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Lauren Hemp Named PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year award

A second time winner!

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Lauren Hemp has won the PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year award for the second time.

The winger, who first won the award in 2018 following a great breakthrough season with Bristol City, has reclaimed the trophy from 2019 winner and teammate Georgia Stanway.

At just 20 years old, Hemp enjoyed a truly great 2019/20 campaign for Club and country, as one of City and England’s brightest stars and most influential attacking outlets.

Hemp spoke about the award-

“It’s really nice – I’m really pleased,” she said.

“It’s nice that other people in teams are recognising me and thinking I’ve done well in games over the season, even when they’re concentrating on their own game.

“It’s one of the best accolades you can get: recognition from other teams and players.

“I have to thank all of my coaches, especially Nick Cushing and Alan Mahon last season, and if It were not for my teammates, I would not be able to do what I do every week.

“People keep telling me: ‘Keep doing what you’re doing.’ They’ve given me the confidence to be myself and play how I want to play, and enjoy myself. Credit to them.

“I’ve loved every game since I arrived here. Personally, I feel I’m more mature – I’ve grown up a bit – and I’ve gained confidence throughout the years.

“I’m excited to see what the season can bring with the players and staff we have around us.”

Congratulations Laura!