When Sydney took the fall we all did and we are all really happy to have her back at training and getting back to being a very important player for us in seasons to come.”
The 2015 season ended just under a month ago but the talented midfielder, who had a spell in America in 2013, can’t wait until the new season comes around again next March.
“I cannot wait for next season, waiting for it seems like the longest time. I just want to get back into having lots of training sessions and working hard every week to have the weekend off to play football.”
She continued “This is going to be a tough season next year for us but we are all up for it and ready to get started. We all just need to survive through pre season first!”
The full list of prize winners are as follows:
Young Player of the Year: Philippa McCallum
Community Award: Veronica and Garry Caney
Forfar Farmington SWPL
Player of the Year: Amy Gallacher
Player’s Player of the Year: Nicola Davidson
Young Player of the Year: Lindsey Dunbar and Keira Johnstone
Clubwoman of the Year: Holly Napier
Resilience Award: Sydney Cairns
Forfar Farmington Development
Player of the Year: Beth Shillitto and Erin Cattanach
Player’s Player of the Year: Cheryl Kilcoyne
Clubwoman of the Year: Tami Guilcher
Forfar Farmington Ladies
Player of the Year: Chloe Sturrock
Player’s Player of the Year: Emma Percy
Most Improved Player of the Year: Naomi Dunphy
Clubwoman of the Year: Emily Thain
Forfar Farmington Under 17’s
Player of the Year: Carrie Hoggan
Player’s Player of the Year: Caitlin Mitchell
Most Improved Player of the Year: Holly Milne
Resilience Award: Erin Thomson
Forfar Farmington Eagles U15’s
Player of the Year: Rio Mitchell
Player’s Player of the Year: Cali Roberts
Clubwoman of the Year: Abbie Taylor
Forfar Farmington United U15’s
Player of the Year: Ellie Cook
Player’s Player of the Year: Anne Murrie
Clubwoman of the Year: Steffi Simson
Forfar Farmington Foxes U13’s
Player of the Year: Beth Mowatt
Most Improved Player of the Year: Abbie Milne
Clubwoman of the Year: Jo Thomson
Forfar Farmington Falcons U13’s
Player of the Year: Neve Guthrie
Most Improved Player of the Year: Melissa Coull
Clubwoman of the Year: Nicola Spence
Forfar Farmington Flyers U13’s
Player of the Year: Niamh Henderson and Oliwia Gach
Most Improved Player of the Year: Eve Stewart
Clubwoman of the Year: Morven Whyte
The U11 Stars, U11 Dynamos, U9 and U7 squads were all presented with medals as well.