Ash Sykes scoops the pool at Canberra United Season Awards

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Canberra United’s 2015/16 season came to an official end on Monday night as Ashley Sykes scooped the pool at the club’s awards night.

The forward became the first player to retain the Player of the Year award after also taking it out last year, and took home a hat-trick of awards at the Tradies Bar in Dickson.

As well as Player of the Year, Sykes claimed the Players’ Player of the Year and Supporters Player of the year gongs, after a remarkable season that saw her play a key role in United’s run to the W-League semi-finals.

Emma Checker and Julia De Angelis shared the spoils in taking out the Rising Star award, presented to the best performer in the Under-20 age category.

Sykes’ seven goals across the season helped her on her way, and on the night she also became the first player at Canberra United to have taken put all of the club’s awards during her time at the club, having taken out the Rising star award in season one.

The Rising Star award was presented to the best Under 20 player at the club, and it is a sign of Checker’s remarkable talent that she was able to claim the trophy despite missing the final two games of the season through an injury that will unfortunately keep her on the sidelines for some of next season too.

De Angelis’ stock also grew as the season went on, finishing with eleven appearances on the year as well as setting up three goals throughout the campaign.

For the final award of the night, the club recognised the enormous role that volunteers play in the W-League, with Christine Moffitt and Lisa Garner jointly taking home the Volunteer of the Year award, for their fantastic efforts at all six home games this season.

Player of the Year: Ashleigh Sykes

Players’ Player of the Year: Ashleigh Sykes

Supporters Player of the Year: Ashleigh Sykes

Rising Star Award: Emma Checker and Julia De Angelis

Volunteer of the Year: Christine Moffitt and Lisa Garner

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David Jordan
David Jordan
Former Media Manager of Canberra United and Central Coast Mariners. Get in touch at @DavidJordan33.

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