From the AFC:
Caitlin Foord’s mature displays at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany have earned the Australian winger the women’s AFC Youth Player of the Year award.
Foord (pictured) was just 16-year-old when she represented her country at the biggest international tournament in women’s football and her performances for the Matildas saw the Sydney FC star named the ‘Best Young Player’ at the Women’s World Cup, which took place in Germany over June and July.
Having showed ability and composure beyond her years at such a high level competition, Foord was awarded the prestigious accolade ahead of Japan’s Mai Kyokawa and DPR Korea’s Yun Hyon-hi, who were MVP and top scorer at the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship.
"It’s fantastic to be one of the nominees first but ultimately winning the award makes me very happy," said Foord, who turned 17 on November 11, after receiving the award from Zaw Zaw, AFC Executive Committee Member and Chairman of the Organizing Committee for AFC Youth Competitions
"Women’s football in Australia is going up and it will continue to grow more in years to come."
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