Warners Bay FC star Elodie Dagg has been named the Herald Women’s Premier League Player of the Year for 2021.
Dagg starred for Warners Bay as the club finished the campaign in fourth place before the season was suspended in August due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Dagg, who scored 14 goals for the Panthers, was also recognised by her peers as the Players’ Player of the Year.
Newcastle Olympic star Jemma House won the competition’s Golden Boot as the Herald Women’s Premier League’s top scorer, notching 20 goals for Olympic across the 2021 campaign.
House also received the competition’s Media Award.
Warners Bay FC coach Craig Atkins was recognised with the Coach of the Year Award after leading his side to a finals place before the season was suspended, while Maitland FC starlet Bronte Peel was named Young Player of the Year.
Broadmeadow Magic’s Alison Logue and Adamstown Rosebud JFC’s Olivia Sneddon were named joint Goalkeeper of the Year, with Logue retaining the title she won last season.
Northern NSW Football Head of Football Development Peter Haynes congratulated the winners on a fine season.
“It was a big year in the Herald Women’s Premier League with Broadmeadow Magic being awarded the premiership and Elodie Dagg from Warners Bay also rewarded for her outstanding season,” Haynes said.
“Congratulations to all the award winners on a fabulous Herald Women’s Premier League season. Obviously it was disappointing the way the season ended but we look forward to seeing everyone again in 2022 as part of the National Premier Leagues Women Northern NSW competition.”
Herald Women’s Premier League Awards 2021:
Player of the Year – Elodie Dagg (Warners Bay FC)
Players’ Player Award – Elodie Dagg (Warners Bay FC)
Coach of the Year – Craig Atkins (Warners Bay FC)
Golden Boot – Jemma House (Newcastle Olympic) 20 goals
Goalkeeper of the Year – Alison Logue (Broadmeadow Magic) and Olivia Sneddon (Adamstown Rosebud JFC)
Young Player of the Year – Bronte Peel (Maitland FC)
Media Award – Jemma House (Newcastle Olympic)
Fair Play Award – Newcastle Olympic and Warners Bay FC
First Grade Premiers – Broadmeadow Magic
First Grade Champions – None. No finals were played due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Player of the Grand Final – None. No finals were played due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Club of the Year – Warners Bay FC
Club Championship – Newcastle Olympic