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Glentoran striker Rachel Rogan 'honoured' to win first ever Women's NFWA Player of the Month award

Glentoran striker Rachel Rogan picks up the Player of the Month award from NIFWA Chair Keith Bailie.
Glentoran striker Rachel Rogan picks up the Player of the Month award from NIFWA Chair Keith Bailie.

By Josh Bunting

Glentoran women’s striker Rachel Rogan has created history becoming the first ever Women’s NIFWA player of the month.

Rogan scored eight league goals during April and May, including doubles against Comber Rec, Derry City, Crusaders Strikers and Cliftonville and 15 across all competitions.

"It's an honour to win the first-ever Women's award. I think it's fantastic that the Football Writers' have launched this award," Rogan said.

“I have scored a few goals this season, but Glentoran's success has been a team effort. We are going well in the Premiership, the League Cup and County Antrim Cup, so we're really pleased with our start to the season."

NIFWA Chair Keith Bailie added: "Women's football is one of the fastest growing sports in Northern Ireland, and the Danske Bank Women's Premiership is the elite level of the sport. The football so far has been superb, with Linfield, Glentoran and Sion Swifts all in great form.

"It's only right that the Football Writers' recognise the best player in the division each month.

"Rachel has certainly shown herself to be that, with her incredible form in front of goal. It was an honour to present her with the first-ever NIFWA Women's award."

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