Woman of Steel

Last updated
Telegraph Woman of Steel
Sport Rugby league
Competition Women's Super League
CountryEngland
History
First award2018
First winner Flag of England.svg Georgia Roche (Castleford Tigers)
Most wins Courtney Winfield-Hill
Georgia Roche (1 each)
Most recent Flag of Australia (converted).svg Courtney Winfield-Hill (Leeds Rhinos)

The Woman of Steel (known as the Telegraph Woman of Steel for sponsorship reasons) is an award in English rugby league. It is awarded to the player of the year in the Women's Super League; the winner is determined by a poll of the players in the Women's Super League.

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The award was inaugurated in 2018 and the winner will be announced as part of the Steve Prescott Man of Steel Awards in October each year. [1]

On 10 September 2019 the Rugby Football League announced that the award would be sponsored with immediate effect by the Daily Telegraph and be known as the Telegraph Woman of Steel. [2]

2018

The inaugural nominees were Lois Forsell of Leeds Rhinos Women, Georgia Roche and Tara-Jane Stanley, both of Castleford Tigers Women. [3] The award was won by Georgia Roche. [4]

2019

The nominees were Castleford's Kelsey Gentles, Emily Rudge of St Helens and Leeds Rhinos' Courtney Winfield-Hill. [5] The award was won by Courtney Winfield-Hill. [6]

2020

No award as the Women's Super League season was cancelled.

See also

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References

  1. "Woman of Steel: Lois Forsell, Tara-Jane Stanley and Georgia Roche on shortlist". BBC Sport . 27 September 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  2. "The Telegraph to sponsor Woman of Steel Award". Rugby Football League]]. 10 September 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2019.
  3. "First Woman of Steel shortlist announced". Total RL. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  4. "All the winners from tonight's Man of Steel Awards Dinner". Rugby Football League. 8 October 2018.
  5. "Who will take Georgia's crown?". Rugby Leaguer & League Express (3, 191). 16 September 2019. p. 27.
  6. "Jackson Hastings: Salford Red Devils half-back wins 2019 Steve Prescott Man of Steel award". BBC Sport . 6 October 2019.