Lauren Hemp has been named the PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year for the second consecutive time. She also won it back in 2018 whilst with Bristol City. The 20-year-old is one of the most promising and brightest talents of England. She has also been called to the Great Britain women’s football squad for the Tokyo Olympic Games 2021.
The Manchester City winger suffered an injury early in the season, but she overcame it successfully and went on to make 23 appearances in league and cup and score 10 goals.
Hemp said: “I can’t believe I’ve been awarded this accolade for a third time – it feels so special to be successful from an incredible shortlist.”
“For me, this is one of the best awards to win as it’s chosen by my fellow professionals – it’s a real honour and I can’t thank them enough for voting for me.”
“Since I first won it in 2018, I feel like I’ve improved so much – I’ve been fortunate to have worked with some amazing coaches in my career so far, but I know that I’m not the finished product yet and I’ll be continuing that hard work looking to the future to be the best that I can be.”
Manchester City head coach Gareth Taylor heaped praise on Hemp: “We’re so proud of Lauren for winning this award – she’s an unbelievable talent and we feel very lucky to have her here at Manchester City.”
“The fact that she’s now won it three times speaks volumes about what the footballing world thinks of her and the fact that she’s only 20 years old is incredible – she is only just getting started.”
“She has such potential to improve given how humble and coachable she is, and the team she has around her provide her with the platform to perform at the levels she does.”
“We can’t wait to see what the future holds for her – hopefully that will be many more individual accolades and also team successes with us here at City.”