Mead wins PFA Women's Young Player of the Year award

Beth Mead in action for Sunderland Ladies
Beth Mead in action for Sunderland Ladies

Hinderwell's Beth Mead has been named the PFA Women's Young Player of the Year.

The Sunderland England Ladies ace scooped the prestigious award at an awards ceremony at the Grosvenor Hotel in London on Sunday evening.

The 20-year-old, who was also named in the PFA Women’s Super League team of the year and nominated for the Players' Player of the Year gong, rubbed shoulders with the likes of Premier League star and fellow award winner Riyad Mahrez on the night.

The PFA Awards are regarded extremely highly by the players themselves as they are voted for by members of the association, meaning that Mead has essentially been paid a huge compliment by those who she plays against week in, week out.

The former Caedmon College pupil scored 12 goals in 14 games during her debut season in the FA Women’s Super League in 2015/16, earning herself a first call-up to the full England Ladies squad in the process.

A stellar campaign last time out also saw her named the Women’s Super League Players’ Player of the Year as well as the Vauxhall England Young Player of the Year.

More in Friday's Whitby Gazette.