Burnley FC Women Goalkeeper and Captain, Lauren Bracewell, was crowned winner of the Women’s Player of the Year award, in association with Jay-Care Stairlift & Mobility Burnley, at the 2020 Burnley FC Player of the Year awards.

Burnley FC Women’s season was ended early due to the Coronavirus pandemic, but Lauren and the team, who are competing at the highest level of the women’s football pyramid the Clarets have ever reached, maintained a strong defensive record throughout and are raring to go for the new season.

This year’s awards ceremony was held remotely, following the pandemic that hit the world earlier in 2020, and caused the suspension of the Premier League for over 100 days and the FA Women’s National League.

Lauren said: “I’m delighted to win the Women’s Player of the Year award. I want to say a massive thank you to Matt Bee, Dom, the coaching team and the girls who have been incredible all season. Without their determination and commitment, we wouldn’t be where we are today as a team.

“I’m looking forward to another successful 2020/21 season.”

The thoughts of everyone at Burnley Football Club and Burnley FC Women are with all those who have been affected by the pandemic, from the loss of loved ones, family and friends.