Leah is named one-to-watch by SportsAid

Leah Williamson
Leah Williamson

Leah Williamson has been named on the shortlist for SportsAid’s One-to-Watch Award.

The footballer has had an incredible year, having been named the FA Women’s Super League Continental Cup player of the year, the PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year and making the England squad for the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

Williamson, 18, is one of the 10 on the list

“It’s great to be recognised as ‘One-to-Watch’ and nominatied for the Award out of so many athletes at SportsAid who are all huge talents for the future. We all work hard so I’m thrilled to be picked.

“My standout moment this year was scoring a penalty that took England Women’s Under-19s to the 2015 European Championships. It had to be replayed five days after the original game due to an intervention by UEFA.

“I’m so thankful for all the SportsAid support I have received.

“It’s helped me get to training in London and also funded equipment to enable me to compete and recover from injuries.”

The 10 athletes shortlisted have been selected from 1,200 rising British stars supported by SportsAid across more than 60 different sports during 2015.