Bunny Shaw was named Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year for the 2023-24 season after securing the most votes in the history of the women’s award.

The 27-year-old scored 22 goals in all competitions this season, with 21 of those goals being in the Women’s Super League. 

The Manchester City striker and Jamaican international secured 53% of the votes for the award ahead of Chelsea’s Lauren James and her City teammate Alex Greenwood. 

She has been crucial to her club’s place at the top of the table in the WSL title race, despite being sidelined in the last few weeks through injury.  

The award also follows Shaw becoming City’s all-time top scorer this season.

She said: “I am very proud and privileged to have received this award and to be recognised in this way is a special honour.”

She thanked her teammates, Gareth Taylor, the coaching staff, and others at the club, as well as all those who voted for the award’s nominees.

Looking forward, Shaw added: “Hopefully the side can now finish off the season in style and give everyone special cause to celebrate.”

Featured image courtesy of Manchester City FC.

By Jenny Chen

Jenny recently graduated with a double major in Political Science and in Women’s & Gender Studies. She is formerly a law exchange at the University of Edinburgh. She is currently teaching English in Spain while on her gap years before law school. Her hobbies include writing, traveling, and women’s football.