Newtown’s Craig Williams and Swansea City’s Alicia Powe swoop FAW Clubs awards

Newtown defender Craig Williams and Swansea City Ladies’ Alicia Powe have been awarded the Clubman and Club Woman of the Year at the annual FAW awards.

In an award ceremony held at the Vale Resort, both Williams and Powe were recognised for their efforts for their clubs during the last year and have been recognised in the awards ceremony along with many others.

Williams and Powe, both captains for their sides, have been instrumental in their clubs’ histories.

The Newtown defender has just entered his 13th season in the JD Welsh Premier League, with 11 of those being spent with the Mid Wales outfit. With over 300 appearances in the top flight, his influence at the club has been instrumental in their stay in the JD Welsh Premier League.

The league’s secretary was very complimentary of the seasoned veteran and his achievement.

There’s no doubt that Craig Williams is a very worthy winner of the JD Welsh Premier League Clubman of the Year award this year. He has featured in our national league for thirteen consecutive seasons – eleven of them for his beloved Newtown AFC” Derfel told the JD Welsh Premier League website.

“Craig is an ambassador for the club and the league and is a true local hero who continues to make a valuable contribution – both on and off the pitch – for the Robins and the JD WPL.”

The defender, who is studying for his UEFA B License, was recognised alongside the successful Powe too.

Powe was awarded the FAW Club Woman of the Year award and similar to Williams, it comes off the back of numerous seasons of service to her side, Swansea City Ladies.

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The captain joined the South Wales outfit in 2004 from Llanelli Ladies, and alongside her 10 Wales caps at all levels and 350 appearances, Powe has also collected four South Wales Women’s’ League titles, three Welsh Premier Women’s’ League titles and two Welsh Cups.

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