Rochdale Mayfield U13s Girls, U15s Girls & Women's awards evening

Date published: 31 October 2023

Rochdale Mayfield held their annual awards evening for the U13s Girls, U15s Girls and open age Women's teams on Friday 27 October, and what a fantastic evening it was. These girls know how to party.

Under 13s awards 2023

This team has absolutely smashed it this year. It's their second year of rugby league at Mayfield and they won both the league unbeaten, and the U13s cup.

The girls have really pulled together and the team is going from strength to strength... the future is very exciting for this set of talented girls.

Huge thanks to head of girls Vicky Molyneux and assistant coach, Joe Harte for their dedication in coaching these girls over the season. 

  • Player of the year - Abbey
  • Player of Steel - Ameliah
  • Players Player - Kylah
  • Coaches Player - Evie

And as a special treat, all the girls were given a Rochdale Mayfield personalised towel from Joe. They were very impressed, nice touch.

Under 15s awards 2023

Absolutely astounding season from this team. They smash it every week and just keep going and going! Again, this is their second season, with none of the girls ever playing rugby league before and this year they won their league and did it unbeaten. The girls have an amazing bond and the determination is just surreal! This is a special team and their coaches are Wiggy Whatmough, Cole Connolly and Andy Leddy.


Rochdale Mayfield U15 Girls
Rochdale Mayfield U15 Girls


  • Player of the year - Eve
  • Player of Steel - Mylee
  • Players Player - Jess
  • Coaches Player - Faye

Open Age Women's awards 2023

This is the first year for the Rochdale Mayfield Women’s team. They began their journey in August 2022, and have done brilliantly this season. The ladies get on average the same amount of spectators to their games as the men's NCL team. They are fearless and have drive and devotion that have made this year something special. The bond this team have is superb and they are one big family, that ranges from 17 to 50+.

An absolute crazy bunch of girls that always have each other backs and have found a new lease of life! They've come across some horrific injuries this season, but those girls still turn up on match day, to support each other.

  • Player of the year - Jess Hopkins
  • Players Player - Kirsty (Mushy) Musgrove
  • Coaches Player - Lily Mangan 


Rochdale Mayfield Ladies
Rochdale Mayfield Ladies


The Stephen Gartland Coach of the Year

This award is given to a coach who stood out both on and off the pitch. It's not just about team performance, but also the coaches attitude, attributes and respect they give and receive to their players. It also paramount that the coach has strong a Mayfield ethos and wants to make a difference to the club and drive it forward. 

This year's Stephen Gartland Coach of the Year Award winner was Wiggy Whatmough.

Wiggy is currently coaching two teams at Mayfield, who both have had successful seasons. He also helps out when needed with the U13s Girls team too.

Wiggy loves coaching the teams and the respect he gets back of both the girls and women is second to none.

Wiggy has the club's ethos and values in his heart... and like we say every year, the honourable winner shows passion, respect and kindness just like Stephen Gartland did himself. A legacy is not leaving something for people, it's leaving something in people.


Wiggy Whatmough (left) being presented with the Stephen Gartland Coach of the Year Award
Wiggy Whatmough (left) being presented with the Stephen Gartland Coach of the Year Award


Finally, huge thanks to players, parents, sponsors and volunteers for the support and commitment they give. 

See you all next season, for a new Mayfield chapter.

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