ESA player awards

The xxxnameofvenue will stage the awards ceremony ©ESA

In 2017, ESA introduced five new players’ awards, aimed at recognising the top performers in ESA singles/doubles/teams & club competitions each season. These new accolades were presented alongside the annual ESA Men’s Player of the Year and ESA Women’s Player of the Year awards in Royal Tunbridge Wells at the end of August 2018.

New awards

The following were presented for the first time during the ESA Super League draw on 24 August 2018:

  • Goalkeeper of the ESA Super League season
    2017/18: xxxnameofplayer (xxxnameofclub and xxxnameofcounty)
    2016/17: xxxnameofplayer (xxxnameofclub and xxxnameofcounty)
  • Defender of the ESA Super League season
    2017/18: xxxnameofplayer (xxxnameofclub and xxxnameofcounty)
    2016/17: xxxnameofplayer (xxxnameofclub and xxxnameofcounty)
  • Midfielder of the ESA Super League season
    2017/18: xxxnameofplayer (xxxnameofclub and xxxnameofcounty)
    2016/17:xxxnameofplayer (xxxnameofclub and xxxnameofcounty)
  • Forward of the ESA Super League season
    2017/18: xxxnameofplayer (xxxnameofclub and xxxnameofcounty)
    2016/17: xxxnameofplayer (xxxnameofclub and xxxnameofcounty)

The following was presented for the first time during the ESA League (National Division 2) draw on 25 August 2018:

  • ESA League Player of the season
    2017/18: xxxnameofplayer (xxxnameofclub and xxxnameofcounty)
    2016/17: xxxnameofplayer (xxxnameofclub and xxxnameofcounty)

Existing awards

The five new competition-specific prizes complement the existing ESA Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year awards. These are for all players who have played in England and/or Europe and are based on performances during the previous season across all competitions, both domestically and internationally, at club and national-team levels.

How voting works

The jury for the awards consists of coaches of clubs in the relevant ESA Super League and ESA League, together with 52 journalists from the English Sports Media (ESM) group representing each of ESA’s member associations. Coaches are not allowed to vote for players from their own team

Latest articles