Women’s Awards Night 2021

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The Riverside Signs & Designs restaurant at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle was the venue for the evening which began with Tigresses coaches Marie Colley and Kirsty Moroney reflecting on the campaign with pride after making it to both semi-finals of the Betfred Women’s Super League & Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup.

Each player was then introduced and welcomed up to the front to accept their individual player trophies in acknowledgment for their great contributions throughout the year, and then the main awards were handed out to their respective winners.

  • Best Forward – Jasmine Bell

A hotly contested award with plenty of fantastic displays across the pack but Jasmine Bell’s bulldozing efforts saw her take home her first award of the night for Best Forward 2021.

  • Best Back – Lucy Eastwood

A solid year for the nimble halfback resulted in being given 2021’ Best Back Award, after stepping further up in seniority and leadership as the season progressed for the Tigresses.

  • Young Player of the Year – Kaitlin Varley

In just a matter of few months, Kaitlin Varley has already grown into being a Women’s Super League winger and an impressive one at that. The youngster despite her smaller size has tackled players twice as big with no fear, and made the wing position her own and justly got named Young Player of the Year for 2021.

  • Resilience Award – Jasmine Bell

Resilience is a word which is quite fitting for the Tigresses’ 2021 campaign, overcoming challenges together as a team. Jasmine Bell’s contributions to those efforts saw her proudly be given the Resilience Award for 2021.

  • Woman of Steel – Hollie Dodd

A highly impressive talent whose highlight during the year came when she scored on her England debut against Wales. Barnstorming runs on the edge, tries aplenty and strong defensive efforts crowned Hollie Dodd as Castleford Tigers Women’s 2021 Woman of Steel.

  • Coaches Player of the Year – Georgia Roche

As stated in the award title, this was chosen by Marie Colley & Kirsty Moroney and their fellow coaching staff for Georgia Roche. The halfback showed once again in 2021 why she was crowned the inaugural Woman of Steel, a strong kicking game with an ability to take on the line and score.

Players’ Player of the Year – Jasmine Bell

The big award of the night, the one voted for by their peers, the Players’ Player of the Year went to Jasmine Bell to make it a hat-trick of awards on the night. A memorable year for Jasmine closed off with the trio of accolades.


Yesss Electrical – Aysgarth Falls Campsite and Rooms – The Box Training Studio – Melanie Allatt Photography – Solid Construction – Mick Roche – Tracked Spider Solutions – David & Peter Walker – Atkinsons Fencing & Decking Specialists  – Movement Performance Coach – Phoenix Martial Arts – Tracy & Mark Channell Napier – Ronnie Booth – Restorative Social Care Services – MG Joinery – Anthony Varley BDM Driving Instructor – Mr Q’s Leisure Snack Shop – Sammy Watts Fan Club – The New Wheatsheaf and Greywood Hall – Paul & Donna Hampton – Anthony Higgins Transport – AeroCool – Tom Field Autos – Castle Commercial Cleaning Services – Hather Plant Hire – Nottingham Outlaws RLFC – PlayFair Garage – Refresco – Lee Jordan & Ian Black – Phil and Danielle Gill – Fryston Warriors U16s Girls – Ellis Graphix – Simpsons Containers – Thorpe Lane Aggregates – David Brunt Consulting – Lambson Building Products – EasyProperty – Weltch Media

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