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Girls are loud

By Paul Armstrong

Reds Ladies indulged in an enjoyable evening ...

... of music, banter, laughter, dedications, a general team togetherness, numerous acknowledgements and copious amounts of food and drink as they reflected on a very successful 2018-19 season.

They gathered to celebrate their achievements which culminated in the memorable Cumberland Cup Final success at Carlisle United’s Brunton Park.

Team manager Brian Heywood paid tribute to all the players, his supportive family, the team sponsors and the club’s chairman and directors for their backing over the past twelve months.

The players posed with the coveted Cumberland Cup (complete with red and white ribbons) and were then informed they had been awarded another trophy – Workington’s best sporting team.

Sponsors Janice and Paul Moore (Allhaver Limited) with Linzi Donaldson, Chloe Henderson and Laura Miller

Individual awards were made to five of the girls but one recipient was unable to attend with top scorer, Hayley Bracken, double-booked at a graduation ceremony.

Paige Johnstone was voted Young Player of the Year with Naomi Foster collecting the Newcomer of the Year accolade.

Belles of the ball - Naomi Foster, Eleanor Hope, Sophie Birkett and Paige Johnstone

Naomi Foster and Brian Heywood

Leah Cottier and Brian Heywood

And two unsung heroines stepped forward for recognition. Eleanor Hope lifted the Player of the Year trophy and Sophie Birkett got the nod from her team mates after collecting the Players’ Player of the Year.

Sophie Birkett and Connor Heywood

Club chairman, John Mackay, then presented framed certificates, commemorating the stunning cup win over Penrith, to Brian Heywood, Connor Heywood and skipper, Laura Miller.

Brian Heywood

Laura Miller and John Mackay

Updated 14:40 - 25 May 2019 by Paul Armstrong

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