THE captain of Kendal Town Ladies has won a prestigious award, marking her out as the best in her league.

Sarah McCabe won the North West Womens Regional Football League Player of the year award.

She was recognised as the best player in the Division One North League, as she came out on top against some good players who play for established clubs such as Sir Tom Finney ladies, Preston, Penrith, Bury and Carlisle United.

The 32-year-old midfielder, who has been at Kendal Town Ladies for four seasons, started her playing career at Penrith and was one of their stand out players for six years.

McCabe went on to to join Carlisle for two years before joining Kendal Town Ladies where she was made club captain before the start of the 2015/2016 season.

McCabe spoke of her shock and pride on winning the award and also shared her thoughts on playing for Kendal Town Ladies.

She said: "I was really shocked when Dan Ross (Kendal Town Ladies Manager) gave me the award before one of summer league games. I knew nothing about the award but I'm obviously really pleased to have received it.

"There are so many people I would like to thank, none more so than Neil Humble and Dan Ross.

"Neil sadly passed away last year and although he had left the ladies team to focus on his Kendal United Under 13 Team, he definitely left his mark with me and the rest of the girls.

"In our previous season we came close to winning the league It's the most enjoyable season I've ever had at Kendal Town ladies and I put it down to the fact that Neil and Dan had joined us.

"I really enjoy playing for Kendal Town Ladies, I have made some great friends and I have enjoyed my football throughout.

"I would love to win something together as a team and I think we have been very unlucky in previous seasons not to have come away with anything.

"We are also keen to attract new players to the club, we have some brilliant youth players coming through to strengthen the squad but we are always looking for other players to join or even just to come along to training to see if they like it."