Scotland and Liverpool midfielder Caroline Weir has been named as the Vauxhall Scotland Player of the Year for 2016. She was named ahead of Kim Little, Hayley Lauder, Jane Ross and Jo Love.
The 21-year midfielder had a stunning debut season with Liverpool, winning their Supporters’ Player of the Year as well the Goal of the Season for a stunning goal against Doncaster Rovers Belles.
Since making her debut against Iceland back in June 2013, she has become an important part of the Scotland team and will be looing to develop a partnership in the centre of midfield with Little ahead of the Euro as she participates in next week’s Cyprus Cup.
Weir scored twice as Scotland qualified for their debut major tournament, playing in each of the eight qualifying games with Scotland Head Coach Anna Signeul has praised her performances for both club and country over recent games.
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Caroline Weir playing against Iceland“It’s a fantastic honour to receive this award and is one I will treasure,” said Weir.
“I am loving my time with Liverpool at the moment and playing for them consistently has helped with my Scotland ambitions too.
“Women’s football has never been so popular in Scotland and we are delighted with what we have achieved so far.
“The team are all very excited about going to Holland this summer and showing the rest of the continent what we can do on the big stage.”
Lorna Morison, Sponsorship Marketing Specialist at Vauxhall, said: “It gave me great pleasure to hand the trophy over to Caroline on behalf of Vauxhall.
“We are proud of our association with Women’s football and look forward to supporting Caroline and the Scotland team on their journey to Holland this summer.”
For more information on the Vauxhall sponsorship of the Scotland Football Team, please visit: http://www.vauxhallfootball.co.uk/scotland