Huddersfield Town Ladies player Kate Mallin savoured a memorable career moment on Friday night after being named FA WPL Premier Division Players’ Player of the Year at The FA’s Women’s Football Awards.

The two-footed midfielder was crowned at the annual awards ceremony, which saw the stars of women’s football gather to celebrate a memorable year in the women’s game.

The 28-year-old played a crucial role in Huddersfield’s relegation battle last season to help them finish 11th in the table, above Nottingham Forest and demoted Newcastle United.

Her most prolific form saw her score four times in Huddersfield’s 5-2 thrashing of Forest at the start of the campaign.

Speaking at the awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, after picking up the award, an ecstatic Mallin – who came through the club’s ranks after joining Town as an 11-year-old – hopes to replicate her deadly form in front of goal during the current season.

“It’s a great achievement. We didn’t have the best season last year, but personally, I had a good campaign and picked up player of the season for the premier league,” said Mallin.

“Hopefully I’ll score a few more goals this time round. I’ve got off to a good start so far, I’ve scored five goals in three games already so I’ll carry on from last season.

“I don’t know why I’ve been so deadly in front of goal. I suppose being confident in front of the net plays a big part.”

The FA Women’s Football Awards celebrated an exciting year for women’s football and recognised the achievements of clubs, players, staff and the excellent work by volunteers at the grassroots level of the game.

The awards also highlighted the success of The FA’s Gameplan for Growth, launched earlier in 2017, which aims to double participation and the fanbase of the women’s game by 2020 and create sustained success at elite international level.

For more information and to see all the award winners  Join the conversation online using the hashtag #FAWomensAwards.