Derby County Ladies Football Club

Derby County Ladies Named ‘Club of the Year’ at Prestigious Derby Telegraph Sports Awards

Derby County Ladies have been named as the ‘Club of the Year’ at the prestigious Derby Telegraph Sports Awards, held this evening at the Roundhouse in Derby.

The award ceremony capped off a brilliant year for the club, who were also named Derby City Sports Club of the Year last week, and who continue to grow the Derby County Ladies brand with more club members than ever before, giving opportunities to over 200 football players.

Accepting the award on behalf of the club, CEO Duncan Gibb said “It’s a proud moment to be recognised as the club of the year on this great night, when so many other clubs could have walked away with the award.

“It’s been a fabulous night to see how much talent there is in Derbyshire and we couldn’t be prouder of everyone associated with the club, this is for all the hard work that they put in and there is much more to come.

“We want to be at the forefront of the women’s game and we have grown as a club very quickly and we still have more things we want to do and we won’t stop there, there is so much growth available and more interest than ever before.”

The award was given out by former Derbyshire Cricketer Alan ‘Bud’ Hill and current star Wayne Madsen.

Gibb continued “Women’s sport and women’s football in particular is becoming one of the fastest growing sports in the country and we believe that we have an important part to play in attracting youngsters into the game and that we can help sustain and continue its growth.

“This next 12 months are arguably the most important in the club’s history as we look to work towards the WSL with all the recent changes announced by the FA and there is a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes to get us ready and this award is for all those that continue to fly the flag for the Ewe Rams.”

Congratulations to all nominees on this night to celebrate sport in Derbyshire including both Amber Valley Gymnastics and Eckington Swimming Club in our category.