Arsenal Ladies’ Jordan Nobbs was named London Women’s Player of the Year at last night’s London Football Awards.
Launched in 2015 by former Arsenal goalkeeper and TV presenter Bob Wilson OBE, the Awards are independently judged by representatives from the sport’s governing bodies, charity and business, the sports media and London football legends and recognise outstanding performances and achievements from across all 14 London clubs.
ESRG Ambassador Nobbs beat England teammates Karen Carney, Katie Chapman and Arsenal’s Danielle Carter to the award, as well as last year’s winner Eniola Aluko; it is the latest accolade to recognise the midfielder’s outstanding season so far, having been named Vauxhall England Player of the Year at the FA Women’s Football Awards in December.
Nobbs is one of a growing number of female athletes managed by EMERGE Sports Management, a talent management agency backed by investment partners ESRG and launched in partnership with marketing specialists 100AND10%.
Alongside Jordan, the EMERGE team includes Rio 2016 Paralympic gold medallist Emma Wiggs MBE, Commonwealth Games Champion judoka Nekoda Davis and GB Cycling’s Jessica Roberts.
Amongst the big winners at the London Football Awards 2017 were current Premier League leaders Chelsea, with Antonio Conte named Manager of the Year and N’Golo Kanté winning Premier League Player of the Year. Former Chelsea and West Ham midfielder Frank Lampard was also awarded the Outstanding Contribution to London Football prize.
The star-studded awards ceremony was hosted by football legend Gary Lineker, with all proceeds from the night going to Willow, the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults. Willow was founded by Bob Wilson OBE and his wife Megs, in memory of their daughter Anna, who died of cancer in 1991 at the age of 31.
For details on all the winners from the London Football Awards 2017 and information about Willow and how to donate, visit www.londonfootballawards.org.