Genero Adran Premier: 2023/24 award nominees

Voting is now open for the 2023/24 Genero Adran Premier awards. You have until 5pm on Monday 20 May to select your Player of the Season, Manager of the Season and Young Player of the Season.  

Votes will be combined with an independent panel and the winners will be announced at the FAW National Leagues Awards on Saturday 8 June.


2023/24 Genero Adran Premier awards

Player of the Season

Katy Hosford – Swansea City

What a campaign it’s been for the Swansea City captain. Katy Hosford leads the league with her goal involvements (15 goals and eight assists), and helped the Swans achieve a second-place finish. The highlight of her captaincy this year will be ending Cardiff City’s almost two-year unbeaten run in Leckwith.

Siobhan Walsh – Cardiff City

Cardiff City won the treble this year, and their influential captain Siobhan Walsh was an excellent leader once again. The way she marshals the back line and gives order to those up field in special, and she is also a threat from set-pieces, six goals this season certainly proves that.

Seren Watkins – Cardiff City

We’ve seen Seren Watkins transform this season from a combative midfielder to a box-to-box one who now has a lot of weapons in her arsenal. She still doesn’t shy away from a battle, but the Bluebird has added so much more to her game. Watkins ended the season as City’s third scorer while also bagging six assists.

Manager of the Season

Iain Darbyshire – Cardiff City

Cardiff City won a maiden treble this season, and manager Iain Darbyshire has been at the helm for all of it. Assembling a squad with a healthy mix of stars for the future and trusty veterans, he has guided City to yet more success this season. A 4-0 home win against Swansea City to win the league is definitely one that will stick in the manager’s mind.

Steve Dale – Wrexham

Having come up as Genero Adran North champions last year, Steve Dale has steered Wrexham to an incredible first season back in the topflight. An opening day 3-3 draw against Swansea City set the Red Dragons up perfectly for the rest of the campaign, as they finished third in the Genero Adran Premier and reached the final of the Bute Energy Welsh Cup.

Gavin Allen – Aberystwyth Town

Not many would have predicted that Aberystwyth Town would finish in the top four this season, but thanks to the stewardship of Gavin Allen, it’s something they achieved. Setting his side up in a defensive manner, the Seasiders managed to pick up famous draws away to Cardiff City and Swansea City, but Allen has also introduced a host of promising players into the eleven this year.

Young Player of the Season

Eliza Collie – Cardiff City

Eliza Collie ended last year very well, leading to many to predict she could be in for a breakout season this year, something she has certainly done. Ending the campaign as the golden boot winner with 17 goals, Collie has proved she’s more than capable of competing against some of the league’s best and most experienced players.

Lili Jones – Wrexham

A Wrexham fan, Lili Jones has had a stellar year for her hometown club. Jones operates as such an integral link between the defence and the attack, and that fact is rubberstamped by her seven assists this year. The 18-year-old plays like a player beyond her years with the way she operates on the pitch.

Molly Kehoe – Cardiff City

Molly Kehoe perhaps came to these shores in the summer as an unknown commodity, but come the end of the season, everyone knows about Kehoe now. Nine goals and seven assists is a great return for the Cayman Islands international in her first season in Iain Darbyshire’s system.

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