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Year 9 Pupil Scoops Swansea City Girls Player of the Year

Congratulations to Aneeka Bardsley, 9ARJ who scooped the prestigious award of Swansea City Girls Player of the Year. Aneeka was very overwhelmed and humbled to receive the top award.

Swansea City celebrated and reflected on a successful season for its girls and young women’s generation at the first Girls Development Player of the Season awards night at the Liberty Stadium.

The ceremony, sponsored by Manor Park Country House Ltd, was an opportunity to look back on a promising year for the club’s young female players from age seven to 21.

The Girls Development area of the club continues to make great strides for Swansea City on and off the pitch and is helping introduce more young girls from the local area into competitive football.

But it was U14s attacker Aneeka Bardsley who scooped the main prize of the evening, named Swansea City Girls Player of the Year. The skillful and powerful player’s eye for goal saw her find the net 57 times in all competitions and earn a place in Wales Under-16s squad.

Nia Davies, Swans Girls Regional Football Development Coordinator, hailed the evening as a successful way to show how far the Girls Development arm of the club has come over the past season.

“I am very proud of the achievements of the players and coaches this year. It has been great to celebrate this seasons successes on and off the pitch,” she said.“All the teams have been brilliant and risen to the challenges we have faced this season.“So many of these young players have tremendous potential to take the game further, they have great personalities and are a delight to coach. We are always on the lookout for more young female players to welcome into the Girls Development programme at Swansea City.”
Swans Academy Manager, Nigel Rees also celebrated the achievements of the young players this season.

 Photographs courtesy of SwanseaCity.net