Sion star McMullan in the running for top award.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Sion star McMullan in the running for top award. thumbnailSion Swifts Ladies captain Kendra McMullan with the 2017 Women’s Challenge Cup.

SION Swifts captain Kendra McMullan is in the running to be crowned Women's Footballer of the Year at the Ulster Footballer of the Year Awards next month.

McMullan has made the final shortlist for the inaugural female player's award, which will recognise the best player in the local women's game as the ceremony, now in its 68th year, welcomes the country's top stars to the Titanic Hotel in Belfast on Monday, April 23.

Linfield duo Kirsty McGuinness and Lauren Perry will contest with the Swifts skipper for the coveted prize.

Last season, Sion wrote themselves into the history books by becoming the first club from outside Belfast to win the Women's Challenge Cup.

McMullan weighed in with two second half goals to clinch a 2-0 victory over Newry City at the National Stadium in Belf ast.

Sion Swifts boss Tony McGinley said: "Kendra came on board in 2013, so we're coming into her sixth season with the Swifts.

"She was instantly made captain, and over the years she's been here she has developed both as a person and a player immensely.

She's grown into a tremendous team player and a great ambassador for the club.

"Players come and go, but Kendra has been extremely loyal. She is also always the first to welcome new recruits.

"I don't think I've ever met anyone as passionate about football as Kendra. She's one of the fittest players I've coached and we are very, very lucky to have her."


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