Blues Women’s RTC is one of the most established pathways in the country for identifying and nurturing young female footballers.
Throughout the season, the RTC works tirelessly behind-the-scenes to uncover the next bright young thing and future crop of Blues stars.
As another season draws to a close, we take a collective pause to shine a light on the next generation at the annual RTC Player Awards.
This year’s presentation evening broke from tradition and took place via Zoom instead of being held at St. Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium.
There was much to celebrate with several young players called up to play at international level including fourteen England and two Wales call-up’s this year.
It was also an opportunity to give thanks to the coaches leaving the RTC at the end of the season.
Everyone at Blues would like to thank Dudley Holloway, Alex Barry and Dean Prentice for their exceptional commitment and professionalism.
A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Steph Williams Award to coach Dean Prentice for his commitment and dedication to the RTC.
Dean has been a stalwart of Blues’ talent environment on both the men’s Academy and women’s RTC for several years.
Dean has spent the last 16 months battling bowel cancer which spread to his liver and kidneys.
Dean's friends, RTC coaches and players and Blues staff members have joined forces to raise vital funds to help the 28-year-old and raise awareness of bowel cancer.
Player’s Player Holly Bates
Coaches Award Eva Challoner
BCFC Award Lottie Marlow
Player’s Player Paulina Sielaczek
Coaches Award Megan Hampton
BCFC Award Brooke Sherwood
Player’s Player Katie Scott
Coaches Award Jess Ashfield
BCFC Award Sarina Williams
Player’s Player Katy-Jay Smith
Coaches Award Flo Handy
BCFC Award Kaitlyn Hicks-Kenwood
Player’s Player Phoebe Nicholls
Coaches Award Layla Banaras
BCFC Award Ellie Woods
Player’s Player Olivia McLoughlin
Coaches Award Taylor Reynolds
BCFC Award Hannah Fishwick
Mike Wiseman Award Dudley Holloway
Steph Williams Award Dean Prentice