This month ESRG is celebrating EMERGE athlete and ESRG ambassador Jordan Nobbs inclusion as one of four in the running to win the 2016 Vauxhall England Women’s Player of the Year. The midfielder put in a series of excellent performances throughout the year which has helped the lionesses win their last five games and qualify for UEFA Women’s Euro 2017.
Three other members of the team have also been shortlisted for the award: Chelsea forward Karen Carney, plus Manchester City defender Steph Houghton and midfielder Jill Scott.
The winners will be announced at the Football Association’s Women’s Football Awards, which take place on Friday 18 November at Wembley Stadium.
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A host of other awards will be presented at the awards, including Club of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year. There are also two special awards, including the #WeCanPlay Participation award, which helps girls realise that football is a sport for them and recognises the success of grassroots football development programmes around the UK.
FA director of football participation and development Kelly Simmons said: “It has been another great year for the England team, qualifying for next summer’s Euros in such impressive fashion.
“There has also been excellent work taking place at grassroots level, not least with the fantastic numbers we’ve seen taking part in the two FA Girls’ Football Weeks with more than 130,000 females getting involved.
“We’re looking forward to the awards, celebrating achievements on the pitch and recognising all the hard work that is taking place off the pitch to keep pushing the women’s game on.”
ESRG Director and EMERGE Chairman Tony Copsey said: “Jordan has been a fantastic ambassador for ESRG as well as a great role model to female footballers. It’s no surprise to us that she’s been shortlisted for England player of the year after putting in some impressive performances. Everyone at ESRG will be voting for her, we wish her the best of luck.”
England’s next home game is against France at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster on Friday 21 October (8pm KO). Click here to buy tickets and cheer on Jordan and the rest of the lionesses.