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SWF Youth Player of the Year 2019 Nominations Announced

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The nominations for the Scottish Women's Football Youth Player of the Year 2019 Award have officially been announced.
The shortlist of six have had fantastic seasons for their respective clubs, with many making their way to the Scotland Youth International squads over the past year.
The award will be presented at the SWF Annual Awards show on the 30th November at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel.
Now let's take a closer look at our six nominees:
Aaliyah-Jay Meach - Dundee United
The Dundee United stopper is no stranger to acclaim having collected five caps for the Scotland Women's Under 17 squad.
Her club side have enjoyed a decent campaign in the SWPL 2 this season and still have an outside chance of finishing in the top three. Meach's contribution to that effort has not gone unnoticed and has earned her nomination for this award.
Addie Handley - Boroughmuir Thistle
Addie Handley has had a breakout year this season and has broken her way into the Scotland Under 17 squad this season, making four appearances this year.
At the time of writing Handley's Boroughmuir Thistle currently sit in third place in the Under 15's Performance League. To have achieved all of this at 15 years old is an incredible achievement and one worthy of a nomination for this award.
Alicia Yates - Hibernian
This year will be one to remember for Alicia Yates. Not only did she add to her Under 17's caps, she also made her first-team debut for Hibernian.
Yates took part in the recent European Qualifiers in Edinburgh and helped her side qualify for the Elite Round with a place in the European finals on the line. The Hibs Stopper has proven herself over the years to be one to watch in the future.
Bayley Hutchison - Aberdeen FC Women
This is the second time in a row that Bayley Hutchison has been nominated for this award, and for good reason. She recently accumulated her 13th cap at Under 17 level and opened her account for the national side with a late goal in a 3-1 victory over Slovenia
She has also been an instrumental part in Aberdeen's quick return to the SWPL 2 and has a great chance of winning this award come November.
Lucy Sinclair - Glasgow City
Lucy Sinclair has always been a prospect in the women's game having won the Under 17's Scottish Cup last year and has recently broken into the first team at Glasgow City.
On her first start for the Scottish Champions she managed to score her first goal against Spartans and also earned her first call-up and cap for Scotland in a 4-0 win over Montenegro. Sinclair is surely among the leading contenders for the award.
Mason Clark - Rangers
Mason Clark has also enjoyed a good season at Rangers this campaign. The midfielder earned her first cap for the Scotland U15's squad against Wales and was also part of the West Regional Performance Squad.
An outstanding achievement for the youngster on top of being nominated for this award.
Congratulations to all nominees and good luck on the 30th November!
Last modified on Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:28
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