It’s that time of year again!
We want you to nominate the winners for our Player of the Year awards, but there’s an extra twist this time around as we’ve introduced the Club Player of the Year.
The management from our men’s and women’s first-team have chosen two players each, nominated for their impacts on and off the pitch.
Ashlee Hincks and Rosie Russell make the frame for the women’s team with our captain Alex Woodyard and Ben Heneghan completing the list.
This year’s Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year will be following in a long list of Dons heroes.
Vote online now for these categories.
Below is a bit more information about the candidates for the Club Player of the Year.
Ashlee signed with AFC Wimbledon in July 2021, and has (so far) scored 39 goals. That’s almost 50 per cent of all goals scored this season, and more than anyone on national level.
That Ashlee has had a massive impact on the team this season is an understatement. She has brought the experience needed to push the team to the next level, and has made a big difference both on and off the pitch. Ashlee brings another level of leadership and determination onto the pitch and into the changing room, encouraging all those around her to give it their all.
In a difficult season, Alex Woodyard has led the men’s first team, both on and off the pitch, with aplomb. His relentless on-field energy has been matched off of it, leading by example every step of the way. His infectious personality is a huge influence at the training ground every day. Woody has played and captained a young Dons side for almost every single minute of every game, barring a spell on the sidelines due to injury.
Off the pitch, Woody took part in the Dons’ Local Action Group’s Big Sleep Out in order to raise funds and awareness for Kingston Churches Action On Homelessness, Faith In Action, Tooting Community Kitchen, and DLAG itself. A consistent contributor to foodbanks and community work off the pitch. A true Don.
Rosie joined AFC Wimbledon when she was 10 years old, and moved up to the first team in 2018, aged 16. This season she’s been a regular starter at right back. She also scored the vital last minute equaliser in extra-time against Portsmouth in the FA Women’s National League Plate quarter-final. AFC Wimbledon then went on to win on penalties and are now in the final against Nottingham Forest. The embodiment of the “girls to women pathway”.
Rosie also spends a lot of her free time volunteering for Dons Local Action Group and the AFC Wimbledon Foundation, and holds a season ticket for the men’s first team.
Ben took up the captaincy when Alex Woodyard was injured and his leadership and desire to demand the best of those around him was truly evident.
A leader in the dressing room and a true gentleman off it. Ben has taken on what it means to be an AFC Wimbledon player, delivering coaching sessions for the AFC Wimbledon Foundation across the year at Southfields Aspire, as well as the free holiday multi-sport and hot food projects for disadvantaged children. He also took part in the Big Sleep Out at our stadium.
Ben’s presence in the dressing room and off the field, cannot be understated.
Cast your vote for the Club Player of the Year.