Niamh Murphy is Bury Schools Footballer of the Year

Niamh Murphy is Bury Schools Footballer of the Year

Award Winner – Niamh is pictured being presented with the Wilf Ainscow “Ranger” Trophy by John Cooper, President of Bury Rotary Club

Niamh is First Female Bury Schools Footballer of the Year

16 year old former Woodhey HS student Niamh Murphy could be one to watch in the future after being named the first ever female Bury Schools Footballer of the Year and becoming the first ever female winner of the Wilf Ainscow ''Ranger" Trophy, which is awarded by the Rotary Club of Bury.

PhiI Emmott, Secretary of the Rotary Club of Bury, said “Niamh is an all-round sports woman whose ability, commitment and sportsmanship has brought great credit to her family, her school and herself. Already a Scottish Soccer International, she plays for Manchester United Women FC.

He added that "As someone who played twice at Wembley (gaining two Oxford University Soccer Blues) it gives me enormous pleasure to acknowledge Niamh’s sporting talents and achievements. I cannot envisage a more worthy recipient of this trophy, joining a distinguished list of former winners.”

The “Ranger” Trophy is presented in memory of Wilf Ainscow, a long serving member and past president of the Rotary Club of Bury who was part owner and editor of the Bury Times and covered Bury FC as a sports reporter under the penname "Ranger".