The England player Zoe Aldcroft took the “Female XV Player of the Year Award” in the World Rugby Awards, the awards that the governing body of oval sport awards every year.
With an exceptional season, the British topped a La Rosa team that won the Six Nations and finished the year undefeated.
She was named England captain for the first time on her 25th birthday. Zoe Aldcroft led the Red Roses to an 89-0 win over the United States, where she scored a try. Equally comfortable on the second row or as a wing, she was one of the outstanding players on the team led by Simon Middleton. Aldcroft started all eight England games in 2021 when the Red Roses extended their undefeated streak to 18 games and won a third consecutive Six Nations title Feminine.
“I am absolutely thrilled and surprised to be awarded World Rugby Women’s 15s Player of the Year 2021. It was an honor to be nominated in the first instance and I feel on the moon“Said the player, adding that” having seen people like Emily Scarratt and Sarah Hunter, with whom I have the privilege to play, win this award in recent years and follow in their footsteps it’s an incredible feeling”.
“Any individual award is a reflection of a team effort and I would like to dedicate it to all the teammates, technical and administrative personnel that I work with in the club and the country. Your support is invaluable and I cannot thank you enough for all that you do, “said Aldcroft.