Double delight for Nicole Sykes

Nicole Sykes is the big winner at the CUFC Awards Night

Defender Nicole Sykes has scooped a brace of awards at the Canberra United Presentation Night after being named Player of the Year and Players- Player of the Year at the annual awards ceremony held at the Tradies in Dickson last night.

Sykes was rewarded for a season of excellence in defence where her pace and power were instrumental in shoring up the left hand side of the field. She even ventured forward to grab her first Canberra United goal this season, the match-winner in the narrow 1-0 victory over the Newcastle Jets at Deakin Stadium.

Sykes was ever-present throughout the season playing every minute of every match for United and currently sits on 49 Westfield W-League appearances for the club.

Meanwhile, young tyro Hayley Raso also scooped a double landing the prestigious Rising Star award, presented to the best under-20 player at the club for the season, and the 2XX Supporters- Player of the Year award, voted on by the Canberra United supporters and staff of 2XX radio station who broadcast live every home match in 2012/13.

Each player was presented with a memento of the season and the sponsors were recognised by Canberra United CEO Heather Reid as the club wrapped up Season Five of the Westfield W-League.


Player of the Year: NICOLE SYKES Players- Player of the Year: NICOLE SYKES Rising Star:Rising Star: HAYLEY RASO 2XX Supporters- Player of the Year: 2XX Supporters- Player of the Year: HAYLEY RASO