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She also took a bronze in the 100m but­ter­fly and 200m IM.

Kee­lan Fit­ton won silv er in the English 50m breast­stroke while bronze medals were also won by Adam Law (2) and Chloe Hirst.

Swim­mers had to be ranked in the top 24 in Bri­tain or top 20 in Eng­land to qual­ify for the event, and it was a tough com­pe­ti­tion.

Bri­tish fi­nal­ists for BoK were: Avril Bowler 100brst 5th, 200brst 9th; Jonny Booth 100free 6th; Kee­lan Fit­ton 200brst 7th; Martha Bradley 100brst 10th, Milly Bould­ing 400free 7th, 800free 5th; Re­becca Thorn­ton 400free 10th.

Ad­di­tional BoK swim­mers qual­i­fy­ing: Chloe Hirst, Sam Loizou.

English Cham­pi­onships: Milly Bould­ing 100free gold; Kee­lan Fit­ton 50 breast­stroke sil­ver; Adam law 400IM bronze and 1500 free bronze; Chloe Hirst 200IM bonze; Milly Bould­ing 100fly bronze and 200IM bronze.

Other English fi­nal­ists: Martha Bradley 5th 50m brst; Avril Bowler 10th 100free; Adam Law 6th 400free and 5th 200m back; Chloe Hirst 7th 800m free; Holly Pear­son 10th 100m back; Katie Scott 8th 200m back; Emily Hirst 9th 100m brst; Kee­lan Fit­ton 6th 200IM. TOWN Ladies player Kate Mallin savoured a mem­o­rable ca­reer mo­ment after be­ing named FA WPL Premier Di­vi­sion Play­ers’ Player of the Year at The FA’s Women’s Foot­ball Awards.

The 28-year-old played a cru­cial role in Hud­der­s­field’s rel­e­ga­tion bat­tle last sea­son to help them fin­ish 11th in the ta­ble, above Not­ting­ham For­est and de­moted New­cas­tle United.

Her most pro­lific per­for­mance was to score four times in Hud­der­s­field’s 5-2 thrash­ing of For­est. Mallin came through the club’s ranks after join­ing Town as an 11-year-old and hopes to repli­cate her deadly form in front of goal dur­ing the cur­rent sea­son.

“It’s a great achieve­ment,” she said. “We didn’t have the best sea­son last year, but per­son­ally, I had a good cam­paign and picked up player of the sea­son for the premier league.

“Hope­fully I’ll score a few more goals this time round. I’ve got off to a good start so far.

“I don’t know why I’ve been so deadly in front of goal. I sup­pose be­ing con­fi­dent in front of the net plays a big part.”

The awards recog­nised the achieve­ments of clubs, play­ers, staff and the ex­cel­lent work by vol­un­teers at grass­roots level.

The awards also high­lighted the suc­cess of The FA’s Game­plan for Growth, launched earlier in 2017, which aims to dou­ble par­tic­i­pa­tion and the fan­base of the women’s game by 2020.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to see all the award win­ners visit www.thefa.com/for­girls and join the con­ver­sa­tion on­line us­ing the hash­tag #FAWomen­sAwards. ■■Town Ladies Un­der 18s travel to Wise­wood Girls today (11am) hav­ing put 10 past Steel City Wan­der­ers with­out re­ply.

Hat tricks from Court­ney Livsey, Macy El­lis and Har­riet Waller as well as one from Jess Bar­row won the game for Town.

Town Un­der 14s beat Don­caster Belles 5-0.

Alex McKie put Town ahead be­fore Ta­mara Wil­cock made it 2-0.Three goals then came in the fi­nal five min­utes from McKie, Gaby Pear­son and Mia Harris.

The three new play­ers – Amy Al­mond, Ruby Mills and Mia Harris – all showed their po­ten­tial with solid per­for­mances. And the whole team played well.

The Un­der 14s are at home today against Rother­ham Hor­nets (10.30am).

Town Ladies Un­der 12s won 6-1 at Crosspool Ju­niors after dom­i­nat­ing large spells and with Han­nah Burgess scor­ing five!

She was player of the match, while the other strike was an own goal in the first half.

Next up is a home game against Sh­effield Wed­nes­day (10.30).

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