Women's Team

Hemp up for Women’s PFA Young Player of the Year award

Lauren Hemp has been shortlisted for the Women’s PFA Young Player of the Year award.

The winger played a vital role in another successful season for City, which ended with a Continental Cup triumph and Champions League qualification.

With 21 goals from her 37 appearances, Hemp finished as top scorer in Gareth Taylor’s side, while her total of ten assists was also the most of any player across 2021/22.

The 21-year-old curled home a delightful equaliser in our FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea, while she also reached a century of appearances for the Club in April 2022.

Selected as part of Sarina Wiegman’s provisional England squad for the upcoming European Championships, Hemp is sure to be at the centre of the Lionesses’ hopes of glory this summer.

Having already scooped the Club’s Player of the Season award, the 21-year-old is hoping to claim a record fourth YPOTY win.

Hemp landed the award as a 17-year-old back in 2018 following a breakthrough campaign at Bristol City.


And while former City midfielder Georgia Stanway would claim the prize in 2019, the winger has since gone on to claim successive YPOTY awards in 2020 and 2021.

She faces stiff competition from Chelsea’s Lauren James, Arsenal’s Frida Maanum, Manchester United midfielder Ella Toone, Tottenham’s Jessica Naz and Brighton defender Maya Le Tissier.

The winners will be revealed during a special awards show on Thursday 9 June, which is available to follow from 19:00 (UK) on the PFA’s social channels.

You can also find out if Lauren has been successful on mancity.com and the official Man City app.