Forshaw, Hope & Brown Honoured
Reserves, Academy and Ladies' winners announced
A delighted Adam Forshaw spelled out his determination to keep on progressing after collecting the Reserves’ Player of the Season award on Thursday night.
Forshaw’s individual progress has been a key component in a much-improved season for the second string.
The midfielder’s craft, cunning, technique and footballing intelligence all shone through before League One Brentford took him on loan in February.
The 20-year-old won rave reviews at Griffin Park before a broken jaw all but ended his season.
Even still, 2011/12 was a good season for the Academy graduate – and one he is eager to build on.
Forshaw said: “It was unfortunate to get the injury when I did but I am feeling better now and it has been a good season for us.
“I trained with the first team at the start of the season and it really helped me and I have really enjoyed my football.
“Hopefully it is onwards and upwards from here.”
It was also a good night for young forward Hallam Hope as the Toffees marked the end of another season with a ceremony at St George’s Hall.
Hope was named Academy Player of the Season following another promising showing from the England Under-19 international.
Hope said: “It has been a good season, we have worked hard and trained hard and I have enjoyed it.
“Everton is a great club, all the players and staff are superb and it is a pleasure to play here.”
Meanwhile, the achievements of Everton Ladies were also celebrated, with experienced keeper Rachel Brown collecting their Player of the Year award.
England international Brown is a real mainstay of the Blues side and she was instrumental in the team achieving a third-placed finish in the inaugural WSL.
Brown said: Our votes were based on last season and the start of this one which is just starting, so it is a little strange but I am delighted to win.
“We want to win trophies just like the men’s team do, we’ve made a good start and hopefully we can get our hands on some silverware.”
The Reserve Team Player of the Season award was sponsored by Rippleffect
The Academy Team Player of the Season award was sponsored by Hotel Indigo
The Ladies Team Player of the Season award was sponsored by Pauline Hancock