Gloucester City Women’s Zoe Gabb, Ashli Whitbury, Kate Ambrey, Liberty Ross and Mirry Smith have been shortlisted in the Severn Sport End of Season Awards.

Every year Severn Sport looks to recognise all of those players, managers, clubs and individuals who make grassroots football in Gloucestershire special!

Yesterday we announced that Harry Burns, Jack Smith and Harry Emmett were up for Breakthrough Player of the Season and now it’s Gloucester City Women’s turn to be represented.

After a successful first season in the SWWFL, First Team trio Ashli Whitbury, Liberty Ross and Kate Ambrey have been nominated for the Kinetic Goalkeeping Goalkeeper of the Season, Jamie Hyett Award and Grassroots Player of the Season categories.

Alongside Ambrey, Devs player Mirry Smith has also been shortlisted for the Grassroots Player of the Season, whilst Zoe Gabb has been nominated for the Women’s Player of the Season category after scoring 20 goals in 14 appearances this season.

Below are the 15 categories and who has been nominated so far:

Signing of the SeasonKarnell Chambers (Tuffley Rovers), George Neill (Slimbridge); Mel Hoad (Longlevens Ladies); Leah Whiffen (AEK Boco Ladies); Josh Roney (Hartpury University); Harry Emmett (Gloucester City)
Game of the Season
Manager of the SeasonMatthew Driscoll (Cinderford Town); Dan Ray & Karen Messenger (Cirencester Town Ladies); Neil Mustoe (Tuffley Rovers); Abi Nicholas (AEK Boco Ladies); Martin Longworth (Hartpury University)
Team of the SeasonAvonmouth; Cirencester Town Ladies; Longlevens Ladies: AEK Boco Ladies; Hartpury University
Breakthrough Player of the Season
Connor Walters (Tuffley Rovers), Erin Read (AEK Boco Ladies); Toby Holland (Bishops Cleeve); Callum McGuirk (Tuffley Rovers); Jack Smith (Slimbridge); Harry Burns (Cirencester Town); Harry Emmett (Gloucester City)
Severn Sport Live Player of the Season
Match Official of the Season
Ian Butler
Kinetic Goalkeeping Goalkeeper of the Season
Stephen Sarkodie (Hartpury University); Lewis Clayton (Bishops Cleeve); Leah Whiffen (AEK Boco Ladies); Ashli Whitbury (Gloucester City Women)
John Ashplant Local Hero Award
Best Social Media Account
Jamie Hyett Award (U18s Player of the Season)
Alex Knight (Longlevens U18s), Erin Read (AEK Boco Ladies); Scarlett Boyce (Cirencester Town Ladies); Riley McGregor (Hartpury University); Liberty Ross (Gloucester City Women)
Severn Sport Future Star
Men’s Player of the Season – Ethan Dunbar (Bishops Cleeve); George Neill (Slimbridge); Toby Holland (Bishops Cleeve); Karnell Chambers (Tuffley Rovers); King Baidoo (Hartpury University); Ben Baxter (Hartpury University)
Women’s Player of the SeasonJess Titcomb (AEK Boco Ladies); Jodie Bailey (Cirencester Town Ladies); Lucy Scrannage (Cirencester Town Ladies), Libby Messenger (Cirencester Town Ladies); Lorraine Smith (Longlevens Ladies); Olivia Kosylowicz (Longlevens Ladies); Aimee Clark (AEK Boco Ladies); Zoe Gabb (Gloucester City Women Devs)
Grassroots Player of the Season – Meg Sterry (Gloucester City Women Development); Lucy Dannatt (Longlevens Ladies); Millie Lacey (AEK Boco Ladies); Mirry Smith (Gloucester City Women Development); Kate Ambrey (Gloucester City Women)

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Speaking about the latest nominees to come completely from the public nominations, Butler had this to say:

“This season has been a positive one for City’s Women sides. With the First Team finishing 3rd in the SWWFL Northern Division and their Development side finishing second – they were both in title races for most of the season.

Gabb has had a fantastic campaign – albeit one that saw her miss games due to work, but her goal return and impact on the team speaks volumes.

Mirry Smith has been a fantastic player for City since she joined and in particular this season. She is highly thought of at the club and it is easy to see why.

Ross is one of the younger players in an already young City First Team and will only improve and get better as she learns her role on the field.

Ashli has been solid in goal for Gloucester and has kept a good keeper in Aimee Hancock out of the First Team for the most part. She has been a vital part of Chris Hill’s squad.

Ambrey will always be remembered as the first female Severn Sport Player of the Month and after two seasons as City’s top scorer, she may have felt frustrated this term as her minutes were limited over the season. But she is a great person to have in and around your club, not just on the pitch, but for team morale and togetherness off it.

Gloucester City’s Women’s sides have brought joy during a difficult season for the club.”

Check back tomorrow morning when we will be announcing the next batch of nominees in this year’s End of Season Awards!

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