Reading FC Women fans vote for their 2022/23 ‘Player of the Season’

Reading FC Women in action Photo: Neil Graham
Reading FC Women in action Photo: Neil Graham

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Things at Reading seem pretty bleak across the board right now as the club looks rife with uncertainty in every aspect of its operations.

So in a bid to bring some light to the Royals, we asked the fans of the women’s team to nominate their ‘Player of the Season’, and they didn’t disappoint. We will however caveat this with the fact they’re not given that option like fans of the men’s team are so Football in Berkshire are here to ‘plug the gap’.

We’ll reveal all the players who received nominations before we identify who the winner was.

Jacqueline Burns was outstanding for Reading FC Women. Photo: Neil Graham.
Jacqueline Burns was outstanding for Reading FC Women. Photo: Neil Graham.

Both Jackie Burns and Grace Moloney received honourable mentions.

“Unreal in position, saving penalties, dedicated”

Sonya Hawthorne on Jackie Burns

Nominations also for Royals midfielders Justine Vanhaevermaet and Lily Woodham plus a number of mentions for Emma Harries.

Maya Le Tissier playing for Brighton last season upo against Lily Woodham. Photo: Neil Graham.
Maya Le Tissier playing for Brighton last season upo against Lily Woodham. Photo: Neil Graham.

“because she’s an incredible role model and she’s absolutely amazing and she’s helped me a lot this season and I got to sit with her in the players lounge as well”


Shereece White on Lily Woodham

“Consistently excellent, a true sportswomen and great with the Reading FC fans”

Charlotte Chaffey on Lily Woodham
Emma Harries captained Reading FC Women for the first time against Tottenham Hotspur. Photo: Neil Graham.

“Constant work she puts on the pitch, playing different positions, always giving 100% goals she has scored.”

A fan on Emma Harries

“Two great games as captain, worked tirelessly all season when played out of position”

A fan on Emma Harries

A third place finish for Welsh midfield maestro, Rachel Rowe whose been nothing short of an engine for the Royals and popped up with some sensational goals in the process.

“She’s provided some of the high moments of a very difficult season, most notably the double vs Leicester at home.”

Steve Gabb on Rachel Rowe

“Given 100% scored important goals”

Robert McGowan on Rachel Rowe
Gemma Evans. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com
Gemma Evans. Photo: Neil Graham / ngsportsphotography.com

In second place, another of the Welsh contingent impressed the fans for her defensive efforts, Gemma Evans.

“Gemma is solid as rock in defence,she leads the defence line,she gives 100% every game, what a player awesome”

A fan on Gemma Evans

“Strong, solid defensive player”

Owen Chilcott on Gemma Evans

But the player to have impressed Reading fans the most, also found herself joint top goalscorer, with four goals, after a position change that saw her pushed further upfield, much like in the Danish national team.

Congratulations to Sanne Troelsgaard on being selected as Football in Berkshire’s fan voted for ‘Player of the Season’ for 2022/23.

Sanne Troelsgaard. Photo: Neil Graham.
Sanne Troelsgaard. Photo: Neil Graham.

“Has been a fierce attacker thick season. Scored awesome goals and most importantly never stops fighting”

Karina Taylor on Sanne Troelsgaard

“Most consistent player and also the one who has shown the most commitment/fight in the relegation battle”

A fan on Sanne Troelsgaard
Sanne Troelsgaard at Reading FC Women Photo: Neil Graham
Sanne Troelsgaard at Reading FC Women Photo: Neil Graham

“Dedicated, hardworking, passionate, and talented”

Lucy Greenwood on Sanne Troelsgaard

“Determined to get the win !!”

Ian Butler on Sanne Troelsgaard

“True leader. Never gives up”

Nick Poulter on Sanne Troelsgaard

“She is a midfielder who has stepped up to run the front line when we had nobody else”

Julie Rumsby on Sanne Troelsgaard

Thank you to all the fans who took the time to select a nomination and give a reason why, we appreciate your contribution in such a tumultuous time for the club and team.

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