Womens Premiership


18 Jan 2024
Danielle Maxwell

Cliftonville's Danielle Maxwell is the 2023 Sports Direct Women's Premiership Player of the Year.

Although it was Glentoran that lifted the league trophy, Maxwell had a superb season for the Reds scoring 14 goals in 17 games, and providing many more assists.

A delighted Maxwell said: "I love scoring goals and providing assists, but it's a team sport and I wouldn't have won this individual trophy if it wasn't for the help of my teammates.

"It was a special season as we reached four cup finals, but it was disappointing not to collect more silverware. But it's given us something to build on for next season.

"The most important thing, however, is the growth of the league with bigger attendances and more media coverage than ever before.

"I'd like to thank the NI Football Writers for this award."

Her performances helped Cliftonville go unbeaten in all competitions until the end of June, booking their place in four cup finals. Maxwell scored in the County Antrim Cup final as the Reds claimed the prestigious trophy.

A stellar first half to the season was rewarded with an international recall for the summer friendlies against Scotland and the Czech Republic before Tanya Oxtoby later handed her a return, scoring a crucial equaliser against Hungary in October.